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Milan Photo Tour

Fun Milan photo walk

$117 — 3 hours
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milan walking tour

What to do in Milan if you only have 3 hours? Milan Photo Walking tour with a private guide, of course!

Explore all the fun things to do in Milan from historic icon Duomo Cathedral to skyscrapers of modern Milan. Take a ton of memorable pictures, feel the buzz of the city and have fun! 

 

*The itinerary depends on how many stops you want to make during the tour, and may be revised.

*The tour can be modified to meet your preferences.

 

  1. Piazza Affari
  2. Duomo Cathedral
  3. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  4. Accademia Brera
  5. Giardino Botanico Brera
  6. Gae Aulenti Square
  7. Alval Alto Square​

Highlights:

  • Lifetime photo walking tour with your friendly local guide;
  • Explore the most scenic Milan attractions;
  • Discover the best points for photoshooting;
  • Feel the spirit of art in Accademia Brera;
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Milan;
  • Take a picture of the most provocative monument;
  • Admire the highest skyscrapers in Italy;
  • Be delighted with old and contemporary architectural masterpieces;
  • Please your eyes with bright colors in Botanic Garden.

Tour Itinerary:

Piazza Affari

We are going to start our tour at Piazza Affari with its famous Milan Stock Exchange. This organization is located in Palazzo Mezzanotte – a 36 meters tall building which is a typical example of neoclassic architecture. Atmospheric Palazzo Mezzanotte represents Milan as a business and commercial capital of Italy. But an unexpected surprise is waiting for you here! The most sensational monument in Milan – 4 meters high sculpture of a world-famous gesture with middle finger! This place is one of the most popular points for photoshooting in the city.

There is no other place in Italy where you can take photos with such an extraordinary monument!

Duomo Cathedral

Our next destination will be the symbol of Milan – The Duomo Cathedral or Duomo di Milano, statuesque construction built in the style of flamboyant white marble Gothicism.

It is the 5th largest Christian Church in the world and has 3,400 statues, 135 gargoyles and 700 figures that decorate its walls. The construction of the Duomo officially started in 1386 by Bishop Antonio da Saluzzo and was supported by the ruler of Milan Gian Galeazzo Visconti who had grand visions of the cathedral. After its consecration in 1418 Milano Cathedral remained incomplete for centuries majorly due to the lack of money. It was Napoleon, who in the 19th century finished the facade and jump-started the final stages of construction. Considering its construction is still continuing, this could be considered one of the longest construction projects in the world.

For the most vigorous photo-hunters there is an excellent opportunity to climb to the roof top of Duomo either by the narrow staircase or elevator and discover a stunning view of the unique architecture, parks, museums, pointy tops of the buildings and busy street life in the heart of Milan. 

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

It is hard to imagine Milan without imagining beauty, glamour and style, as it is one of the major Centers of Fashion in the world. And, of course, you haven’t seen anything in Milan if you haven’t seen its shopping life. Having an unforgettable experience with Duomo cathedral we will stroll along the vibrant and elegant Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with its incessant stream of people from all over the world - some tourists, some locals and some pompous fashion maniacs.

You will see hundreds of stores starting from the Via Montenapoleone and finishing with Corso Buenos Aires. In this sparkling carnival of stores you can find any brand you dream of: Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and more. The Galleria is one of the first European passages in Milan, shaped as a Latin cross and decorated with mosaic.

Nowadays it’s one of the most vibrant and glamorous sightseeing with a great deal of stores, cafes and restaurants. 

Accademia Brera

After exploring contemporary art we are going to the center of classic art. Accademia Brera is the most prestigious place in Italy to study arts. Accademia is located in bohemian and artistic Brera district. The building looks like a fairy castle: pure baroque style, majestic statues, beautiful arches, elegant columns and a lovely courtyard. Numerous students studying here add ambience and cheer to the district. This place will surely make you fall in love with it from the first sight.

Feel the spirit of art and take great artistic pictures here.

Giardino Botanico Brera

Just behind Accademia you will find a charming green oasis with quiet atmosphere. This garden is a great place to relax. And take picturesque photos, of course! Two ponds with irises and water lilies, nice flowerbeds, hundreds sorts of different plants from small grass to huge trees, beautiful greenhouse of 19th century…

This small garden has much to show you. And a great combination of green and varicolored peonies and tulips makes fantastic views! Take your camera and capture these gorgeous scenes.

Gae Aulenti Square

Welcome to the heart of modern Milan, welcome to future!! No doubt that Gae Aulenti Square will leave you speechless. This place is a symbol of innovations. The square is surrounded by significant buildings like UniCredit Tower (231 meters tall – the highest building in Italy). And have you ever seen a skyscraper with almost 1000 trees? Here you have a chance to see it all!

Elegant and majestic skyscrapers look extremely impressive. Travel to the future and take photos with unforgettable views.

Alvar Aalto Square

Another significant place in new Milan where you can enjoy views of contemporary buildings which have become an essential part of the city landscape. The highlight of the square named after famous Finnish architect is three impressive skyscrapers. Here you can see the tallest apartment building in Italy – the 143-meter-high Torre Solaria. The majestic buildings will make you admire them and enjoy the spirit of contemporary city. Great photos are guaranteed here.

Simply stunning place!

 

  • * The itinerary is subject to change

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Extra costs (per person):

Entrance fees

Lunch/Dinner

Activity Level: moderate
Maximum travelers: 5
Meet up & End location: lobby of your hotel
Start time: any time
Extra hours: If you are having a good time and want your Milan walking tour last a little bit longer, you are welcome to do that. Please note: You will be charged 25 USD per an extra hour.
Tipping suggestions: If you feel like you had a good experience, your guide would appreciate a tip. It's not mandatory. It's your decision whether you want to give your guide a tip.

What you get:

  • + A friend in Milan.
  • + Private & customized tour.
  • + An exciting pastime, not just boring history lessons.
  • + An authentic experience of local life.
  • + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences.
  • + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants. 
  • + A photo session amongst dramatic Milan scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
  • + An expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time.

*This tour can be modified to meet your preferences.

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  • This is already a second tour, organized by Friendly Local Guides, that we book, and we absolutely loved it. Alvar Aalto Square, Giardino Botanico Brera, Duomo Cathedral…what can be better for the perfect photo-shoot in Milan? The amount of time for visiting each attraction was just enough. Besides, we’ve got to listen to the interesting stories about Milan from our local friendly guide, who seemed to be head over heels in love with the city he lives in. Milan photo walking tour was very enriching and we highly recommend it to our friends, relatives and everybody else.

    William S, Norway, Sep 21, 2016

  • A Must to do tour in Milan. I loved it and I feel it’s perfect for all the newbies in the city. My private local guide was very passionate about all of her stories, I couldn’t stop listening. She also unraveled the world of gorgeous sceneries to me and I had to change my memory card three times in my camera in order to fit in all the pictures. Great time, great memories… Highly recommended.

    Ben M, Germany, Sep 21, 2016

  • This was a pretty good tour. Our private tour guide was fantastic. Even though he is a classical Italian, his English was very fluent and he seemed to be a very well-educated and intelligent man. He took us to the best spots for taking pictures and left us completely delighted by the sceneries of the Gae Aulenti Square. Next year we are planning to repeat this tour with our parents.

    Leo E, Finland, Sep 21, 2016

  • If I were to describe this tour in three words, I’d say: “It was fun”. The best attractions, with the vest views, the best sceneries for photo-shooting. Our local guide showed us the best angles from which to take the best pictures of all the beauties around. Thanks a lot to the Friendly Local Guides for the awesome pastime!

    Lucas L, Denmark, Sep 21, 2016