Best of Milan by Night with Rooftop Aperitivo and Appetizers

Best of Milan by Night with Rooftop Aperitivo and Appetizers

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Tour Highlights

  • See Milan Cathedral, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Scala Theatre and Sforza Castle as day turns to night
  • Indulge in a rooftop ‘aperitivo’ at a top Milan venue with views of Milan Cathedral and the city's historic centre
  • Commentary from an expert, English-speaking guide
  • Small groups of no more than 15 people
  • Headsets when appropriate so you don't miss a word


See Milan through a local’s eyes with an evening tour of its top sights at the most evocative time of day. Enjoy the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Scala Theatre, Sforza Castle and Cathedral of Milan along with an ‘aperitivo’ (evening drink and appetizers) as you overlook the view from an elegant rooftop terrace.
Gran Canal in Milan Sunset

Milan Will Enchant You as the Sun Goes Down

Experience Milan’s most captivating sights on this dazzling evening stroll through the city’s famous streets and piazzas with captivating commentary from a local expert guide in an intimate group of no more than 15 people.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Entrance by Night

See the City's Most Spellbinding Sights

Your carefully planned route will pass the awe-inspiring Milan Cathedral and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, as well as the Brera District and world-renowned Scala Theatre. Admire the magnificence of Sforza Castle, former seat of the families that ruled Milan, with its battlements lit up under the evocative cover of night.

Aperitive by Night in Milan

An Evening Drink with a View

Delight in the dazzling local tradition of the ‘aperitivo’, or evening drink with appetizers, at an elegant rooftop terrace where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Milan Cathedral’s spires and the city’s historic center accompanied by a Prosecco or Spritz.

Tour Description

To start off the tour, you'll meet your guide in the heart of Milan, close to one of the most impressive Gothic cathedrals in Europe. On this Milan night tour, you’ll see the city’s best sites, in addition to sipping on a Spritz or glass of Prosecco as the sun goes down. The ‘aperitivo’ is one of Milan’s favorite pastimes - you’ll enjoy an evening drink with appetizers as you bask in the atmosphere at one of the city’s top venues. With stunning views over the Cathedral of Milan and the skyline of its historic center from a rooftop terrace, this is truly Milan at its finest.

Your first stop is Milan Cathedral. Often simply referred to as the ‘Duomo’, it is the second largest church in Italy after St. Peter’s. An impressive structure that took over 6 centuries to complete, its countless spires will leave you in awe. In his book ‘Innocents Abroad’, Mark Twain gave it a chapter of its own, describing it as “So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful!”

Our next stop is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a dazzling 19th-century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafés, it is often called the ‘Drawing Room of Milan’ for its importance as a common meeting point.

Passing through the gallery, we arrive at Piazza della Scala, the square which houses the world-renowned Scala Theatre, which has been Milan’s Opera House since 1778. Some of the greatest musicians, singers, and composers in history have performed here, most notably Giuseppe Verdi, whose famous operas such as Falstaff often premiered on its influential stage.

Next, you’ll go through the Brera District. Rich in historic buildings, literary cafés, restaurants, and fashionable bars, this area has long been home to artists and intellectuals alike. Winding picturesque streets will lead you north to Sforza Castle, where your guide will tell bewitching tales of this medieval castle and fortress, once the residence of Milan’s ruling family. Now, it houses several of the city's museums and art collections. At night, the battlements are awash in rays of evocative light, making it the perfect ending note in the symphony that is the city of Milan.

Take this opportunity to combine Milan’s best with the unrepeatable chance to enjoy an ‘aperitivo’ in true Milanese style. You’ll see why this fashionable and dynamic city takes so much of the Italian limelight.

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What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or less
  • Rooftop ‘aperitivo’ (with finger food and 1 drink included)
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Rooftop terrace overlooking Milan Cathedral and the historic city center
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Milan Cathedral (from outside)
  • Brera District
  • Scala Theatre (from outside)
  • Sforza Castle (from outside)


  • When can I cancel a booking?

    On tours cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund. For tours cancelled less than 72 hours before scheduled departure time, we are unable to offer refunds. Instead we suggest that customers reschedule their tour for another time more convenient for them.

  • When can I make a amendment to a booking?

    Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.

  • Is an advanced booking necessary or can I just show up at the meeting point?

    We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.

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