The capital of Lombardy, has a population of 1.3 million people. It is the biggest industrial city of Italy with many different industrial sectors. It is a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers and models. Milan has an ancient city centre with high and interesting buildings and palazzos, which is why so many people from all over the world want to see the city of glamour.
Milan Things To Know
- Places to see: The Duomo of Milan, The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, La Scala Theater, The Sforza Castle, Corso Buenos Aires.
- Main currency: Euro
- Main language: Italian
Milan: Half-Day History Tour and The Last Supper
Discover the highlights of Milan on a 3-hour historical tour that includes a skip-the-line ticket to see Da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper.”
Meet your English-speaking guide by the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to enjoy fast track entry to the world’s most famous Renaissance mural. Viewings are strictly limited to a small group of visitors every day make sure to book in advance. it allows you 15 minutes to study Da Vinci’s details. click here to book
On a budget?
Explore Milan at your own pace with a ticket for the open-top hop-on hop-off bus. With 3 routes at your disposal, discover all of the city’s top attractions, from the magnificent Duomo and La Scala to the city’s many quaint neighborhoods. for more click here
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
Packed into a 16th-century monastery, this cutting-edge science museum offers a hands-on experience with scientific phenomena and models of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings and designs. It has over 16,000 historical objects and 13 interactive laboratories, plus an array of flying machines, war paraphernalia and curious inventions – some of them even work. A true Renaissance man, the famous painter is also credited with inventing the parachute, helicopter and tank.
Milan’s most popular attraction is also Italy’s most spectacular church. Fill your Instagram account with photos of intricate stonework, arches, spires and Gothic buttresses as you explore centuries of work and detail. Take the elevator up to the top for mind-boggling views of Milan and behold the crowning glory – the Duomo Rooftop. Say hi to the gargoyles and of course Madoninna, a 14-foot-high golden statue of Mary which marks the highest point of the building.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Built in 1867, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele arcade (named after the first king of Italy) is one of the oldest and most glamorous shopping malls on the planet. The world’s first ever Prada opened its doors here in 1913 and Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Armani and Versace have all followed suit. Look out for the famous bull’s testicles. Yes really. Legend says that if you stand on this part of the special floor mosaic, good luck will soon be on its way.
Art, old and new
Visit the Dead Christ by Mantegna, and Supper At Emmaus by Caravaggio, both fixtures of one of Italy’s most important collections at the Pinacoteca di Brera. See some of Leonardo da Vinci’s early work at the smaller Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, but don’t just take in the old stuff. The Museo del Novecento and Gallerie d’Italia were both opened in 2010, and for 20th-century Italian and international artwork, head to the Museum of the Twentieth Century and the free, Gallerie d’Italia.