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Despite having centuries worth of history, Milan prides itself on being Italy's most contemporary city and fashion capital. Its ancient Duomo is just one of many churches dotted around the city, and you'll also find a variety of museums, world-class theatres and established opera houses such as La Scala.

To discover the city's history, head to the red brick Castello Sforzesco, where the prominent Sforza-Visconti families of Milan once resided. Today, you'll find several museums inside, one of which features the Rondanini Pietà – Michaelangelo's final work. Continue your exploration onto the street of Corso Magenta where you'll find many trendy cafés and impressive examples of Milanese architecture like the Palazzo Litta. But the highlight lies within Santa Maria delle Grazie church and convent, which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s stunning mural, 'The Last Supper'.

To combine the best of shopping with striking architecture, then look no further than Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Set inside a glass-domed, 19th-century palace, this mammoth shopping mall features an intricate mosaic floor lined with designer brands like Louis Vuitton and Prada.

Milan's main international airport is Malpensa, with transfers available by express train, bus and taxi.

Tonight

From £45 per night

This weekend

From £91 per night

Next weekend

From £104 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit December–February
Local currency € 10 = £8.82
Language Italian
Average weekend price £95 per night
Average weekday price £96 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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Milan reviews

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8.0

Seeing The Last Supper was very special and I’d definitely...

17 January 2019

Seeing The Last Supper was very special and I’d definitely recommend going up to the terraces on top of the Duomo. Go to Luini’s close to the Duomo for a delicious, cheap lunch and Brera for lots of dinner options. Very easy to get around the city but also a great place to just walk and get lost in different districts.

Anonymous United Kingdom
10

Absolutely beautiful!

17 January 2019

Absolutely beautiful!! So so safe as they don't allow cars any where near duomo!! So clean and friendly people. Perfect for shopping and just sightseeing! The artitechure was stunning. Food was the best and absolutely divine!! So easy to get around places with the metro!! Perfect for a 2 day holiday

Anonymous United Kingdom
10

Milan was really clean, the people civilized and respectful.

13 January 2019

Milan was really clean, the people civilized and respectful. Big difference from Rome (really dirty and disappointing). I wish I had spent more time in Milan, and less in Rome. Good train connections to Turin and Venice. Good restaurants, shopping, supermarkets, and atmosphere. City was REALLY CLEAN! Restaurants great, especially XIER, a Chinese buffet that has EVERYTHING. I really enjoyed the trolleys, trams, and metro.

Anonymous Brazil
8.0

- haal een “broodje” bij Luini;

13 January 2019

- haal een “broodje” bij Luini; - koop een ijsje bij Grom; - eet pizza hij PIZ; - boek ruim van tevoren je kaartjes voor het laatste avondmaal, anders ben je verplicht om de kaartjes met een guide aan te schaffen +/- €44 p.p. In plaats van €12.50 p.p.; - indien je goed ter been bent, kun je alles lopend doen en zou ik niet met de metro reizen; - taxi vanaf het vliegveld is overbodig. De treinen zijn vergelijkbaar met die van Nederland en je bent voor 13€ binnen 50 minuten in het centrum van Milaan.

Anonymous Netherlands
10

Practical, public transport working ( which is rare in...

10 January 2019

Practical, public transport working ( which is rare in Italy).amazing shopping for the whole family. Good restaurants but stay away from the most turistic places to avoid paying a fortune for nothing really special. Good variety of activities for the little ones.

lux
lux Luxembourg
8.0

Very nice place but defiantly organize your trip before you...

9 January 2019

Very nice place but defiantly organize your trip before you arrive. Cathedral was good and duomo and don’t be afraid to use the metro makes it much easier to get around. Just be carful though restraints seem to finish after lunch and don’t open up till about eight.

Beth
Beth Ireland

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