This tour is a combination of the Milano Brera Museum
tour and the Last Supper and City Tour in Milan
In the morning, we will go on a guided visit to the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, one of the most famous and important Italian museums which is known for its prestigious collections of ancient and modern painting. The gallery is mainly of ancient paintings, but it also retains a select group of works of art of 19th century and of modern and classical art, especially Italian. It is owned by the Italian State and it depends directly by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage.
The Pinacoteca di Brera is located in the great palace of Brera, which also houses other institutions including the National Library Braidense, the Accademy of Fines Arts and the Astronomical Observatory. The Art Gallery occupies the top floor of the large building, but is waiting to expand in nearby Palazzo Citterio. The fame of the Pinacoteca di Brera is due to large canvases by Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna schools. Standouts in particular are the famous masterpieces by Piero della Francesca, Giovanni Bellini, Mantegna, Raphael, Tintoretto and Caravaggio. The collection of 19th Century paintings is limited but includes important works of Francesco Hayez, Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Giovanni Segantini, Giuseppe Pellizza from Volpedo and Medardo Rosso. Meanwhile, the collection of modern art includes splendid works largely from the collection Jesi, allowing an evocative journey through Italian art of the first '900. Amedeo Modigliani, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Gino Severini, Giorgio Morandi, Mario Sironi and Philip de Pisis stand out with some of their greatest masterpieces.
The area surrounding the Pinacoteca di Brera with the magnificent church of San Marco is one of the oldest areas of town and is today one of the most distinctive and fascinating imbued with history, art, culture. There are many art galleries and historic bar with outdoor tables, once "literary cafe" frequented by artists and students of the Academy.
In the afternoon, we will go on a guided bus and walking tour for a panoramic view of the city with a bilingual tour guide. The 1 hour walking tour includes a visit of The Scala, Duomo and the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery as well as of "The Last Supper", the world-famous painting of Leonardo da Vinci, located near the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
The hard-working Milanese run their busy metropolis with efficiency and aplomb. Milan is the country's economic engine room, home to Italy's stock market and business center. This stylish city is also the world's design capital and rivals Paris as a leading fashion center. Milan is all about worldly pleasures. Shopping is of almost religious significance. Theater and cinema flourish in this fashionable milieu, as does a hopping club scene and a slew of tempting restaurants. Apart from a few gems, the city is not renowned for its looks, it's the lifestyle that counts!
History is achingly prominent here. The breathtaking Duomo is one of the world's largest, most striking gothic cathedrals, while Milan's art galleries, many housed in former palaces, are home to a host of significant works that include Da Vinci's "Last Supper". You may even find yourself sipping your morning espresso in the same cafe that composer Verdi frequented. Milan receives more visitors than Venice or Florence, yet manages not to be a tourist trap - perhaps that's the real secret to Milan's style.
- 10:30 Departure from the meeting point, start of walking tour in the Brera artist district and arrival at Brera Palace. Visit of the art gallery.
- 13:00 Free time for lunch in the Brera district full of bars, trattorias and restaurants
- 14:30 Departure from the meeting point. Bus transfer to La Scala and 1 hour walking tour: Teatro alla Scala, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Duomo.
- 16:00 Panoramic city tour by bus: Via Manzoni, Piazza Cavour, Via Palestro, Corso Venezia and the medieval city wall with S. Ambriogio and S. Lorenzo churches, Piazza Cadorna, Piazza Castello. Visit of the courtyards of the Castle
- 17:00 Bus transfer to Basilica Santa Maria delle Grazie
- 17:30 Entrance to Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper"
- 18:00 End of the tour and return to the meeting point
- Guided bus tour
- English speaking guide
- Passes to Da Vinci's Last Supper and La Scala opera House
- Individual Whispers-earphones to listen to the guide.
- Entrance ticket to the Pinacoteca of Brera
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- Children below 5 years old are free of charge. Please provide date of birth on the booking.
- This tour is available in English only.
- This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.