Category: Things to Do

A Complete Milan Duomo Experience: The Ticket and Terraces Audio Tour

July 1, 2016

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Catch this beautiful view of Milan from the Duomo's terraces.

The Milan Duomo is the city’s most recognized symbol, the monument at the heart of its historic center. No visit to Milan is complete without seeing the Duomo, but you can do more than just gaze at its gorgeous facade. While it’s free to enter the cathedral, there’s a fee to visit the roof — known as the “terraces” — and cathedral museum. For a complete experience, book a Milan Duomo ticket and terraces audio-guide tour.

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8 of the Best Views in Milan

June 7, 2016

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View over Parco Sempione from the Torre Branca

Having a great view of a city often means getting high above its streets, but it might also mean finding a picturesque place to do some people watching. In Milan, you have lovely options for both. Here’s our list of eight of the best views in Milan.

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Satisfy Your Need for Speed: Car Racing in Milan

May 31, 2016

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Monza's status as a premier racing venue is well-known

While checking out the fancy cars as you walk by is fine, it’s nothing like getting behind the wheel of one. It’s a dream for many travelers, but it doesn’t have to remain mere fantasy. Various options are available for those interested in driving experiences in Milan.

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How to Explore the Italian Lakes From Milan

May 24, 2016

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Add gorgeous Lake Orta to your itinerary.

Milan may not be on everyone’s must-see list when first planning an Italy trip, but it’s an ideal base for exploring the popular Italian Lakes District in the northern part of the country. Whether you’re interested in a simple day trip to nearby Lake Como, a combination tour including a lake visit and another town, or a multi-day excursion to several lakes, there are appealing options.

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Emilia-Romagna Food Tour from Milan

March 28, 2016

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Some of Emilia-Romagna's culinary specialties, on one plate

Milan may have been the host of the 2015 Expo focused on food, but there are other Italian destinations with more of a reputation for great cuisine. Luckily for visitors to Milan, many of them are in the Emilia-Romagna region right next door.

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3 Reasons Milan May Not Be Right for Your Italy Trip

February 12, 2016

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Bridge across the Naviglio Grande canal

Milan is home to the second-largest and second-busiest airport in Italy. So you might fly in or out of the country through the city — and, yes, perhaps make a stop at the exquisite “Last Supper” fresco by Leonardo da Vinci — but here are three other considerations for your trip-planning purposes.

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After the Expo: Cooking Classes in Milan

October 27, 2015

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Cooking class in Milan

The 2015 Milan Expo focused an already food-centric country on food in an even bigger way, so there’s no better way to carry the Expo’s message into the future than by taking a cooking class in Milan during your stay.

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6 Great Photo Ops in Milan

September 15, 2015

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The slim Pirelli Tower in Milan

When you’re looking for great places to take pictures in Milan, your first choice is likely to be the Duomo – with very good reason. Standing in the piazza in front of that beautiful cathedral, it’s hard to resist snapping pictures. But there are lots of places that make for even better photo ops in Milan.

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Contemporary Art in Milan

September 8, 2015

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Display at the Triennale

Most visitors in Italy plan on spending a fair amount of time in art museums, but the type of art they’re looking at is almost always several centuries old. There are some contemporary art museums in Italy worth checking out, however. When you’re in Milan, these are some of the contemporary art museums and galleries you should consider visiting.

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Day Trip to Genoa From Milan

September 1, 2015

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Day trip to lovely Genoa from Milan.

After a few days in Milan, it’s natural to want to escape the busy city for more relaxing environs. Many head north for the lakes, but if you want to explore an interesting city on the coast, take a day trip from Milan to Genoa.

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