Explore the art galleries, luxury Italian boutiques,and incredible old churches of one of the most fashionable cities in Europe.

Milan is known as afashion capital and the city’s style is evident in everything from its luxuryboutiques and contemporary museums to its world-class restaurants andnightclubs packed with glitterati. The city is also the capital of northernItaly’s Lombardy region and one of the largest cities in Europe, with apopulation of 5 million residents. Milan’s Central Business District is Italy’sfinancial heart; expect modern skyscrapers amongst the beautiful old monumentstypical of Europe.

You’ll find some of thebest art hidden in Milan’s stunning churches. The Cathedral of Milan, which locals call The Duomo, is one of thebiggest churches in the world and its impressive facade is a sight to behold.Stand in front of the cathedral in the bustling Piazza del Duomo. Cross the square and walk a few blocks to see DaVinci’s famous painting The Last Supper in the Santa Maria Della Grazie, a church and convent. Admire morefrescoes alongside ancient relics in the nearby Chiesa di San Maurizio, which also houses the city’s archaeologicalmuseum.

A trip to Milan wouldn’tbe complete without browsing a few of its many world-renowned art galleries.Head straight to the Villa Reale totake in two of the best. The ContemporaryArts Pavilion plays host to temporary exhibitions from some of the world’sgreatest contemporary artists, while the ModernArt Museum has masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Enjoy classicart by Raphael and Carravagio among others at the Brera Art Gallery a few blocks away.

Northern Italy is famousfor its cuisine, including hearty risottos and panettone for dessert. Eat pastaand gelati from trattorias and gelati bars on almost every street. Finish theday with a show at the famous Teatroalla Scala theatre in the city centre.

Milan is hot in summerand cool in winter, thanks to its proximity to the Italian Alps. Hiresnowboards and skis and head to the mountains for a weekend getaway in thecolder months.

Milan’s northern locationis accessible through its international airport and trains from many Europeancentres. Once here, get around using the affordable tram and metro systems.Make the most of long summer days and explore the streets on foot to discoverwhy Milan is one of the most fashionable cities in the world.

Where to stay in Milan

Porta Romana
Porta Romana, Milan, Italy

Porta Romana

Known for Skyscrapers, Shopping, Museums

4.5/5(3 reviews)

There’s no better place to enjoy the iconic Milanese shopping experience than in this sumptuous district, long frequented by the rich, famous and fashionable.

Bovisa
Bovisa, Milan, Italy

Bovisa

Known for Architecture, Theatres, Live Music

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Formerly an industrial area, the birthplace of Italian cinema has become increasingly trendy, with eclectic museums, varied shops and art galleries.

Top hotels in Milan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Da Vinci
Hotel Da Vinci
4 out of 5
Via Senigallia 6, Milan, MI
NZ$91
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.

Located in Bruzzano, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Niguarda Ca Granda Hospital. Bovisa Politecnico ...

4/5Very Good! (1,970 reviews)

"Spent 2 nights at this hotel - very welcoming, great size rooms and staff friendly - area around not so welcoming visually but you forget all that once inside the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov. 2019

Hotel Da Vinci
Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
4 out of 5
S.S. 336, Ferno, VA
NZ$209
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Volandia Museum of Flight and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Castelnovate Ruins. Castle Visconti San Vito ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,549 reviews)

"Being right at the airport was important for us, and the quality of the hotel was very good. It felt a bit like a sci-Fi structure in the design, being very large and having independent wings. Modern."…"

Reviewed on 15 Nov. 2019

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Uptown Palace
Uptown Palace
4 out of 5
Via Santa Sofia N.10, Milan, MI
NZ$214
per night
24 Nov. - 25 Nov.

Located in Milan Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Milan, Museo del Duomo and Piazza del Duomo. Palazzo Reale and Porta ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,031 reviews)

"Staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and modern. Beds were a bit uncomfortable (too stiff for our liking). Property was within a 25 min walking distance to the Cathedral and shopping district. An Express market is on the corner to buy snacks and wine if you want to save some money."…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov. 2019

Uptown Palace

Popular activities in Milan

Cathedral of Milan
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Cathedral of Milan

5/5(93 reviews)

Climb to the top of the biggest church in Italy to gaze across the city’s rooftops and count the many spires that help make this Milan’s most recognisable landmark. 

Piazza del Duomo
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Piazza del Duomo

4.5/5(104 reviews)

The central square in Milan is a meeting spot for locals and the most popular attraction for visitors who come to sightsee, eat and shop.

Teatro alla Scala
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Teatro alla Scala

4.5/5(44 reviews)

Be dazzled by the rich interior of this famous opera house while you watch performances of ballet, opera and classical music or tour the on-site museum.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

4.5/5(66 reviews)

One of the oldest shopping centres in the world is known for its fine dining, iconic luxury labels and stores selling goods from local craftsmen.

Santa Maria delle Grazie
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Santa Maria delle Grazie

4.5/5(34 reviews)

This church is one of the most popular attractions in Milan thanks to its prized possession, The Last Supper, one of the most famous paintings in the world.

Castello Sforzesco
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Castello Sforzesco

4.5/5(47 reviews)

A centuries-old fort in the middle of Milan is today a cultural hub, with museums, galleries and historic attractions.

Top activities in Milan

Historical Tour of Milan & The Last Supper
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Historical Tour of Milan & The Last Supper

NZ$118

Stand before da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, a large fresco covering a wall in the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Follow your guide on a complete tour of Milan, visiting renowned landmarks like the Sforza Castle, the Piazza dei Mercanti, and the opulent Duomo.

Combo Saver: Skip-the-Line Duomo & Rooftop Tour
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Combo Saver: Skip-the-Line Duomo & Rooftop Tour

NZ$87

Explore the best of Milan’s Gothic cathedral on this comprehensive guided tour of the Duomo and its beautiful rooftop terrace. Visit the dark interiors and the subterranean crypt before heading up to the top to enjoy the stunning panoramic views over the city.

City Sightseeing Milan Hop-on Hop-off
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City Sightseeing Milan Hop-on Hop-off

NZ$38

City Sightseeing Milano allows you to discover and visit the Castello Sforzesco, the Basilica of Saint Ambrose, the Parco delle Basiliche and State University, and then continuing towards the Duomo, passing by the Madonnina and reach the Teatro alla Scala.

Direct access to Milan Duomo Cathedral + Rooftop Guided Tour
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Direct access to Milan Duomo Cathedral + Rooftop Guided Tour

NZ$103

Travel back in time to the 18th century during a guided tour of the Piazza del Duomo. Stroll the ancient square and venture inside the Milan Cathedral. Join your guide in Piazza del Duomo and launch your memorable sightseeing excursion.

Milan with Skip-the-Line The Last Supper & Duomo Cathedral
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Milan with Skip-the-Line The Last Supper & Duomo Cathedral

NZ$174

Enjoy an introduction to Milan's main highlights on this full-day guided skip-the-line tour. Soak up the city's history as you wander around the Sforza Castle, La Scala opera house, and the world-renowned Duomo cathedral, and complete the experience with skip-the-line access to da Vinci's The Last Supper.

Daily entrance to Milano SPA
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Daily entrance to Milano SPA

NZ$86

Admission includes thermal itinerary, bathrobe, towel and a pair of slippers. Spa treatments not included. In our oasis of wellness you will find waterfalls to relax your shoulder and back muscles, and over thirty relaxation practices, including sensorial chromotherapy tubs, musical therapy tubs, Kneipp foot baths and Vichy showers.

Reviews of Milan

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Nov. 2019

It was raining most of the time. Make sure you have an umbrella 

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Oct. 2019

We was only in Milan for a short time, as we travelled to Venice, was pre warned about being vigilante and having safety processes.The town looks very interesting and we will endeavor to explore next time.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Oct. 2019

hop in hop off buses are excellent. city is clean

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Oct. 2019

Great place with its unique vibe

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Oct. 2019

I love Milsn as it's a perfect combination of moderation and civilization.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Oct. 2019

Interesting city with numerous interesting churches & museums. Food & shopping very good.

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