Free walking tour in Milan – Sant’Ambrogio Milano and Santa Maria delle Grazie

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Not only Duomo. A free walking tour in Milan to admire Sant’Ambrogio Milano and Santa Maria delle Grazie

MilanoCard, the local city pass of Milan, in cooperation with MoschinoVideo provide you a new free walking tour to do in Milan to discover the unknow places of the city.

We will start by suggesting a visit to Sant’Ambrogio, the church dedicated to the patron saint of Milan. The church has a wonderful portico where you can admire the façade, the classical Romanesque façade with the shape of a hut, symbolizing the poverty of the church.

Inside the basilica there is something peculiar, it is Moses’ grass snake, that we can see on our left when entering. It is told to have come from the stick that Moses used during the flight from Egypt of the Jewish people.

Then it is said that when the end of the world and Apocalypse come, the snake will appear in the centre of the apocalyptic scenery.

We are now leaving Sant’Ambrogio and, walking along Corso Magenta, we will reach Santa Maria delle Grazie. Santa Maria delle Grazie is extremely famous because in the refectory of the convent, it cherishes ‘L’ultima Cena’ (‘The Last Supper’) painted by Leonardo da Vinci. Ludovico il Moro, who wanted this church to be built as the burial place for his family, employed Leonardo da Vinci so that he would decorate the place where the friars ate their meals.

There are various Da Vinci Codes and they are manuscripts that the great genius wrote, concerning different branches of engineering, art, hydraulics. In Milan two ‘Codici da Vinci’ are kept: the Codice Atlantico, which is in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana and the Codice Trivulziano which is in Castello Sforzesco.

Another great genius who collaborated to the construction of Santa Maria delle Grazie was Donato Bramante. Donato Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci worked side by side on what was going to be the sacristy of the church and that is now called Bramante’s sacristy. Coming out of Santa Maria delle Grazie it is nice to look at the back of the church, which is an example of Lombard gothic of the 1500s.

Video post realized by MoschinoVideo official partner of MilanTourismPoint

You can do this tour by yourself, otherway if you prefer, you will be guided by professional tourist guides of Milan! BOOK NOW at:

                                   What can you do in this area with MilanoCard ?

With MilanoCard you have FREE ADMISSION ON TUESDAYS to the Treasure of Sant’Ambrogio! Every other day with MilanoCard, – 50%.

Buy-the-milanocard   In the beautiful “Treasure of Saint Ambrose” you will find paintings, mosaics, tapestries, marble, clothes and other precious objects.

Would you like to visit The Last Supper at Santa Maria delle Grazie?

With MilanoCard you can book the visit to the Last Supper and save 6,50 €! Ask more info at

Would you like to visit the Bramante’s Sacristy? With MilanoCard you have -20% every day and on Monday -35% !

More info here !

Don’t miss the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana: the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana possesses paintings from the world’s most important artists, such as Tiziano, Bramantino, Botticelli and many more!

With MilanoCard : -13% every day  – on Wednesday -33%

Don’t miss the FREE WELCOME WALKS offered by MilanoCard

BANNER_ENGMilanoCard offers free Welcome Walks to all the MilanoCard’s holders!
You will be guided by young students that will suggest you the most important things to see in Milan.
The 45 minutes tour (4 days a week, in english or italian) starts from Palazzo Reale, then you will see the Duomo Cathedral and walk through the elegant Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and reach Piazza Scala Theatre.

Enjoy your tour of Milan!


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