1.6 miles from downtown
Besides functioning as a transportation hub, Milan's Central Train Station is a labyrinth of shops and restaurants. Step just outside and you'll be standing in an expansive square in front of Pirellone, one of Milan’s first skyscrapers, and an area filled with offices, some shopping, restaurants and cafes.
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Despite centuries of rich history, Milan prides itself on being Italy's most contemporary city and fashion capital. The ancient Duomo is just one of many churches around the city, and you'll also find numerous world-class museums, theaters, and opera houses like La Scala.
To discover the city's history, head to the red brick Castello Sforzesco, where the prominent Sforza-Visconti families of Milan used to live. Today, you'll find several museums inside, one of which features the "Rondanini Pietà" – Michaelangelo's final work. Continue exploring down the Corso Magenta, lined with chic cafés and impressive examples of Milanese architecture like the Palazzo Litta. The most famous highlight lies inside Santa Maria delle Grazie church, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s "The Last Supper."
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele blends the best of shopping with impressive architecture. This enormous shopping mall is set inside a glass-domed, 19th century palace and features an intricate mosaic floor lined with designer boutiques like Louis Vuitton and Prada.
Milan's main international airport is Malpensa, with an express train, buses, and taxis into the city.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.02|
|Average weekend price||$193 per night|
|Average weekday price||$204 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
We visited the Duomo first thing in the morning, Best time to do it if it's hot. Make sure you book for the lift to the rooftops. This entrance is round the back of the cathedral. You take the stairs back down and into the main chapel area. Perhaps not on a Sunday morning if you can avoid it, as there was a mass on and we felt a little disrespectful walking round while this was on. Afterwards walked round the Galleria beside it, fab :) Also did the Alfa Romeo museum, we took the bus which was fine but when we got off the bus, it was quite a walk to the museum; not sure if we did something wrong. Museum definitely worth it: amazing cars. Public transport is brilliant, the trains are really handy, especially if you get a longer pass. Easy to get at all the machines and they have an English language option.
Milan is beautiful!! So much to see... Italians kept saying it was "just another big city" but we had such a great time! 4 days is great, enough time to go shopping, visit the non-touristic neighborhood, go to amazing rooftops and visit the Duomo.
Only 1 day and 1 night in Milan. Nice stores, restaurants and bars in Milan but staff was not that friendly (but it was really really warm outside so that could be the reason...) Nice city that I would like to visit agin for a longer time.
Milano is a wonderful city with a lot to offer. It was lovely to stay in a hotel beside the street Buenos Aires and I loved to see the Fashion Court. It´s easy to walk or travel by metro. Also the Central station restaurant market made an impression. There was something for everyone out of tens and tens of different food market restaurants. I would certainly want to learn more about Milan in the future.
Stunning! Worth a visit of 2-3 days. Had to work meanwhile, so I have the feeling that I'll need more days. Food is absolutely awesome, people are nice (and beautiful), metro system is very easy to understand and a lot of people speaks English fluently
Milan is nice to visit but it is not the real Italy. Navigli is my favorite area of Milan. the Duomo is good to see but there are better places in italy to visit to experience culture and the true Italian lifestyle. Milan is all about money and business. Almost no one in Milan is from Milan.
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