Today we wanted to share with you a fabulous list of places to see and things to do in the famous fashion capital of Milan!
In addition to visiting the Duomo and going on a shopping spree, there are plenty of hidden corners to discover and a wide variety of cultural activities to do…
Follow us around Milan as we discover the most unexpected and memorable sites that the city has to offer… Here are 25 great things you can do in Milan!
See Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” located in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Don’t forget to book your visit in advance!
Discover the romantic district of Navigli, a spectacular and lively location best visited at night.
Before stopping for dinner, go for a walk along the canals and admire the reflection of the houses on the water.
When walking around Navigli, stop to visit Vicolo dei Lavandai, a charming little street where the women of Milan used to go to wash their clothes up until the 1950’s.
You cannot leave Milan without seeing the Duomo, the city’s imposing cathedral. The view from the roof is quite spectacular!
Happy hour is a true Milanese tradition. Young locals use it as an excuse to meet up after work and eat together. Don’t be afraid to imitate them!
Stop and admire the beautiful columns in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo.
Go for a walk in Porta Garibaldi, a spectacular district filled with skyscrapers and futuristic structures.
Spend a couple of hours at the Pinacoteca di Brera, the main public gallery of Milan where you can see remarkable works of art and famous Italian paintings such as “The Kiss” by Francesco Hayez.
Go shopping at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the oldest shopping malls in the world.
This Milanese Galleria is a beautiful space where many locals like to spend their free time – it’s a great place for eating, drinking, shopping or just handing out.
Have a cappuccino at a café near Piazza Mercanti, an important square in the centre of Milan.
Even if you’re not a fan of Inter Milan, if you love football, a tour around the San Siro Stadium can be quite spectacular.
You must try a slice of Panettone, a typical Milanese dessert.
Although more popular at Christmas, at Pasticceria Marchesi they serve it all year round.
Relax and enjoy a picnic near the Arch of Peace in the Sempione Park.
Visit the Sacred Heart University built within the walls of the St. Ambrose Abbey. While there, go for a walk around the Giardino delle Vergini.
Saturdays and Sundays are for wondering around the stalls of the Fiera di Senigallia, a popular flea market where you can find all sorts of trinkets.
Visit the Church of San Satiro. Notice how the painting behind the altar makes the space seem bigger than it actually is.
Watch the famous film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Cinema Mexico.
Go for a walk around the Monumental Cemetery.
Because of its high number of artistic tombs, locals often call it an “open air museum”.
Enjoy innovative exhibitions, and participate in conferences and art events at Triennale, Milan’s contemporary art museum.
Elegance, extravagance and luxuary – stroll down Via Monte Napoleone if you wish to see some of the city’s most fashionable high-end boutiques and stores.
Try the famous “Schnitzel“, a popular traditional dish that can be found in both the Milanese and Viennese cuisines.
Head over to Piazza Affari, a beautiful square that also happens to be the headquarters of the Milan stock exchange.
Here you will also find Cattelan’s famous sculpture “The Middle Finger“.
If you travel in April, don’t miss the “Milan Design Week” – 7 days of extravagant events, most of which are free. Don’t miss them!
Organize a party on one of Milan’s orange emblematic trams!
If you have time, plan a day trip to Lake Como. You will not be disappointed!