Duomo di Milano

Massive Gothic cathedral & artworks

One of the largest cathedrals in the world, this iconic masterpiece took over 600 years to complete.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

High-end shopping in ornate 1800s arcade

Mall housed in a glass-covered 19th-century arcade with luxury clothing brands & upscale dining.

Sforzesco Castle

Medieval fortress housing art treasures

Huge Medieval-Renaissance fortress with historical museums & art by da Vinci and Michelangelo.

The Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci, concert, and painting

Da Vinci took two years to draw the Last Supper.

Teatro alla Scala

Grand opera house for Italian classics

Lavish, 18th-century theater, famous for Italian opera & ballets, with a museum & music library.

Pinacoteca di Brera

Art museum specialising in Italian art

Graceful palazzo used by Napoleon, with medieval and Renaissance art especially from Northern Italy.

Santa Maria delle Grazie

Church with Da Vinci's The Last Supper

Terracotta Renaissance church with elaborate Gothic interior, home to Da Vinci's The Last Supper.

Sempione Park

Landscaped municipal parkland & gardens

Park & gardens landscaped by Emilio Alemagna, with a tower, aquarium, theater & municipal library.

Monumental Cemetery

1866 burial ground with sculptures

Cemetery known for its funerary sculpture in differing styles, some by famous artists/architects.

Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

1100s church with a columned courtyard

Romanesque church with an elegant courtyard, plus a crypt where St Ambrose's remains are displayed.

San Siro Stadium

86,000 capacity stadium for A.C. Milan

A.C. and Inter Milan's home ground with regular soccer matches, plus museum and stadium tours.

Royal Palace of Milan

Neoclassical ducal palace & fine art

Sweeping staircases, regal hallways and artistic masterpieces at a grand 18th century palace.

Piazza del Duomo

Gothic Duomo, chic fashion & art museums

Cobbled Piazza del Duomo, part of the Centro Storico area, is bordered by lively cafes and the elegant fashion shops of the 1870s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II mall. It’s also home to the Duomo di Milano, a Gothic cathedral with a marble interior and elevators up to rooftop city views. Modern Italian art is on show at the Museo del Novecento, while the grand, 18th-century Palazzo Reale hosts changing art exhibitions.

Via Montenapoleone

Fashion and shopping

Via Montenapoleone, also spelled Via Montenapoleone, is an upscale shopping street in Milan, Italy, and Europe's most expensive street.

Arco della Pace

Neoclassical arch dedicated to peace

Triumphal arch with bas-reliefs & statues, built by Luigi Cagnola on the request of Napoleon.

The Arch of Peace was built using the Baveno granite and Creola d'Ossola marble and is a landmark of Porta Sempione, one of the five oldest city gates.

Ambrosian Library

Renowned gallery housing art treasures

Renowned art gallery housing a collection of Da Vinci drawings, plus works by Caravaggio & Titian.

La Triennale di Milano

Museum dedicated to Italian design

Museum with permanent & temporary design-related exhibits on themes from architecture to furniture.

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

Science museum for da Vinci scale models

Former monastery housing science museum with scale models of da Vinci's submarines & planes.

Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore

4th-century church with historic mosaics

Imposing early-Christian church housing an octagonal chapel decorated with 5th-century mosaics.

Museo Teatrale alla Scala

Opera museum inside the famed hall

Museum showcasing costumes, portraits & musical instruments from the famed La Scala opera house.

Naviglio Grande

Canal and Leonardo da Vinci

The Naviglio Grande is a canal in Lombardy, northern Italy, connecting the Ticino river near Tornavento to the Porta Ticinese dock, also known as the Darsena, in Milan. It drops 34 m over 49.9 km. It varies in width from 22 m to 50 m from Tornavento to Abbiategrasso, dropping to 15 m between there and Milan.

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

Church known for its frescoes & artwork

Historic 16th-century church & former monastery with vivid biblical-themed artwork & frescoes.

Quadrilatero della moda

Designer shops & Palazzo Morando museum

The Quadrilatero della Moda, or Quad d’Oro, is an upscale shopping area in the Centro Storico district. The main drag, Via Monte Napoleone, is lined with designer fashion boutiques, antiques shops and posh cafes in neoclassical mansions. Nearby, the Palazzo Morando museum displays period costumes, while Renaissance-era decorative arts are on show in the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi.

Pozzoli Poldi Museum

Collection of European master paintings

Elegant museum containing an extensive collection of Italian art & paintings by the Flemish masters.

Piazza Mercanti

Medieval square with music & markets

Outdoor exhibitions, markets & concerts often take place in this medieval public square.

Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli

City park with museum & planetarium

18th-century public gardens, home to the Natural History Museum, Palazzo Dugnani & planetarium.

Colonne di San Lorenzo

Ancient Roman ruin with marble columns

Archeological site made up of 16 Roman marble columns, next to remains of an amphitheater and baths.

Piazza Gae Aulenti

Plaza surrounded by unique architecture

Contemporary skyscrapers & shops surround this modern square with fountains & colorful night lights.

Torre Branca

Steel tower with sweeping city views

Steel tower built for 1933 Triennale. Stairs & an elevator climb to 109m for panoramic city views.

San Bernardino alle Ossa

Historic church with a human bone chapel

This 13th-century Catholic church includes an ossuary with frescoes lined with human skulls & bones.

Villa Necchi Campiglio

1930s residence with original interiors

Museum consisting of an architect-designed villa with decorative arts, paintings & period furniture.

Palazzo dell' Arengario

Museum, art, and architecture

The Palazzo dell' Arengario is a Fascist-era complex of two symmetrical buildings in Piazza del Duomo, the central piazza of Milan, Italy. It was completed in the 1950s and currently houses the Museo del Novecento, a museum dedicated to 20th-century art.

Corso Buenos Aires

Shopping and fashion

Corso Buenos Aires is a major street in north-eastern Milan, Italy. With over 350 shops and outlets, it features the highest concentration of clothing stores in Europe.

Santa Maria presso San Satiro

15th-century church with gilded interior

Elegant church dating from the 15th century, with regular services & an ornate gilded interior.

Bagatti Valsecchi

16th-century museum of decorative arts

16th-century townhouse with a sumptuous interior, housing Renaissance decorative arts & paintings.

Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan

18th-century palace & fine art gallery

Grandiose, 18th-century mansion exhibiting Italian art & sculptors, plus works by Cezanne & Gauguin.

Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio

Grand Catholic church with a museum

Old, Romanesque-style Catholic church with historic paintings & an attached museum.

Milan Natural History Museum

Exhibitions of human & animal biology

19th-century building with displays of minerals, fossils, skeletons & preserved animals.

Civic Aquarium of Milan

Exotic salt & freshwater fish displays

Family attraction with native & global aquatic flora & fauna as well as a marine biology library.


Modern cultural museum with a restaurant

Restored factory now a sleek museum of art & culture, with rotating exhibitions & a restaurant.

Porta Ticinese

Landmark neoclassical city gate

Landmark neoclassical pink granite gate with pillars, honoring Napoleans victory in Marengo.

Archaeological Museum

Archaeological museum in former convent

Museum of ancient Greek, Etruscan, Roman & Indian artifacts in an ex-convent with medieval frescoes.

Piazza della Scala

Leonardo da Vinci, opera house, and opera

Piazza della Scala is a pedestrian central square of Milan, Italy, connected to the main square of Milan, Piazza del Duomo, by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II passage.

Royal Villa of Monza

Neo-classical royal house & gardens

Grand neo-classical estate with royal apartments, a chapel, park and gardens, plus guided tours.

Pirelli Hangar

Modern art museum in a converted factory

Contemporary art museum in former factory with monumental permanent installations & temporary shows.

Orto Botanico di Brera

Serene 18th-century garden & arboretum

Tranquil garden established in 1774 with flowerbeds, ponds & an arboretum with centuries-old trees.