Main tourist attractions in Milan
Milan Cathedral, called Duomo di Milano in Italian, is one of the world’s largest Gothic cathedrals. It is located in the heart of the city.
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is sometimes nicknamed il salotto di Milano (Milan’s drawing room). This shopping arcade was designed in the 19th century
La Scala, in full Teatro alla Scala, is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. Find information on the opera house and its opening hours.
The Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle in English) was built as a fortress in the fourteenth century and is one of the most important landmarks in Milan.
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci (Cenacolo Vinciano) is one of the most renowned paintings in the world. Visit the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
The Cimitero Monumentale (Monumental Cemetery) is famous for its large number of beautifully decorated tombs. Discover this open-air museum.
Three places to relax
Inaugurated on 8 December 2012, the Piazza Gae Aulenti is the center of Milan’s most modern area. The square is dedicated to the architect Gae Aulenti.
The Parco Sempione is a large green-space close to the Castello Sforzesco. It was built between 1890 and 1893 imitating a typical English garden.
The park in Milan, Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli has an overall area of 160.000 m² and is the second largest and most popular in the city.
Churches and other things to see in Milan
The Piazza Mercanti is one of the most beautiful squares in Milan. This piazza houses some of the most famous medieval buildings in the world.
Milano Centrale Railway Station is one of the largest and most spectacular railway stations in Europe. Discover its history and what to see.
The Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio was consecrated in 387 by St. Ambrose, who it was named after. It was the first church built in a Lombard Romanesque style.
San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore church was designed as part of the Benedictines convent, the most important congregation in Milan.
The Basilica of San Lorenzo was established during the fourth century and is the oldest church in Milan. In front, there are third century Roman remains.
Located in the outskirts of Milan, the Chiaravalle Abbey is one of the prettiest constructions of the city. It is a Cistercian monastic complex.
San Bernardino alle Ossa is a very peculiar church in Milan due to its bizarre and sinister decoration with a great number of human skulls and bones.