ACCESSIBLE PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION OF MILAN FROM GENOA PORT - Italy
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in the centre of Milan
The Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie
A tower of the Sforza Castle
The Duomo of Milan see from the above
This excursion is designed to be accessible to guests in wheelchair as well as people pushing strollers. An able-bodied person should accompany the wheelchair user at all times during the excursion.
A professional driver with an air-conditioned car we'll wait for your arrival at Genoa port holding a sign with your name on it to start this excursion. If one of the guests is equipped with a collapsible wheelchair we'll put it in trunk of the car. In the case where the wheelchair is not collapsible, our driver will be at the meeting with a van equipped with an electric ramp. (please do not forget to communicate about your wheelchair type at the moment of the booking).
After the meeting with our driver, it will be time to start the transfer to reach the city of Milan with its numerous historic and artistic treasures. This transfer will take about 1 hour and 40 minutes and once in Milan you'll meet your professional English-speaking guide – private only for you.
The exploration of Milan together with your guide will start from the DUOMO
, the spectacular Cathedral built in 1386. The Duomo is considered the focal center of Milan for both its position and for its importance in the history of the city. It is said that there are more statues on this gothic-style cathedral than in any other building in the world: 3,400 statues, 135 gargoyles and 700 figures decorate it. But the most important and famous is the "Madonnina", the statue of Virgin Mary that is also the symbol of Milan.
A twenty-minute walk and you'll be at the next stop, the Castello Sforzesco
(Sforza Castle). With its red-brick facade and its towers, the castle is an iconic monument. It was erected as a fortress in the XV century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, while today it houses some museums and art collections and it features, among others, masterpieces by Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci.
Talking of Leonardo Da Vinci the next stop will be at the Refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie to admire one of the world's most famous paintings: The Last Supper
(L'Ultima Cena), where Leonardo captured the astonishment that occurred among the Twelve Disciples when Jesus announced that he knew that one of them would betray him.
Last stop are "La Scala"
, the famous Opera House, and the "Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II"
. They can be reached in about 15-20 minutes. The first performance held at La Scala was on August 03,1778. Since then it became one of the most famous and prestigious Opera Houses in the world. During its history many important composers and singers performed there: Niccolo Paganini, Gioacchino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Puccini, and more recently, the sopranos Maria Callas and Renata Tebaldi. The Galleria has been recently renewed on the occasion of Expo and so it will be possible to admire it in the regained former glory.
At this point free time (1 hour) for lunch (not included) and then back to the car where your professional driver is waiting for you for the transfer back to the port of Genoa.
This Tour does not include any entrance fees and meals.
All the the places included in this Tour are equipped with ramps to permit wheelchair users, as well as people pushing strollers, to access them easily. Weather appropriate clothing is suggested.
THIS TOUR DOES NOT TAKE PLACE ON MONDAYS BECAUSE THE SFORZESCO CASTLE & THE LAST SUPPER ARE CLOSED.