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Off the Beaten Path: Private Tour of Milan Secret Gems and Michelangelo Pietà

If you want to enjoy the calm atmosphere of Milan, far from the crowds of tourists, but marvel at astonishing beauties, join this tour of the hidden gems of Milan. Meet your guide at the main entrance of the Sforza Castle, start by visiting the castle and walking along the marvellous courtyards and gardens. Inside the castle you can admire at one of the examples of Michelangelo’s talent, the Pietà Rondanini. The next stop will be the Church of San Maurizio, often referred to as the “Milanese Sistine Chapel” for its frescoes painted by the students of Leonardo. The last stop will be the church of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, a true work of art of the genius Bramante. The unique aspect of this church is the optical illusion of the central nave that seems larger than what it truly is. This tour is a leap back in the Renaissance era where you will learn about hidden treasures of Milan!


3 hours


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Professional tour guide
    • Private tour
    • Entry/Admission - Castello Sforzesco
    • Entry/Admission - Museo Pieta Rondanini
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Castello Sforzesco, Piazza Castello, 3, 20121 Milan Italy

    The Sforza Castle is a marvellous castle built in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan for the Sforza family as their residence. Today it is home to many art galleries and museums and considered an important landmark you shouldn’t miss in Milan.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Museo Pieta Rondanini, Piazza Castello Castello Sforzesco, 20100 Milan Italy

    The Pietà Rondanini Museum contains one of the last masterpieces created by Michelangelo. The sculpture represents the Virgin Mary mourning the death of Jesus Christ. The two elongated figures remind more of the gothic style than the renaissance style, used usually by the genius of Michelangelo.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Corso Magenta 15, 20123 Milan Italy

    The San Maurizio church might seem sober from the outside, yet once inside you will remain astonished by the beautiful frescoes, painted by the students of Leonardo. For this reason it is often referred to as the “Milanese Sistine Chapel”.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Via Torino 17-18, 20123 Milan Italy

    The church of Santa Maria in Milan is an Italian Renaissance structure famous for the false apse, an optical illusion of the genius of Bramante. The choir, due to the presence of a street behind the church, had to be replaced with a painted perspective. This technique is called trompe-l’œil, french for “deceive the eye”, and is one of the first example in history of art.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Filarete Tower, 45°28'11.2"N 9°10'48., Corso Italia, 9, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, 20123 Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Organised by Super Italy Tours

Activity ID: V-137135P5

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