Milan During WWII


Duration: 3 Hours
Pick up & drop off (hotel)


After 1943, during World War II (1939–45), the city was occupied by the Germans, and Milan became the capital of the resistance. The city was liberated by Italian partisans before the Allies arrived in April 1945. Benito Mussolini’s dead body was famously displayed in Piazzale Loreto in Milan in the same month.

Activity details


THE AMAZING WALK his tour reveals the locations of some of the most important events of the 20th Century. Our guests will find the scars of war on the most important monuments of Milano, from the Duomo to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele to the Scala Opera House. They’ll enter an air shelter unknown to the thousands of people that every day walk the Duomo square and enter the metro line. This tour reveals the true story behind Piazzale Loreto and what happened during the last days of Mussolini.
This is a tour perfect for customization. We can design the tour around history of fascism in Italy, from the very beginning to the end, we can also build tours dedicated to the Jewish history of Milan and the Shoah.

You will take a taxi back to your accommodation at the end of the tour

Starting from: 400€ 
Contact us for more info about pricing

The costs above are for 1 english speaking guide for the duration of the tour.
They don’t include entrance tickets, lunk, drinks nor gratuities.
Prices van vary according to the month and availability.

RomePrivateExcursions offers a very flexible cancellation policy, in case of arrival problems due to COVID, we are willing to offer a 100% refund (Colosseum and Vatican tickets are on the other hand never refundable).

  • Visit the must-do sites of Milan city center
  • English Speaking walking guide.
  • Your guide will meet your at your accommodation and you will take a taxi to the first site.
  • Skip the line tickets (not included in the cost)
  • Duomo AREA
  • Scala Opera House – from the outside
  • Opera and Castle from the outside
  • Piazzale Loreto, where Mussolini was hanged

Your guide will meet your at your accommodation in town and together you will take a taxi (taxi ride cost on you) to the first site to explore and from there you will start the 3 hour walking tour.

No deposit required!

We accept payments in Traveler Cheques in Euro or USD. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents. We also accept credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard – No American Express) at the time of the booking, or at the end of each tour/transfer. Please note that if payments are operated with credit cards the total cost of the tour will be increased by 10 %.

We do not accept payments via credit card for amounts below 350 euros. If the payment is made with a credit card at the end of the tour/transfer you will be required to sign an one time payment authorization form, provided by us. If payment is made with a wire transfer the total cost will be increased by 10 %. If you decide to pay in cash you will be asked to pay your driver at the beginning or at the end of the tour/transfer. The Total will be indicated in your final contract.

If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents.
Tickets to the Vatican and the Colosseum can be pre-purchased through us and the day of the tour your driver will hand them to you for a better and more efficient service.
Please note that the Colosseum tickets and the Vatican tickets are not refundable, beyond the terms stated, not even in case of the cancellation of your trip.


On these tours you will be on foot only with a walking guide and not with a private driver, who will meet your at your accommodation and and will spend with you the entire duration of the tour.

Not included:

  • Gratuities (recommended)


  • Walking: intense – 3 hours on foot
  • Duomo cathedral is 8 Euro pp;
  • Duomo pass with Elevator pp;
  • Radio is 5 Euro mandatory for group of 5 people minimum.
  • PUBLIC transportation cost from your hotel IS NOT INCLUDED.

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