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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.

Il Duomo

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.

AddressPiazza Duomo, Milan
Phone+39 02 720 233 75
Opening hoursEvery day: 07.00 – 19:00
Webwww.duomomilano.it

Cenacolo Vinciano

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, and a good way to avoid the long queues is to book a time in advance.

AddressPiazza Santa Maria delle Grazie 2, 20123 Milan
Phone+39 02 8942 1146
Opening hoursTuesday to Sunday from 08.15 to 19.00
Webwww.cenacolovinciano.org
More InfoThe painting is located in the church with the same name

Pinacoteca di Brera

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.

AddressVia Brera 28, 20121 Milan
Phone+39 02 722 631
Webwww.brera.beniculturali.it

San Siro

The city’s two top Series A football teams, Internazionale and AC Milan, draw dedicated crowds to their shared home ground. San Siro also hosts fan events, and is home to Italy’s only football museum.

AddressPiazzale Angelo Moratti snc, 20151 Milan
Phone+39 02 48798201
Webwww.sansiro.net

Teatro alla Scala Museum

Teatro alla Scala is one of the most famous opera houses in the world, which opened in 1778. 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.

AddressVia Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milan
Phone+39 02 88 791 / +39 02 88 79 2473
Opening hoursFrom 09.00 to 12.30 (last entrance at 12.00) and from 13.30 to 17.30 (last entrance at 17.00)
Webwww.teatroallascala.org

Castello Sforzesco

In addition to the famous and outstanding Il 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.

AddressPiazza Castello, 3, 20100 Milan
Phone+39 02 8846 3700
Webwww.milanocastello.it

Acquario Civico

This small city aquarium offers its guests free entrance. Come here to watch the spectacular species of fish and the different exhibitions. From the rooftop you have a lovely views over the surrounding park.

AddressViale G.Gadio, 2, 20100 Milan
Phone+39 02 88 44 5392
Opening hoursTuesday - Sunday 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.30
Webwww.acquariocivicomilano.eu

Navigli Lombardi

Even if channels, aren't the first thing you think about when you visit Milan, you shouldn't miss Navigli Lombardi. These channels were constructed by Leonardo da Vinci to make the building of Il Duomo and the heavy transportations easier. The neighbourhood around Navigli Lombardi is today one of the most popular, filled with cafés, bars and small shops.

AddressAlazia Naviglio Grande, Navigli
Webwww.naviglilombardi.it

Cimitero Monumentale

This cemetery opened 1866 and is one of the two largest in Milan. To be buried here the person had to be from a higher range of the society and therefore you can find several graves with famous names on them. The grave yard is also decorated with a wide array of contemporary and classical Italian works of art.

AddressPiazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1, 20151 Milan
Phone+39 02 884 65600
Webwww.monumentale.net

Galleria Carla Sozzani

Galleria Carla Sozzani that shows contemporary art, shares the space with a spectacular clothes shop, a cosy restaurant, a cool book shop, the trendy hotel 3Rooms and a designer outlet store at Corso Como 10. The whole place is worth a visit and is a joy for the eye.

AddressCorso Como 10, 20154 Milan
Phone+39 02 653 531
Webwww.10corsocomo.com

Parco Sempione

Here you can enjoy some time out in one of the green and lush parks of the city. You can find something for everyone in Parco Sempione. Play areas and train rides for the children, football fields and a roller skate rink for the sporty one and green lawns including Wi-Fi to relax on after a bustling day.

AddressPiazza Sempione, 20154 Milan
Webwww.comune.milano.it

QC Termemilano

After a lot of walking and sightseeing, this is the place to go. At this relaxing spa you will find various different pools, saunas, showers, relaxing areas and bookable treatments. Complimentary snacks and drinks are provided throughout your visit.

Address2 Piazzale Medaglie d'Oro, 20135 Milano
Phone+39 02 55199367
Webwww.termemilano.com

Brera

The Brera area is a must if you visit Milan. Businessmen and students gather in this bohemian quarter with small boutiques and restaurants. A perfect place to eat a memorable lunch or to have an apertivo in the evening.

AddressBrera, Milan

Milan Cooking Lessons

At the luxury hotel Four Seasons Hotel Milano cooking classes are held every Saturday morning. Here you get to learn how to cook top quality dishes together with experienced chefs. In the end you get to enjoy the meal together with a matching wine.

AddressVia Gesù, 6/8 20121 Milan
Phone+39 02 77088
Webwww.fourseasons.com

Civico Planetario "Ulrico Hoepli"

This is the largest and first built Planetarium in Italy and here you can learn about astronomy and science. Inside the 20 metres wide dome you can watch projections of the night sky and experts are there to explain about the stars and planets for you.

AddressCorso Venezia, 57, 20121 Milan
Phone+39 02 8846 3340
Webwww.comune.milano.it