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Free Walking Tour Milan

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This Free Walking Tour will show you the historical center of Milan, from the main tourist attractions to secret treasures hidden in the intricate maze of narrow lanes.  Starting from some hidden beauties, far from the tourist crowd, we will unfold the different phases of the history of the city, as well as many funny facts about it.

Group tour at 3:00 pm

MEETING POINT: Lobby Ostello Bello, Via medici 4 (near Duomo)

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All about the tour Free Walking Tour Milan

This Free Walking Tour will show you the historical center of Milan, from the main tourist attractions to secret treasures hidden in the intricate maze of narrow lanes.  Starting from some hidden beauties, far from the tourist crowd, we will unfold the different phases of the history of the city, as well as many funny facts about it.

A fascinating walk through the heart of the city, discovering medieval churches, Roman ruins, small squares and even the Sixtine Chapel of Milan. We will move not only in space, but also in time during our walk; from before Christ to contemporary art installations. For sure, a tour of Milan could not end without including His Majesty, the Duomo; the last stop of Highlights of Milan will leave you in awe in front of the incredible gothic cathedral and will make you realize that Milan has so much more to tell than shopping and fashion.

Tour details
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  • Meeting point: Ostello Bello – Via Medici 4 – Milan
  • Ending point: Duomo area
  • Meeting time: 3pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance covered: 3 km (1,8 miles)
  • Physical Condition: normal
  • Language: english
  • Inclusions: 7/8 historical spots, end Duomo
  • Suggestions: bring comfortable shoes, umbrella in winter, hat and sunscreen
  1. Day 1 Piazza Affari

    See one of the most important financial centers in Europe and its unique peculiarity

  2. Day 2 San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

    Have you ever heard about the Sixtine Chapel of Milan?

  3. Day 3 Via Brisa

    From Ancient Rome to contemporary design in 200 meters

  4. Day 4 Duomo

    Enjoy the beauty of one of the biggest cathedrals in Europe.

Free walking tour is a very popular format around the world. We are tired of big groups and boring itineraries through the touristy areas of the city, we want to offer a more authentic experience. Our concept is based on friendship and trust, the locals that walk people around do not receive any payment from anyone, they rely on tips and donations. Thanks to you we can go on with our mission.

It is mandatory to book the tours in advance. Please note that reservation must be made 1 hour in advance.

It is mandatory to inform us (via e-mail for instance) in advance if you want to cancel your booking.

It is mandatory to inform us (via e-mail for instance) in advance if you want to cancel your booking.

It is mandatory to inform us (via e-mail for instance) in advance if you want to cancel your booking.

We are organizing these tours to share the passion for our city, we don’t receive payment from anyone, so we rely on your kindness and tips. 🙂 Thanks to you we can go on showing the city to other tourists in the future!

Tour duration is between 2 and 2.5 hours. Distance covered might vary, usually around 2.5 km. Never more than 3.5 km

Yes, everyone can join the tour!

Overall Rating
5/5
Yixiao Zhang
Reviewed On 29/06/2019
5/5

Nico was a great tour guide, he's very passionate on sharing every aspect of MIlan, from history to Ice cream shop;-) The tour was in relatively quite places because there we can all focus on the story-telling. The group was also in a small size comparing to my experience in Copenhagen where 30 ppl was in a group. Honestly I thin everyone prefers a small group where you can always ask questions and also make frds with your group mate! All in all, it is a tour that is fun, interactive and you'll absolutely enjoy!

Patricia
Reviewed On 25/06/2019
5/5

I just arrived in milan and had only 2 days to explore the city. As i was staying in Ostello Bello Grande, i saw the pamflet about the free daily walking tour at 3pm. It was a little difficult to find my way from the Ostello Bello Grande hostel to the Ostello Bello via Medici, but i managed to just find the place as the group was leaving for the tour. Our guide was Beatrice, she was very pleasant and energetic and she showed us around a few interesting sites in Milan i would most propably have not gone to, if not for this tour. We visited a beautiful small church with amazing paintings on the walls and ceilings. We also went to the wall street building and 'gazed' at the 'finger' art sculpture. I got to know that other than the rich history Milan has, Milanese also have a big acceptance of humor and art. It was a great 2 hr tour. Thankyou for the journey.

Liv M
Reviewed On 18/06/2019
5/5

Thank you Bea for showing me the real Milan! Free walking tour. Was a little stuck on where to go and what to do in Milan besides the classic tourist sights and had felt it was awfully touristy, but can thank both my hostel for recommending it and Bea for reigniting a love for Milan. With this tour, you see Roman ruins, enter historic churches, and hear of Milan's extensive history like its destruction in the World Wars of which I knew little about, all whilst exploring the hidden gems and little streets with Bea providing a knowledgable commentary. Added bonus is for those travelling solo staying at the Ostello Bello hostels as you get to meet fellow solo travellers.

Dave T
Reviewed On 18/06/2019
5/5

Fantastic tour! Great tour conducted by Bea, one of the local tour guides. Very informative and took us off the beaten track to see sights we wouldn't have otherwise seen. We would have done the extra risotto cooking class but we had just come off a night train and were too exhausted. Next time!

lkwilder
Reviewed On 16/06/2019
5/5

Wonderful historical tour, not overly touristy! I heard about the free FollowMi Around tours through the hostel I was staying in, Ostello Bello Grande, and I had to check it out since it was my first time in Milan. This tour was amazing! Nico did a fantastic job and walked the group to some of the most important parts of the city (Roman ruins, Emperor's circus, Chiesa di San Maurizio, the Duomo, etc.) while explaining the Milanese history along the way. We even ended the tour in one of the best gelaterias in town! For solo travelers, this is also a wonderful way to meet new friends; I ended up hanging out with a group of four people from the tour later that night for an aperitivo and dinner! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone going to Milan, either as a newbie or a returner; you are bound to learn something new.

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