Milan from Giuseppe Verdi to Gualtiero Marchesi

A pleasant walking tour dedicated to the beauty of classic and opera music as well as fine arts! Milan is well-known for Alla Scala Opera House and Giuseppe Verdi Rest Home.
You will discover the history about these two important monuments, still today seats of culture and you enjoy a “precious” lunch, based on the famous gold and saffron risotto, a worldwide recipe by Chef Gualtiero Marchesi

Meeting with a private fully-licensed tourist guide in Milan. The tour starts at Giuseppe Verdi Rest Home, an eclectic-style building planned by Camillo Boito and desidered by the well-known composer from Busseto. There you will admire some music rooms and its large hall, in which some instruments, photos and Verdi’s and his wife’s personal objects are kept, and you will visit its crypt with their graves, an allegoric mosaic work by Lodovico Pogliaghi. Then from the monument portraying “The Swan from Busseto” by Enrico Butti, on to Piazza Duomo.

Your itinerary follows the history of the places and characters of the opera world starting from Palazzo Reale, the first seat appointed to the Opera and where the operas by Wolfang Amadeus Mozart were staged. You will get through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the meeting place of singers and musicians since its opening, and you will reach the Teatro dei Filodrammatici where Giuseppe Verdi’s first real Milan début took place. Then you will walk to Piazza della Scala, where you can “breathe” the atmosphere surrounding Alla Scala Opera House, one of the best-known in the world. After your visit to the Alla Scala Opera House Museum, you will have a lunch based on the famous gold and saffron risotto, a famous recipe by Chef Gualtiero Marchesi, at the Alla Scala foyer.

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  • A private guided tour (3 hours) to Milan
  • The Alla Scala Opera House
  • Giuseppe Verdi Rest Home
  • Private objects and instruments belonged to Giuseppe Verdi
  • A tasting based on the well-known recipe by Gualtiero Marchesi
  • A dish of risotto with gold and saffron
  • The fashion district


  • The rate includes: a licensed tourist guide (3 hours’ length), admission tickets to the museums, lunch (3 courses, beverages included), underground tickets


The meeting point with the tourist guide or the private driver will usually take place in the lobby of the Client’s hotel if it is in THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF THE CITY WHERE THE TOUR STARTS. Please, let us know the name of your hotel.

In case the Client’s accommodation is distant from the historical centers or if you come from other departure places, different meeting points will be communicated after the confirmation of the tour.


Private tour
Intolerances or allergies must be communicated on your booking.


In case of cancellation of the reservation made by the buyer on the site, Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will apply the following terms:

• Up to 21 working days prior to the start of the activity: full refund of the service paid by the buyer;
• From 20 to 10 working days prior to the start of the activity: 50% refund of the price paid;
• From 9 to 0 days prior to the beginning of the activity or non-use by the buyer of the service: no refund.

For counting the days the following rules apply:
• The day of the activity is not counted;
• The days begin at 00.00 and end at 24.00 hours in the time zone in force in Italy (GMT +1).

The reimbursement by Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will be made within 30 working days by crediting the credit card used.
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