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Charming Milan: where medieval meets modern

This tour’s not just an introduction to thousands of years of Milan’s history; it will let you discover one of the city's most charming districts. We will start from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, a square famous for its vibrant nightlife but also dominated by one of the oldest churches in the world! Discover this “secret story”.

From Milan
Online Experience
1 Hour
Europe
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Look at the Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore 
  • Explore the charming Vicolo dei Lavandai
Description
  • We will start from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, a square famous for its vibrant nightlife but also dominated by one of the oldest churches in the world! Discover this “secret story”.
  • Then we will head across the district called Ticinese, a medieval section of the city. We will walk by some of the best “gelaterie” in town, trendy independent design shops and a beautiful park before reaching the Basilica of Saint Eustorgio. Here we will discover lots of stories.
  • Finally, we will discover an unusual Milan: a city of water. Few people know there is a harbour in my city! The darsena was the Third harbour in Italy for tonellage until the 1960s! 
  • We will learn the history of canals walking by the Naviglio Pavese, the role of Leonardo da Vinci in the construction of Milanese waterways and how the stones to build the Duomo were transported via the Naviglio Grande.
  • The tour will enter inner courtyards and hidden locations before finishing at the Vicolo dei Lavandai, one of the most charming locations in town.
  • The tour will be led by a local that will answer your questions; you'll see the city with the eyes of a Milanese.
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and the Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes before the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, and the internet connection may sometimes be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 75 EUR for a group of 3 screens or a private session for 125 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
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Giacomo Zavatteri is an art historian. He has a master's degree in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (art history) with a specialization in Medieval Art. Giacomo has been a licensed tour guide in Milan since 2005 and has shown his city to thousands of tourists visiting from worldwide. This is the reason why he loves his job since he gets to meet people from different cultures.

Evija moved to Milan in 2010, she's a certified Tourist Tour Manager in Latvia. Andrea is 100% Milanese, worked in Tourism, Fashion & Design, and as Dj. They are passionate Travel Content Creators & are leading in-person & virtual Experiences about Milan & Italy. They have a great knowledge of famous & lesser-known areas & they love to find/reveal great spots, peculiarities, hidden gems & places mainly attended by locals, ideal for amazing postcards. It's their lifestyle and love sharing their passion through the tours. 

From USD 79 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.