Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: Our most recommended tours and activities

Da Vinci's Last Supper: Tour with City Walking Tour

1. Da Vinci's Last Supper: Tour with City Walking Tour

Marvel at Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" on a guided tour of the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Then embark on a guided city walking tour and admire the exterior architecture of some of Milan's top highlights, including the Duomo, La Scala, and Sforza Castle. Step inside the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where you’ll see Leonardo’s The Last Supper. Follow your guide inside the convent's refectory to feast your eyes on this beautiful fresco. Uncover the secrets behind the painting, and hear more about the time da Vinci spent in Milan. Marvel at the medieval Sforza Castle, an imposing fortress was the residence of the dukes of Milan for centuries. Today it houses museums and important art collections. Stroll through Piazza della Scala, where you’ll find La Scala, one of the world’s most famous opera houses. Some of the greatest musicians and singers the world has known have performed here. Enter the majestic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an amazing 19th-century glass vaulted shopping arcade. The Gallery is known as the Salotto di Milano (Milan’s drawing room) due to its importance throughout the years as a meeting point for Milan’s residents. View the beautiful exteriors of the famous Duomo, located in the heart of Milan. This impressive cathedral is often considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

Milan: Historical Walking Tour and The Last Supper Ticket

2. Milan: Historical Walking Tour and The Last Supper Ticket

Discover the highlights of Milan on a historical walking tour that includes a skip-the-line ticket to see Da Vinci’s masterpiece "The Last Supper." Meet your English-speaking guide by the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to enjoy fast-track entry to the world’s most famous Renaissance mural. Viewings are strictly limited and allow up to 15 minutes to study Da Vinci’s details. Then, stroll to the Sforza Castle and its surrounding park. Built in the 14th-century by the most important families of Milan, the fortress is now home to many important exhibitions and museums. Walk along Via Dante to Piazza dei Mercanti, site of the city’s medieval market. Continue to the opulent La Scala Theater, built in 1776 in Piazza della Scala. Enter the glass-roofed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to see a miracle of 19th-century engineering. End outside the Duomo, and marvel at the façade of Milan’s most symbolic building.

Milan: Skip-the-Line Guided Walk and "The Last Supper"

3. Milan: Skip-the-Line Guided Walk and "The Last Supper"

Join your guide for a walking tour of Milan’s historic city center and get exterior views of the monuments of Piazza del Duomo, where the Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) took nearly 6 centuries to build. Enter one of the world’s oldest shopping arcades at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Follow in the footsteps of famous opera stars at the La Scala theater. Discover streets, such as Via Dante, that give Milan its reputation as the fashion capital of the world. Learn Milan’s rich history and hear interesting anecdotes along the way. Then, skip the long lines to admire Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” inside the refectory of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Benefit from priority admission, and learn the history and execution of Leonardo's fascinating fresco from your guide.

Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan Sightseeing Tour

4. Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan Sightseeing Tour

Discover some of Milan's most significant landmarks and masterpieces on a guided tour by bus. Marvel at the Last Supper up close, visit the famous Duomo gothic cathedral, see La Scala opera house in person, and more. Reservations to see the Last Supper are limited and sell out quickly, sometimes months in advance. This tour guarantees you access to the Last Supper in addition to an exciting sightseeing tour through downtown Milan. You will discover what makes Milan such a chic and trendy metropolis and tour one of the world's greatest fashion capitals, famous for its extravagant designer shows, boutiques, and outlet stores. Continue to Milan's famous Duomo, the impressive gothic cathedral and symbol of the city. Make a stop at Milan's renowned opera house, La Scala, where the great works of composers such as Verdi and Puccini have debuted, and artists such as Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti have enchanted audiences. Finally the bus will transfer you to Santa Maria delle Grazie, a church and Dominican convent, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will view the remarkable Last Supper by Da Vinci.

Milan: Guided Walking Tour and Last Supper Ticket

5. Milan: Guided Walking Tour and Last Supper Ticket

Marvel at Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" on a guided tour of the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Then embark on a guided city walking tour and admire highlights, including the Duomo, La Scala, and Sforza Castle. Your Milan tour begins at the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie*, where you’ll see Leonardo’s The Last Supper. Admission to see this important work of art is strictly limited to those who have pre-booked tickets. After, your guide will take you to the medieval Sforza Castle. This imposing fortress was the residence of the dukes of Milan for centuries. Today is houses museums and important art collections. Head to the charming Piazza dei Mercanti, an unexpected square hidden away from the crowded streets. Experience the Renaissance illusion of space created by Bramante in heart of the medieval city. Continue on to Piazza della Scala, where you’ll find La Scala, one of the world’s most famous opera houses. Some of the greatest musicians and singers the world has known have performed here. You’ll enter the majestic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an amazing 19th-century glass vaulted shopping arcade. The Gallery is known as the Salotto di Milano (Milan’s drawing room) due to its importance throughout the years as a meeting point for Milan’s residents. Lastly, visit the famous Duomo, located in the heart of Milan. This impressive cathedral is often considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

6. Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

Breathe in the magical atmosphere of Milan during the evening and discover the city from a different perspective. Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour with a guide in your choice of language. Hear stories about Milan’s history and noble families, and the phantoms that walk the city after dark. From the courtyards of Sforza Castle, follow your guide to the opera house La Scala. Pass by the impressive Vittorio Emanuele Gallery and arrive in Duomo Square, in front of Milan’s extraordinary cathedral. Learn the secrets of the city and take an exciting journey to discover Milan by night.

Milan: 3-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

7. Milan: 3-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

Start your 3-hour tour at the Milan Cathedral. Your entrance ticket, provided by your guide, enables you to skip the lines to visit the church. Inside, admire its baptistery and enjoy rooftop views. Follow your guide to the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall. Discover the history of the most famous lyric theatre in the world, La Scala Theatre, where the great composer Giuseppe Verdi played his main operas. Before visiting La Scala Museum and its gallery of paintings and instruments, explore the theatre hall. Admire the monument dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, and explore the beautiful fashion district, which is just a few steps away.

Milan: Duomo and La Scala Guided Tour

8. Milan: Duomo and La Scala Guided Tour

Go on a journey into the sacred and the profane on a 2-hour musical tour through Milan. Enter both the Scala Opera House, and Milan Cathedral (Duomo), the 5th largest church in the world. First, enter La Scala to explore one of the most famous theaters in the world. Go inside the auditorium with seating for more than 2000 people and a stage that has hosted some of the world’s most recognized artists. See the theater from inside one of the exclusive boxes.  Learn more about the history of La Scala in its own museum, and see a vast collection of costumes, instruments, and other musical curiosities, as well as a gallery of busts and paintings portraying some of classical music's great artists, such as Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini. Stroll over to the glass-roof arcade of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, built in the late 19th-century and considered one of the first shopping malls in history. Enter the Gothic façade of the Duomo, and discover the true symbol of Milan. See the soaring vaults (some of the tallest in the world), and learn why this imposing building attracts more than 5 million visitors per year.

Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle with Audioguide

9. Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle with Audioguide

Download a self-guided tour of Sforza Castle and Leonardo's Vineyard. Listen to the audio guide explain the history, culture, and facts of these two iconic sites of Milan. Begin your tour by scanning your QR code to download the app and install your chosen content. The app will help you navigate Milan and show you the most picturesque short walking route from Leonardo's Vineyard to the Sforza Castle. Start the tour at Leonardo's Vineyard. With reserved entry, discover the forgotten story tying Leonardo da Vinci to Milan. The Vineyard was one of Leonardo’s most treasured possessions. Today, it has been brought back to life and its original vines have been restored, ready for you to discover. Continue your self-guided adventure at Sforza Castle. Explore a vast fortress that was once one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Learning about its fascinating history as you see historic displays and iconic works of art by the likes of Michelangelo and da Vinci. You can also enjoy a self-guided audio tour of Milan via the app. Use the navigation functionality on suggested walking routes as you are immersed in the culture and history of the city. See iconic landmarks including Duomo di Milano, Sforza Castle, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Sempione Park.

Milan: 3 Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Milan: 3 Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide in Piazza del Duomo and begin the tour with a stroll through the city’s historic center. As you explore Milan’s bustling streets, learn about local history, life, and culture from your knowledgeable guide. The tour passes by an array of the city’s most famous landmarks, including Castello Sforzesco, Merchant Square, Piazza della Scala, Cordusio, and many more. At each site, listen to stories about their history and importance. Arrive at the stunning Milan Cathedral, the third-largest Christian cathedral in the world. Head inside and marvel at the cathedral’s richly-decorated interior and ornate architecture. Hear how the cathedral inspired the works of many artists while admiring its colorful stained-glass windows. At the end of the tour, stop at a trendy hotspot only the locals know about for a classic Italian apéritif.

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What people are saying about Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6,726 reviews

Massimo was an excellent guide. We were able to experience the history and beauty of Milan in a condensed and entertaining way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Milano for a short trip. The guide has lots of great history and humor to share

The entire tour was informative, packed with all the facts about the Scala, the Duomo, and the DaVinci's Last Supper. Why the Scala is named that, the Duomo incredible architecture and 3500 statues, and the 4 distinct groups of apostles in the Last Supper.

Unfortunately, I did not get the name of our guide, but suffice it to say she was wonderful. Her excellent commentary made the 3.5 hours of the tour go very fast. This was a very worthy tour and I certainly recommend it.

Notre guide Marco parle très bien le Français et a réussi à maintenir l’attention de notre petite fille de 6 ans pendant trois heures de visite en lui montrant de nombreux détails cachés et amusants.

We went to see the Last Supper, which was excellent We saw so much more, the Duomo, the Opera house and the Galleria. All incredibly beautiful and our guide gave us the back ground of everything.