Manzoni's Milan: I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed)

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Immerse yourself in Milanese Culture of 1820 by exploring the Green Side of Milan through the eyes of Manzoni while seeking inspiration to write The Betrothed!

In this unique walking tour, you will traverse the same streets the author walked in his lifetime, such as Porta Venezia and Via Alessandro Manzoni, places that inspired him to the point that even Renzo, the protagonist of the novel, will follow this itinerary!

Are you ready to experience the most literary and naturalistic side of Milan?


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

  • Languages
    English, Italian

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  • Explore the streets where Manzoni used to stroll

  • Uncover real facts about the writer, his character, and his life

  • Gain a deep understanding of the novel The Betrothed - I Promessi Sposi


It's 1820 and you're 36.

You’re in an artistic and identity crisis and you’re running out of money. Breaking through as an author is difficult due to corruption and competitiveness. 

You're unsatisfied and unhappy.

Old to produce a masterpiece.

You feel bad: nightmares, stress and distraction are in your daily life. Worst of all you have no creative ideas. 

You want to write the Best Historical Novel of Italian Literature: Promessi Sposi.


Experience's route

Starting point Chiesa di San Carlo al Lazzaretto
Largo Fra Paolo Bellintani, 1, 20124 Milano MI, Italia
Finish point Crossing between Via Meravigli and Via Santa Maria Segreta
Via Meravigli, 1, 20123 Milano MI, Italia

Places you will visit


It will take you

60-90 mins

You will walk

4860 steps

Total distance

3.7 km

  • Play on weekdays during working hours to avoid large crowds
  • Pause, continue exploring at your own pace or replay at any time.
  • Cross the street carefully
  • Game ends in another place than it starts
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Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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25 Mar 2023

Federico Ravedoni

23 Mar 2023

Luigia Alberti

19 Mar 2023

giulia donardi

15 Mar 2023
Molto interessante e ben strutturato! Utile soprattutto per esplorare e conoscere gli aspetti nascosti della città

Arianna Righi

15 Mar 2023
bella la parte del Braille, much appreciated

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