Our guide Pierfrancesco was absolutely a treasure! We really admired the depth of knowledge of all the architectural and historical details that he shared with us. He was so generous with information and showed us all the sites that we asked him to bring us to, including La Scala. We really didn't want this tour to end ever....Pierfrancesco happened to be a wonderful, very talented artist as well as we discovered . We put more than five stars for this tour. Highly, strongly recommended! Alex, Yelena.
Our tour guide met us on the front steps of the Duomo and then spent the next three hours giving us an outside tour of the Duomo, Galleria, La Scala, ending with Sforza Castle. We learned a great deal and it was a fabulous overview for our first day in Milan.
The tour was a little underwhelming, but that was not the tour guides fault. The tour of the Duomo was curtailed due to a mass being held unexpectedly. As we did not have a good idea of the itinerary, we had already seen the Castello, so she altered her plans and showed us the Brera district which was interesting.
This was a great tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, especially regarding Milan's history, having studied at the art academy herself. It was a comfortably paced tour since it was only three of us in addition to the guide. We spent some time in the Duomo, which you need to pay to take pictures but it's worth it, and walked through the shopping center, through the art district which is rich in history. We asked for a restaurant recommendation which she was hesitant to give at first until we said we wanted something non-touristy and what her favorite place to eat was. I highly recommend this tour especially if you are only in Milan for a short time as we were. You see a lot in a short amount of time but never feel rushed and actually wonder where the time went!
Guide was so good that my wife recommends her to our friends. Extremely friendly, knowledgeabe, sensitive to my wife's back problems,and flexiblle. Adjusted the tour to our specific requests, since we had already seen a number of places that are on the standard route. Excellent! Brava!