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Things to See in Milan
When in Milan, there are a few things you ‘must’ do. Take in the imposing presence of the Duomo from afar, check out its beautiful interior, and climb the roof to see the gargoyles from up close! Milan’s splendor doesn’t stop at the Duomo, though.
Da Vinci’s The Last Supper is one of the most famous paintings in the world. And it’s right here in Milan! The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie houses the masterpiece. Definitely worth a visit!
Milan has activities and sights for everyone. Art and history buffs will love the museums, filled to the brim with classical and modern art, while compulsive shoppers and aspiring fashion designers will want to spend a day or two exploring the gallerias, designer stores and malls!
One thing we know for sure: Milan will not disappoint you! The city center isn’t that large, so exploring the city is fun and convenient. Use Milans modern public transport system to give those weary feet a bit of well-deserved respite!
At the end of a busy day, visit one of the many bars for Aperitivo: the ‘art’ of drinking/having a bite before you go out to dinner! Drinks and snacks will be cheaper during this authentic Italian ‘happy hour’. But the fun doesn’t stop there. If you still have some energy to spare, we recommend discovering Milan’s vibrant nightlife.
On a clear day, you can see the snowy caps of the Alps from the Duomo roof!
The symbol of Milan. This grand cathedral towers over the city with its countless white marble spires.
- The Last Supper
Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting of Jesus and his disciples during their final meal together. Located inside the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
- Teatro alla Scala
One of the world’s most famous opera houses. Not that special from the outside, but the main building’s interiors are simply breathtaking.
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Italy’s oldest shopping mall. It houses many expensive shops and designer stores. Beautiful iron-and-glass roof!
- Castello Sforzesco
Very pretty renaissance castle. Beautiful gardens, courtyards and towers – and the often-overlooked ‘final sculpture’ by Michaelangelo.
- Stadio San Siro/Guiseppe Meazza
Home of Milan’s two largest football clubs: AC Milan and Inter Milan. Although they share the grounds, there is a fierce rivalry between the two teams. Take a guided tour, or visit the museum.
- Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
Science museum. You’ll need more than a couple of hours to explore this interactive experience. Great for families with children.