Milan the capital of fashion and design a fast paced metropolitan with lots of things to see and do with great restaurants and nightlife for you to enjoy. In this article we’ll give you some great suggestions on places to see and things to do in Milan.
Where to Stay in Milan
What to do in Milan for first timers
1) Duomo di Milano in Piazza Duomo entry fee €12, make sure to go as this is fantastic and the views from the top over the city are incredible.
2) Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Italy’s oldest active shopping mall and a major landmark of Milan a fantastic architecture. Plus lots of shopping opportunity.
3) Museo del Novecento, cover the twenty century art and is located next door to the Duomo and with incredible views over the city, entry fee €5
4) other places to consider not far from piazza Duomo are “San Bernardino alle Ossa” and Piazza dei Mercanti the former medieval centre of Milan.
5) If you are a fan of the opera pop in to the Scala di Milano theatre. to get to it you just walk through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
6) The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie where you’ll find Leonardo Da Vinci’s world- famous fresco “The Last Supper” from the 15th century. This is something you don’t want to miss.
7) Castello Sforzesco located in Piazza Castello only 15 minutes walk from the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. In the Castello there are 8 museum and the fee for those are €10 or you can walk around the ground for free, worth a visit.
8) Next door to Castello Sforzesco there is Parco Sempione and inside the park you can visit the 108 meters high Branca tower named after the digestive liquor Fernet Branca, the tower has incredible views over Milan entry fee €5.
9) Visit the Navigli district, (Navigli in italian Canal) filled with great bars and restaurants, a fantastic place to spend the evening.
Other places you want to consider visiting, depending on the time you’ll have in Milan are Cimitero Monumentale, Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, Pinacoteca di Brera.
Shopping in Milan
If you have money to spare go to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, La Rinascente or Via Montenapoleone also known as the Quadrilatero d’Oro, filed with plenty of designer shops like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Armani and independent family shops. For more affordable shopping in Milan go to Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Via Torino or Corso Di Porta Ticinese.
How to get to Milan
Depending on your travel arrangements you can easily get to Milan via the 3 major airport Malpensa, Linate or Orio al Serio Bergamo, from here you can get a bus or a train connection to Milano Centrale. If you are travelling by train you can get regular fast train with Italo (https://www.italotreno.it/en) or Freccia Rossa (https://www.trenitalia.com) from anywhere in Italy.