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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 £64 per night

Next weekend

From £189 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit November–January
Local currency € 10 = £8.46
Language Italian
Average weekend price £106 per night
Average weekday price £104 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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Not much to see or do in Milan except fro Duomo and Scala in...

27 September 2021

Not much to see or do in Milan except fro Duomo and Scala in my personal opinion. You can also take a walk to admire the shop windows and the really expensive cars parked in front of them. You can also visit the central station which is very beautiful!

Nikolo1991 Greece

I used to come to Milan often, but that was years ago.

21 September 2021

I used to come to Milan often, but that was years ago. It was fun to come back and see, really how little it has changed. COVID was responsible for all the changes I could see. Milan is a major modern city with so much to offer. If you go to see the incredible Duomo, you are right there for shopping too. I would have gone to La Scala to see a performance, but the ticket prices were ridiculously high and no big names were in the cast, so I decided to feed myself well instead. Wasn't sorry, although I would have loved to get inside La Scala again.

Dean United States

Milan is a wonderful city full of diversity and culture.

2 September 2021

Milan is a wonderful city full of diversity and culture. The food was amazing! Did I say amazing!!! Yes. The Duomo was magnificant. We toured the inside and above the outside. A wonderful find was Leonardo DiVinci's garden. Absolutely loved it! The Piazzas were beautiful and the buildings were old and beautiful. Please note that one disappointing factor was the unbelievable amount of graffiti that was spray-painted all over the buildings. That was a bit sad as in the US that is looked at as littering and vandalism. The only places that you do not see graffiti are the landmarks as those are heavily guarded by the Military. Try not to let that damper your experience as the rest of the city is beautiful and it is the fashion capital of the world. Shout out to Sapori Solari it was amazing! The fresh meats and cheeses and sandwiches are all homemade and taste delicious! The owner gave us all the information on the food. Try this place will not disappoint. Tammy and Dharma Lim

Dharma United States

Great city that combines historical places with modern areas...

2 September 2021

Great city that combines historical places with modern areas where you can find everything from amazing skyscapers to high end fashion stores. A city to explore and to enjoy. If you're a coffee lover, you should visit Milan. If you're a shopping enthusiast, you should visit Milan. If you wanna see a mix of cultures, you should visit Milan. And there are basically thousand more reasons to come back to this city again and again.

Yulia Moldova

Milan is a fantastic shopping city -- with an Etro outlet on...

22 August 2021

Milan is a fantastic shopping city -- with an Etro outlet on Via Spartaca that is an easy walk from the Porta Romana metro, as well as other great outlet stores-- but it also has great food and plenty to see. The Brera museum is one of the best in the world. Although not large, the collection is excellent. I love shopping at Rinascente and eating at the rooftop Obica mozzarella bar/restaurant. Great, easy to navigate subway system, with all-day passes available.

John United States

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

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