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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 £32 per night

This weekend

From £76 per night

Next weekend

From £68 per night

Most popular time to visit August–October
Cheapest time to visit November–January
Local currency € 10 = £8.59
Language Italian
Average weekend price £80 per night
Average weekday price £85 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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I have been coming to Milan for years only for a couple days...

21 May 2021

I have been coming to Milan for years only for a couple days at a time, this time I had locals show me around. I never really like Milano, but now I got to see it through my companies people here in Milan. it was a whole new experience, off you want to do business you must come to Milano. I discovered that unlike my other Italian cities I have been too, Milano is the best inside! not outside like Rome! and everyone speaks English!!!

Kathleen United States

Milan was wonderful, great adventures all within walking...

22 May 2017

Milan was wonderful, great adventures all within walking distance from our hotel near Leonardo's Last Supper. The old city was spectacular, beautiful antiquity with a large city feel, abundant places to eat. The church of San Ambrosio was breathtaking in its beauty, while the duomo was breathtaking in its absolute grandeur. The Sforza castle was immense, while the Michangelo we came to see was housed in a beautiful small room that we shared with only a few others. The pickpockets we were warned about must have been on vacation. We were sad to leave.

Jeff United States

We just stay at the hotel at Milan for one night which is...

12 April 2017

We just stay at the hotel at Milan for one night which is quite too short. The hotel is quite far from everything such as restaurants and train station, but the room was large with great facilities. However, we enjoyed our stay.

Noraniti Thailand

Arrived at Malpensa airport - miles away - took 8€ coach to...

16 February 2017

Arrived at Malpensa airport - miles away - took 8€ coach to town centre, no problem, taxi to hotel, v. cheap Hotel pricey. Just saw the Duomo cathedral and area, v nice, had a good dinner. Took the metro - good clean efficient and understandable - to an industrial estate then a Eurolines bus home from the scruffy bus station.

Fredo12 United Kingdom

If you want shopping, then its the place to be though...

23 July 2016

If you want shopping, then its the place to be though expensive.Look for a hotel near Duomo plazza its the best place to stay if you want to shop for designer products like prada, gucci and other famous brands. July is sale season but a bit hot and too crowded.

Mohamed Ahmed
Mohamed Ahmed United Arab Emirates

Milan is a big city but 2 days was enough for me.

2 July 2016

Milan is a big city but 2 days was enough for me. Navigli area was my favorite, especially since I was there on the last Friday of the month, which is when they have the antiques fair along the river. There are several restaurants with apertivos, which was good for my budget. The subway system is easy to use and figure out - I recommend getting a full day pass. The Duomo is beautiful but the lines are very long so try to go as soon as it opens or you'll spend most of your time in the line.

Dana Myanmar

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