World Routes 2021

The 26th World Route Development Forum

Milan, Italy • 10 – 12 October 2021 |
Virtual • 18 – 20 October 2021

Complimentary Tours

Our hosts will provide delegates with a range of complimentary classic tours, offering you the chance to explore Milan.

Each tour will accommodate a limited number of guests, therefore an early booking is highly recommended if you do not want to miss this great opportunity.

All delegates will also have the chance to virtually visit Milan with the OpenCITY App. Using your Personal Registration Code (PRC), it will be possible for delegates to enjoy up to four virtual experiences. This single code is valid for three months from activation.

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Complimentary Classic Tours

Bus tour Milan

Milan Sightseeing Bus Tour 

This is a very comfortable and pleasant way to tour this amazing city with a "little bird's eye" view. Leaving from the “Castello Sforzesco”, the ancient fortress of the Lords of Milan, you will begin your trip through history and enjoy every little and picturesque corner this wonderful city can offer: its ramparts (the so called “Bastioni”), the ancient Spanish walls and city gates, its houses with their beautiful façades, the Darsena (the port of the city, now fun district for young people), the Retirement Home for Poor Musicians strongly wanted by Giuseppe Verdi, the majestic historic Milanese Cemetery (Cimitero Monumentale) opened in 1866, recalling the Père-Lachaise one in Paris and last, but not least, the new busy district of City Life with its futuristic skyscrapers and modern pieces of art.  Milan has actually been considered just as an industrial and financial centre so far but thanks to this relaxing but inspiring tour, you’ll appreciate its vivid variety and you’ll fall in love with it.

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Milan Tour New City

Walking Tour: The New City 

The new “Milan District” includes the areas of Isola, Porta Nuova and Varesine. It is a former industrial site, degraded for years, then transformed into a glamorous district, thanks to the great joint efforts of different architectural firms that participated in the project. They didn’t only take care of building skyscrapers or houses, but they also showed a deep sensitivity towards the “green” philosophy: they created a park full of trees and built the “Vertical Forest”, which won the Highrise award as the best skyscraper in the world. A vibrant Milan, to fully enjoy thanks to this special tour!

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Old City tour

Walking Tour: The Old Town

A pleasant walk from the Castle, a fortress dating back to the 1400s, along a pedestrian street with lots of wonderful shops - a big temptation for your shopping -, up to the medieval “Piazza dei Mercanti” (Merchants Square). From here it is already possible to have a glance at the impressive Duomo, the wonderful Cathedral, and admire its majesty and the incredible number of statues decorating it. Nearby, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II stretches out: an elegant, covered passage full of historic cafes and restaurants, which will lead you right in front of the famous Scala Theatre, the dream of artists from all over the world. The walk continues through the characteristic streets of the Brera District: an absolute must-see of the city!

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Complimentary Virtual Tours & Experiences: A New Way to Explore Milan

You are the protagonist with the OpenCITY App!

The key that opens all city gates. You can discover the most amazing corners of Milan and its secrets. Thanks to innovative technologies of augmented reality, geo-fencing and geolocation, you will live a unique experience!

Walking Tours

Walking Tours 

Thematic routes, with the tips and recommendations of some important experts like Vittorio Sgarbi, art critic, Enrico Derflingher, executive chef, Fulvio Bugani, photographer and Leica ambassador in Italy, and Maria Canella, professor of history of costumes.

Choose the tour you like among Art, Culture, History, Food, Fashion, Photography, Nature, according to your passions and interests. You’ll enjoy a very surprising Milan and you’ll be the protagonist of a unique experience thanks to a very unconventional way to tour and enjoy the city. You will manage the route autonomously, having the chance to interrupt it or listen to it repeatedly. Even at home!

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An absolutely innovative way to experience a great Adventure throughout unexpected and amazing places and routes in the city.

Just like in a movie, you’ll be the protagonist of some “challenges with Enigmas”, tracking the mysteries and secrets to reveal, virtually accompanied by the Guardians and the Phoenix, the creator of an ancient and mysterious Order.

You can choose the challenge that fascinates you the most, the closest to your passions: Art, Culture, History, Mystery, Food, Fashion, Sports, Fantasy, Love. Every time it will be an experience to remember and talk about. Above all, you'll enjoy and discover the city as you've never done before.

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