The metropolis of Milan is famous for being the global capital of fashion and design. Located in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, it ticks all the boxes from historical to modern, sophistication to urban cool, you simply will never get bored in this city. Let’s check out our 5 favorite things to do in Milan!
Best Things to Do in Milan (Italy)
Visit Duomo di Milano
The Gothic Duomo di Milano Cathedral is a prominent part of Milan’s skyline with its distinctive white spires and gargoyles. The construction of Duomo, the largest Christian church in Italy, began in 1386 and took nearly six centuries to complete. It has more statues than any other building in the world – 3,400 statues, 135 gargoyles, and 700 figures is a staggering number. Take a guided tour to see the elegant cathedral complex, museum, and the incredible views over the city of Milan.
Shop in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a wonderful mix of retail therapy and culture fix. The 19th-century four-story arcade, nicknamed “il salotto di Milano” (Milan’s drawing room), is Italy’s oldest active shopping mall and was named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. Marvel at the stunning mosaics and stone windows and elaborate balconies whilst you pick up your latest Prada handbag!
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See Sforzesco Castle
The 14th century Castello Sforzesco was built for the Visconti family as a residence and fortress. The castle is undeniably one of the most important landmarks in Milan as well as being one of the best museums in the city for art lovers.
Meander around the Navigli district
Milan’s Navigli neighborhood was originally constructed in 1179 to connect the canals to the lakes nearby. Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese canals surround the vibrant Navigli district with bars, restaurants, and boutiques. Whether you’re a socialite, art-lover, nature buff, you will love this area of Milan.
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