Weekend in Milan

Discover the historical glamor of Milan, the cosmopolitan Capital of Fashion. Witness of centuries of art and culture.

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Santa Maria delle Grazie

Unmatched beauty, with real artistic sensations

  • Be sure to observe and admire every detail of Leonardo da Vinci's fresco "The Last Supper".

  • Remember to book or buy your access tickets months in advance.

  • Located in the Plaza with the same name.

  • It has the Dominican Convent, which is characterized by having as an ornament the famous fresco by Leonardo da Vinci "The Last Supper", one of the masterpieces of art history.

  • In 1980, the complex was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

  • We start the day with our visit to the Church of Santa María delle Grazie, it has works inside that manage to convey its Renaissance magic to visitors. It is still possible to admire its original beauty, determined by the Gothic style with romantic and Renaissance influences.

  • From 21.40 euros

  • +39 02 467 6111

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    It is open every day except Monday. Hours from 9.00 hrs. at 17.00 hrs.


Catedral de Milán (Duomo di Milano)

Be amazed by the details of the cathedral seen up close

  • It has an open rooftop for tourists with a spectacular view. If you are going to go up, I recommend you use the elevators, otherwise you will have to climb 158 steps.

  • The roof terrace occupies practically the entire surface of the roof and will allow you to walk on the heights while taking in a spectacular view of the city.

  • It means The House of God. It is the fourth largest Roman Catholic cathedral in the world, which has a capacity for 40,000 visitors.

  • Its construction began in the year 1386; It was made entirely of marble, and is surrounded and composed of Gothic art.

  • The pinnacle, the highest Gothic architectural element, is 108.5 meters high, and at the top is placed the golden statue "la Madonnina de Perego" (Little Virgin of Perego).

  • We walked a few steps and arrived at one of the most impressive architectural monuments of the place.

  • During the summer it is the best time to visit it, its windows project a prism of colors towards the interior, achieving a beauty and a spectacular atmosphere.

  • 16 euros.

  • +39 02 7202 3375

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. A ticket is required for access.


Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Surrounded by huge shopping arcades from the Bella Época

  • Being so close to the Milan Cathedral, you can take advantage and know one place after another, during the same day, simply by walking.

  • If you want good luck, don't forget to make a complete turn over the “famous” bull, with your right foot and eyes closed.

  • It bears that name as a reminder of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy. It was designed by the architect Giuseppe Mengoni, and was built between 1865 and 1877.

  • It is also known as the Milan hall, which connects with another famous place, which is the Alla Scala Theater.

  • We continue our tour on foot, to see the Gallery, which is covered with a very particular atmosphere that makes it one of the most recognized icons of the city.

  • It is located in a strategic point that is necessary for tourists to cross.

  • 12 euros.

  • +39 02 7740 4343

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Open 24 hours. A ticket is required for access.


Palazzo di Brera

Palaces, places that house pieces of art

  • You consider it necessary to visit the Italian painting collection inside the Pinacoteca or Art Gallery, as it houses some of the most prestigious selections of ancient and modern masterpieces of images.

  • Go into the library and be encouraged to know some of the titles of the 1,500,000 volumes that are there.

  • If it is about a study garden for ancient doctors, visit the Botanical Orthodox Brera, which is located next to the Astronomical Observatory.

  • You can move by different means of transport, depending on the location of your hotel: 1. Metro: Lanza, line 2; Montenapoleone, line 3. 2. Tram: lines 1, 4, 8, 12, 14 and 27. 3. Bus: lines 61 and 97.

  • They began to build it in 1651 and finished it in 1773.

  • Inside you can see the best and most famous collections of art from the Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance, such as paintings by Raphael, Tintoretto, El Greco and Rembrandt to name a few.

  • Its courtyard has a significant statue of Napoleon, who always had the desire to exhibit the works of the conquered territories.

  • Evening falls and we walk a bit north to the Palacio di Brera.

  • Touring and admiring its Art Gallery, visiting its Library, being surprised by its Astronomical Observatory and without leaving aside its Academy of Fine Arts, is undoubtedly necessary to absorb the artistic touches.

  • Adults: 12 euros. Young people between 18 and 25 years old: 8 euros. Under 18s: free entry. Free entry the first Sunday of each month.

  • +39 02 7226 3264

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Tuesday to Sunday: 8.30am to 7.15pm (the ticket office closes at 6.40pm). Closed Monday.


Teatro alla Scala Museum

Valuable relics of the opera

  • You cannot miss a staging of the opera of your choice and listen to stories by resident musical geniuses, such as Toscanini or Barenboim.

  • Enjoy views of the theater from the third floor for an unrivaled perspective of the auditorium and its charming crystal chandelier.

  • In addition to the theater, it has a museum and a library. The latter is called the Simoni Livia Library, it is located in the Busca Palace and was formed in 1952 with 40,000 donated volumes; it currently has about 140,000 works related to the history of theater, opera and ballet, which include librettos, newspapers and the correspondence of musicians, actors and dancers, as well as books.

  • We continue our course to the Museo Teatrale alla Scalla.

  • Despite being more devoted to opera and its history itself, its scope also extends to the history of Italian theater in general and includes exhibitions related to the Commedia dell'Arte.

  • 9 euros. Free entry: children under 12 years old.

  • (+39) 02-88792380

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Every day from 9.00 hrs. at 5.30 p.m. (last access at 5:00 p.m.)



By visiting it you will take a trip back in time

  • Consider that it is located approximately 30 minutes from the Palacio di Brera area, so that you can move in time.

  • Get to know the museum within this neighborhood, known as the Navigli Museum, where you can see the sketches and designs made by Leonardo da Vinci.

  • I recommend you visit the neighborhood in the late evening, so that you can appreciate and breathe the atmosphere formed by artists and musicians, on a walk around.

  • Approximately 25 minutes by bus and 10 minutes by car.

  • In 1179, a network of artificial channels was built through which both merchandise and passengers were transported.

  • One of the greatest geniuses that history has given, Leonardo da Vinci, proposed an improvement to the existing and poorly navigable canals, turning them into true access routes to the center of Milan and even as a connection to Lake Como.

  • Let's take our bus to go into the sunset, and end our day with a visit to one of the most historic neighborhoods, which is the Navigli neighborhood. Its protagonists are the two main channels Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese, which connected the city with the world at a key moment of growth.

  • Free entrance

  • +39 02 467 6111

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Open to the public


Castillo Sforzesco (Castello Sforzesco)

Ancient feast among sculptures

  • You cannot miss the Museum of Ancient Art that is inside the castle. It is made up of sculptures from various historical periods, such as the "Piedad Rondanini", which is Michelangelo's latest creation.

  • It is worth entering the parade ground to discover the secrets of the coat of arms and its legend.

  • It was built in 1368 as a fortress by the Sforza family. Later it was reformed to be the palace where the Duke of Milan lived.

  • During the Second World War the castle was badly damaged.

  • At the end of the 20th century, the castle square was built with a fountain inspired by the one that previously occupied this place.

  • We begin our last but not least day.

  • We are heading towards one of the most majestic castles in Milan.

  • It was one of the venues for great parties and galas in which even renowned artists such as Leonardo da Vinci participated.

  • Free entrance to the castle. Entrance to the museums: General admission: 3 euros. Students and retirees: 1.5 euros. From Tuesday to Thursday, admission is free from 4.30 p.m. at 5.30 p.m.

  • (+39) 02-88792380

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    During the summer it is open from 7:00 a.m. at 7:00 p.m. During the winter it is open from 7.00 a.m. at 18.00 hrs.


Parque Sempione (Parco Sempione)

Let's walk through English gardens

  • Once you are in the park, I recommend you visit each of its buildings, such as the Aquarium that has more than 100 species of fish, crustaceans, mollusks and echinoderms; and the Civic Arena, venue for concerts and athletics events.

  • Be sure to visit the pond that is in the garden and take a break.

  • Consider that only access to the park is free, but if you want to visit the Aquarium, the Triennial or the Civic Arena, they will have a cost.

  • Transport: Metro: Cadorna, line M1; Cairoli, line M1; Lance, line M2. Tram: lines 1, 2, 4, 12, 14 and 19. Bus: lines 18, 50, 37, 58, 61 and 94

  • Construction began in 1807 to commemorate Napoleon's victories.

  • We walked a few steps to get to the Sempione Park. Hundreds of animal and plant species live here.

  • In the park are the Triennial, the Civic Aquarium and the Civic Arena, which we will visit one by one.

  • We also find within the park, the Arco della Pace.

  • Gratuitous.

  • 2 h - 4 h

    Including the important buildings that I mention.

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Every day from 6.30 am. at 21.00 hrs.


Palazzo dell'Arte

A cozy place of art

  • Do not forget to admire the great "Hall of Honor" in front of the staircase on the upper floor.

  • The main entrance overlooks a street with an important connection between the center, Sempione Avenue and the north-west exit artery to the city.

  • The building was designed by Giovanni Muzio and was built during the years 1931 to 1933 at the initiative of the Bernocchi Foundation, to provide a permanent place for the International Exhibition of Decorative Art.

  • The construction was financed by Antonio Bernocchi, and his brothers Andrea and Michele.

  • The palace was characterized by having a fairly innovative structure for its time and by having about 1,500 square meters to share the different collections with the public that visits it.

  • We walked south of the Sempione Park and arrived at the Palazzo dell 'Arte.

  • It is located inside the park due to its centrality and because it is communally owned, and since it is the ideal place for the realization of a great palace for the arts.

  • +39 02 7243 4258

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30 a.m. at 20.30 hrs. Closed Monday.


La Triennale di Milano

Emotional air combined with works of art

  • The museum has a large space in which a small permanent collection of Italian artists is located, which you must visit.

  • Do not forget to visit the temporary exhibitions that are of interest to you.

  • His international art and design exhibition was held at the museum thirteen times between 1936 and 1996, and after a twenty-year hiatus, again in 2016.

  • In 1947, the Milanese designer Gualtiero Galmanini, was the designer of the main staircase.

  • It is located inside the Palazzo Dell'Arte, an additional cultural alternative to those already seen.

  • Collect the highlights of Italian design.

  • It is established according to the collection that is being presented.

  • +39 02 724341

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30 a.m. at 20.30 hrs.


Torre Branca

Beautiful panoramic view

  • Be sure to admire each point of interest in the city of Milan from above and with a different perspective.

  • If you are lucky you will see the Alps.

  • The tower is almost 110 meters high

  • It was designed by Gio Ponti and is considered a true work of art in which modern architecture is combined with new technologies.

  • We continue in the Semprione park and end our trip knowing the Torre Branca.

  • We are going to climb to the highest point of Milan in a minute via an elevator and admire the majestic views of the city.

  • 4 euros.

  • +39 02 331 4120

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Winter: Tuesday: 9:30 pm to midnight. Wednesday: 10.30 a.m. at 12.30 hrs. / 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. / 21.30 hrs. at 00.00 hrs. Thursday: 9:30 p.m. at 00.00 hrs. Friday: 2.30 p.m. at 18.00 hrs. / 21.30 hrs. at 00.00 hrs. Saturday and Sunday: 10.30 am. at 14 hrs. / 14.30 hrs. at 7.30 p.m. / 21.30 hrs. at 00.00 hrs. Summer: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 am. at 12.30hrs. / 16.00 hrs. at 18.30 / 21.30 hrs. at 00.00 hrs.



A chic and modern neighborhood

  • If it's reasonably priced pasta and pizza, go sit down and enjoy yourself at the Breri; It is an informal place with a fun and industrial decoration. In addition, it is a good place where having a steaming coffee will be unforgettable.

  • Another place to visit is Café Marc Jacobs, located in front of a beautiful 14th century church. Its interior is divided into three: the clothing store, the book store, and the bar, where you can enjoy gourmet snacks. It is worth mentioning that for the people of Milan, this drink is very important, you will see it being here.

  • It is bordered by imposing buildings from the 18th century, highlighting the Brera Palace, in Corso Como, which houses the famous art gallery and the academy of fine arts.

  • In this area there are four churches: San Simpliciano, San Marco, Il Carmine and L'incoronata. Nearby is also the Piccolo Teatro di Milano.

  • This neighborhood covers Via Brera, Via Solferino, Via Pontaccio, Corso Garibaldi and Corso Como.

  • We enter the night, and what better way to visit the famous, bohemian and luxurious Brera neighborhood, located north of zone 1, or the historic center.

  • It is one of the most popular and attractive neighborhoods, where you will find numerous outdoor cafes, countless exclusive shops, bars and restaurants; so you can do everything like walking, cycling through its cobbled streets, eating or having a drink.

  • It is the neighborhood where you find small shops, with charm and prices for all budgets.

  • There is a great movement linked to design, of which the Brera Design District is a true icon. It is the project of the people of Studiolabo and is part of the Milan Design Network.

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


Stadio San Siro "Giuseppe Meazza"

Sports legends and feats

  • Don't miss the autographs of the champions, the front pages of sports newspapers, the old Meazza, Rivera and Mazzola uniforms; and the historical shirts of Pelé and Maradona.

  • Twenty-four life-size statues reproduce the footballers who have made the history of the two Milanese teams.

  • When there are games or special events you can get to the stadium using the dedicated bus service, which leaves from Piazzale Lotto (MM1 metro stop, red line).

  • The San Siro Stadium, also known as the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, is a sports venue located in the city of Milan, in the San Siro district.

  • It was inaugurated on September 19, 1926 and with a capacity of 81,277 spectators, it is the largest stadium in Italy. It is listed by UEFA as an elite stadium, which allows it to host European finals, such as the 2016 Champions League Final, in which Real Madrid Club de Fútbol was champion against Club Atlético de Madrid.

  • If soccer is your thing, you will love this place. We start our day by moving to the San Siro Stadium in Milan, which is around 40 minutes from the center.

  • The San Siro museum shows the history of the stadium through photographs, trophies and curiosities exhibited in its different rooms.

  • The stadium is a magnificent example of modern architecture.

  • Entrance to the museum and the stadium: 13 euros. Children under the age of six have free entry. Children between six and fourteen years old, as well as those over 65: 10 euros. Entrance to the museum: 7 euros; for people between six and fourteen years old, and for those over 65: 5 euros.

  • +39 02 404 2432/02 4879 8201

  • 2 h - 4 h

    1 hour transfer by bus from the center of Milan to the stadium. 1 hour transfer from the stadium to the Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Museum and stadium: 09:30 hrs. at 17.00 hrs.


Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

A curious Church in Milan

  • Visit its archaeological museum, which was formerly a major convent. Being there you will move through the history of the city, in its various rooms.

  • It is worth noting the delicate wooden stalls of the choir and the spectacular organ from 1554, which still makes its impressive chords heard on special occasions and scheduled concerts.

  • Transport: Metro: Cadorna, line M1; Cairoli, line M1. Tram: lines 16, 19 and 20. Bus: lines 50 and 58.

  • It is also known by the name of Chiesa di Milano.

  • It was built in the early 1500s.

  • It contains the oldest pipe organ in Milan built in 1554.

  • On the walls there are frescoes dating from the 16th century, which include a series covering the life of Saint Saint Maurizio, in honor of whom the church bears this name.

  • It has an archaeological museum attached to it, which was a representative monastery of the 8th century Milanese architecture.

  • It is already around 1:30 p.m. and we arrive at the Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

  • We continue our tour to one of the important churches in Milan (besides the Milan Cathedral).

  • It is considered a little gem. The austerity of its exterior makes its interior even more surprising than expected.

  • It is divided into two parts by means of a central wall. In the entrance area the citizens who attended mass were located, and in the interior part the nuns were located.

  • Free entrance to the church. Entrance to the museum: 2 euros.

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Church: Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 a.m. at 5.30 p.m. Museum: Tuesday to Sunday: from 9.00 a.m. at 5.30 p.m. (the last visit is one hour before closing).


Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Chatting about paper and letters

  • If you want to continue enjoying art in Milan, now is the time to visit this library and enjoy the art preserved in books, hand in hand with its production processes.

  • In its art gallery, you can appreciate among many the famous Renaissance work of Botticelli (The Birth of Venus), which has a mythological theme from classical Greco-Roman culture with an idealized concept of both material and spiritual love.

  • Transport: Metro: Duomo, lines 1 and 3; Cordusio, line 1. Tram: lines 2, 3, 12, 14 and 16.

  • The name of this historical library in Milan is due to Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan.

  • It was founded in 1607 by Cardinal Federico Borromeo.

  • It contains the art gallery known as Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, which was created to ensure free cultural training for anyone with artistic or intellectual qualities. Later he was joined by an academy of painting and sculpture. Today, it houses paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli and Bramantino to name a few.

  • This library houses an incredibly large collection of manuscripts that were written in Greek, Latin, and other Eastern languages. Among them are the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci, including the Atlanticus codex.

  • The building was damaged in WWII and the archives of the opera librettos at La Scala were lost, however it was restored in 1952.

  • If you are a lover of reading, writing and books, continue to the ancient Ambrosian Library in Milan and learn about the history of paper.

  • You will learn about the art of bookbinding in a historical workshop.

  • Adults: 15 euros Under 18 and over 65: 10 euros Under 5 years accompanied by an adult: 5 euros

  • +39 02 806921

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Pinacoteca: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 hrs. at 18:00 hrs. Library: Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. at 17.00 hrs.


Piazza dei Mercanti

True time travel

  • Take your time to appreciate each of the medieval buildings found here and a central well, very commonly used at that time. Imagine how on the balconies of the Loggia Degli Osii, decrees were announced.

  • Because the square is a very tasteful fusion of various architectural styles. This makes it extremely special and unique, so be sure to visit it.

  • This square is located right next to Piazza Duomo.

  • Transport: metro (line 1: Cairoli-Cordusio) or tram (lines 2, 3, 12, 14 or 16).

  • In previous centuries, and until the beginning of the 20th century, the various merchants met in this square with their products and proceeded to exchange them with the people.

  • The buildings that make it up are: Palazzo de la Ragione: its structure is made of brick, and was previously the administrative center of Milan. Now various cultural activities take place here. Loggia Degli Osii: its facade is covered by a fusion of black and white marble, which makes it look splendid. Formerly, there were the offices of the court. Palazzo Delle Scuole Palatine: one of the most important buildings during the Middle Ages, where it served as a higher school. Casa del Panigarola: it is a Gothic building with two arches, where the decrees of the dukes were transcribed.

  • Loggia Degli Osii: its facade is covered by a fusion of black and white marble, which makes it look splendid. Formerly, there were the offices of the court.

  • Palazzo Delle Scuole Palatine: one of the most important buildings during the Middle Ages, where it served as a higher school.

  • Casa del Panigarola: it is a Gothic building with two arches, where the decrees of the dukes were transcribed.

  • Head to one of the most beautiful squares in Milan and take a break.

  • When you enter it, it is as if life approached you with endless particular sensations.

  • It seems as if this place carries in its entrails the essence of another era.

  • Free entrance to the square.

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Open 24 hours.


Quadrilatero della Moda

Live the magic of a fashion show

  • Take advantage of the sales to find more favorable prices, when it is season. In the showcases they do not always indicate them (it may be that the sales are not considered "glamor", but it does not mean that there are not.

  • Be careful that, being quite small stores in most cases, long lines can form during the sales season.

  • Transport: Metro: Duomo, lines 1 and 3; Cordusio, line 1. Tram: lines 2, 3, 12, 14 and 16.

  • It is also known as the Quad d'Oro. It is an exclusive shopping area in the historic center, where the main thoroughfare, Monte Napoleone, is lined with fashion designer boutiques, antique shops, and luxurious cafes, housed in neoclassical mansions.

  • The nearby Palazzo Morando museum displays period costumes, while the Bagatti Valsecchi museum focuses on the decorative arts of the Renaissance.

  • Late at night, how about a walk and maybe some shopping in Milan's fashion district?

  • Remember to appreciate the showcases or sideboards, which are true works of art, you will really have the impression of being in a high fashion show. The costumes that are presented there are sold in stores!

  • The famous brand stores that you can find are Versace, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Valentino, Moschino, Prada and many more, not forgetting the stores that sell jewelry such as Tiffany and Cartier.

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    The stores are open at approximately 11.00 am. at 8:00 p.m.

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