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Royal Palace, Milan

Royal Palace, Milan: Our most recommended tours and activities

Essential Milan: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

1. Essential Milan: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

This 3-hour tour of Milan is designed for groups, and can accommodate up to 25 people. You’ll be led by a knowledgeable guide, who will begin by showing you the mighty Duomo Cathedral, telling you about its fascinating 5 centuries of history. See the Royal Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the Arengario Palace. Visit the famous Victor Emmanuel II Arcade, the first covered shopping mall in Europe that remains a luxury shopping site today. Your guide will show you La Scala theater, and Sforza Castle. During the tour you’ll see the exterior of the sites and your guide will tell you about the site’s importance and its history. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy the best of Milan. In addition to the spectacular architecture you’ll see fashionable shops and cafés and discover the city’s great art and religious architecture.

Milan: Royal Highlights City Exploration Game

2. Milan: Royal Highlights City Exploration Game

Discover Milan’s royal locations and the secrets behind them, all the while unraveling the tale of Serafina Parisi, a Milano peasant, chosen as the reclaimer of the night sky. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. First, head to Porta Venezia where the game will start. There’s no time limit for the game so feel free to explore, and finish it at your own pace. You can pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. The game finishes at Teatro alla Scala. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones.

Milan: Historical Center Legends and Traditions Walking Tour

3. Milan: Historical Center Legends and Traditions Walking Tour

Listen as your guide tells you about symbols of the medieval past on a walking tour through the historic center of Milan. Hear about ghosts, superstitions, culinary traditions, habits, legends, customs, and the trades of Old Milan. Begin in the shadow of the Sforza Castle under the Tower of Filarete. See a Biscione, the animal symbol of the city and of the Sforza family. Hear about the specter of a veiled lady with a magnetic charm that is said to haunt the area near Sempione Park. Follow your guide through Milan's historical center, to the ancient Broletto in via Mercanti to see a half-mouthed sow on the top of the façade of an imposing medieval building. Find out what this creature has to do with Milan's name. Walk in Piazza Duomo and under the crystal dome of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Stroll up to Palazzo Marino in Piazza Scala. Uncover the origin of the dishes Risotto alla Milanese and Panettone. Hear about traditional recipes.

Milan: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

4. Milan: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Milan, including the Duomo di Milano. After downloading the app and entering the code, embark on a unique adventure full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this criminal case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while you come across iconic sites, such as the Cripta di San Sepolcro. Whilst this game does not focus on interacting with your surroundings nor informing you about it, it is the perfect activity to explore this amazing city in a fun and interactive way. Get ready for a walk through the most beautiful places in the city.

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What people are saying about Royal Palace, Milan

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 58 reviews

Really great, customizable and informative tour, worth the price. Our guide Laura contacted us in advance via Whatsapp to agree whether we also wanted to visit the cathedral, the Scala and the castle from the inside. (Entrances are not included in the price and have to be paid separately.) We chose Cathedral and Scala. Laura was a very nice and competent guide who explained everything we wanted to know in detail. Highly recommended!

Laura was ver knowledgeable about Milan’s history, salient events and people. She made her stories easy to understand. She was very willing to answer queries. I enjoyed our walking tour very much though the three hour tour was taxing to seniors like me. Be prepared to walk in your most comfortable shoes. Thanks Laura!

Laura was a wonderful guide who is very knowledgeable about the history of Milano! She was very accommodating, flexible , and friendly! I highly recommend this tour to others that are planning to visit Milano!

She was amazing she new all the names and places in history and all the nitty gritty inside details of art history and politics of the time period. I would definitely recommend the 3 hour walking tour.!!!

Maure was a very committed city guide, who was also able to respond wonderfully to the individual needs of our group (a drink break in the café).