While Florence or Rome have the laid-back yet buzzy Italian feel, Milan has a unique stylish vibe that you won’t find anywhere else. Incredible cathedrals, Aperol Spritzes on beautiful terraces and literally la dolce vita.
Visiting Milan? We’ve got the very best things to do in the city.
Best things to do in Milan:
1. Go see Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper
In 1495, Leonardo da Vinci began what would become one of history’s most influential works of art – The Last Supper. Reservations are essential, so be sure to book tickets in advance.
2. Stroll through Castello Sforzesco
Once a fortress of the rulers of Milan, this regal castle has an amazing vault decorated with frescoes designed by Leonardo da Vinci. You can wander through the lush gardens and see history in action.
3. Go see a football match at San Siro Stadium
The home of the AC Milan and Internazionale football teams, seeing a match here is a unique experience in Milan. It seats about 80,000 people and the atmosphere is wild. It’s also a great spot for concerts: Beyonce, Jay Z, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and One Direction have all played there.
4. Pretend you’re in a Wes Anderson movie
Make your way to the amazing Bar Luce. Designed by film director Wes Anderson, this incredibly stylish cafe in art and culture complex Fondazione Prada is super-kitsch. Pastel furniture and a 1950s-1960s vibe makes it one of the coolest coffee shops in the city. Plus, the coffee itself is great.
5. Go shopping in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
6. Eat your bodyweight in the best Italian pizza
Being Italy, it is of course also known for its great food – in particular, pizza. But where to start in a city with so many choices? We’ve got the 7 best places for pizza in the city right here. Buon Appetito!
7. Discover the history of Cimitero Monumentale
So much more than just a simple cemetery, this is an extraordinary outdoor museum. As soon as you walk in through the main entrance you will see a “Hall of Fame”, where hundreds of Italy’s most renowned architects, sportsmen, actors, journalists, musicians and many others are buried.