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.
July 1, 2016
June 7, 2016
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.
March 28, 2016
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.
September 8, 2015
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.
August 4, 2015
Milan is well-known as a global fashion capital. Many Italian designers have their headquarters and flagship stores in Milan, and it’s not uncommon to see a fashion photo shoot taking place as you’re sightseeing. So, when in Milan, why not get in on the photo shoot fun yourself?
May 18, 2015
Milan has a grown-up reputation – and that’s justified. But that doesn’t mean it can’t also be a family-friendly city. There are plenty of attractions that can appeal to children of all ages, plus the adults in your travel group.
December 10, 2014
You could count me in the moment I saw the photo of the bright red train chugging along through Switzerland. On the Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan, the train ride is only part of the package – it’s so much more than a rail tour. Before stepping on the train, you first venture up north by bus, through the Lake District to the northern Italian town of Tirano, nestled amongst the Alps. From there, it’s all aboard the Bernina Express, a UNESCO world heritage route that travels through the Alps to the town of St. Moritz. Two countries and a handful of different towns all in one day? Right up my alley!
October 28, 2014
Leonardo da Vinci was born in Tuscany and is often associated with the Florentine Renaissance, but many of his productive years were spent in Milan. Evidence of his artistic and scientific work is still in many areas of the city. Here is an overview of the places where you can see Leonardo’s handiwork in Milan.
August 12, 2014
The modern city of Milan is a magnet for lovers of fashion and anyone involved in banking. But of course the city has a history, and offers so much more than shopping. For instance, did you know that there are Roman ruins in Milan? They’re not as plentiful as elsewhere in Italy, but that might just make them more special.
July 1, 2014
In addition to being one of Milan’s biggest public green spaces, Parco Sempione is also home to many museums. Most of the museums in the park are contained within the castle building complex, but there are two more elsewhere in the park that are worth checking out.