Are you traveling to Milano? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Milano as a tourist!
Il Duomo Cathedral
Il Duomo is a beautiful cathedral that was built in the late 1300s. The cathedral has around 135 Spiers and 3500 statues, of which Napoleon is one of them. The inside of the cathedral is just as beautiful as the outside and is worth to have a look at.
While exploring the inside of Il Duomo, make sure to walk up the airs or ride the elevator up to the roof to see the beautiful view of Milan. The entrance to the church cost around 3 USD if you want to explore without a guide.
Even if you just spend one day in Milan, you should be sure to visit this spectacular cathedral!
Navigli is known as Milan’s own little Venice. It’s a cozy neighborhood with beautiful canals, cozy cafes, small boutiques, restaurants, and bars. In Navigli, you’ll also find Milan’s best antique flea market that’s open the last Sunday of every month!
The Last Supper
A must among the top things to do in Milan is to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting; L’Ultima Cena’s ( The Last Supper). We strongly recommend you to go on a guided tour to see the painting. To see the artwork while hearing the story behind it is an incredibly cool experience. One tip is to book a guided tour before going there since the tickets usually are sold out several months in advance.
Address: Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie 2.
Right in the center of Milan lies Peck, the three-storey department store with local delicacies. Here you can stop for a coffee in their cafe, drinking a glass of wine in their wine cellar or shop several delicacies. Fresh pasta, olive oil, cheeses, wines, home-made Italian dishes and much more can be found in this impressive department store.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a shopping mall that offers luxury shopping, fine cafes, ice cream parlors and more expensive restaurants. This is one of the best things to do in Milan if you like to shop. Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci are some of the many exclusive brands that can be found in this mall. It’s not just all the shops and restaurants that attract tourists to come here; it’s also popular to visit for its stunning architecture.
Watch a Football Game
Milan is home to two of the world’s best football teams – AC Milan and Internazionale FC. In Milan, you get a chance to see these teams play. The classic Milan derby is something that all football fans in the world should experience. The atmosphere is magical, and the Italian fans are extremely passionate.
One of the best things to do in Milan if you’re a football fan!
Nerino Dieci Trattoria
Nerino Dieci Trattoria is a restaurant serving delicious Italian food to reasonable prices. Here awaits delicious pasta dishes, an excellent selection of wines, and a brilliant service. Book a table in advance to ensure a dinner here, since it’s one of the most popular things to do in Milan among both tourists and locals.
Address: Via Nerino 10.
This castle was built during the 1400s and is an important landmark in Milan. Here you can look around in the castle’s various museums and exhibitions that lie around the beautiful castle gardens. One thing that is worth thinking about is that there are no places to eat, so make sure to eat something before heading here or bring a picnic that you can enjoy in the castle garden.
If you seek some peace and quiet from the hectic city, then you should head to Parco Sempione. This park is located right behind the Sforzesco Castle, and around the park lies a couple of cafes, restaurants, playgrounds, and plenty of space for a cozy picnics.
This cemetery is one of the largest in Milan. People who were buried here were those who belonged to a higher social class, so here you can find many tombstones with famous names. The cemetery is like one big Italian artwork with its different statues, sculptures, and ornate chapel.
One tip is to take a guided tour to get to know the history behind the cemetery and to be guided to the best works of art around the cemetery.