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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.


From £93 per night

This weekend

From £208 per night

Next weekend

From £338 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 £170 per night
Average weekday price £187 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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What a beautiful city!

30 May 2023

What a beautiful city! Make sure you take both the Lake Como and the Vintage Fiat tours. We had a lovely time, so much to do and what a wonderful host. We could not have been more lucky.Angelo was so helpful, we have never experience that level of care before or since!

L. Janine
L. Janine Canada

A beautifull city with so many great artchitectural...

30 May 2023

A beautifull city with so many great artchitectural impressionate buildings. I was positively surprised with all the green parks in the city center. The public transportation network is well developed and easy to use.


Very comfortable city, very cozy and with less tourists than...

27 May 2023

Very comfortable city, very cozy and with less tourists than in Rome. It was easy to find a needed transport to get to the point. And it was great that it was able to pay by card in every kind of transport. But it was also great to have long walks to my next destinations. The Duomo was immaculate, also the Isola district and Sempione Park were great.

Mary Karpenko
Mary Karpenko Ukraine

Milan is good to visit as a tourist for 2 things - The Last...

24 May 2023

Milan is good to visit as a tourist for 2 things - The Last Supper and the Duomo. These can be covered in one day. So recommend staying in Milan 2 nights. Otherwise it is a big, crowded city with many people smoking and bumping into you.

Bill United States

First tip - make sure you book The Last Supper in plenty of...

23 May 2023

First tip - make sure you book The Last Supper in plenty of time! The booking opens every three months e.g March for booking May, June & July. Booking a guide for this was really helpful. Don't miss the Pinacoteca Brera - beautiful works of art, including Mantegna, Bellini, Raphael and Caravaggio. It was virtually empty! A guided tour of the Duomo, including the rooftop for great views is a must!

Patricia United Kingdom

The Cathedral is well worth a visit.

22 May 2023

The Cathedral is well worth a visit. An elevator takes visitors to the roof for magnificent views of the city. An enclosed stone staircase with good stairs gives access from the roof to the cathedral. The Galleria is very impressive and houses several good restaurants and high end shops. La Scala Opera House is sumptuous and tour can be very rewarding. For great restaurants used by locals try the Brera Area, a few hundred metres north of La Scala

Allan United Kingdom

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