The best way to understand how Milan is laid out is to take a ride on one of the trams. Route 1 runs from the main train station, via Piazza Cairoli to Castello Sforzesco and is probably the best choice. But many other routes also offer good views of the city, so jump on it and enjoy!
The Cathedral is the symbol of Milan. Building began in 1386 and was not completed until 500 years later. It is a late Gothic masterpiece, made more interesting by the fact that this style can’t be seen anywhere else in Italy. Towering over the piazza del Duomo, the marble building is covered by 135 spires and countless statues.
This is the home of one of the world’s most famous artworks, Leonardo da Vinci’s "Last Supper". It’s rarely possible to simply walk in and take a look though, so a good way to avoid the long queues is to book a time in advance.
Milan doesn’t have as many art treasures as Venice and Florence, but not far behind. The city’s foremost art museum exhibits works by Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Bramante, and Caravaggio, amongst others.
The city’s two top Series A football teams, Inter and Milan, draw dedicated crowds to their shared home ground. San Siro also hosts fan events and is home to Italy’s only football museum, so make sure to visit it even if football isn't really your thing, just to make your Milan-experience more complete!
Teatro alla Scala, opened in 1778, is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. A visit to the museum grants you a sneak peek inside the theatre. You’ll be able to see inside one of the spectacular theatre boxes, overlooking the stage.
In addition to the famous and outstanding Duomo, this 15th century castle is a landmark of Milan. Until the beginning of the 20th century it was a symbol of power and different dukes have used it as their residence. Today it houses a wide selection of cultural sights, such as museums and exhibitions.
Even if channels aren't the first thing you think about when you visit Milan, you shouldn't miss The Navigli. These channels were constructed by Leonardo da Vinci to make the building of Il Duomo and the heavy transportations easier. The neighbourhood around The Navigli is today one of the most popular, filled with cafés, bars and small shops.