7 Must Visit Milan Attractions & Travel Guide

1. Milan Duomo

Duomo di Milano is one of the largest Catholic churches in the world at 157 metres long and 92 metres wide. The cathedral can house up to 40.000 people.

The Milan Cathedral started construction in 1386 by Archbishop Antonio da Saluzzo. It took nearly six centuries to complete. There are 3,400 statues, 135 gargoyles and 700 figures that decorate Milan Duomo.

Note: Remember to wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees

Skip the Queue, Book Online: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour / Milan Cathedral and Rooftop ETicket 

View: More Photos of Milan Duomo

Getting There

Metro: Duomo Station Line 1 & 3

2. The Last Supper by Da Vinci

The Last Supper is one of the world’s most recognizable paintings by Leonardo da Vinci in the 15th century.

This mural artwork is Leonardo’s virtual interpretation on the last dinner between Jesus and his 12 apostles before he was captured and crucified.

The painting began to deteriorate after completion due to the methods used. Today, only little of the original painting remains. The art is still located in its original place, on the wall of the dining hall at the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan

Book Online: Da Vinci’s Last Supper Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Getting There

Metro: Conciliazione Station Line 1. 8 mins walk.

Tram: S. Maria Delle Grazie Stop

3. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Italy’s oldest active shopping mall built by architect Giuseppe Mengoni in 1865.

The structure consists of two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in an octagon covering the street while its central octagonal space is topped with a glass dome.

The mall houses some of the most luxurious boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci & Prada and oldest establishments such as Café Biffi, founded in 1867.

Getting There

Metro: Duomo Station Line 1 & 3

4. Castello Sforzesco

Sforza Castle was built by Visconti family and later enlarged as a residency for Francesco Sforza, who ruled Milan in the 15th century.

The castle now houses several specialised museums including Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini and Leonardo da Vinci’s Sala delle Asse which features an amazing vault decorated with frescoes design.

Opening Hours: Museum 9.00-16.30 Tuesday-Sunday; Castle Surroundings 7.00-19.30 Daily

Museum Admission Fee: Museum- 10 Euro; Castle Surroundings- Free

Getting There

Metro: Cairoli Castello Station Line 1

5. Piazza della Scala

Piazza della Scala is a pedestrian central square named after Teatro alla Scala opera. The square is connected to Piazza del Duomo, by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II passage.

At the centre of the piazze features Leonardo da Vinci and his four favourite students sculpture by Pietro Magni.

Getting There

Metro: Duomo Station Line 1 & 3

6. Sempione Park

Parco Sempione is a 38.6 hectares urban park adjacent to the gardens of the Sforza Castle and to the Arch of Peace, two of the main landmarks of Milan.

Getting There

Metro: Cairoli Castello Station Line 1 & Lanza Station Line 2

7. Serravalle Designer Outlet

Serravalle Designer Outlet offers discounts of up to 70% off luxury brands such as Prada, Gucci, Burberry, D&G. The outlet mall is located 1 hour away from Milan and houses 180 designer stores.

Book Ticket: Serravalle Roundtrip Bus Ticket from Milan – GetYourGuide or Klook

Food to try in Milan

1. Ossobuco & Risotto alla Milanese

Osso buco is a Lombard speciality cuisine of cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine and broth. It is traditionally served with either risotto alla Milanese or polenta.

Don’t forget to suck the collagen-rich heavenly marrow at the centre of the bone.

Italy is the largest rice producer in Europe. The distinctive difference is the added saffron which gives the Risotto alla Milanese its golden yellow colour before flavouring with cheese and bone marrow for its creaminess.

Trattoria Milanese

Theme Attractions

1. Starbucks Reserve Milano

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milano is located in the historic Palazzo delle Poste in Piazza Cordusio. The roastery is the third Starbucks Reserve Roastery in the world after Seattle & Shanghai.

A 22-foot, first-of-its-kind bronze roasting cask that periodically unfolds and rotates, to give customers a glimpse of the de-gassing phase of the coffee bean roasting process in the epic centre of the roastery.

All of the bars in the Roastery are marble from the same 30-ton block of Calacatta Macchia Vecchia marble from a Tuscan quarry and warm to the touch, due to radiant heat inside.

View: More Photos of Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milano

Getting There

Metro: Cordusio Station Line 1 or Duomo Station Line 1 & 3.

Getting Around Milan – Metro

Travelling around Milan is quite convenient with Metro. Save the metro map below on your phone

Single Ticket price: € 2 and is valid for 90 min, Zone M1 to M3

Day Pass:

  • 24-hour day ticket: 7 €
  • 3-day ticket: 12 €

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