Best of Milan by Night with Rooftop Aperitivo and Appetizers

Best of Milan by Night with Rooftop Aperitivo and Appetizers

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Tour Highlights

  • See Milan Cathedral, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Scala Theatre and Sforza Castle as day turns to night
  • Indulge in a rooftop ‘aperitivo’ at a top Milan venue with views of Milan Cathedral and the city's historic centre
  • Commentary from an expert, English-speaking guide
  • Intimate groups of no more than 15 people
  • Headsets when appropriate so you don't miss a thing

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See Milan through a local’s eyes with an evening tour of its top sights at the most evocative time of day. Set the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Scala Theatre, Sforza Castle and Cathedral of Milan to the tune of a rooftop ‘aperitivo’ (evening drink and appetizers) overlooking its countless spires from an elegant rooftop terrace.

Tour Description

Meet your City Wonders guide in the heart of Milan in the shadow of one of the most impressive Gothic cathedrals in all of Europe. On this Milan night tour, you’ll see the city’s best, in addition to sipping on a Spritz or glass of Prosecco as the sun goes down and the city lights up for another evening of style. The ‘aperitivo’ is one of Milan’s favorite pastimes and you’ll enjoy this famous evening drink with appetizers as you soak in the atmosphere at one of the city’s top venues with stunning views over the Cathedral of Milan and the skyline of its historic center from a rooftop terrace. This is truly Milan at its finest.

Your first stop is Milan Cathedral. Often simply referred to as the ‘Duomo’, it is the second largest church in Italy after St. Peter’s. Cherish views of this imposing edifice that took over 6 centuries to complete while its countless spires leave you in awe. In his book ‘Innocents Abroad’, Mark Twain gave it a chapter of its own, describing it as “So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful!”

Our next stop is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a dazzling 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafés, it is often called the ‘Drawing Room of Milan’ for its importance as a common meeting point. Passing through the gallery we arrive at Piazza della Scala, the square which houses the world renowned Scala Theatre, which has been Milan’s Opera House since 1778. Some of the greatest musicians, singers and composers in history have performed here, most notably Giuseppe Verdi, whose famous operas, such as Falstaff, often premiered on its influential stage.

Next, you’ll go through the Brera District. Rich in historic buildings, literary cafés, restaurants and fashionable bars, this area has long been home to artists and intellectuals alike. Winding picturesque streets will lead you north to Sforza Castle, where your guide will tell bewitching tales of this imposing medieval castle and fortress, once the residence of Milan’s ruling family and now housing several of the city's museums and art collections. At night the battlements are awash in rays of evocative light, making it the perfect ending note in the symphony that is the city of Milan.

Take this opportunity to combine Milan’s best with the unrepeatable chance to enjoy an ‘aperitivo’ in true Milanese style. You’ll see why this fashionable and dynamic city takes so much of the Italian limelight.

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What's included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or less
  • Rooftop ‘aperitivo’ (with finger food and 1 drink included)
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Rooftop terrace overlooking Milan Cathedral and the historic city center
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Milan Cathedral (from outside)
  • Brera District
  • Scala Theatre (from outside)
  • Sforza Castle (from outside)

FAQs

  • What forms of payment do you accept?

    Online bookings can be prepaid via PayPal, MasterCard, Visa or American Express. Phone and Live Chat bookings can be paid via MasterCard or Visa. Regretfully, our guides are unable to process cash payments in-destination due to local laws and regulations..

  • Is an advanced booking necessary or can I just show up at the meeting point?

    We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.

  • When will I receive confirmation of my booking?

    You should expect to receive an email within minutes of booking with your confirmation voucher.

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