Top 12 Places to visit in Milan

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Duomo di Milano - Milan

If there is one cathedral in the word that can proudly boast of having the most intricate facade and an impressive interior, it is the Duomo. The pristine white gothic structure stands out in a city otherwise abounding in modern galleries and fashion outlets. The fifth largest church on this planet, it also houses the biggest stained glass window in the Christian world. There probably is a reason why it took over 600 years to complete this marvel. Embellished with 135 spires and 3200 magnificent statues with a gilded copper Madonna adorning the main spire, the Duomo draws thousands of tourists every day some of whom spend a good amount of time lost in the breath-taking views of the city and the Alps from the roof terraces. When in Milan, do not miss the Duomo, you will regret it. Getting there: Buses, trams and the metro connect all major spots in and around Milan and the tickets come for nominal amounts. The closest station to the cathedral is 'Duomo' (90 metres) which serves Line 1 and 3 of the Milan metro and one can buy tickets at the station itself for 1.5 Euros. Tickets for the Duomo can be bought right outside the cathedral and they come for about 5 Euros. The prices increase if you want to see the roof terraces - 7 Euros if you choose the stairs and 12 if you take the lift. There might be long queues but are not much of a deterrent because they move pretty fast. Entry is free on Sundays but one still has to buy tickets for the spired roof terraces. Remember to dress 'appropriately' and do not carry any glass bottles in your bags or basically anything that can be used as a weapon because the folks at the security check are extremely paranoid.
Sumedha Bharpilania

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Duomo di Milano is the center of everything. There you can find tourist, delicious bits, high end shopping and a wealth of culture.
passport2pretty

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - Milan

Standing tall beside the Duomo without getting overshadowed by it, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the oldest shopping arcade in the world. The octagonal structure with its characteristic glass dome is a sight to see and houses all major fashion brands - think of Prada, Valentino, Versace, Moschino among others, you have them all. Owing to the many end of season sales, I came back home with several fancy shirts and dresses and I certainly was one happy girl. If you are a bigger shopaholic than I am, the Quadrilatero d'oro, or the Golden Quadrilateral, which is about 850 metres from the Galleria, is just the right place for you because it is possibly the most celebrated shopping district in the world, reflecting the true essence of Milan. Getting there: Buses, trams and the metro connect all major spots in and around Milan and the tickets come for nominal amounts. The closest station to the Galleria is 'Duomo' (about 50 metres) which serves Line 1 and 3 of the Milan metro and one can buy tickets at the station itself for 1.5 Euros.
Sumedha Bharpilania

1k+ Followers, 145 Reviews


One of the tourist attraction in Milan. It is located beside Duomo, you won't miss it! The beauty of this building is the architecture. Just look inside! There are shops and some cafes as well.
Lynette Tan

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Viale Papiniano - Milan

This area plays host to one of the most popular flea markets in Milan and is worth visiting on Saturdays when it is open from 8 am till 5 pm. Right from clothes, shoes and bags to the freshest of produce ranging from fruits and vegetables to olives, cheese, meat and bread, everything that one can think of can be bought here at reduced prices. If you are good at bargaining, you have come to the right place. There might be some second-hand stuff on display, so do check the merchandise a few times before striking a deal. Getting there: Sant'Agostino is the nearest metro station and is about 250 metres. It lies on Line 2 of the metropolitan system of Milan and tickets can be bought at the station for 1.50 Euros.
Sumedha Bharpilania

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Luini - Milan

Hands down I probably visited this place more times then I care to admit. There are so many delicious panzerotti to devour. The lines are pretty long but move quickly. For 3 euros its quite a steal.
passport2pretty

260 Followers, 11 Reviews


La Rinascente - Milan

I love la Rinascente for high end fashion finds. Milan is the fashion capitol of the world. You can find unique designer pieces that are not available in the US.
passport2pretty

260 Followers, 11 Reviews


San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore - Milan

Included this church into our itinerary after reading great reviews at TripAdvisor and must say it was worth a visit. This place has free entry with some really magnificent paintings. You can click pictures but without any flash.
Dhiman

135 Followers, 24 Reviews


Santa Maria delle Grazie - Milan

The Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazi is known to the world probably because it houses Leonardo Da Vinci's fabled 'The Last Supper' in an adjoining chamber. The most famous mural on this planet depicting Christ's admittance to the knowledge of the betrayal was unfortunately greatly damaged due to restoration work, yet nothing stops thousands of people from being transfixed at this masterpiece on a daily basis. The details on the windows behind Christ and his disciples effectively illustrate the talent that Da Vinci possessed. Getting there: Entry to the Basilica is free but tickets need to be booked months in advance for one to see Il Cenacolo Vinciano (The Last Supper) on www.vivaticket.it or through their call centre number mentioned on the website. The ticket should come for about 10 Euros inclusive of everything and your tour will last 15 minutes. English language guided tours however cost more (3 Euros). If you have more money to spare and want a detailed guided tour that lasts an additional 30 minutes, visit www.tickitaly.com and shell out 70 Euros. I was not lucky enough to get tickets because of the huge number of EXPO visitors, therefore book ahead. Absolute last minute tickets which include a city tour can be bought for 75 Euros from en.zaniviaggi.it. Cadorna serving Line 1 and 2 is the closest metro station and is about 800 metres from the basilica. Tickets can be bought at the station itself for 1.50 Euros for a single journey which is valid for 90 minutes.
Sumedha Bharpilania

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Arena Civica - Milan

Im a huge football fan and what a treat it was to see the Rhinos Milano AFT play at the Arena Civica. I even got to be head cheerleader and taught some American dances. This game was so much fun even in the ran and even though they did not win.
passport2pretty

260 Followers, 11 Reviews


Maison Moschino Hotel - Milan

What a luxurious hotel. The rooms were delectabe and plush. The staff was incredible and assisted me with so much insider information. Every evening they provided a special aperitivo for their quest.
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260 Followers, 11 Reviews


Olympia International (S.R.L.) - Milan

I found myself meeting tons of new people from artist to politicians. I met a AC Milano basketball player and he invited me to a game at the Olympia International Stadium. What a thrill to see the AC Milano team score countless baskets for the win. The went on to play in the championship!
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260 Followers, 11 Reviews


Fiera Milano - Milan

If you love art, culture and home design you must vivid Salone del Milano. The exhibition showcases the latest in furniture and design around the globe. Salone is held annually in April and so far I have been twice and every year my mind is completely blown away by the creativity and the variety of style.
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260 Followers, 11 Reviews


Trezzo sull'Adda - Milan

From Trezzo Sull'adda starts a cycling route that is easy enough for less experienced cyclists. It runs for about 20 km through the Adda North Regional Park to Imbersago among green fields and gentle woods.
Anna

201 Followers, 9 Reviews


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