milan sightseeing: what to do in milan
Milan is known to be the fashion capital of Italy. It is home to some major fashion brands. If you love shopping, Milan is a place you should never miss. It has one of the world’s oldest shopping malls.
It is not just about fashion in Milan. It has its own history, culture, art and architecture portrayed by its great landmarks. The majestic Duomo should be on your list of sightseeing among many other landmarks. There are plenty of reasons to visit Milan. For your convenience, we have combined a list of sightseeing landmarks, restaurants and malls which should not be missed at any cost while you are at Milan.
1. Piazza Del Duomo
As we have already mentioned, Del Duomo is one of the grandest squares in Italy. It has the largest Gothic cathedral in Milan. It has countless statutes and a splendid rooftop which will lift you 70 metres above at the cost of 13 Euros. You will see the beautiful city of Milan from there. You can spot quirky elements such as boxing gloves and tennis rackets among the sculptures there. It is going to be an experience you will never forget. The timings of this place is from 9 Am to 7 PM in the evening.
2. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
If you are a shopping lover, this is one place you can eve miss. It gives the title of World’s fashion capital to Milan. Lined with boutique cafes, Loius Vitton, Prada, Gucci and other such high-end brands, enjoy your spectacular coffee while you shop here. The glass-ceilinged arcade connects the Piazzas of Duomo and the Teatro Alla Scala opera house. If you want to visit their terraces, make extra cash ready for yourself. Nevertheless, shopping experiences at one of the world's most beautiful and oldest shopping malls is not an experience to miss.
3. Sforza Castle
This complex has several libraries and museums. Some of them hold the works of Michaelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. It also has artefacts from the early Egyptian period. You can enter the castle freely but for the museum, you have to pay 5 Euros. It is free every first Sunday of the month and every first and third Tuesday of the month after 14th. You can walk up to this place which is situated just 800 m from Duomo. You can also get an Appartmamenti Milano which is basically a traditional apartment in Milan nearby so that you don’t have to wait for longer travels.
4. Brera District
The splendid district of Brera is one of the most aesthetic neighbourhoods of Milan. It is the central historical zone of the city. It has some fine art galleries with many shops selling antiques. There is a flea market on Via Fiori Chiari every third Sunday where you can go for shopping souvenirs. The neighbourhood is lined with artistic cafes, speciality shops and much more. This place is surely Instagram worthy in Milan.
5. II Marchesino
Rissoto is an Italian dish everyone knows about. However, if you are in Milan, you can't miss the saffron-infused Rissoto at this place. The chef makes his own special risotto with a fine balance of lard and parmesan and a pinch of saffron. The aroma will itself attract you towards the dish. This place is right next to the Scala Opera house. You can visit there for a refined dining experience in Milan.
6. Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
The Leonardo da Vinci museum of science and technology is a must-visit for history lovers. It is a renaissance monastery from the outside and inside you will find a plethora of rich artefacts and educational exhibits. From real-life 3D realisations of Da Vinci's designs to multimedia and galaxy, this place has everything. It also has a real-life WWII Submarine. The tickets cost 10 Euros per person. This place is a must if you are with kids in Milan.
7. The renaissance Church
The renaissance church in downtown Milan has a monastery which contains the famous Last Supper by Da Vinci. It is a five-minute walk from Cadorna station. You can take help of the group guide or go yourself to admire the beauty of Da Vinci's work. If you have read the Da Vinci code, you might also try to decipher the hidden clues and messages behind this.
You can also get Milan vacation rentals near this church for added convenience. Though Milan is not a very large city, accommodation is not a very big problem. You can easily find appartamenti Milano at several happening neighbourhoods at reasonable prices.
Italy Is known for its beauty, art and architecture. Home to some of the most famous artists around the world, it is a place with many stories, secrets and treasures. It takes the right eyes to know them and truly understand them. If you are in Milan make sure you book one of the best Milan vacation rentals from vacation saga and walk through the city to explore its beauty and heritage.