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Parco Sempione: Our most recommended tours and activities

Milan: Sforza Castle Entry Ticket with Digital Audioguide

1. Milan: Sforza Castle Entry Ticket with Digital Audioguide

Pre-book your entry ticket to one of Milan's most popular landmarks, the Sforza Castle, a Medieval-Renaissance fortress built in the 14th-century. Explore the castle grounds and the on-site museum's countless works of art while learning with a personal app-based audio guide. Start your adventure by exchanging your voucher at the meeting point in front of the Castle at Piazza Castello. Be sure to have your audio-guide app downloaded already, as this will ensure your sightseeing tour of Sforza Castle and Museum is educational and insightful. During your time at Sforza Castle, discover why this was one of the largest citadels in Europe and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this iconic structure. You will be sure to understand why this is one of Milan's most treasured and visited landmarks. Take a trip to the on-site museum which displays countless historic and iconic artworks by the likes of great artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Your audio guide is valid from the moment you set foot in Milan. The audio guide will provide plenty of suggested walking routes for you to become acquainted with the culture and history of the city.

Milan: 1, 2, or 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

2. Milan: 1, 2, or 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Take advantage of this pass for Milan’s open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and enjoy panoramic views of the city. This ticket gives you access to 4 separate but connecting bus loops and allows you to jump off at the attractions you want to explore further. Choose from commentary available in 10 languages via audio guide and hear facts about notable buildings like the Opera House and the Castello Sforzesco. You'll also learn about local food, including the recipe for Cotoletta alla Milanese and the history of the panettone. Buses run every 60 minutes, and should you need further information on board, assistants will be happy to help you with tips about monuments, shops, restaurants, and walking tours. Take the full Line A loop in 75 minutes, or hop off to explore any of the following attractions: Line A:  Stop 1 - Castello Stop 2 - Cadorna Stop 3 - Cenacolo Stop 4 - Corso Magenta Stop 5 - Duomo Stop 6 - Manzoni - Scala Stop 7 - Manin Stop 8 - Moscova Line B: Stop 1 - Duomo Stop 2 – La Scala Stop 3 - Manin Stop 4 - Repubblica Stop 5 - Palazzo Lombardia Stop 6 - Stazione Centrale Stop 7 - Buenos Aires Stop 8 - Porta Venezia Stop 9 - San Babila Line C: Stop 1 - Castello Stop 2 - Acquario Stop 3 - Garibaldi Stop 4 - City Life Stop 5 - Casa Milan Stop 6 - Mico - Congress Centre Stop 7 - Lotto -Montebianco Stop 8 - Lido Stop 9 - Ippodromo Stop 10 - Stadio San Siro Stop 11 - Lotto - Monterosa Stop 12 - Buonarroti Stop 13 - Pagano Stop 14 - Conciliazione Stop 15 - Parco Sempione Line D (from April to October): Stop 1 - Castello Stop 2 - Cadorna Stop 3 – Cenacolo Stop 4 - Navigli Stop 5 – Via Olona Stop 6 – Corso Magenta Stop 7 – Duomo Stop 8 – La Scala Stop 9 - Brera

Branca Tower Entrance Ticket

3. Branca Tower Entrance Ticket

In the 1930s, Milan built its totem in the clearing of Parco Sempione. Designed by Gio Ponti, this tower is considered a true work of art in which modern architecture and new techniques meet. Slim and transparent, a true architectural challenge, it was erected in record time – just two and a half months. The beautiful casing and wall, facing the side of the park in high-strength transparent crystal, allow a perspective view of the tower from the inside. Made from a special steel, flanged and bolted, the tower is 108.60 meters high. Today, a modern lift system can bring 7 people at a time to the top in less than one minute. Once you reach the top, you can enjoy a relaxing drink at the Belvedere Club while you take in the views.

Milan: Segway Tour

4. Milan: Segway Tour

Discover Milan by Segway on this guided tour. Follow your tour leader as you glide through the streets listening to your guide's commentary which adds context to the stunning places, churches, and monuments that you pass.  Begins with an orientation session that is designed to help you ride confidently. Once you feel comfortable riding the Segway, journey into Milan's historic center. Have the opportunity to see all the major sites, while comfortably listening to your tour guide. Ride through Sempione Park to the Sforzesco Castle, where the ruling families of Milan used to live. Proceed to the gorgeous Cathedral Square, where you will get to see the gallery dedicated to Vittorio Emanuel which is now a luxury shopping center with brands like Prada and Armani. Set your sights upon Milan’s magnificent cathedral and cruise through the elegant pedestrian street, Via Dante, before visiting Piazza dei Mercanti, in the center of medieval Milan.

Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

5. Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour in Milan to explore its Renaissance treasures including skip-the-line entry to da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ at the World Heritage Site of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and the medieval fortification of Sforza Castle. Skip the lines to the Dominican convent where Da Vinci's legendary fresco of the “The Last Supper” is on display. Get an up-close look at this masterpiece while your guide explains the composition, perspective, and use of colors. Venture a few blocks to a hidden pearl of the city at the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, sometimes called the “Sistine Chapel” of Milan. Proceed to the imposing Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco), where the dukes of Milan held court. See the beautiful grounds of the Parco Sempione surrounding the fortress, pass the iconic clock tower of the Torre del Filarete and stroll through the military courtyards as you learn more about the Sforza family and why they hired Da Vinci and invited him to live in the castle as a guest for decades.  

Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle with Audioguide

6. 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: 1-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

7. Milan: 1-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

Explore Milan's most beautiful landmarks from the comfort of an eco-friendly rickshaw accompanied by a multilingual personal guide. Admire monuments, palaces, churches, squares, and parks as you zip around the city. See sights such as the majestic Duomo Cathedral, Sforza Castle and Sempione Park with its impressive Arch of Peace monument. Marvel at the architecture of Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church, home to Da Vinci's famous Last Supper painting, and admire the facade of the Sant’Ambrogio Basilica. Soak up the rich atmosphere of traditional Italian plazas such as Mercanti Square, all the while protected from the rain and sun in your personal rickshaw.

Milan: 2-Hour Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour

8. Milan: 2-Hour Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour

Travel in style as you explore Milan's most beautiful locations from the comfort of an eco-friendly rickshaw accompanied by a multilingual personal guide. Admire monuments, palaces, churches, squares, and parks as you zip around the city. See sights such as the majestic Duomo Cathedral, Szfora Castle and Sempione Park with its impressive Arch of Peace monument. Marvel at the architecture of Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church, home to Da Vinci's famous Last Supper painting, admire the facade of the Sant’Ambrogio Basilica and discover the financial district, where you can spot the provocative L.O.V.E statue. Soak up the rich atmosphere of traditional Italian plazas such as Mercanti Square and La Scala Opera House Square and visit the elegant Brera District as well as many other attractions on this sightseeing tour.

Milan: 2.5-Hour City Tour by Tram

9. Milan: 2.5-Hour City Tour by Tram

Discover Milan on a slow tram ride through the city center, starting in Piazzale Cadorna, under the famous "Needle-and-Thread" monument. Visit Sforza Castle, where your guide will tell you the history of the Ducal residence and one of the largest citadels in Europe. Located at the margins of Sempione Park, the castle provides panoramic views of the Arch of Peace, Milan’s commemorative arch, built by Luigi Cagnola at the request of Napoleon. Traveling on Line No. 1, cross the city center to see the historic streetcars of the 1930s. Pass through the Brera district en route to Cordusio, the heart of Milan’s Financial District. Then, take a walking tour of the city center to see the imposing Duomo (Cathedral), covered Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and La Scala Opera House. Back on Tram No. 1, ride through the Fashion District. Pass the consulate buildings of the Diplomatic Quarters, and admire the monuments of Piazza della Repubblica. The tour ends on Corso Buenos Aires, one of Milan’s main shopping avenues, making for a perfect drop off to enjoy some free time to shop!

Milan: Self-Guided Audio Smartphone Tour

10. Milan: Self-Guided Audio Smartphone Tour

See the highlights in Milan with a convenient smartphone tour. Create a personalized route through the city with suggested walking routes. Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and heritage of this ancient city. Admire the distinct Gothic architecture of Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral). Learn the history behind the imposing medieval fortifications at Sforzesco Castle. View the red brick Santa Maria delle Grazie church which contains 'The Last Supper' by Leonardo da Vinci. Explore the green space in the historic center at Sempione Park. Hear audio commentary about tourist hotspots. Start or pause the tour whenever you wish. Use the app to pinpoint the sights that interest you the most and source the best photo hotspots.

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What people are saying about Parco Sempione

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3,581 reviews

Even though we were late, they waited for us and the guide was super nice about it. I highly recommend doing this first if you're staying in Milan for a few days. It's a great way to see what only needs a first & last glance as well as note what you need to get back to.

Great experience! We got to see the entire panoramic view of Milan on a clear day! The elevator ride to the top of the building was very fast and wait time to get on it was short. The elevator was small but for four plus the guide was not crowded.

This is the faster and best way to see Milan in a short time. You will gave the opportunity to see all the areas of Milan without walking!

I went there around 14:30 when not a lot of people were there. Great view

Great experience and the staff is very professional