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Bronze Faces and other stories in Milan

Go hunting for sculptures in the streets of Milan. Plastic forms of mysterious elegance dominated the squares and open spaces of all of Milan. This tour will give you an unusual opportunity to observe works and artists in the streets and squares of Milan, but also an opportunity to tell how public art has changed in the last two hundred years. With the twentieth century, the meanings have changed, as the idea of the square as a public place has changed and politicians, intellectuals or heroes proud of the Risorgimento have added monuments that are less and less easy to understand, often obscure references to the complexity of our time. An example is the obscure Mère Ubu in front of the Palazzo del Senato, the monument to the Minguzzi Carabinieri weapon in Piazza Diaz, the Pomodoro Sole in Piazza Meda or the "invisible" sculptures of the Consagra in via Mercanti, up to -Discussed Cattelan's middle finger in Piazza Affari, a clear sign of a provocation.

per adult from

$125

AUD

Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Small group limited to a maximum of 15 people
    What's excluded :
    • pick up and drop off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milan Italy

    Piazza del Duomo ("Cathedral Square") is the main piazza (city square) of Milan. It is named after, and dominated by, the Milan Cathedral (the Duomo). The piazza marks the center of the city, both in a geographic sense and an artistic, cultural, and social point of view. Rectangular in shape, with an overall area of 17,000 m2 (about 183,000 sq ft), the piazza includes some of the most important buildings of Milan, as well some of the most prestigious commercial activities, and it is by far the foremost tourist attraction of the city.

    Pass By: Edificio per uffici di Piazza Meda, Piazza Meda, 20123 Milan Italy

    Piazza Meda is popular because of the presence of two important attraction.
    The “Solar Wheel” (“Ruota Solare”), located in Piazza Meda, is charming thanks to the contrast between metallic sheen and grassy green.
    The office building in Piazza Meda is a clear example of the practice of adapting rationalist architecture to the city and to the tastes of the bourgeoisie.

    Pass By: Monumento Ai Carabinieri, Piazza Diaz, 20100 Milan Italy

    The steel sculpture represents an inflamed grenade, symbol of the Carabinieri weapon. About ten meters high and thirteen tons heavy, the statue was commissioned to the author in 1972. It was placed in Diaz square on December 3, 1981. The monument was inaugurated on Sunday 13 December 1981 by Giovanni spadolini, then President of the Council.

    Pass By: Palazzo del Senato, Via Senato 10, 20121 Milan Italy

    The Palazzo del Senato is a Baroque architecture palace in central Milan. Presently it serves as the Archive of the State (Archivio di Stato), and is located on Via Senato 10.
    It has had many different uses - from Collegio Elvetico in 1608 to the seat of the Austrian government in 1787 - and the Palazzo del Senato. It has large courtyards and a modern, functional design.

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza Duca d'Aosta, 20124 Milano MI, Italy
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Semi Private Tour
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by ROMAETRAVEL

Activity ID: V-12855P130

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