Milan may be famous for being the fashion and business capital of Italy but the vibrant city in the country’s North is so much more than just that. Here’s our list of the top 5 things to do in Milan, one of Italy’s most fascinating cities.
Visit The Duomo
Milan’s Cathedral is clearly one of the most impressive religious sites in Italy. The Gothic construction took 600 years to build and admission to its impressive interior is free of charge. However, there is a fee to climb the Duomo’s roof and it’s one you must pay without giving it a second thought. Why? Because apart from the stunning views to Milan, the roof is an architectural wonder to behold in its own right.
Step Inside Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II
Even if your budget doesn’t allow you to shop till you drop in what happens to be one of the world’s oldest shopping centres, a visit to the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II is mandatory for its gorgeous architecture and historical significance alike.
Spend an Evening At The Navigli District
Back in the 12th century, a network of canals was built in Milan so as to connect the city to the Lakes. Nowadays, after being neglected for quite some time, a couple of those canals have survived and the area around them has gradually become the place to be when the night falls. This is Milan’s Navigli District and you must definitely spend an evening sipping local beer or wine among locals there.
Admire Da Vinci’s Last Supper
The Last Supper is Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece and one of the greatest paintings of all time. This huge work of art is located in its original position, inside the former Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Keep in mind that in order to ensure your visit, you must book your tickets way in advance.
Attend a Cooking Class
There’s no better way to get to know a destination than via a journey through its distinct tastes. Therefore, attending a nice wine tasting where you’ll get to enjoy amazing wines from Milan in the company of a local is definitely one of the best things to do in Milan.