To begin with, it is worth mentioning that Milan is the business centre of Italy. Here, you will find beautiful buildings and irresistible hotels. If you need somewhere to stay too, we cannot forget to mention its incredible Airbnbs. It is also home to many cultural capitals such as the Last Supper, Milan Cathedral, Sforza Castle, the Galleria and many others. Generally, Milan has almost everything that will fit your interests. It is a great place to visit, even with children.
Here are some fun activities to do while in Milan:
Visit the rooftop of the Duomo
Duomo is among Milan’s most important landmarks and is situated precisely at its centre. It has rare structures that can be described as breathtaking. Don’t miss a chance to visit the cathedral inside because there is a lot to see. From there, go to the rooftop via an elevator or stairs to view the whole city and enjoy watching its ever-changing skyline. Do not forget to take some pictures for the best memories!
Shop at the Quadrilatero Della Moda
The Quadrilatero Della Moda is the largest fashion district in Milan. Here, you’ll find the boutiques of the most famous designers and therefore, I promise you that you can get the best fashion trends and latest designs of clothing and footwear under one roof. This area is also home to the world-famous jewellery stores in Milan Italy, such as the Pisa Orologeria flagship store and many more. The four main streets that make up the Quadrilatero della Moda are Via Manzoni, Corso Venezia, Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga.
Visit the Castello Sforzesco
The Castello Sforzesco is another landmark of Milan that connects the destinies of two ruling families, the Visconti families (ruled Milan from 1277-1447) and the Sforza families (ruled Milan from 1450-1535). Today, the castle is a museum complex where you cannot explore everything in just one visit. What attracts most people is the art gallery and the museum of ancient art. It also houses the Mantegna and Lippi, the works of Bramante, Michelangelo’s Rondanini Pientá and a room adorned with Leonardo da Vinci.
Visit La Scala
La Scala is a place designed by Giuseppe Piermarini, a famous neoclassical architect. The theatre was opened with an opera performance by Mozart’s arch-rival Antonio Salieri in 1778. You can enjoy a performance of the best symphony, concerto and opera. Watch Roberto Bolle, an Italy’s home-grown étoile, almost ending his illustrious career.
Admire Art at the Pinacoteca di Brera
The Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan was founded in 1809 and is among the best museums to visit in the city. It has since grown to become among the most prominent galleries in Italy. Its artwork is something a must-see in Milan. Some of its notable arts are by Raphael, Mantegna, Caravaggio and many others and they include Madonna in a Ring of Angel’s Heads and Lamentation by Mantegna.
Chill at Parco Sempione
When you visit Milan, chill at Parco Sempione, the largest park in the city centre. It has large enough green spaces where locals and tourists come to relax when it is sunny. After exploring the city’s cultural capital, end your visit by resting at this park. Stroll through the curving pathways, which are also helpful to joggers. During the summer, some concerts are done here.
Lastly, visitors explore the culinary scene, as Milan is home to many fine dining restaurants and excellent local cuisine.