Day 1 Milan Cathedral
Guests for this tour will meet at the Milan Cathedral, called the Duomo, one of the largest and most famous cathedrals in the world. We will be able to skip the lines to get inside this highly popular destination. Our licensed, English-speaking tour guide will teach us about the cathedral's interesting little quirks and curiosities, like the sundial trail, a meridian line that runs through the church's center; the Ritual of the Holy Nail; and the story of the Apostle St. Bartholomew, who was skinned alive. After exploring the ground level interior of the cathedral, we will take an elevator up to the exterior terraces (however, we will not be able to skip the line). After just 50 steps, we will feel like we have Milan at our feet. We will have time to take memorable pictures of the spires, the shining skyscrapers, and the iconic medieval towers. We will be able to closely examine the incredible sculptures placed around the cathedral, which depict saints, mysterious animals, monsters, and other peculiar subjects. After we have explored the Duomo, we will end the tour by enjoying sweet Italian gelato (only from April to October) and a surprise ritual to top things off.