Italy’s second largest city is where old meets new, and where modern Italian fashion, design and food are on show to the world. Milan’s historic center is found in the area around the Piazza del Duomo. This magnificent Gothic cathedral dominates the city skyline and is an emblem of Milan.

From here, the streets radiate out and you’ll find the epicenter of Italian fashion on the Via Montenapoleone  in the Quadrilatero d’Oro. Walk through the Brera district and on to Parco Sempione where the Castello Sforzesco is home to countless Renaissance (without the crowds you’ll find in Rome or Florence). And of course, Milan was home to Leonardo da Vinci. The master left his mark throughout the city – from the canals of the Navigli district to the Duomo itself.

What to see in Milan

Milan is for history and art lovers, foodies and shoppers. While it doesn’t have the immediate beauty of some of Italy’s other famous cities, it makes up for it with fresh takes on old traditions. Milan is where you’ll find modern Italy – looking to the future but always paying respect to her glorious past. Listen to our podcast episode – Milan highlights – to hear all about the must-see sights of Milan and for more ideas read our 3 day Milan itinerary.

milan duomo - Santa Maria Nascente


milan galleria emmanuele II

Galleria Emmanuele II

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Last supper painting

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castello sforzesco

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Bosco verticale

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navilgli milan canal district

NAVIGLI District

ac milan stadium san siro


Untold MILAN

Culture, food, fun, fashion and design. Milan has it all. We love uncovering Milan’s hidden secrets. Here you’ll find cutting edge modern design next to ancient manuscripts and quirky bars alongside historic stalwarts. It’s the best of modern Italy.

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Milan is a major financial and business hub as well as a tourist destination. There are hundreds of accommodation options but you should check your travel dates against major events like Milan Fashion Week when rooms sell out quickly. Check our guides to discover the best places to stay on your trip to Milan.


MILAN tours and tickets

Information on skip the line tickets to the major attractions, the best tours of the city and unique activities that are sure to make your trip memorable.

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