Things to do in Milan

It’s true that Milan is known for its various designer stores and high-fashion brands. However, if you think that all in this city is related to fashion, you’re wrong.


Apart from the famous fashion shows, there is a lot to do in Milan. Be ready to find out the best things to do in Milan and some of the main tourist attractions that you don’t want to miss in this beautiful city in Italy.


Milan Cathedral

Find out the 6 places you can’t miss in Milan



1. Milan Cathedral

The first stop in Milan has to be in Piazza del Duomo, to visit Milan Cathedral, in Italian Duomo de Milano. This amazing architectural masterpiece is the third biggest Cathedral in the World, and it took about 500 years to be finished. Today it is the main attraction in the city. 

Here you can admire the enormous stone façade and the white marble statues. You can also go to the building’s rooftop where you will have a unique view of this beautiful city.


Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

After the Cathedral, we suggest that you visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, in Piazza del Duomo. Here you will find some of the main designer stores and you will understand why Milan is known as the World Capital of Fashion.

If you’re not a big fan of the fashion World or if you’re not that interested in shopping, we suggest, that you should visit this place anyway and admire its impressive dome totally made of glass and iron and the beautiful details sculpted in the walls of the Gallery.


3. Milan Opera House

In Piazza della Scala you will find one of the most famous opera houses in Italy, the Scala de Milan. Here you can not only visit the interior of the rooms, but you can also have the unique experience of seeing an opera concert. But if you want to do it, we advise you to buy the tickets online some days before going there, in order to assure your seat.

Besides that, you can also visit the Museo de La Scala and see its impressive collection of musical instruments.


4.Igreja Santa Maria delle Grazie

4. Igreja Santa Maria delle Grazie

Our next suggestion of things to do in Milan is that you visit Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, known for the painting of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci “The Last Supper”, that was painted by the artist in one of the Convent’s walls. This Church is definitely one of the attractions that you shouldn’t miss when you visit Milan, because we assure you that you won’t have many more opportunities of observing a masterpiece like this one.

5. The National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci

If you are a fan of Leonardo Da Vinci, besides his famous painting, you should also visit Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci, which is dedicated to the artist’s work. In this museum you can find some of Da Vinci’s genius inventions, such as a locomotive and some war machines.


Basílica de Sant’Ambrogio

6. Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio

To finish our list of things to do in Milan, after having visited the museum, we suggest that we go to the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, which is right next to the previous attraction. Even if it is not one the main places visited by the tourists, it is, without a doubt, a place you must discover. 

Built in the 11th Century, this is one of the oldest Basilicas of Milan’s city and it was named after Saint Ambrósio, the saint of the city.

Pack your things and go to Milan!

Now that you already have the whole list of things to do in Milan, you only need to pack your things and to avoid forgetting something you might need, you should discover our trip essentials. We will give you a hand with packing!

With everything planned for your trip, to enjoy Milan without rush and with no worries related to public transports schedules and itineraries, we suggest you should rent a car before you leave. Find out the multiple options we have available and choose the one that seems best to you.