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Milan Attractions

Planning a trip to Milan Italy can be exciting and confusing with so many wonderful things to do in Milan. The list of must see attractions in Milan including Milan Cathedral (Duomo) Sforza Castle

Plantario di Milano and a plethora of museums. There are so many exciting attractions in Milan that it may be difficult to decide on the best places to visit.

You can easily grab a map and wander around the city letting fate decide what you see first.

There are many Milan tours to choose among but be sure to visit Santa Maria delle Grazie a church and covenant that features Leonardo da Vinci's famous fresco 'The Last Supper' on your own or with a group. This iconic painting features the last meal of Jesus and his apostles and takes up an entire wall of the church. Painted in the 15th Century this fresco requires constant restoration due to the use of oil paints and damage from natural light. Tourist line up to visit da Vinci's masterpiece so plan to arrive early.

With so many great Milan activities you may want to spend some time enjoying some local folklore. If you are looking a year of good luck then a visit to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II may be in order. In the world's oldest shopping mall you will find an odd tradition. Locals and visitors alike find the mosaic of the bull and spin on his testicles to receive a year of good luck. Yes this is a time-honored tradition in Milan the Moral Capital of Italy. After your spin on the bull spend an afternoon indulging in some of Milan's world famous shopping in this four story mall.

With so many great Milan excursions it may be hard to decide what to do first among the city's top attractions. Enjoy an afternoon in the Parco Sempione or the Giardini Pubblici both great parks for relaxing or people watching. There are many great attractions like: Basilica Sant' Ambrogio La Scala Opera House and Museum and Pinacoteca di Brera. No matter which hot spots in Milan you decide to visit; you are sure to have a wonderful time and leave with many great memories.


Where to stay in Milan

Porta Romana

There’s no better place to enjoy the iconic Milanese shopping experience than in this sumptuous district, long frequented by the rich, famous and fashionable.



Formerly an industrial area, the birthplace of Italian cinema has become increasingly trendy, with eclectic museums, varied shops and art galleries.

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Porta Vittoria

Parks and buildings imbued with Milanese history are dotted through this busy neighborhood, just waiting for you to discover them.


A Weekend in Milan

Audrey Bergner
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