MilanItaly

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Wander the streets of Italy’s stylish northern capital to discover its artistic legacy, its culture of fashion and one of the largest churches in the world.

The capital of Italy’s Lombardy region is a pulsating metropolis defined by its cosmopolitan culture. Known around the world as a fashion destination, Milan is also Italy’s financial center. With an urban population of more than 5 million residents, it is one of Europe’s largest cities. Milan was partially destroyed during World War II, but countless beautiful, old monuments remain.

Visit Milan’s many stunning churches to discover its rich religious history. In the heart of the city lies the Cathedral of Milan, known to locals as the Duomo. As one of the largest churches in the world, it is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Cross the Piazza del Duomo to reach Santa Maria Delle Grazie, a church and convent that is home to da Vinci’s Last Supper. The Chiesa di San Maurizio features many notable frescoes and hosts Milan’s archaeological museum.

See art without religious context as well. The beautiful Villa Reale is home to two of Milan’s best secular galleries. Browse works by some of today’s best artists at the Contemporary Arts Pavilion, or see masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries at the Modern Art Museum next door. From here it’s just a short walk to the Brera Art Gallery where you can see works by Raphael and Carravagio.

Eat hearty risottos and pastas or visit pizzerias and gelaterias you’ll find on most streets. Italy is known for its aperitifs and wines; enjoy your favorite or sample something new in one of the city’s many bars. Explore the Navigli nightlife district after an event at the Teatro alla Scala to mingle with locals in the fresh air. In summer, the city remains warm throughout the night. In winter, make a trip to the nearby Italian Alps for skiing and snowboarding.

Milan is served by an international airport but can also be reached by train from many European cities. Once in town you’ll find the metro and tram systems easy to use and affordable. Join the locals and walk around, soaking up the style and grace of one of Europe’s most fashionable cities.

Where to stay in Milan

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Milan Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,187 area reviews)

Piazza del Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II are top sights in Milan Centre, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Duomo Station or Cordusio Station to see more sights in the area.

Milan Centre
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Porta Garibaldi

4/5Very Good!(109 area reviews)

Porta Garibaldi is a destination travelers like for its art galleries, and you might hop aboard the metro at Monumentale Station or Garibaldi Station to explore sights like Corso Como.

Porta Garibaldi
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San Siro

4/5Very Good!(23 area reviews)

The shopping and restaurants are a few things visitors like about San Siro. Check out San Siro Race Course while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at San Siro Ippodromo Station or Segesta Station to get around town.

San Siro
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II showing interior views, heritage architecture and shopping

Centro Storico

4.5/5Wonderful!(76 area reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in Centro Storico. Piazza del Duomo is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Cordusio Station or Duomo Station to see more of Milan.

Centro Storico
Central Station, Milan, Italy

Central Station

4/5Very Good!(1,090 area reviews)

Corso Buenos Aires and Viale Monza are top sights in Central Station, and you should be sure to explore the fantastic nightlife. Hop aboard the metro at Caiazzo Station or Central Station to see more sights in the area.

Central Station
Navigli, Milan, Italy

Navigli

3.5/5Good!(55 area reviews)

Navigli is a destination travelers like for its art galleries, and you might hop aboard the metro at Milan Romolo Station or Romolo Station to explore sights like Via Tortona.

Navigli

Top Hotels in Milan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
4 out of 5
S.S. 336, Ferno, VA
$116
per night
Mar 20 - Mar 21

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Volandia Museum of Flight and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Castelnovate Ruins. Castle Visconti San Vito ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,659 reviews)

"Staff very professional...easy access to airport...nice fitness center..good food"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Hotel Da Vinci
Hotel Da Vinci
4 out of 5
Via Senigallia 6, Milan, MI
$48
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

Located in Bruzzano, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Niguarda Ca Granda Hospital. Bovisa Politecnico ...

4/5Very Good! (2,185 reviews)

"Hotel was a little far out from city centre, although we knew this prior to booking and was easily accessible by metro and train."…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2020

Hotel Da Vinci
Hyatt Centric Milan
Hyatt Centric Milan
4 out of 5
via Pirelli 20, Milan, MI
$122
per night
Mar 20 - Mar 21

Located in Central Station, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza della Repubblica, Corso Buenos Aires, and Corso Como. Porta Venezia and Piazzale ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,056 reviews)

"It was good and close to the metro centrale very easy to get to the airport"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Hyatt Centric Milan

Popular things to do in Milan

Cathedral of Milan
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Cathedral of Milan

5/5(1,374 reviews)

The largest church in Italy towers above the city center, where a gold-coated statue of the Madonna watches over Milan.

Piazza del Duomo
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Piazza del Duomo

4.5/5(1,362 reviews)

Milan’s main square is surrounded by some of the most significant buildings in the city, including one of the world’s oldest shopping malls and the largest church in Italy.

Teatro alla Scala
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Teatro alla Scala

4.5/5(539 reviews)

Enjoy classical music, see a ballet or discover the history of opera at this world famous theater and museum.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

4.5/5(915 reviews)

Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton are just some of the big names of fashion that you’ll find in one of the world’s oldest shopping centers.

Santa Maria delle Grazie
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Santa Maria delle Grazie

4.5/5(463 reviews)

Behind this beautiful church lies a humble refectory, home to one of the most famous religious paintings in the world.

Porta Venezia
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Porta Venezia

4.5/5(69 reviews)

Learn about the history of Porta Venezia, one of the top monuments in Milan. Add the area's shops or stunning cathedral to your travel plans.

Top activities in Milan

Historical Tour of Milan & The Last Supper
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Historical Tour of Milan & The Last Supper

88% of travellers recommend
$74
Per adult
Skip-the-Line Milan's Duomo Underground & Terrace Tour
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Skip-the-Line Milan's Duomo Underground & Terrace Tour

92% of travellers recommend
$71
Per adult
City Sightseeing Milan Hop-on Hop-off
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City Sightseeing Milan Hop-on Hop-off

78% of travellers recommend
$22
Per adult
Combo Saver: Skip-the-Line Duomo & Rooftop Tour
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Combo Saver: Skip-the-Line Duomo & Rooftop Tour

88% of travellers recommend
$55
Per adult
Direct access to Milan Duomo Cathedral + Rooftop Guided Tour
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Direct access to Milan Duomo Cathedral + Rooftop Guided Tour

92% of travellers recommend
$64
Per adult
Discover Call Me By Your Name movie locations: authentic Italian Town
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Discover Call Me By Your Name movie locations: authentic Italian Town

$214
Per adult

Reviews of Milan

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 8.473736372646185%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 27, 2020

Milan is great city. They have a lot very interesting museum. Also good place to shopping

5/5 - Excellent

David

Feb 27, 2020

Amazing expect for the Corona Virus Scare!! I’ll be keeping everyone in my prayers!!! Stay blessed!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 22, 2020

Milan is a wonderful city...made even more exciting during Fashion Week, which was another reason why we went. I especially love the mix of the old world traditions and historical sites with the modernness of the city of Milan. Fashion is exquisite!

4/5 - Good

Callie

Feb 22, 2020

Unfortunately, our hotel was quite a trek from downtown Milan, so our walk was quite long, but the transportation system here is good. We saw the sights and were very close to the beautiful Milano Centrale train station.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 21, 2020

Great hotel great city but very expensive city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2020

adore it

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