One day in Milan

Discover the historical glamor of Milan, the cosmopolitan Capital of Fashion.

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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, and 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 tallest Gothic architectural element, stands at 108.5 meters. In its upper part is placed the golden statue "La Madonnina de Perego" (Little Virgin of Perego).

  • We start the morning at one of the most impressive architectural monuments in the city.

  • During the summer is the best time to visit it, since its windows project a prism of colors towards the interior, achieving a spectacular beauty and 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 Cathedral of Milan, you can take advantage and know this place after the other, simply by moving on foot.

  • If you want to have good luck, don't forget to take a complete turn over the “famous” Torino de Turin. Tradition says that you should put the heel on the genitals, turn three times without releasing the heel with the right foot and the eyes closed, and make a wish while doing it.

  • Look at its glass dome, it is something unique in the world

  • Visit the Campari Bar, some say it is as old as the Gallery. It was bombed in World War II but was rebuilt

  • 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.

  • As a curiosity, thanks to this the term "Gallery" was introduced to refer to this type of building.

  • It has the shape of a cross and is in the middle of two of the most famous squares: the Duomo square and the Scala square.

  • In its four corridors are the most important shops in the city and some highly prestigious restaurants.

  • 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.

  • The prices of the establishments are extremely expensive, but it is worth taking a walk among so much luxury

  • You will stay a long time looking at the door through which you have entered, surely you will even think about calculating its height

  • It is also known as the Milan Hall

  • 12 euros.

  • +39 02 7740 4343

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Open 24 hours. A ticket is required for access.


Teatro alla Scala

Valuable relics of the opera

  • It is best to visit it from the outside, since if you want to enter you have to pay the entrance.

  • It is interesting to visit the museum because you can visit the theater lobby and the auditorium room from one of the boxes

  • 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.

  • It is one of the most famous opera houses in the world

  • It was destroyed by a fire in 1776 and ordered to be rebuilt by Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in the place where the Church of Santa María was located there Scala

  • For a time it functioned as a casino

  • In 1943 it was destroyed again by the bombings of World War II. Three years later they rebuilt it again

  • It has been the place where important works such as Verdi's Otello and Nabucco have been premiered

  • The theater museum has an important collection of works, busts, costumes and elements related to the world of opera

  • The theater can only be visited if you attend one of the performances or with the visit to the museum

  • We continue towards the Teatro 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.

  • Visit the theater inside: Adults: € 7 Students and over 65s: € 5 Under 12s: free admission. If you want to attend an event you have to check the prices on their website, as they vary a lot.

  • (+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.)


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 comprise it 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.

  • 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.

  • Getting there on foot is very simple since it is right in the center

  • Free entrance to the square.

  • 15 min - 30 min

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Open 24 hours.


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.

  • Visit the cloisters of the building, you cannot miss them

  • 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.

  • Its construction began in 1492, in the middle of the Gothic

  • The church houses a jewel known as the Cenacolo Viciano, where the Last Supper of Da Vincu is located

  • The last restoration to the Last Supper work lasted more than ten years and was completed in 1999.

  • Leonardo Da Vinci was hired to work on the church and make a fresco on the north wall. For this he chose the moment in which Jesus Christ announced that one of his apostles was going to betray him

  • We continue our day trip with our visit to the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church. It has inside works 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.


Sforzesco Castle

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.

  • Museums are very interesting and access is very low. If you do not want to enter, I recommend you visit the central courtyard of the castle, open for free

  • 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.

  • In the 19th century, many citizens of Milan wanted to demolish the castle to build a residential neighborhood, but its history made it stand still

  • In the castle you will find several museums: Museum of Ancient Art, Pinacoteca, Egyptian Museum, Museum of Prehistory and Protohistory, Museum of Decorative Arts, Museum of Musical Instruments and Museum of Furniture

  • This castle was the place where the most illustrious people of the court met at parties and galas

  • We start our afternoon tour by 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 pensioners: 1.5 euros, From Tuesday to Thursday admission is free from 4.30 p.m. at 5.30 p.m.

  • (+ 39) 02-88792380

  • 2 h - 4 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.


Sempione Park

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

  • It is a 386,000 m² urban green space located in the old town of Milan, the Lombard capital.

  • The park was built in 1890 on an old square that was used as a military formation.

  • It is inspired by the English gardens that were built in the XIV century.

  • Throughout the year, the young people of the city spend their afternoons outdoors in this place

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

  • If you go on the weekend think that it can be quite crowded

  • Surrounding the lake, visitors have left numerous padlocks hooked on the bridge, as a token of infinite love to their partner

  • Gratuitous.

  • 2 h - 4 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Every day from 6.30 am. at 21.00 hrs.


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.

  • The gallery has one of the most outstanding collections of Italian painting

  • The Palace is a complex made up of the astronomical observatory, a library, an academy of fine arts, an art gallery and the botanical ortho

  • Evening falls and we finish our tour a bit north at the Palacio di Brera.

  • Touring and admiring its Art Gallery, visiting its Library, surprising us with its Astronomical Observatory and without neglecting 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: 8:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. (the box office closes at 6:40 p.m.). Closed Monday.



By visiting it you will take a trip back in time

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

  • Approximately 25 minutes by bus and 10 minutes by car. You can also use metro

  • If you want to dine quietly, I recommend you book

  • 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.

  • The Naviglio Grande and the Naviglio Pavesse are the only two canals that remain from the old network

  • The Naviglio Pavesse has a more underground atmosphere, with a younger average age

  • The Naviglio Grande is frequented by slightly older people, especially its two main streets: Alzaia Naviglio Grande and Ludovico il Moro.

  • On the last Sunday of each month you can visit an antiques market

  • It has restaurants for all tastes and all budgets

  • The area is full of bars to have a drink (or the typical aperitivi)

  • We 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.

  • We will take a walking tour to immerse ourselves for a couple of hours in an artistic, historical and unique environment.

  • It is the most alternative neighborhood in the city where you will want to get lost at night

  • Free entrance

  • +39 02 467 6111

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Open to the public

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