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Milan
Travel Guide

Milan showing heritage architecture, street scenes and a sunset

Wander the streets of Italy’s stylish northern capital to discover its artistic legacy, its culture of fashion and one of the largest churches in the world.

The capital of Italy’s Lombardy region is a pulsating metropolis defined by its cosmopolitan culture. Known around the world as a fashion destination, Milan is also Italy’s financial center. With an urban population of more than 5 million residents, it is one of Europe’s largest cities. Milan was partially destroyed during World War II, but countless beautiful, old monuments remain.

Visit Milan’s many stunning churches to discover its rich religious history. In the heart of the city lies the Cathedral of Milan, known to locals as the Duomo. As one of the largest churches in the world, it is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Cross the Piazza del Duomo to reach Santa Maria Delle Grazie, a church and convent that is home to da Vinci’s Last Supper. The Chiesa di San Maurizio features many notable frescoes and hosts Milan’s archaeological museum.

See art without religious context as well. The beautiful Villa Reale is home to two of Milan’s best secular galleries. Browse works by some of today’s best artists at the Contemporary Arts Pavilion, or see masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries at the Modern Art Museum next door. From here it’s just a short walk to the Brera Art Gallery where you can see works by Raphael and Carravagio.

Eat hearty risottos and pastas or visit pizzerias and gelaterias you’ll find on most streets. Italy is known for its aperitifs and wines; enjoy your favorite or sample something new in one of the city’s many bars. Explore the Navigli nightlife district after an event at the Teatro alla Scala to mingle with locals in the fresh air. In summer, the city remains warm throughout the night. In winter, make a trip to the nearby Italian Alps for skiing and snowboarding.

Milan is served by an international airport but can also be reached by train from many European cities. Once in town you’ll find the metro and tram systems easy to use and affordable. Join the locals and walk around, soaking up the style and grace of one of Europe’s most fashionable cities.

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 CA $144 per night from May 15 to May 15
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! (1,377 reviews)
"always happy to come back here. quiet spacious, relaxing after a long trip"

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2021

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
4 out of 5
Via Cusani 13, Milan, MI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $155 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in Milan Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Teatro Dal Verme and Castello Sforzesco. Teatro alla Scala and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)
"Location is perfect and staff very good. My room was big and clean"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2020

UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
B&B Hotel Milano Sant'Ambrogio
B&B Hotel Milano Sant'Ambrogio
3 out of 5
Via Degli Olivetani, 4, Milan, MI
The price is CA $83 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Milan Centre, this hotel is steps from San Giuseppe Hospital and Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology. Santa Maria delle Grazie and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (965 reviews)
Great stay
"Great location and comfortable stay, quiet neighbourhood and friendly staff who helped us with all our requests! I recommend this B&B to anyone who wants to stay in Milan for a week while discovering the city!"

Reviewed on Oct. 3, 2020

B&B Hotel Milano Sant'Ambrogio
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Expo Residence Rho
Expo Residence Rho
via Pace 23, Rho, MI
The price is CA $77 per night from May 25 to May 25
Located in the heart of Rho, this apartment building is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Fiera Milano Exhibition Center and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Alfa Romeo Historical Museum. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (52 reviews)
Fiera milano
"We stay here for work in the fiera every year, excellent place, bear the supermarket and restaurants perfect for working at fiera milano"

Reviewed on Feb. 15, 2020

Expo Residence Rho
Linate Residence
Linate Residence
Via Giosue Carducci 7, Novrego, Segrate, MI
The price is CA $108 per night from May 14 to May 14
Situated near the airport, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Idroscalo di Milano, Circolo Arci Magnolia, and Exhibition Park Novegro. Teatro ...
2.8/5 (12 reviews)
Not the best choice
"Noisy neighbours, dirty rooms. Our room wasn't been cleaned from weeks. Broken toilet. Weak LED lamps in the living room like candles not enought for reading and it was broken - flashin after turning off it was impossible to sleep until we cover it with some cloth. Hot water comming too slow after ..."

Reviewed on Apr. 21, 2015

Linate Residence
BnBook - Green Zone Studio
BnBook - Green Zone Studio
Vicolo Tramontana 6, Paderno Dugnano
Situated in Paderno Dugnano, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Niguarda Ca Granda Hospital, Teatro degli Arcimboldi, and Viale Monza. Corso Como ...
4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)
コスパ良しの快適なお部屋
"とても快適な滞在でした。キッチン用品も洗濯機も必要なものは一通り揃ってます。お掃除もちゃんとされていて綺麗でした。 ダブルサイズのベッドが二つあるので、家族4人でもゆっくり寝られました。 駅が近いのでミラノのセンターに電車で行ってみましたが、30分くらいでした。駐車場を探す煩わしさを考えたら電車で行くのも全然ありです。 短期間でガンガン観光したい人には立地的に向かないと思いますが、車でゆっくり旅をしてる人にはオススメです。"

Reviewed on Jun. 25, 2019

BnBook - Green Zone Studio
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Milan

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3 - Okay 8.722741433021806%
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3/5 - Okay

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Feb 27, 2020

Unfortunately we had to cur our trip to Milan ans the North short due to the coronavirus outbreak

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 20, 2019

A large city with things to see quite spread out but a great base to visit Como Lake and smaller places like Pavia

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 5, 2019

We were expecting Milan to be boring. WE WERE WRONG. Milan is amazing. We went in late October and the weather, although chilly, was a nice break from the southern heat. The sites were beautiful. The people were civilized.

2/5 - Disappointing

Dave

Nov 4, 2019

Rather spent the time in rome

4/5 - Good

JL

Oct 31, 2019

Quick stop but would like to come back next time!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 26, 2019

I really enjoyed seeing Milan and its many attractions would go back again!

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