What to do in Milan
What to do in Milan, a guide so you can enjoy everything that this beautiful and huge city of Italy has to offer.
Speaking of the largest metropolis in Italy, the industrial and economic capital of the country, it has a modern and old look at the same time.
With huge skyscrapers, department stores, metal and glass buildings, with old and contrasting streets. Beautiful channels that will leave you speechless!
Without a doubt, it is a city for you to squeeze out as much as you can, so here we tell you what to do in Milan.
Piazza del Duomo
Its name means “Cathedral Square” and it is the main square of the city. The most impressive thing that you will see here is the Duomo (Milan Cathedral) that gives it its name.
It is exactly the center of this beautiful city, not only for its art, culture and social aspects, but also because it is literally in the middle of Milan.
It has 17,000m2 and has a rectangle shape. In this place, you will find the most outstanding buildings. It is the main tourist attraction.
Created in the 14th century, by the architect Giuseppe Mengoni. It took a long time to build.
The focus of many encounters, a strategic point to get to know great places, like the ones we detail below.
The Duomo di Milano is a gothic cathedral, the largest there is, with 157 meters long, and with capacity for 300 people.
Its construction began in 1386, but was finished in 1965.
Without a doubt, it will catch your attention and it is worth spending a little of your time to marvel at this giant building in the middle of the main square.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Located to the north of the Square, it receives its name in honor of Vittorio Emanuele II, who was the first king of Italy in its unification.
Formed by two arches, with a glass vault, they intersect giving it the shape of an octagon.
Built between 1865 and 1877 by Giuseppe Mengoni, designed in 1861.
It is a luxurious and striking building that is going to ask you to enter!
Formed by the Naviglio Pavesa and Naviglio El Grande canals, feeding on the Ticino River. They constituted the river port of Italy in the 19th century.
You will find many restaurants and bars on its sides, but be sure to visit the Callejón de las Lavanderas, or the Churchs of Saint Cristóforo.
If you are going to come on a Saturday, you will also be able to enjoy the book market, regional gastronomy and more. On the last Sunday of the month, all along the shore of this place, you will find a variety of antiques to buy.
It is one of the most wonderful places in the city.
To get here, you can use the Metro, Uber, Bicycle or on foot. In all cases, it will not take you more than 10/15 minutes (and even less) to get there.
It is the neighborhood of the bohemian part of the city. With lots of bars with outdoor space, restaurants, churches and a huge variety of exclusive shops.
Thanks to its rhythm to live, it became one of the most exclusive and wonderful places in old Milan.
It has a great wealth of culture, art and history.
To get here, depending on where you are, you can go by Metro (yellow line) and get off at Montenapoleone.
Corso Buenos Aires
With more than 350 stores of various categories and 100,000 people circulating here, it is the most important shopping street in Milan.
It is 1600 meters long, with a north-south orientation and is the longest street in Europe.
Even if you are not going to buy anything, you are going to love walking down this long and busy street.
Arco della Pace
It is the Arc de Triomphe in Piazza Sempione, forming the Porta Sempione of antiquity.
Its construction began in 1807, but it was completed in 1838.
It is 25 meters high and 24 meters wide, with bas-reliefs, corinthian columns and statues. A variety of materials were used such as marble, wood, and bronze.
The bas-reliefs are the faithful portrait of the important events in the history of the Italians.