Milan travel guide is a powerhouse of history and culture, with gothic cathedrals, opera houses, castles, ancient churches, and museums galore. It’s also a great destination for shopping (the Quadrilatero d’Oro is the place to be), dining at the city’s top restaurants, and strolling along its canals. Plus, if you’re a fan of soccer, you can catch a game at one of the city’s two major stadiums or visit nearby Lake Como.
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A trip to Milan isn’t complete without seeing some of the city’s most popular attractions like the Duomo, Galleria, and Teatro alla Scala. But don’t be afraid to dig a little deeper and discover some of the city’s lesser-known treasures. For example, the Fondazione Prada, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, and MUDEC are all housed in interesting buildings that give the museums a more unique feel than their central city counterparts.
If a visit to Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is on your itinerary, reserve tickets months in advance or join a guided tour that also includes a ticket for the famous mural, as spots fill up quickly. And don’t give up if online bookings say there are no tickets available, as some are kept aside for people who call the museum’s ticket hotline. On the first Sunday of each month, most of Milan’s civic museums – including the Museo del Novecento, Sforza Castle museums, and Galleria d’Arte Moderna – offer free admission. And if you want to enjoy a spectacular view of the city skyline, there are plenty of vantage points where you can get a gorgeous look at the landscape — from the rooftop of the Duomo or the seventh-floor terrace of the Rinascente department store.