The organizing Committee designed sightseeing tours especially for Congress participants, spouses and partners. Special registration is required. All tours will include tourist guide, entrance tickets. Information on time for departure will be available at the registration desk.
Cultural tour C1 – Saint Ambrose Basilica . The canals district
Monday 3 July, afternoon, 3-hour walking tour
One of the most beautiful romanesque churches in Northern Italy, Saint Ambrose basilica was founded by the bishop Ambrose, patron saint of Milan, in 386. The tour will continue passing by the park of the Basilicas (Saint Laurence with the 16 roman colomns of the II cent AD and Saint Eustorgio Basilica with the remains of the Wise Men). From there we’ll head to the ancient port of Milan, la Darsena, and the two Navigli (canals) entering some of the old houses’ courtyards. That area is one of the favorites by the milanese for the aperitivo, and it’s a great place where to end the visit and relax sitting outside enjoying the view to the waterways.
Included: entrance fees at the Saint Ambrose Basilica, headphone set, english guide.
Cultural tour C2 – The Cathedral , Santa Maria presso San Satiro , The Ambrosiana Museum and Library
Tuesday 4 July, morning, 3-hour walking tour
This tour includes the visit of the cathedral inside, the Renaissance church of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, designed by Donato Bramante, one of the greatest architects of the Renaissance, and the Ambrosiana painting gallery, focusing on the main masterpieces (the basket of fruit by Caravaggio, Botticelli’s Madonna of the Pavilion, Titian’s Adoration of the Wise Men, Raphael’s drawing of the School of Athen, Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The musician”, and Da Vinci’s manuscript, the Codex Atlanticus.
Included: entrance fees at the Cathedral, the Ambrosiana Museum & Library, Santa Maria Presso San Satiro, headphone set, english guide.
Cultural tour C3 – The “Renaissance unveiled” tour, UNIQUE OFFER for 20 persons maximum
Wednesday 5 July, afternoon, 2-hour walking tour
This tour includes the visit of the church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, the “Sixtine chapel” of Milan, with one of the most beautiful cycle of Renaissance paintings in Lombardy,
and the famous Da Vinci’s Last Supper at Santa Maria delle Grazie church.
Included : Last Supper tickets with guided tour in the museum, entrance at San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, headphone set, english guide.