The 8 best places to visit in Milan

Are you thinking of traveling to one of the most beautiful cities in Italy? Let yourself be surprised by the "belissima" Milano! During your stay you will have so many things to do and places to visit that you may need an agenda. Plan everything very well, so you have nothing left on your pending list ... Or it can be the perfect excuse to return!

What to see and what to do in Milan?

Make sure you have comfortable shoes and a bottle of water, even if you don't go in summer. You will be all day from here to there touring Milan! We will know some of the most important attractions of this beautiful city.

1. Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco - Luciano Mortula

It was built in the 15th century and is very well preserved. Another of the good news upon arrival is that… admission is free! You can visit it in a short time and take the opportunity to visit several of its surrounding museums. This castle is declared Cultural, Historical and Artistic Heritage ... Do we need to tell you why?

When you finish the ride rest a little in Sempione Park. You will need to recharge your energy for everything you need.

2. Duomo

Milan Cathedral - colors

The cathedral of Milan is one of the most beautiful in Italy and even in Europe. A must visit during your stay in the city. Entrance is free.

If you want to go up to the terrace you have to pay 8 euros for stairs or 12 euros for elevator. In return you will enjoy really beautiful panoramic views... worth every step or every euro paid.

3. Theater of the Scala

La Scala Theater - Claudio Divizia

It doesn't matter if you don't like opera much, this place is amazing. You can also tell all your friends and family that you were in one of the most famous theaters in the world where high society meets!

Check out the theater program on their website. If nothing interests you, or you prefer to spend money on something else,At least visit the museum and the main hall (it costs 6 euros).

«The different ingredients of opera are poetry, music and decorations. Poetry speaks to our spirit, music to our ears, painting to our eyes, and all together helps to move our hearts. »

-Jean-Jacques Rousseau-

4. Vittorio Emanuelle II Gallery

Vittorio Emanuele Gallery - Pavel Ilyukhin

If you talk about the “well-off” sectors of Milan, you'll surely want to take a walk through this gallery located next to the Duomo square. It was built in the 19th century and there are the most glamorous stores in the city. You can have coffee and go your way. But before you don't forget to follow the tradition, step on the bull's testicles and take a 360 ° turn… without getting dizzy!

5. Monumental Cemetery of Milan

Monumental Cemetery of Milan - Tupungato

Do I have to go to a cemetery for a walk? It is not about any cemetery, but one with graves of high artistic level. It is a kind of open-air museum with works from the 19th century to the present day. Built in 1866 to unify small cemeteries around the city, it has an area of ​​250,000 m². The sculptures and temples will leave you speechless.

6. Public gardens

Parco Sempione - Claudio Divizia

In Italian, Giardini Pubblici (you can go practicing before leaving home), it is the second largest park in the city after Sempione Park (located next to Castello Sforzesco). It has 160,000 m² and is full of trees and water fountains. You can stroll through the Natural History Museum or get some rest in this great green lung.

7. Piazza Mercanti

Piazza Mercanti - anshar

It is close to the Duomo and is ideal for time travel to medieval times. At that time it was nothing less than in the commercial and government center of Milan. Some of the places to visit in this place are the Palacios della Ragione, delle Scuole Palatine and dei Giureconsulti; the Loggia degli Osli and the house of Panigarola.

8. Milan Central Station

Central Station - Moreno Soppelsa

It may be the last postcard you see of this beautiful Italian city because from there the trains depart to the main capitals of Europe. If you don't go to another destination you can, even if, shop around to marvel at its steel and metal domes. It was inaugurated in 1931 and merges several styles but especially Art Deco and Art Nouveau.

You can enjoy a wonderful getaway to Milan on the weekend, but with one condition ... time is not allowed!

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