Milan Travel Guide

Heading to Milan? Beyond the postcard-perfect façade lies a city that pulsates with authentic Italian energy. Picture yourself standing in awe of the majestic Duomo, the largest church in Italy, its marble spires reaching for the sky, or standing in the courtyard of Sforza's Castle, surrounded by 600 years of history.

The enigmatic allure of Da Vinci's "Last Supper" will be top of the list for art and history buffs alike, and Milan's many museums house artistic treasures that whisper secrets of centuries past. Fashion lovers won't have missed the fact that this is Italy's fashion capital either, and will have a ball seeking out the wearable art in the city's Quadrilatero della Moda, or Fashion Quarter.

Exploring Milan with kids? Fear not. The city isn't just for grown-ups. Take a leisurely stroll in the lush Sempione Park or embark on an adventure at the interactive Leonardo3 Museum. And when the summer sun graces the city, Milan transforms into a vibrant playground, with parks teeming with life and open-air festivals painting the town with joy. Take a tour of the highlights, or perhaps a day trip to cool off in stunning Lake Como.

And, as it's Italy, food is obviously a big draw. Heavenly risotto, ossobucco, crispy cotoletta, and, of course, gelato are all big menu hits here. You'll find no shortage of amazing restaurants and bars tucked away in charming alleys and along the canal in the Navigli neighborhood.

So, whether you're a culture vulture or a foodie, a nature lover or a fashion maven, discover the best of Milan with this guide.

Best places to visit in Milan: top attractions you don't want to miss


As a bustling center of metropolitan Italy, Milan balances history and modernity. Browse futuristic architecture like Piazza Gae Aulenti one minute, and then marvel at centuries-old landmarks like the Duomo the next. Get to know the best places in Milan, from its marbled churches to its treasured museums, with these top 20 attractions.

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