What To Do In Milan, Italy

Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper. Photo by ideacreamanuelaPps (flickr)
Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper. Photo by ideacreamanuelaPps (flickr)

A trip to Milan, Italy

If you're planning a trip to Milan, Italy, you'll want to know how to make the most of your time there, and which are the most important attractions for you to visit first. Here are some suggestions on how to spend your days (and nights) in Milan so you can have a wonderful time!

Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy. Photo by MikeMurry (flickr)
Milan, Italy. Photo by MikeMurry (flickr)

Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzico. Photo by dichohecho (flickr)
Castello Sforzico. Photo by dichohecho (flickr)

Churches and museums in Milan, Italy

  • If you love churches, then make sure you visit the Gothic Duomo (cathedral). It's one of the largest churches in the world and is around 500 years old. It boasts stained glass windows, stunning spires, and is renowned for its architectural artistry.
  • If you're a fan of Leonardo da Vinci, you may want to view one of his most famous masterpieces, The Last Supper, at Santa Maria della Grazie, a gothic convent.
  • If you want to examine more of da Vinci's work, then why not visit the Science and Technology Museum (Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecina Leonardo Da Vinci) which houses many of da Vinci's inventions.
  • Castello Sforzesco is a large fortified castle that houses several art museums. You can view paintings by Michaelangelo for a start. If you enjoy visiting castles and getting a sense of how people lived back then, don't miss a trip to this wonderful castle.

Milan, Italy

Milan, center of fashion and culture

  • Since Milan is known to be the fashion capital of the world, then where better place to stock up on the latest fashions than at the markets? If you want to buy trendy Italian shoes, then head on over to the Mercato di Vivale Papiniano where you can get the latest fashionable shoes and clothes.
  • Your trip to Milan may not be complete without a visit to La Scala, Milan's premier opera house built in the 1700s which features ballet or opera performances. Outside La Scala you can see a monument to Leondardo da Vinci.
  • When you're ready for a break from the shopping and sightseeing, why not have a meal at Just Cavalli CafĂ©, Roberto Cavalli's trendy eatery? It's just a few minutes walk from the Parco Sempione. You may even be able to indulge in some celebrity spotting while you're there!

La Scala. Photo by zoonabar (flickr)
La Scala. Photo by zoonabar (flickr)
Giardini Pubblici. Photo by Mypoorbrain (flickr)
Giardini Pubblici. Photo by Mypoorbrain (flickr)

Art and nature of Milan, Italy

  • If you need a break from the hustle and bustle, sit down and rest your feet in The Public Gardens or Giardini Pubblici. Not only is it free to enter, but you can buy snacks, drive a bumper car, ride in a miniature train or explore the Boschetti (Little Woods).
  • If you're a fan of Leonardo da Vinci, you may want to view one of his masterpieces, The Last Supper, at Santa Maria della Grazie, a gothic convent.
  • If you want to examine more of da Vinci's work, then why not visit the Science and Technology Museum (Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecina Leonardo Da Vinci) which houses many of da Vinci's inventions.
  • If you'd like to visit a beautiful Italian lake, then visit Lago d'Orto and the nearby picturesque town of San Guilio.
  • If you're in love with the ancient past, then a trip to Milan won't be complete without strolling through the Corso Di Porta Romana, a centuries old Roman gate, which leads you to a garden park called Parco Ravizza and the University Bocconi.

Explore Milan, Italy

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A markerMuseo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecina Leonardo Da Vinci, Milan -
Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Via San Vittore, 21, 20123 Milan, Italy
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B markerPapiniano, Milan -
Viale Papiniano, Milan, Italy
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C markerLa Scala, Milan -
Piazza della Scala, 20121 Milan, Italy
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D markerGiardini Pubblici, Milan -
Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli, 20121 Milan, Italy
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E markerCorso Di Porta Romana, Milan -
Corso di Porta Romana, 20122 Milan, Italy
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Visiting Milan, Italy

As you can see, there are plenty of things to do in Milan! Whatever you're interested in, you're bound to find it here - churches, castles, art, fashion, and nature. The only problem is fitting everything you want to do in Milan into your trip to Italy!

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Shinkicker 6 years ago from Scotland

Nice Hub happyexplorer

I've been there a few times, a great city. Duomo Square is spectacular


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twogroce 6 years ago

I enjoy not only the beatiful photos but your hub provides a lot of intersting information! Thank you!


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happyexplorer 6 years ago from Mostly USA, sometimes elsewhere Author

Shinkicker - Thanks! It really is a great city, isn't it?

Twograce - Thanks for your nice words! I enjoy sharing about such wonderful places. (-:


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milan_guide_app 5 years ago from Italy

If you want to see the Last Supper, book your tickets way in advance (months) or book one of the available city tours that are offered by different companies, like the ATM transport service of Milan.


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happyexplorer 5 years ago from Mostly USA, sometimes elsewhere Author

Hi milan_guide_app! Thanks for dropping by and for the helpful info.

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