Top Attractions in Milan

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Top Attractions in Milan

Milan is a place full of excitement and has tons of amazing things to do & see in Milan! It surpasses expectations. The constant renovations and investment over the years has helped Milan become one of the number one cities to visit in Europe. The city’s checkered past is long forgotten, and it’s finally managed to shake off its negative image it once had, but the history remains in every cobble and every brick. There’s a lot more to do in Milan than you might think, but the problem is tourists just don’t have a clue where to go. It’s so easy to fall in love with Milan’s city centre and large cathedral that you won’t ever leave its center and venture further if you’re not with someone who knows the area well.

Milan’s a city with constant action – there’s always something going on whether it’s a busy home football match, a fashion show or a large business expo. Milan’s a central tourist hub, meaning that there’s a lot to do and see. Milan will open your eyes if you visit the real Milan, away from the commercialization and busy tourist areas.

To really understand the Milanese way of life and appreciate the city’s charm, you’ll need to see Milan through the eyes of a local. The Milanese people are some of the friendliest people in Italy, and there’s nothing they want more than to show visitors Milan’s real beauty and culture. Local guides in Milan will take you places only the Milanese know, you’ll soon know the ins and outs of the city as if you’d lived there for years.

Top Highlights in Milan

Discover Milan with a Cultural Anthropologist


€25.00 p.p.

Milan's Shopping Tour: Boutiques & Local Designers


€50.00 p.p.

Made in Italy Tour: Milan Fashion



€28.00 p.p.

Top 10 Attractions in Milan

  • Duomo is a must and it’s Milan’s pride and glory. This gothic cathedral dominates Milan’s central square. The fine details that took over 500 years to perfect will make you gasp.
  • Museo del Novecento is the perfect modernist showcase. The 20th century neo-impressionist building blends well with the old. Enjoy the work of some the world’s famous surrealists and futurists.
  • La Scala is an opera lover’s dream. Admire the beautiful interior or if you have time, treat yourself to one of the gilt-edge private boxes and take in a show.
  • The Science Museum of Milan is superlative to any other. It is here that you’ll learn the secret that Leonardo da Vinci wanted to be known as a scientist and not a painter.
  • Chiesa di San Maurizio is a small royal chapel and also a convent. The 16th century architecture is breathtaking, and Bernardino Luini’s frescoes will leave you in awe.
  • Basilica di Sant’ Ambrogio is dedicated to Milan’s patron saint. Once considered to be one of the star bishops, he’s now buried in the mysterious looking crypt of the simple looking cathedral.
  • Piccolo Teatro Grassi is not your average theater, which is why it attracts the young ‘it’ crowd in Milan. It’s a theater that takes risks and specializes in avant-garde productions.
  • Sforza Castle is an iconic building which is still in great condition. It has intriguing museums and small parts of Milan’s civic and cultural history, which includes Michelangelo’s final piece.
  • Parco Sempione located behind the Sforza Castle was once the hunting grounds for the castle’s kings, princes and dukes. The beautiful green area with ornamental ponds makes for a nice walk.
  • Triennale Design Museum is for those interested in applied arts and design. Milan is known for its high quality, so it’s worth checking out.

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Katie Francesca

Authentic Italian Cooking Class

I bought this experience for my brother who loves cooking. Francesca was a brilliant host who made the evening a fun and learning experience. He left feeling like he learnt new skills and would be able to produce these dishes again. A great experience. I would highly recommend.

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Dr. Christian Salvatore

Milan's Futuristic & Ancient District Tour

Very charming tour around Milano. We can recommend Salvatore a a guide.

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Monica Francesca

Authentic Italian Cooking Class

I would highly recommend a cooking lesson & dinner with Francesca! My daughter and I loved learning authentic recipes and then sitting down to dinner with an exceptional hostess!! Loved our visit with Francesca in Milano! Definitely do it!

Local Attractions in Milan

  • Sforza Castle’s iconic look was home to the Sforza dynasty of Milan. Its well-kept interior and original furniture is spectacular, and you can imagine life as a royal during the renaissance. The museums contain opulent furniture, jewels and renaissance frescoes from some the world’s masters.
  • Parco Sempione is a piece of art. This public park is a favorite of the Milanese. The steel tower from 1933 provides a spectacular view across the park and further beyond from the 108m high lookout platform. The park is also home to the mini colosseum, Arena Civica.
  • Teatro La Scala’s season typically runs from the beginning of December through to July. Other than having an indulgent day at the opera, you can also see other performances such as the ballet, concerts, and theater performances.
  • Duomo is a beautiful pink vision. Made out of Candolglia marble, this extravagant Gothic piece of architecture was commissioned way back in 1387. You’ll be taken back by the ornate white façade, which is beautifully adorned with an amazing 135 spires and an astonishing 3200 statues