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Milan boasts one of the most cosmopolitan cultures in Italy - its rich artistic history laid the foundations upon which fashion and design could flourish. Here are some of the city's highlights, whether you're looking for art, history, or simply want to go home looking a little more stylish!

Santa Maria delle Grazie

We'd forgive you for thinking this church's appeal lay in its clash of Gothic and Renaissance styles, but it also just happens to be the home of Leonardo da Vinci's famous Last Supper!

The Last Supper

Fun fact: Da Vinci's genius may have been indisputable, but he lacked experience painting frescoes. The work began to deteriorate soon after completion, so go see it before it's too late!

Teatro alla Scala

Also simply known as La Scala, Milan's opera house has played host to some of the greatest singers and musicians of the past 250 years. Its world-beating reputation remains intact today!

Photo: lizadaly@ Flickr (CC-By-2.0)

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Few of the city's other historic attractions are considered as high a credit card risk as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – one of the world's oldest and best shopping malls!

Milan Cathedral (Duomo)

Italy's largest church looms over Milan's main square, heavily adorned with ominous sculptures right up to the gilded bronze "Madonnina" on top of its main spire.

Sforza Castle

The Sforza Castle was one of the largest in Europe. Today it's home to important museums such as the Museum of Ancient Art and the Museum of Musical Instruments.

Duomo Square (Piazza del Duomo)

Stretching over 17,000 square meters, Milan's duomo square has room not only for the city's vast cathedral, but many other top attractions, like the Royal Palace.

Photo: Olivier Bruchez @Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Brera Picture Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera)

Milan's Brera Picture Gallery boasts some of Italy's most significant paintings, with works by Raphael, Titian, and Caravaggio on display.

San Siro Stadium

Tour the grounds of AC Milan's famous San Siro stadium, which has hosted not only some of soccer's defining moments, but also musical greats from Bob Marley to Bob Dylan!

Navigli District

The historic Navigli district takes its name from the ancient canals that once connected the city. It's also home to some of the best restaurants for traditional Milanese cuisine!

Planning Your Milan Visit

When to go?

Milan is a year-round destination that doesn't really deal with peak seasons. Instead, it offers a wealth of events and exhibitions, so check the programs at its theaters and museums before you book your trip. If you're interested in Fashion Week, you have two to choose from! The autumn/winter collections are flaunted in February and March, and spring/summer in September and October.

How many days?

You could see most of Milan's key places of interest within a couple of days, but consider a long weekend if you want to shop or mellow out a little longer in its dynamic culture.

How to get around?

Driving in Milan can be a hair-raising experience! Fortunately it has an incredibly easy-to-use public transportation network. Tickets for its metro, bus, and tram routes must be bought prior to boarding. They must then be validated at the metro turnstiles or red boxes on board the buses and trams. The city also has a bike sharing scheme in place. More information can be found at

Good to Know

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    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
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  • Best time to visit
    Spring or summer

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What People Are Saying About Milan

Great service to see this one off masterpiece

Definitely recommend using this service. Having our reservation in advance took all the stress and uncertainty out of our visit. We had a 1pm viewing, so arrived in the area about 45 minutes before (to have a look around). Our representative arrived to give us our Duomo tickets. We then took our printed vouchers to the ticket office to get our entry tickets. There is a reception room to wait for your slot (be there at least 15 minutes before your time as they are prompt). Groups are let in and given 15 minutes to view the painting. It was larger than expected and very interesting. You can take photos with camera/phones but NO FLASH. Well worth it.
The Last Supper & Milan Cathedral Museum Tickets Reviewed by Amanda, 10/25/2016

Excellent tour. Audio information excellent and easy to use.

I and other purchasers wasted a lot of time because the pickup spot information did not specify the "GROUP" "PRIORITY" window at TicketOffice 1. The cashier was very helpful, and informed me the cathedral interior was closed for the morning and that I should just keep the audio guide and use all day. Very helpful tip!
Milan Duomo and Terraces Ticket with Audio Guide Reviewed by Virginia, 10/24/2016

Overall it is a well-organized activity, but too many customers.

Overall it is a well-organized activity, but there were too many passengers in the tour and the coach is full. It is difficult for 1 guide to look after so many customers.

A day of magnificent views... enjoyed every minute.

Obviously, the weather is a big influence on any trip and unfortunately October is mostly cold and rainy here, it would be breathtaking in the Summer I imagine. However, I cannot fault the guide or the trip otherwise. Valentina was from collection very informative with facts about Milan as we left the city to the ferry and its journey around Como and the mountains. Bellagio was very pretty but has a lot of steps, something for older people to consider, great lunch there. Loved Switzerland but it is expensive so make sure you have lunch earlier in the day. Would have liked a bit more time to see Como itself, my only negative. Thank you Valentina for a great day, entertaining and taking care of us tourists and all of Lake Como's spectacular views. :)

An excellent way to become acquainted with Milan.

During the day we used all three open top bus routes which covered most of the city. Even in October the buses were frequent and provided a clean efficient service, some with head set commentary and other with guides, who on our tours were excellent and informative. Well worth the mney. This could then be followed up by specific visits to sights as required

Based on 1,775 reviews by GetYourGuide customers