With one of the richest artistic heritage in Italy, Milan calls for discovering: stroll along the city centre and breathe Milan’s ancient romantic spirit. Milan is also well known as the (national and international) capital of fashion and design; and in fact it is here that you can find some of the most important show rooms of haute couture and design. For long Milan has also been an important artistic avant-garde centre and it is also considered a site of social behavior in continuous transformation. It is a city of thousands contradictions, ancient and modern at the same time, fashionable and “retro.”
Milan is well known as Italy’s fashion capital, but it also has much more to offer curious visitors, as we list here top ten attractions of Milan.
- The Duomo
- Museo del Novecento
- Eat with the locals
- Sforzesco Castle – civic museums
- Leonardo’s Last Supper & Santa Maria delle Grazie
- Cimitero Monumentale
- Pinacoteca Ambrosiana & Pinacoteca di Brera
- Parco Sempione & Giardini Pubblici
- Sant’Ambrogio Basilica
- Pavia & Oltrepò Pavese
Where to Stay
One of Europe's four fashion capitals, Milan is also famous for its cuisine, opera, churches and da Vinci's Last Supper fresco. Although it is a working city, as the country's business and financial capital, visitors come in droves for the shopping, eating and nightclubbing. Duomo and city centre is the best place to stay. The bustling heart of Milan city centre is the enormous Gothic Duomo cathedral. Tourists, business people and Milanese locals stroll through the main square, Piazza del Duomo, flanked by the 19th-century arcaded Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall, and the 18th-century Palazzo Reale. Leading east from the Duomo is the crowded, shop-lined Corso Vittorio Emanuele and to the north is the celebrated La Scala Opera House. The area is just south of the art gallery district Brera and the designer shopping around Via Montenapoleone. Two lines on Milan’s metro system converge at Duomo station and many Milan hotels are within easy reach.
How to Reach Your Hotel
Malpensa is a bigger airport than Linate and it has two terminals. All easyJet flights depart from Terminal 2. The most efficient and stress-free way to reach the airport is usually by the Malpensa Express, however there’s also a bus shuttle that can be useful, depending on where you need to go in the city and at which time and which terminal. The Malpensa express train service runs directly from Terminal 1 to Piazza Cadorna (red metro line 1, Cadorna stop) or to Central Station (Centrale). The Cadorna option is the fastest, usually 29 minutes whereas to Central Station it’s 52 minutes, with stops. An adult ticket costs 11€ to Cadorna and 10€ to Centrale, with departures every 30 minutes.