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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 £96 per night

This weekend

From £177 per night

Next weekend

From £142 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 10 = £8.54
Language Italian
Average weekend price £131 per night
Average weekday price £135 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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10

Beautiful city with wonderful architecture and history.

17 April 2024

Beautiful city with wonderful architecture and history. Public transport is excellent once you work out how it works, would recommend googling it before you go, the tram system is excellent and not expensive, but there are also buses and trains. Would recommend trains from Milapensa airport as taxis are very overpriced. You can also walk as mostly flat and wonderful wondering the streets. The parks, castle, cathedral and shopping malls are all superb to visit but some things sell out so book in advance. Visited in April and the weather was like summer so enhanced our stay. English spoken in tourist areas but not as much outside but everyone is so lovely and tries to help. So much shopping and eating choices you will be spoilt for choice.

Andrew
Andrew United Kingdom
8.0

Milan is like any other metropolitan city: crowded, but with...

16 April 2024

Milan is like any other metropolitan city: crowded, but with interesting places to see and things to do. Heavy police and army security in city center with forbidden access to some areas. The restaurants in city centre are very expensive, the same foods can be found on the neighbouring streets.

Mara Carolina
Mara Carolina United Arab Emirates
10

Beautiful city,Gothic cathedral in the heart of Milan.

16 April 2024

Beautiful city,Gothic cathedral in the heart of Milan.Galerija Vittorio Emanuele II,,Bosco Verticale .. We came to the city with a car, parked it at the hotel and continued to travel by metro.The only drawback is the street "sellers" on every corner (roses, bracelets...) literally jump on you and don't give up.

Sakač
Sakač
10

Milan is near to many cities.

16 April 2024

Milan is near to many cities. We could drive to most of them. Milan itself has a lot to offer. We liked the Domo, Leonard Da Vinci museum and the fashion shops. There is also plenty of designed outlets near Milan. Ski resorts are also near. We ate lots of pizzas. Transportation in Milan is convenient.

Eissa
Eissa Egypt
10

The best place to visit was Duomo cathedral.

16 April 2024

The best place to visit was Duomo cathedral. We did visit early on Sunday morning. The terrace view is amazing and great places for photos. But inside is breath taking, we even managed to catch Sunday mass. The second was park Sempione. Public transport is very convenient. The stops are well signposted. Central Milano is best to walk around. you can see everything, even the small beautiful streets. But between further places we used the p.transport. There are a lot great restaurant and places to eat. So many places to get a gelato and drinks.

Lyuboslava
Lyuboslava Bulgaria
10

I like Milan because it offers culture opera museums parks...

14 April 2024

I like Milan because it offers culture opera museums parks nice shopping nice restaurants local cafes with excellent coffee and local food safe friendly helpful locals it is close to lake como ,bellagio which I had the tour with Zion travel agency which was wonderful day trip.

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