Monuments and Tourist attractions

Discover the most fascinating monuments in Milan and the must-see attractions and monuments when you visit the Italian city.

Main tourist attractions in Milan

Milan Cathedral

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.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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

Teatro alla Scala

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.

Castello Sforzesco

The Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle in English) was built as a fortress during the fourteenth century and is one of the most important landmarks of Milan.

The Last Supper

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.

Cimitero Monumentale

The Cimitero Monumentale (Monumental Cemetery) is famous for its large number of beautifully decorated tombs. Discover this open-air museum.

Three places to relax

Piazza Gae Aulenti

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.

Parco Sempione

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.

Indro Montanelli Park

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

Piazza Mercanti

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

Milano Centrale Railway Station is one of the largest and most spectacular railway stations in Europe. Discover its history and what to see.

Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

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 Church

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore church was designed as part of the Benedictines convent, the most important congregation in Milan.

Basilica of San Lorenzo

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.

Chiaravelle Abbey

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

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.​