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On this literary tour of Milan, we'll discover the places of inspiration for several famous writers and the settings that appear in novels such as A Farewell to Arms or L'indifferenza dell'assassino – ideal for literature lovers!

On this literary tour of Milan, we'll discover the places of inspiration for several famous writers and the settings that appear in novels such as A Farewell to Arms or L'indifferenza dell'assassino – ideal for literature lovers!

Milan Literary Tour

At the indicated time, we'll meet by the Columns of San Lorenzo to begin this literary tour of Milan. Verses, prose, and historical notes will be the star of this tour designed for avid readers!

During the tour, we'll explore the corners of the city that have inspired authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Eugenio Montale, and Alessandro Manzoni. We'll reveal all their connections with the capital of Lombardy!

While walking through Milan, we'll learn about the interesting life of Antonio Boggia, a murderer who was the last person to be condemned to death in Italy. We'll explain how this story inspired Maurizio Cucchi to write his book L'indifferenza dell'assassino ("The Indifference of the Murderer"). We'll also come across a plaque in honor of Alessandro Manzoni, one of the representatives of Italian Romanticism.

Afterwards, we'll dive into the novel A Farewell to Arms, by the famous Hemingway, and contemplate the places frequented by the protagonist of this book. Did you know that it was published during the Wall Street Crash of 1929? And, that it was banned in Italy until after World War II because of its anti-fascist references? You'll also discover what role the writer Fernanda Pivano played in this story!

Finally, we'll learn about the life of the poet Eugenio Montale. After a 2-hour tour, we'll say our goodbyes on Via Brera, near a bar that was frequented by many intellectuals in the 20th century.

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Price

Adults Children 1-10 Children under 1
US$ 30.40
US$ 10.90
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 30.40
  • Children 1-10

    US$ 10.90
  • Children under 1

    Free

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Italian.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Italian.

Included

English and Italian–speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Columns of San Lorenzo

Via Brera, 32

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Where does the activity end?

Via Brera, 32