12 Cool Places To Visit In Milan
Uncovering the most relevant hot spots to visit in Milan wasn't easy but after weeks of research I am happy to share my bucket list
One of the must-see cities in Europe, Milan is a city with a very rich history and lots of architectural beauty. I compiled a list of hot spots to visit so you won't have to waste your time researching yourself.
Best gelato ice cream in the world - mark my words
Via Molino delle Armi, 48, 20123 Milano, Italy
Fifth largest cathedral in the world and one of the most amazing places I have been
Piazza del Duomo, 14, 20122 Milano, Italy
A hive of night time activity all year round and a mecca for Milan’s 20 and 30 somethings
Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 49-53, 20143 Milano, Italy
4. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
One of the most breathtaking malls in the world, especially the ceiling
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 92, 20121 Milano, Italy
Great local Tuscan restaurant
Via dell'Annunciata, 7-9, 20121 Milano, Italy
6. Castello Sforzesco
Luxury Ducal residence and a fortress during the French domination
Piazza Castello, 7139, 20121 Milano, Italy
7. Milano Christmas Market
If you are here during the winter make sure to check the market behind the Duomo and try their Pistachio Marzipan
Piazza del Duomo, 22, 20122 Milano, Italy
8. Teatro alla Scala
One of the most popular and oldest theaters in the world
Via Alessandro Manzoni, 1-3, 20121 Milano, Italy
9. Brera District
Richest neighborhood in downtown Milan filled with incredible architecture
Via Brera, 14, 20121 Milano, Italy
10. San Bernardino alle Ossa
Known as the bone church, is a spooky and bizarre chruch
Via Brolo, 5, 20122 Milano, Italy
11. Via Monte Napoleone
Luxury shopping street with famous Italian brands
Via Monte Napoleone, 17, 20121 Milano, Italy
12. Milano Centrale
Railway station with architecture from the Facistic Italian times
Piazza Duca D'Aosta, 1, 20125 Milano, Italy
The first off I recommend landing at Linate Airport which is way closer to downtown Milan compared to Malpensa Airport. Second, once landed grab a local espresso and prosciutto sandwich at Grand Cafe near the arrivals exit.
Once downtown visit the places listed below in chronological order to save you lots of time on traveling around. Some of the places I listed have a dedicated video and article so make sure to check those out for more in-depth information.
Personally, I really enjoyed the Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall and the local Italian gelato sold at GROM.
Other places not to miss are the mesmerizing Milano Centrale Railway station, San Bernardino alle Ossa, aka bone church, and the Italian cuisine, namely Lampredotto (cow stomach) & Testaroli - the world's oldest pasta.
Finish off your day at some of bars near Moscova station or at the popular night club 'THE CLUB' located near the Brera district.
For luxury shopping, make sure to check out Via Monte Napoleone for the most expensive and prestigious shops in Italy.
My final recommendation is to visit Milan during summer; I made the mistake by going during the winter when it was cold and grimy. Not many patios were open during the winter. The only real upside is the annual Christmas Market which offers amazing local food.