Our guides have always accompanied Italian and foreign students in the discovery of the city, talking about its history and art, and explaining monuments and important sites.
Some of the following itineraries are available for students of every level and type and are differentiated only by the ways in which the contents are conveyed. Other itineraries, to the contrary, have been deliberately created by keeping the ministerial programmes and the students’ curricula in mind.
Our proposals concern the tours for which there is highest demand, but the didactic section of the CGM is available to make arrangements to find the ideal solutions for your students.
DISCOVER MILAN IN A DAY
The knowledge of the city through a full day itinerary which, in addition to the most important monuments – the Duomo, the Galleria, the La Scala theatre and the Sforza Castle – may include the Porta Nuova district, which epitomises the new metropolis.
For many centuries, our cathedral has aroused admiration and wonder due to its size and decoration. During the tour we will tell you about its century-long history, from the times of the Visconti family to today, without overlooking the fascination of the archaeological excavations and the roof terraces above, with their forest of spires and breathtaking view.
RED VELVET. ENJOYING THE BOXES AND THE MUSEUM AT LA SCALA
The captivating history of the world’s most famous theatre, told in a tour full of anecdotes and curiosities, without overlooking architecture, history of art and music, of course!
The city’s most famous museum gives young visitors the possibility of discovering works, artists, subjects, and artistic techniques, all explained in a language suitable to the age of the visitors. From Mantegna to Boccioni, art thus becomes a very fascinating experience.
THE RENAISSANCE AT THE COURT OF THE SFORZAS
The Last Supper,Santa Maria delle Grazie and San Maurizio. The most significant Renaissance sites, which testify to the “Maniera Moderna” and to the artistic culture at the court of Ludovico Sforza, are concentrated in the Corso Magenta area.
Chiaravalle and Viboldone offer historic and suggestive atmospheres. They are easy to reach but protected from the chaos of the city, and are the ideal places to tell the history of the Cistercian and Humiliati religious orders, and to evoke the lives and habits of the monks within the silence of the cloisters.
FOR THE YOUNGER ONES
(ages 6/11, duration approximately 120 minutes)
EGYPT AND ITS MYSTERIES
Mummies, papyruses and pharaohs. A great civilisation on the shores of the River Nile.
We shall reveal the secrets of the Sphinx in the Egyptian section of the Sforza Castle museum.
LEARN ABOUT THE EMPIRE
Milan as a capital: the city, its culture and its customs at the time of the Romans.
An itinerary to discover Mediolanum, from the archaeological museum with the large model of the ancient city, to the Basilica of San Lorenzo.
A DIVE INTO THE MIDDLE AGES
We will evoke the atmospheres of Mediaeval Milan by following the streets which carry the names of the corporations, imagining merchants under the arcades and entering churches: the basilica of Sant’Ambrogio or the great building site of the Duomo.
FOR THE OLDER ONES
(ages 12/18, duration approximately 120 minutes)
PAGES FROM MANZONI
From the area of the bread riots to the Lazzaretto, Renzo’s whereabouts in Milan:searching for the city of The Betrothed, through the areas of today’s city.
DON LISANDER’S PLACES
Casa Manzoni is definitely a must to reconstruct the owner’s private life and his experience as a man of letters. The itinerary includes the church of San Fedele and a walk to Piazza Cordusio.
20TH CENTURY MILAN
Paintings and sculptures in the rooms of the Museo del Novecento: an itinerary which begins from Pellizza da Volpedo’s The Fourth Estate all the way to the provocative works of the 1960s, through realism and abstraction, line, form and colour. A walk among the modern buildings in the immediate surroundings may complete the itinerary.