Things to see in Milan: Tourists and locals have a love affair with Milan.
Milan, well-known for fashion, events and renowned for being the beating heart of Italy’s economy there’s plenty to discover. It takes a long time to get to know Milan.
The city’s must-see sights are in its historical centre:
Milan’s highlights include the Duomo, with its roof-top terraces, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the Sforzeco Castle, the Naviglio Grande, Brera district and its Pinacoteca (picture gallery), Santa Maria delle Grazie which is home to Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper (one of the most famous pieces of art in the world) and the Quadrilatero della Moda, a high-class shopping district and the Triennale art and design museum.
Not only a city of monuments, Milan is a true Mecca for theatre lovers the best being La Scala Theatre. In Milan there are also plenty of museums and exhibitions such as Museo del Novecento, Museo alla Scala, Museo Poldi-Pezzoli, Sforzesco’ Castle’s Museums, the Triennalle, and contemporary exhibitions.
Italian’s fantasy can even be found in this hectic city where you can dine in a restaurant located in a tram called “ATMosfera” or, relax in a luxurious spa.
Food lovers can discover great places to eat tasty cheese and top-quality rice.
In Milan many locals replace pasta with rice or polenta and produce amazing desserts. If you fancy buying some great food, try the BiologicalBar and Ristorante BioRiso.
Milan is the beating heart of fashion design in Italy. Not to be missed are the Quadrilatero della Moda, Brera and Corso Como districts in Milan.
There are many unmissable sights near Milan, such as Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and the Certosa di Pavia. So don’t forget to have leave a few days free to discover the area surrounding Milan.