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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.


From £70 per night

Next weekend

From £124 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 10 = £8.44
Language Italian
Average weekend price £173 per night
Average weekday price £188 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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It is a beautiful city for walking and shopping.

15 June 2024

It is a beautiful city for walking and shopping. Dining is somewhat expensive. Extremely walkable city. Fastest way to get somewhere is by Metro. I would recommend going on a day trip to Lake Como.

MarinaAudrupe Latvia

Loved the city.

14 June 2024

Loved the city. For someone who spent most of his life in New York City, I know about cities. Yes they have their quirks like any city but I’ll visit again. So I have seen most of the stuff and traveling makes you experience different cultures, sights, cuisines, arts etc. I have could if friends here so it helps but in 2 nights stay wasn’t enough, wanted to do more so I’ll save it for next time. Ciao ciao

AbuSabi United States

Milan was very nice this time of year, enjoyed great food,...

13 June 2024

Milan was very nice this time of year, enjoyed great food, but was surprised how difficult it was to order a taxi. No Bolt, no Uber, no Hopin, just local taxi's picking up people in the streets. Almost missed our La Scala performance when our hotel staff was unable to order the taxi for us and our phone apps did not work. The same with going home after the performance. We had to queu in the street and it was a little bit chaotic.

Natalia Slovakia

Very expensive, the tax is hilarious and not as much as I...

7 June 2024

Very expensive, the tax is hilarious and not as much as I expected. There are a lot of huge tourists and, of course, you have to pay for everything. The truth is that we stopped because it was a flight stopover and next time I hope to stay in a nearby town.

Maria Spain

For Duomo and art gallery advise to book online before...

6 June 2024

For Duomo and art gallery advise to book online before your visit. For the last supper, online as soon as you can. Transport great, day trip to Bergamo on train and train/lake cruise to Bellagio on Lake Como excellent. Again booked online in advance skips long queues and disappointment. Monumental cemetery worth a visit. Many attractions shut on Mondays.

John United Kingdom

Milan is a beautiful and clean city.

6 June 2024

Milan is a beautiful and clean city. The Duomo Cathedral is stunning and highly recommend visiting. It is an easy city to navigate and all interesting areas are in walkable distances. The subway is easy to use and very efficient. Milan is a safe and relaxed place to spend a few days with many options of trips to other italien cities via train.

Anonymous United Kingdom

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