Things to do in Milan
Milan, a metropolis of the Lombardy region, in northern Italy, is the city of culture, fashion, ice creams and yellow rice. This financial center, headquarters of the Italian Stock Exchange, is also known for its upscale shops and restaurants. This is a great northern Italian town famous for some of its inhabitants. Leonardo da Vinci lived in Milan. You can take a tour of the very vineyard where he relaxed after painting the Last Supper. From the Piazza Duomo, you can visit the Duomo, the old district of Brera, the monumental Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and the beautiful La Scala. Sforzesco Castle is a little further if you’d like to see the grandeur of Milan’s ruling dukes. Then, if you want to look at the modern Milan, go to the brand new Piazza Gae Aulenti to see the Unicredit Tower designed by architect César Pell. Navigli is a cool network of canals whose bars and restaurants cast dancing reflections off the water at night. Isola is the hipster place: notable street art, cafes, bars, boutiques, galleries, and clubs.
The Duomo of Milan
is the main cathedral of the city, located in the central square of Milan, Piazza del Duomo. With its volume of 440.000 m³ and nave height of 45 meters, it is the largest and the second tallest church in Italy. The Duomo is valued as one of the most substantial Gothic constructions in the world.
The Last Supper
(L’Ultima Cena in Italian), as one of the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, is an important artwork. As one of the most well-known artworks in the world, this fresco can be seen on the wall of the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie Church. Since it is quite hard to buy tickets outside for a visit to the church, some tours are operated to organize the trip in the best effective way possible.
The Sforza Castle
is considered to be one of the most important constructions in Milan. This castle, from where the Sforza family ruled the city, became the center of many museums and it is an excellent choice for history and art enthusiasts. Sforza Castle is a great attraction point with its historical texture and architectural structure.
Undoubtedly, the first thing that comes to people's mind when someone says aperativo is Navigli
. Aperativo starts with having some drinks. During the aperativo, you will be served appetizers from the open buffet and charged only for the cocktails you drink. Since Italian people are quite warm and friendly, somehow they had created their own way to spend time together. Navigli district is the most famed location when it comes to the aperativo.
La Scala Theatre
(or Teatro Alla Scala) is one of the most famous opera buildings located in Milan, Italy. It has become a tradition for the new season to start on the 7th of December which is the day of the St. Ambrose. For the classical music and opera fanciers, the tradition of La Scala goes on for centuries.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
, established in 1877, is the oldest mall in Italy. If you are fond of wandering for shopping, there are many worldwide famed stores waiting for you in this antique mall. Even if you are low budget travelers, it deserves a look for its architecture.
The Brera District
can be defined as the old Milano where many Italian restaurants line up one after another and allow you to taste spectacular Italian dishes. Moreover, a pretty famous ice cream store called Amorino that serves flower-shaped ice creams comes as an essential stop.
The Lake Como
, as the most famous lake in Italy, gives travelers a great journey through nature. While water-lovers can take a boat trip and enjoy the reflection of the sun through the lake, others can climb up towards the mountains of pure greenness. Since many famous people such as Matthew Bellamy, Madonna, George Clooney, Gianni Versace, Ronaldinho, Sylvester Stallone, Julian Lennon, Richard Branson, Ben Spies, and Pierina Legnani have houses around the lake, Lake Como has gained significant popularity by time. It is convenient to get to Lake Como with day tours from Milano.
, meaning “Five Lands” in Italian, is located west from La Spezia. These five villages that constitute Cinque Terre are in the list of Unesco World Heritages. With its colorful houses, bright sunshine and peerless sea, Cinque Terre is a popular destınation for travelers. Reaching Cinque Terre is possible with day trips departing from Milano.
(or Torino in Italian) is the city of architecture, history, festivals and cultural activities. Aside from these, it is quite popular with its suitability for winter sports since the World Winter Olympics took place in Turin in 2006. It is possible to get to the city of numerous activities with day tours from Milano.