14 fantastic places to visit in Milan
Milan is the perfect union between history and modernity. The town can offer attractions to history and architecture lovers, shipping addicts, and some places are just so unique that – if you happen to be in Milan – you can’t just miss them! Without further delay, let’s find out together what are the best 14 places to visit in Milan.
#1 Duomo di Milano
Duomo di Milano, also known as Milan Cathedral couldn’t but be our number one. The architecture is just astonishing. It’s the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and – once you’ve admired the 135 towers and over 3,000 thousand sculptures on the roof – you won’t see anything like that anywhere else in the world. The construction began in 1386 and the completion took almost 500 years!
#2 Teatro alla Scala
Italians simply call it “La Scala” and it’s one of the most famous opera houses in the world. The theatre itself is a masterpiece. Inside, there are collections of paintings, drafts, statues, and costumes relating to the history of opera.
#3 Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II hosts elegant bars, shops, and restaurants, but it’s an astonishing attraction itself. It’s a gallery covered by a large and majestic glass roof that cross-links the two major attractions of the City: La Scala and the Duomo.
#4 Parco Sempione
Milan isn’t only old and new amazing buildings. Parco Sempione is a spacious garden that extends for 47 hectares. It’s ideal to spend some time with your family, make a long walk, or perform various types of sports and activities.
#5 Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology isn’t the usual museum where kids get bored. The museum shows old and new technological machines and instruments that will attract even the youngest. It also contains a section dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci and his technological and scientific breakthroughs.
#6 San Siro Stadium
If you have a thing for sports and football, in particular, you can’t miss a game at San Siro Stadium. Furthermore, San Siro isn’t only known for hosting great sports games but also the greatest and most important concerts and events in Italy.
Navigli are an excellent work of hydraulic engineering. They were thought as means of irrigation, transport, and supply, and today these large canals are considered the romantic corner of the town. They are also a place where to find open bars and some nightlife after sunset.
#8 Castello Sforzesco
This is another symbol of Milan. Built in the mid-1300’, still today this stronghold is one of the biggest castles in Europe. Inside it, you’ll have the chance to admire some of the most famous Italian works of art as the Pietà Rondanini by Michelangelo and other works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Bramante, and Mantegna.
#9 Cimitero Monumentale
It may sound quite dark, but Cimitero Monumentale – the town cemetery – offers many astonishing works of art and sculptures. If you are visiting Milan, you can’t miss it. Also, if you want to pay homage to some of the Italian most famous artists and characters, here you have the chance of doing it.
#10 La Pinacoteca di Brera
The Pinacoteca di Brera is a museum and it’s quite famous because it hosts some extremely important and works-known works of art: the Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael, the Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio, the dead Christ by Mantegna and the Kiss by Hayez.
#11 Colonne di San Lorenzo
If you’re on a vacation with your friends, you don’t want to miss spending a night out at the Colonne di San Lorenzo, located in front of the homonymous Basilica. This is were young Milaneses hang out and it’s a great chance to make new friends.
#12 Loggia dei Mercanti
Loggia dei Mercanti is known for the acoustic phenomenon for which if you speak against one of the columns holding the arch, your voice will be heard by the person placed against the opposite columns. If you happened to be in Milan you can miss this sort of “magic” and share it with your friends or family.
The Triennale is a museum of contemporary art. This is another chance that the town offers for visiting a museum different from the typical ones. Contemporary works of art are collected here: exhibitions, conferences, and art events are also hosted between these walls.
#14 Corso Como
Corso Como is one of the night life places in Milan. You can find a lot of pubs, restaurants and disco clubs..