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Travel Guide

Milan which includes heritage architecture, street scenes and a sunset

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

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
4 out of 5
S.S. 336, Ferno, VA
The price is RM494 per night from 11 Jul to 11 Jul
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. Basilica di Saint Agnese and Castle ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,341 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel with all amenities located within the airport makes an international transition so much easier. Extremely attentive staff and immaculate facility. Very comfortable bed. Rent-A-Car is right next to the building."

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2021

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
The Square Milano Duomo
The Square Milano Duomo
4 out of 5
Via Alberico Albricci, 2-4, Milan, MI
The price is RM822 per night from 11 Jul to 11 Jul
Located in Milan Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torre Velasca, Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral of Milan. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and University ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (986 reviews)
"La struttura é centrale e ben tenuta. La camera molto bella, pulita e dotata di tutti i comfort. Davvero nulla da dire se non che a volte basterebbe un sorriso per rendere il soggiorno ancora piú piacevole, cosa che qui non ho trovato al mio check-in. Ad ogni modo, lo consiglierei."

Reviewed on 26 Mar 2021

The Square Milano Duomo
Hotel Principe Di Savoia - Dorchester Collection
Hotel Principe Di Savoia - Dorchester Collection
5 out of 5
Piazza Della Repubblica 17, Milan, MI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM1,616 per night from 25 Jun to 25 Jun
Located in Central Station, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza della Repubblica, Corso Como and Corso Buenos Aires. Teatro alla Scala and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (975 reviews)
"very convenient, friendly and professional staff"

Reviewed on 19 May 2021

Hotel Principe Di Savoia - Dorchester Collection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Expo Residence Rho
Expo Residence Rho
via Pace 23, Rho, MI
The price is RM246 per night from 30 Jun to 30 Jun
Located in the heart of Rho, this apartment building is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Fiera Milano Exhibition Center and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Alfa Romeo Historical Museum. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (52 reviews)
Fiera milano
"We stay here for work in the fiera every year, excellent place, bear the supermarket and restaurants perfect for working at fiera milano"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

Expo Residence Rho
Privilege Apartments
Privilege Apartments
4 out of 5
Via Rossino, 3, Vimercate, MB
The price is RM355 per night from 26 Jun to 26 Jun
Situated in the suburbs, this residence is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hospital of Desio and Vimercate, Centro Commerciale Torri Bianche and Energy Park. Acquaworld ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (184 reviews)
Be Careful! Don't Trust The Photos
"Even though the apartment is newly renovated, there are stink bugs everywhere in my room. Water is still leaking out of the shower even with the door closed. At the time of my stay, the AC is broken so the room is very hot and uncomfortable. You can not open the windows because bugs are everywhere ..."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

Privilege Apartments
Hotel Residence Aurora
Hotel Residence Aurora
3 out of 5
Via San Martino 24, Paderno Dugnano, MI
The price is RM265 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Located in Palazzolo Milanese, this residence is within 9 miles (15 km) of Royal Villa of Monza, Corso Como and Niguarda Ca Granda Hospital. Teatro degli Arcimboldi ...
4.3/5Excellent! (163 reviews)
Fantastic stay at Hotel Residence Aurora
"Hotel Residence Aurora is a fantastic place to stay if either visiting Milan, Monza or the surrounding areas. We booked it to see family in Palazzolo and the hotel is fantastic; the apartment we booked is huge (plenty of space for us and our baby). Very clean, very modern design and feel whilst retaining ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2020

Hotel Residence Aurora
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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