Milan Attractions

Top Things to Do in Milan, Italy

Things to Do in Milan

Top Attractions in Milan

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  • Martin Carroll
    Winchester, VA613 contributions
    Each of the basilicas in Italy have something that sets the Basilica as unique. While I understand that there are many unique features of the Basilica, I think that the spires make the difference.
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    Many of the spires of the Basilica have small statutes on the top of the spire. It is hard to view the statues clearly from the ground level. You do get an excellent view if you can climb the stairs to the viewing area at the top of the church.

    In my photo, the statue to the left side of the spires is the statue of Santa Maria Nascente, who is the patron saint of the Basilica of Milan.
    One of the great Basilicas in Italy !
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • IAfarmgirl
    Iowa48 contributions
    Make sure to book this as soon as tickets go on sale for time period of your travel. We arrived earlier than our allotted time to pick up our tickets but they don't allow pick up of the tickets until 30 minutes before your scheduled time.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Geoff A
    Goodleigh, UK6 contributions
    Beautiful building, but drinks are expensive! Aperol Spritz double the price of elsewhere!!
    Full of designer shops and eateries!
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Kate R
    Milan, Italy5 contributions
    Had a quick stop in the Parco Sempione before going to the Castle. Simple but very very nice!
    Perfect for a quick break before heading to Duomo!
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • mvidro
    Washington DC, DC394 contributions
    Although we visited for about 90 minutes with our tour group, we returned several days later for a more leisurely look. (This was only possible by booking ahead. With COVID protocols still in place, staff turned away walk-ins.)

    While the Renaissance religious art is stunning (such as Andrea Mantegna's Lamentation of Christ, with its extreme foreshortening), my favorite painting was The Kiss by Francesco Hayez. An important symbol of the Risorgimento, its fame in Italy equals the American "kiss" photo taken in Times Square at the end of World War II. Very cool to see such a cultural touchstone.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Ian P
    Bainbridge Island, WA96 contributions
    Easy purchase and eticket from the official site.
    Had quick and easy entrance and over a hundred steps to the roof. Spectacular views. Just beat the wind and the rain.
    Totally awesome.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Culp1954
    White Plains, NY33 contributions
    This is an inspiring place, full of jaw-dropping memorials to MIlan's great and dear departed. It feels less like a cemetery than a great outdoor sculpture garden, and if not for the signs urging silence and respect, it would be easy to forget.

    The architecture and sculpture of these burial sites ranges from modest in both scale and self-importance, to colossal and egomaniacal. Many are stunningly beautiful, and elicit reverence and awe.

    Plenty of shade on a hot summer day, too.

    If there is a specific individual whose burial site you wish to see, GoogleMaps easily can guide you there step by step. I entered "Toscanini burial site" and was there in seconds.

    TIP: the nearest metro stop is unquestionably MONUMENTALE on the M5 line, literally just outside the front gate of the cemetery. I unknowingly followed the GoogleMaps directions to the MOSCOVA M2 station, from which it was a long and uninteresting walk.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • kaitlynprobst
    Denver, CO9 contributions
    I booked the wrong day but the tickets are non refundable - I don't want them to go to waste. If you comment your email I can reach out because you can reassign the ticket's names 24 hours in advance. May 25th 2022 at 4:45pm - I have 2
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • iris
    Raleigh, NC3 contributions
    The theater is just amazing, but the view from my seat was absolutely terrible. It said distracted views, but I could literally only see 20 percent of the stage. Be careful what tickets to buy!!! It was also extremely hot in the little room. I actually left earlier.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Insulting Reveiws
    6 contributions
    Its lack of cars along the river make for a peaceful meal experience. Would go in the evening due the lights. 4/5.

    Italians has a lack of understanding for cold drinks, especially iced coffee. They also cant drive, park or use a restroom without ruining it for the next person. Milan is a noisy and busy city full of people wanting something from you. Would go to the countryside next time.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • RJE1964
    Seattle, WA37 contributions
    so close to the very over touristed sections of Milan. A nice and energetic neighborhood. Some fun local brands and a ton of dining and drinking options.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Peter H
    Fredericksburg, VA626 contributions
    I’m not sure how much it was a matter of restoration, but this church has the most beautiful frescoes. I’m also not sure how much the church was used between the Ancient Roman period and the Renaissance period. Part of the ancient Hippodrome is now the bell tower?

    It’s all about the frescoes, though!
    The frescoes are so very bright, glossy, and very colorful. It’s as if the frescoes were just painted yesterday. My personal favorite fresco is of the scene of Jesus getting arrested and, in the lower right, Peter is holding a knife, and on top of a guard. (Malchus). I made the comment that the scene right after this one was more relevant, to me.

    Sidenote:
    (In Luke 22:49-51, Jesus performs the miracle of the reattachment of the soldier’s (Malchus’) ear. That would seem, to me, the equivalent of, love thy enemy?).

    The frescoes in this church are very powerful and this church is a must see.
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • jils87
    Zagreb, Croatia129 contributions
    MUST VISIT, even if you are not an architect or into interior design. A fantastic place with the friendliest and kindest staff I have ever encountered. A big plus is that the audio guide is included in the price, so you can connect to the villa's WiFi and use your phone and headphones to listen to the audio guide at your own pace.

    However, I recommend that you befriend someone from the staff; they are more than happy to share more info, show you some old photos, or open some hidden doors... :)

    Too bad it was closing soon for a private event; otherwise, we would have enjoyed more in the beautiful garden and had some drinks.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Federico F
    Vicenza, Italy78 contributions
    Beautiful example of modern architecture in Milan, with fantastic buildings and a big central fountain. Under the square there is a food court where you can go to eat and near the square there is a beautiful park. Here there is also the highest building in Italy, Unicredit tower.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • packcal
    California1,273 contributions
    This very large central piazza, (plaza) adjoins both the Milan Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
    Written 25 June 2022
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