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One of Europe’s biggest cities is also home of da Vinci’s The Last Supper, global fashion brands and one of the largest churches in the world. 

Milan is a big city defined by its cosmopolitan culture, from fashion and food to art and old-world relics. The capital of northern Italy’s Lombardy region is known around the world as a fashion destination thanks to luxury brand names such as Gucci and Versace, and is also Italy’s financial centre. The city is one of the largest in Europe, with more than 5 million residents. Many buildings were destroyed in Milan during World War II, but you’ll still find countless beautiful old monuments worthy of a postcard perfect picture.

Milan is known for its rich religious history, and centuries-old churches dot the city streets. Visit the Cathedral of Milan, one of the largest churches in the world. Locals call the cathedral in the heart of the city the Duomo. Stand in the shadow of the cathedral in the Piazza del Duomo, a busy square surrounded by picturesque buildings. Across the square you’ll find da Vinci’s famous painting of The Last Supper housed in the Santa Maria Delle Grazie, a church and convent. Nearby, the Chiesa di San Maurizio is known for its frescoes and houses Milan’s archaeological museum.

If you want art without the religious context, head to the beautiful Villa Reale, home to two of Milan’s best galleries. See famous masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries at the Modern Art Museum. The Contemporary Arts Pavilion next door showcases some of the best artists around today. Make the short walk to the Brera Art Gallery to see works by famous Italian painters such as Raphael and Carravagio.

Try rich risottos and pastas, pizza or fresh gelati from restaurants and cafés on nearly every street. Watch world-class opera at the Teatro alla Scala then head to the Navigli nightlife district to drink with locals on terraces along the canal.

Fly to Milan’s international airport or get there by train from many European cities. Navigate the city using the affordable metro and tram systems. Alternatively, do as the locals do and get around on foot to soak up the style of one of Europe’s most fashionable cities.

Where to stay in Milan

Milan which includes central business district, signage and a city

Milan Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(377 area reviews)

Piazza del Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II are top sights in Milan Centre, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Duomo Station or Cordusio Station to see more sights in the area.

Milan Centre
Central Station, Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Central Station

4/5Very Good!(312 area reviews)

Enjoy the fantastic nightlife in Central Station. Corso Buenos Aires is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Caiazzo Station or Central Station to see more of Milan.

Central Station
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II showing shopping, interior views and heritage architecture

Centro Storico

Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral of Milan are top sights in Centro Storico, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Cordusio Station or Duomo Station to see more sights in the area.

Centro Storico
San Siro, Milan, Lombardy, Italy

San Siro

4/5Very Good!(6 area reviews)

The shopping and restaurants are a few things visitors like about San Siro. Check out San Siro Race Course while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at San Siro Ippodromo Station or Segesta Station to get around town.

San Siro
Porta Garibaldi, Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Porta Garibaldi

4/5Very Good!(43 area reviews)

You might enjoy the art galleries while in Porta Garibaldi. Corso Como is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Monumentale Station or Garibaldi Station to see more of the city.

Porta Garibaldi
Navigli, Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Navigli

4/5Very Good!(20 area reviews)

Navigli is a destination travellers like for its art galleries, and you might hop aboard the metro at Milan Romolo Station or Romolo Station to explore sights like Via Tortona.

Navigli

Top hotels in Milan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Centric Milan
Hyatt Centric Milan
4 out of 5
via Pirelli 20, Milan, MI
The price is Rs12,255 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

Located in Central Station, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pirelli Tower and Piazza della Repubblica. Corso Como and Corso Buenos Aires are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (969 reviews)

"Great location and modern design, good service overall"…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020

Hyatt Centric Milan
Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
4 out of 5
S.S. 336, Ferno, VA
The price is Rs12,089 per night from 22 Sep to 23 Sep

Situated in Ferno, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Volandia Museum of Flight and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Castelnovate Ruins. Basilica di Saint Agnese and Castle ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,614 reviews)

"Staff were welcoming and courteous. Room was large and comfortable. There is a little bit of road noise in the bedroom The restaurant/bar closes at 10.30 which is too early - our flight did not arrive until after 10pm"…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Bianca Maria Palace Hotel City Center
Bianca Maria Palace Hotel City Center
4 out of 5
Viale Bianca Maria, 4, Milan
The price is Rs10,059 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in Milan Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Cinque Giornate, Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory and Palace of Justice. Villa Necchi Campiglio ...

4.4/5Excellent! (798 reviews)

"This hotel was so luxurious! I loved EVERYTHING!!! Breakfast was phenomenal!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2020

Bianca Maria Palace Hotel City Center

Popular places to visit in Milan

Cathedral of Milan
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Cathedral of Milan

4.5/5(354 reviews)

The centrepiece of Milan is also the largest church in Italy, crowned by a gold-coated statue of the Madonna.

Piazza del Duomo
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Piazza del Duomo

4.5/5(396 reviews)

At this central square browse luxury Italian goods in one of the oldest shopping centres in the world or visit the largest church in Italy.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

4.5/5(236 reviews)

This beautiful old arcade houses some of the biggest names in fashion, such as Prada and Gucci, alongside traditional restaurants and hole-in-the-wall cafés.

Teatro alla Scala
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Teatro alla Scala

4.5/5(181 reviews)

See opera, ballet or classical music performed on one of the most famous stages in the world at this theatre and museum.

San Siro Stadium
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San Siro Stadium

4.5/5(37 reviews)

Catch an event at San Siro Stadium during your trip to Milan.Discover the area's fascinating museums and stunning cathedral.

Santa Maria delle Grazie
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Santa Maria delle Grazie

4.5/5(143 reviews)

See Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting The Last Supper in this beautiful church and convent complex in the centre of Milan. 

Reviews of Milan

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 41.889985895627646%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 9.30888575458392%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Feb 2020

One of my fav cities. Absolutely love the place. Football and fashion. History and culture. Duomo, the Last Supper, Ludovico Einaudi, San Siro, Galleria and Gucci. Love this city. Been a fair few times now. Magical just before Christmas. *****

5/5 - Excellent

Misha

10 Feb 2020

Lovely historical city. Nice historical monuments. Amazing food, nice people. Good transport everywhere - we would like to come back :))

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

31 Jan 2020

Very lovely staff

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Jan 2020

Relaxed to the extreme, expensive, very nice. The cathedral is very impressive.

5/5 - Excellent

Jacque

27 Jan 2020

Great place to go for a mini city break with friends!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Jan 2020

E very beautiful city, with lots of history and beautiful buildings.

Cities near Milan

Photo "San Donato Milanese" by Gio la Gamb (CC BY-SA) / Cropped from original

San Donato Milanese

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Segrate

Photo "Saronno" by adirricor (CC BY) / Cropped from original

Saronno