Milan Guides

Guide to Milan

Milan is cosmopolitan and fast-paced, a beacon of Western fashion with an addiction to culture as much as clothes.

The world-acclaimed La Scala Opera House sits here, as does Leonardo da Vinci’s famous The Last Supper on the wall of Santa Maria Delle Grazie Basilica.

Facts About Milan

Top Attractions

Milan Cathedral

This gorgeous Gothic cathedral took almost six centuries to complete. It towers above the main square of the city and is truly a sight to behold!

Galleria Vittorio

One of the world’s oldest shopping malls! You could easily spend a whole day here, browsing the shops and treating yourself to a dining experience in the beautiful arcade.

Sforza Castle

This 15th-century castle was once home to the rulers of Milan. Browse its rich furnishings and ancient art – you’ll be amazed by what you might discover.

Royal Palace of Milan

Previously the seat of government, the Royal Palace is now a hub of culture showcasing exhibitions and events.

Main Districts

Culture Hotspots

Teatro alla Scala

The opulent 18th-century opera house is the place to go for traditional Italian operas and ballet performances.

Pinacoteca di Brera

Housing medieval and Renaissance art, this gorgeous palace-cum-gallery is one of the most popular in the city.

Cimitero Monumentale di Milano

Hanging around cemeteries might be a bit morbid, but this one is known for housing stunning funerary sculptures of different artistic styles and periods.

Free Walking Tours

Walkabout Tours offer free multilingual tours of the city’s main sights, starting bright and early at 10am every day. Just head to the 900 Museum (by the Duomo M3 metro stop) and look out for the official Walkabout yellow umbrella to join up.

Trips to Milan