Learn about Milan’s leading role in World War II, the rise of power of Benito Mussolini, the German occupation, resistance, and more on a WWII history tour with an Expert Guide. Follow the trail of Allied bombings in Milan.

  • See Milan during World War II with a 5-Star History Expert Guide
  • Learn about Benito Mussolini, Italian Fascism, and surrender
  • Hear the story of a forgotten hero, Pino Lella, who helped Jewish families escape Nazis
  • See iconic landmarks that were damaged by Allied bombings
  • Find out how the city rebuilt itself from its ashes after the war

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  • 2 Hours
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish
  • Walking tour
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Did you know that Benito Mussolini, the founder of the National Socialist Society, built his political career in Milan? Learn this and more interesting facts about Milan’s leading role on the political scene during World War II on a history tour with a Private Guide! Re-visit some of the darkest days in the history of Milan!

Choose the 2-hour option to discover the hidden traces of WWII in the historic center of Milan. Many people don’t realize that during the Second World War Milan was the most bombed city in Italy. On this tour you will see places that suffered extensive damage from Allied bombings, such as Teatro della Scala, the iconic Duomo and Royal Palace.

Your Local History Guide will tell you how the city managed to rebuild itself after the war, but also about the long lasting effect that the war had on Italians. You will hear the story behind the Carabinieri Monument and see the historic Hotel Regina, which served as headquarters to SS and SD, the paramilitary organization and intelligence agency of Nazi Germany. This tour will be full of interesting but shocking stories about World War II, Holocaust, and the many victims of war. See the dark side of beautiful Milan!

  • World War II History Private Walking Tour of Milan
  • History Expert Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice
  • A special route with places related to the history of World War II in Milan
  • Many historical facts about Mussolini, the Italian Fascist Party, Allied bombings, and more
  • Pickup from accommodation in Milan Old Town
  • Pickup from accommodation outside Milan Old Town

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the Statua di Giulio Ricordi, Largo Antonio Ghiringhelli, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

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What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information
  • Pickup service is available for accommodations / hotels in Milan Old Town. Please provide your full address when booking. The itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.
  • If you do not provide your address or your accommodation is more than 1,5 km away from the designated meeting point, the guide will meet you next to the Statua di Giulio Ricordi, Largo Antonio Ghiringhelli, 20121 Milano MI, Italy