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Find out what are the best things to see in Milan

An entire section dedicated to our host city offers visitors to the site a 360° view of things to see and do in Milan.
Milan is a multifaceted city which needs to be experienced, not just visited. The best way to do this is by walking in its streets and squares and discovering unexpected secret corners that delight and charm. Here we merely offer an overview of the main points of interest in the city and its surrounding areas. Visitors interested in art, architecture, history and culture, along with lovers of shopping, fashion, bars and entertainment, will find the city more than fulfils their expectations. Milan satisfies all tastes because, as they say around here, “Milan l’è un gran Milan!” (Milan is a great city!).

DUOMO

The emblem of Milan and a triumph of the Lombard Gothic style, the Duomo is dedicated to Saint Mary Nascent. Construction began on the imposing cathedral...

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PALAZZO REALE

The Palazzo Reale, or Royal Palace, was home to the families who governed Milan, such as the Visconti and the Sforza, from the 12th Century and then to Spanish and Austrian...

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GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II

One of Milan's most picturesque meeting points. It is a covered arcade with an iron and glass framework in a cruciform pattern and in the centre is a floor mosaic representing the Savoy coat...

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MUSEO DEL ‘900 

The Museum of the Twentieth Century is housed in the Palazzo dell' Arengario and displays approximately four hundred of the nearly four thousand Italian 20th century...

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TEATRO ALLA SCALA

Facing onto one of the most elegant squares in Milan, La Scala is one of the most famous theatres in the world. It was built in the late 18th Century to plans made by the...

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CASTELLO SFORZESCO AND PARCO SEMPIONE

Another symbol of Milan is the Sforza Castle, built in the middle of the 15th Century for Francesco Sforza. This sumptuous fortified palace houses several Milanese museums...

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SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE AND CENACOLO

A short distance from the Castle is the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, remodelled by Bramante in the mid 1400s . Next to the church, on the wall of the refectory of the former Dominican...

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BASILICA DI SANT’AMBROGIO

A splendid example of the Lombard Romanesque style, the Basilica houses works of art and valuable relics documenting sixteen centuries of the city's history.

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TRIENNALE DESIGN MUSEUM

Inaugurated in 2007, it is the first museum dedicated to Italian design. Situated in the headquarters of the Milan Triennale institution it allows visitors to discover the excellence...

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SAN SIRO STADIUM

Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, also known as San Siro Stadium after the area in which it is located, is the largest stadium in Italy and one of the most famous and prestigious football stadiums in the world.

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THE FASHION RECTANGLE

Milan is synonymous with fashion. The fashion rectangle is located between via Montenapoleone, via della Spiga, corso Venezia and via Sant'Andrea. The boutiques of the world's leading...

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NAVIGLI

The traditional and picturesque zone of Navigli (artificial canals designed by Leonardo da Vinci) is full of restaurants and traditional and modern bars. In the evenings the area comes alive with...

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THE BRERA QUARTER

One of the most exclusive and elegant areas of the city: 18th-century palaces, open air cafes and stylish clothing and gift boutiques give it a vaguely bohemian atmosphere.

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ARCO DELLA PACE – CORSO SEMPIONE

The Arch of Peace was designed by Luigi Cagnola in 1807 in order to give a triumphal welcome to Napoleon and depicts Peace riding in a chariot pulled by six horses...

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COLONNE DI SAN LORENZO

The Columns of San Lorenzo in corso di Porta Ticinese no. 39, are one of the few Roman relics in Milan. They are particularly atmospheric in the evening and there are a number of trendy...

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CORSO COMO

Corso Como is a pedestrian island and is one of the main nightlife areas in Milan. Here there are many bars and nightclubs, important art galleries, restaurants and high fashion showrooms.

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