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Despite having centuries worth of history, Milan prides itself on being Italy's most contemporary city and fashion capital. Its ancient Duomo is just one of many churches dotted around the city, and you'll also find a variety of museums, world-class theatres and established opera houses such as La Scala.

To discover the city's history, head to the red brick Castello Sforzesco, where the prominent Sforza-Visconti families of Milan once resided. Today, you'll find several museums inside, one of which features the Rondanini Pietà – Michaelangelo's final work. Continue your exploration onto the street of Corso Magenta where you'll find many trendy cafés and impressive examples of Milanese architecture like the Palazzo Litta. But the highlight lies within Santa Maria delle Grazie church and convent, which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s stunning mural, 'The Last Supper'.

To combine the best of shopping with striking architecture, then look no further than Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Set inside a glass-domed, 19th-century palace, this mammoth shopping mall features an intricate mosaic floor lined with designer brands like Louis Vuitton and Prada.

Milan's main international airport is Malpensa, with transfers available by express train, bus and taxi.

Tonight

From £37 per night

Next weekend

From £194 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 10 = £8.57
Language Italian
Average weekend price £146 per night
Average weekday price £155 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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Milan reviews

What other travellers say about Milan

8.0

Easy to get around and nice place to stay for a few days.

3 December 2022

Easy to get around and nice place to stay for a few days. Il Duomo terrace walk is a must. If you want to see "The last supper" make sure you book the visit in advance. Note that some tickets are also released close to the date. Nice and affordable pasta at "Miscusi" restaurant chain, loved by locals. Make sure you try the Aperol spritz in one of the bars along the canal in Navigli.

Igor
Igor Australia
10

It’s a great city, full of surprises, if you just want to...

26 November 2022

It’s a great city, full of surprises, if you just want to visit the typical then two days or one day it’s enough. However, if you you want to see and explore more, stay 3-4days. I’m still amazed by Milan as a city and people, very approachable, helpful, friendly, respectful and passionate people. I will definitely go back soon.

Jama
Jama United Kingdom
6.0

Milan is an OK city to visit.

24 November 2022

Milan is an OK city to visit. Flying to Milan is very cheap from almost any European cities. The prices have become more expensive due to the NATO's military support. However, most places are overrated and crowded in Milan with nothing special culturally and historically. If you have some utilitarian purposes to visit Milan, it is fine. But, please do not ever visit it just for tourism, there are many better places in South America, Southeast Asia and even Eastern Europe.

FrenchieChIndo
FrenchieChIndo Indonesia
10

The locaction itself is superclose to Milan Dome/City...

21 November 2022

The locaction itself is superclose to Milan Dome/City Center. Everything is very close like Scala and shopping streets. Milan has excellent restaurants, use those 2-3 streets behind the tourist hotspots like Dome or Scala area. Short walk behind and You will find very charming restaurants with better prices and more kind service. In the center You do not need a car, it is perfect for city walks and public traffic. If You are by car, use parking centers. In the street it is hard to find a place and penalties are high. Take attention in the night where to drive, on some places it is not allowed to pass and You will be flashed by cameras. Better let the car outside or do not use it at all in the center.

Rudolf
Rudolf Switzerland
4.0

I used to travel to different parts of Italy when I was...

21 November 2022

I used to travel to different parts of Italy when I was young. I like Italy very much, it's food and coffee and friendly and smiling mentality of Italians. Altough Milano has not so much history as for example Rome the city itself is nice. But the manners of most people (meaning Italians living there that we met) were not the ones I was used to. Not very polite and not welcomming - and I'm not speaking about teenagers now - all of them regardless of age or gender. Lot of arrogance and haughtiness. Also, in different parts of Italy my experience was that good to bad restaurants ratio was extremely good - you could pretty much go anywhere and be delighted with great food. Not so in Milano - you better choose well in which restaurants you eat otherwise there is good chance you would be disappointed.

Vít
Vít Czech Republic
10

Milan is a place of kindness, hard work, bravery and honesty.

19 November 2022

Milan is a place of kindness, hard work, bravery and honesty. The public transportation is very convenient, the food is delicious, and the cost is not expensive. Everywhere is kind and kind, including airports, churches, restaurants and hotel.

TSAIYULIANG
TSAIYULIANG China

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