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Best things to do in Milan

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Church
“Don't miss it, at day or night, always amazing. If you have time, go on the rooftop.”
506 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Pinacoteca di Brera is a national gallery of ancient and modern art, located in the homonymous palace, one of the largest in Milan with over 24000 square meters.”
156 locals recommend
Park
“Great park near by to go running. It's an older historical park where as The Library of Trees is new and clean like a golf course. There are water fountains and on the weekends, there is a super clean and free "Toilet Bus."”
198 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“In the elegant district of Brera, in the heart of the historic center, there is the eponymous Pinacoteca, in which Italian works of art from different centuries are exhibited, and the fifteenth-century frescoed Church of Santa Maria del Carmine. Grocery stores and luxury boutiques dot the streets and, in the evening, the cobblestone streets come alive thanks to the trendy bars, elegant bars with dehors and luxury restaurants.”
226 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Colonne di San Lorenzo or Columns of San Lorenzo is a group of ancient Roman ruins, located in front of the Basilica of San Lorenzo. In the evening is an hangout, and you can find a lot of pubs an restaurants.”
201 locals recommend
Art Museum
“overlooking Duomo, a wonderful art collection on three floors with a restaurant”
118 locals recommend
Premise
“A sparkling collection of artwork is displayed inside, but the exterior of the former royal palace is as much of a masterpiece as any of the exhibits, which include contemporary and traditional themes.”
93 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Upscale glamourous shopping, many fashion designers have high-end boutiques here.”
167 locals recommend
Opera House
“Sumptuous 18th century theater, famous for its Italian opera and ballet, with museum and music library.”
113 locals recommend
Department Store
“'La Rinascente' Roof top dining space in Piazza duomo where you can enjoy Milan from above having an Italian Aperitivo. www.rinascente.it/rinascente/it”
90 locals recommend
Opera House
“One of the most famous opera theatre. The best artists worldwide perform here.”
69 locals recommend
Laundry Service
“Housed in a former tram depot, this spa has several saunas and an elegant tea room on the ground floor. But downstairs is where the magic happens: in this underground lair, there is a warren of stone rooms featuring warm baths, cold baths, geyser pools, a Jacuzzi waterfall and more. Outside, in addition to the tram sauna, there are three warm pools spread out through the garden. ”
104 locals recommend
Museum
“The museum is divided into five different permanent sections: Mineralogy (with a large collection of minerals from all over the world); Paleontology (with several fossils of dinosaurs and other prehistoric organisms); Natural History of Man (dedicated to the origins and evolution of humans with a particular attention to the relationship of the latter with the environment); Invertebrate Zoology (dedicated to mollusks, arthropods and entomology); and Vertebrate Zoology (dedicated to vertebrates, both exotic and European).”
58 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The architecture alone is gorgeous here, it is one of the most beautiful and oldest active shopping malls in Italy. The actual shopping is mostly limited to those with fat wallets as the stores consist of Prada, Gucci, Versace, Luisa Spagnoli and Armani. The shopping district that expands from the Galleria and Duomo has many more afforadable stores and is still very beautiful to walk through.”
64 locals recommend
Department Store
“All kinds of shops, unbearably full of people in the weekends and around Xmas, but hey if you like shopping this is the place, with all prices, from cheap to expensive.”
52 locals recommend
Museum
“Hidden villa-gem from the 30s, penned by the great architect Portaluppi, with gorgeous garden and exquisite interiors.”
80 locals recommend