Best Things to Do in Milan

Milan is one of the most popular destinations in Northern Italy, well-known for being one of the world’s fashion capitals. Town boasts pretty trendy buildings, historical landmarks and many of amusement. Check out a few best things to do in Milan.

Enjoy a city sightseeing tour

Even though it’ll never be as great as visiting all the attractions of Milan, a city sightseeing tour is one of the most effective ways that to see all of the most sights. Simply in a very few hours , you may see lots of fabulous places and learn the facts and you don’t even have to move. Moreover, you’ll leave the tour at any particular place and rejoin again later according to your own wish.

Visit the Duomo

DuomoOne of the biggest gothic Cathedrals in the world, the Duomo is one of the best places to visit in Milan. The building stretches for 320+ in width and 520+ feet in length and the tallest spire is over 300 feet high. Façades are covered by lush Gothic ornaments. Be sure to take a walk through the forest of spires and statues on the cathedral roof.

Visit La Scala Opera House

One of the foremost important cultural and historical attractions of Milan, La Scala has hosted the best composers, singers and operas since the top of the 18th century. If you cannot stand opera, the museum next door hosts a beautiful exhibition.

Visit Piazza Mercanti

Piazza MercantiThere are many squares and piazzas in Milan. A huge square Piazza Duca d’Aosta which is located in front of the main railway station, the Piazza della Scala and the Piazza Dumo are all great places to stop. However, if you want to soak up real antique flavor of Milan, you should visit Piazza Mercanti. Built in 1228, Piazza Mercanti used to be the political and commercial center of the city and it’s reflected in the statues and buildings of the square and the surrounding streets.

Visit Sforza Castle

Sforza Castle is found in the heart of Milan and it’s one of the sights you need to not miss. Built the 14th century it’s been changed throughout the ages. you’ll enjoy the architectural features of the big round towers, the defensive walls and a rounded clock, and head into one of the most spectacular museums of town – tthe Museum of Ancient Art.

Walk along the canals of Navigli

NavigliWhen we think about Italy and canals, Venice is the first city that comes to mind, right? However, Milan has a small network of canals as well. The area of Navigli is one of the most peaceful parts of Milan. One of the canals was designed by Leonardo da Vinci and there are many boat trips in the summer time. The banks are lined with stores, restaurants and small cafes. Navigli has an amazing atmosphere daytime and evening as well!


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