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One of Europe’s biggest cities is also home of da Vinci’s The Last Supper, global fashion brands and one of the largest churches in the world. 

Milan is a big city defined by its cosmopolitan culture, from fashion and food to art and old-world relics. The capital of northern Italy’s Lombardy region is known around the world as a fashion destination thanks to luxury brand names such as Gucci and Versace, and is also Italy’s financial centre. The city is one of the largest in Europe, with more than 5 million residents. Many buildings were destroyed in Milan during World War II, but you’ll still find countless beautiful old monuments worthy of a postcard perfect picture.

Milan is known for its rich religious history, and centuries-old churches dot the city streets. Visit the Cathedral of Milan, one of the largest churches in the world. Locals call the cathedral in the heart of the city the Duomo. Stand in the shadow of the cathedral in the Piazza del Duomo, a busy square surrounded by picturesque buildings. Across the square you’ll find da Vinci’s famous painting of The Last Supper housed in the Santa Maria Delle Grazie, a church and convent. Nearby, the Chiesa di San Maurizio is known for its frescoes and houses Milan’s archaeological museum.

If you want art without the religious context, head to the beautiful Villa Reale, home to two of Milan’s best galleries. See famous masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries at the Modern Art Museum. The Contemporary Arts Pavilion next door showcases some of the best artists around today. Make the short walk to the Brera Art Gallery to see works by famous Italian painters such as Raphael and Carravagio.

Try rich risottos and pastas, pizza or fresh gelati from restaurants and cafés on nearly every street. Watch world-class opera at the Teatro alla Scala then head to the Navigli nightlife district to drink with locals on terraces along the canal.

Fly to Milan’s international airport or get there by train from many European cities. Navigate the city using the affordable metro and tram systems. Alternatively, do as the locals do and get around on foot to soak up the style of one of Europe’s most fashionable cities.

Where to stay in Milan

Porta Romana

Porta Romana

4/5Very Good!(16 area reviews)

Consider a visit to European Institute of Design and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Porta Romana. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Porta Romana Station or Lodi TIBB Station.

Porta Romana
Bovisa

Bovisa

3.5/5Good!(14 area reviews)

The live music and parks are just a few things visitors like about Bovisa. Quanta Sport Village and Museo d'Arte Paolo Pini are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Affori Centro Station or Dergano Station to get around the larger area.

Bovisa
Porta Vittoria

Porta Vittoria

4/5Very Good!(15 area reviews)

You might enjoy the coffee shops while in Porta Vittoria. Palazzina Liberty is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Milan Porta Vittoria Station or Monte Velino Varsavia Station to see more of the city.

Porta Vittoria

Top hotels in Milan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Centric Milan
Hyatt Centric Milan
4 out of 5
The price is RM592 per night

Located in Central Station, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pirelli Tower and Piazza della Repubblica. Corso Como and Corso Buenos Aires are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (977 reviews)

"It was good and close to the metro centrale very easy to get to the airport"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Hyatt Centric Milan
Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
4 out of 5
The price is RM669 per night

Situated in Ferno, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Volandia Museum of Flight and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Castelnovate Ruins. Castle Visconti San Vito and Basilica ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,662 reviews)

"Servizio impeccabile come sempre, cortesia e gentilezza dello staff ammirevole!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2020

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Bianca Maria Palace Hotel City Center
Bianca Maria Palace Hotel City Center
4 out of 5
The price is RM489 per night

Located in Milan Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Cinque Giornate, Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory and Palace of Justice. Villa Necchi Campiglio ...

4.4/5Excellent! (791 reviews)

"This hotel was so luxurious! I loved EVERYTHING!!! Breakfast was phenomenal!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2020

Bianca Maria Palace Hotel City Center

Popular places to visit in Milan

Cathedral of Milan
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Cathedral of Milan

4.5/5(354 reviews)

The centrepiece of Milan is also the largest church in Italy, crowned by a gold-coated statue of the Madonna.

Piazza del Duomo
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Piazza del Duomo

4.5/5(396 reviews)

At this central square browse luxury Italian goods in one of the oldest shopping centres in the world or visit the largest church in Italy.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

4.5/5(236 reviews)

This beautiful old arcade houses some of the biggest names in fashion, such as Prada and Gucci, alongside traditional restaurants and hole-in-the-wall cafés.

Teatro alla Scala
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Teatro alla Scala

4.5/5(181 reviews)

See opera, ballet or classical music performed on one of the most famous stages in the world at this theatre and museum.

Santa Maria delle Grazie
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Santa Maria delle Grazie

4.5/5(143 reviews)

See Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting The Last Supper in this beautiful church and convent complex in the centre of Milan. 

Corso Como
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Corso Como

4.5/5(164 reviews)

Less crowded than Via Torino and the Corso Buenos Aires, this pedestrian street offers an authentic and luxurious Milanese shopping experience.

Top things to do in Milan

Lake Como & Bellagio Full-Day Tour
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Lake Como & Bellagio Full-Day Tour

RM443
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
City Sightseeing Milan Hop-on Hop-off
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City Sightseeing Milan Hop-on Hop-off

RM110
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Bernina Express Rail Tour to St. Moritz
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Bernina Express Rail Tour to St. Moritz

RM642
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Serravalle Designer Outlet Mall
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Serravalle Designer Outlet Mall

RM100
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Milan: 1-Hour San Siro Stadium Entrance Ticket
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Milan: 1-Hour San Siro Stadium Entrance Ticket

RM119
Per adult
Skip the Line: Milan Cathedral and Rooftops by Elevator Ticket
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Skip the Line: Milan Cathedral and Rooftops by Elevator Ticket

RM121
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Milan

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
332
5 - Excellent 46.82651622002821%
4 - Good
297
4 - Good 41.889985895627646%
3 - Okay
66
3 - Okay 9.30888575458392%
2 - Disappointing
9
2 - Disappointing 1.2693935119887165%
1 - Terrible
5
1 - Terrible 0.7052186177715092%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Feb 2020

One of my fav cities. Absolutely love the place. Football and fashion. History and culture. Duomo, the Last Supper, Ludovico Einaudi, San Siro, Galleria and Gucci. Love this city. Been a fair few times now. Magical just before Christmas. *****

5/5 - Excellent

Misha

10 Feb 2020

Lovely historical city. Nice historical monuments. Amazing food, nice people. Good transport everywhere - we would like to come back :))

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

31 Jan 2020

Very lovely staff

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Jan 2020

Relaxed to the extreme, expensive, very nice. The cathedral is very impressive.

5/5 - Excellent

Jacque

27 Jan 2020

Great place to go for a mini city break with friends!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Jan 2020

E very beautiful city, with lots of history and beautiful buildings.

Photo "San Donato Milanese" by Gio la Gamb (CC BY-SA) / Cropped from original

San Donato Milanese

Photo "Segrate" by Arbalete (CC BY-SA) / Cropped from original

Segrate

Photo "Saronno" by adirricor (CC BY) / Cropped from original

Saronno