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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“One of the biggest Gothic churches in the world, it's the very symbol of Milan. The construction lasted almost 600 years. Breath taking view from the terraces!”
  • 514 locals recommend
Park
“The park covers an area of ​​approximately 40 acres along the route that, from the Duomo, leads to the Passo del Sempione through the Arco della Pace. Construction started in 1890 and it was designed by Emilio Alemagna to locate the pavilions of the 1906 International Expo and is now Milan’s park par excellence, much frequented by sports enthusiasts and families, especially on weekends. However, it is not only the green lung of the city but also a place that narrates the history of Milan's past. For example, the Ponte delle Sirenette is the bridge named after the four statues that characterize it. Constructed in the Dongo ironworks in 1842, it is believed to be the first metal bridge built in Italy and was positioned on what is now via Visconti di Modrone after the city’s ring of canals was covered. Another interesting story is that of the “acqua marcia”, the fountain which in olden times was considered a panacea for health thanks to its high sulphur content. By climbing the Torre Branca (108.60 m high), commissioned in 1932 by the municipality of Milan, visitors can get an amazing view of the city. The tower was designed by Gio Ponti and assembled in just two and a half months to inaugurate the fifth Triennial (1933). Another attraction located in the park is the Civic Aquarium, the only building left of those specifically constructed for the International Expo in 1906. After the restoration, completed in 2006, the interior space was designed to comprise didactic exhibition and research areas with numerous pools of fresh and marine water containing more than a hundred species of aquatic organisms. Last but not least, the park is also home to a rather special public library: it was awarded the Medaglia d'Oro at the tenth Trienniale in 1954 for its splendid architecture.”
  • 388 locals recommend
Museum
“Located not far from the Duomo, Milan’s Castello Sforzesco – built in the 15th century by Duke Francesco Sforza – was once one of the largest citadels in Europe. Today, it houses various museums and numerous important artworks and relics, but it is also nice to wander through its courtyards and drink in the sense of history. After you are done exploring the castle, walk out the back gate and straight into Parco Sempione, Milan’s “green lung” and one of the most beautiful parks in the city. There are a variety of events planned this year at the castle to honour da Vinci’s contribution to the destination, from frescoes to other beautiful adornments. ”
  • 380 locals recommend
Park
“E' un parco a pagamento, uno dei più bei giardini botanici d'Europa The entrance is under payment, it is one of the most beautiful Europe's botanical garden”
  • 101 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Situated in Piazza Bra, the amphitheatre of Verona was built in the first half of the 1st century A.D. (between the end of Augustus‘ reign and the beginning of Claudius). After the Colisseum and the Capuan amphitheatre, the Arena is the third largest of its kind in Italy. Its elliptical shape enhances the acoustic quality of the performances and also allows seating-space for thousand of spectators.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Aquarium
“It is Italy's most famous theme park and ranked among the top eight theme parks in Europe: Gardaland theme park does not need any introduction!”
  • 183 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This old typical Milanese neighborhood is home to an indescribable painting museum with masterpieces from Renaissance Italian artists.”
  • 162 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
Route
“the coolest street of milano for shopping , you can find a lot of intersting things over there.”
  • 230 locals recommend
Zoo
“Zoo / Safari. Dista 2,4 km da Viva Solution. Zoo / Safari. It is 2.4 km from Viva Solution. www.parconaturaviva.it”
  • 74 locals recommend
Bar
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“Corso como is well known for its multitude of restaurants, bars and clubs. A "must" for aperitivo in Milan. Just ask me for directions. I am always happy to help!”
  • 249 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“The largest Italian food and wine grocery store in the world, where you can buy, eat and study high-quality of food and drink.”
  • 219 locals recommend
Historic Site
“a hillside estate in the town of Gardone Riviera overlooking the Garda lake. It is where the Italian writer Gabriele d'Annunzio lived after his defenestration in 1922 until his death in 1938. References to the Vittoriale range from a “monumental citadel” to a “fascist lunapark”, the site inevitably inheriting the controversy surrounding its creator.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Brera is a historic disctric of Milan with beautiful churches, narrow mediaval streets where it is nice to get lost as in an enchanted maze. This area has a romantic atmosphere, very good restaurants and original little shops. Remember to visit Pinacoteca di Brera, a national gallery of ancient and modern art, where are preserved collections and masterpieces of inestimable value and rare beauty.”
  • 235 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Amazing city with historical streets, buildings ands churches. Lot's of typical restaurants and shops.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Historic Site
“An example of how mankind shaped territory with villas and gardens and took advantage of the natural beauty of the lake”
  • 105 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gourmet Shop
“The largest Italian food and wine grocery store in the world, where you can buy, eat and study high-quality of food and drink.”
  • 219 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Iconic jazz club, less than 500 meters away it's a very popular spot so tickets must be bought in advance ! ”
  • 151 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“This is the true shopping paradise, the largest design and fashion outlet in Europe. The best offers at prices you won't believe. Plan to spend at least half-day there. Ata about 30 mins drive from home.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Brewery
“Typical English-style pub with wood-paneled walls and various objects, specializing in craft beers.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Pizzeria Spontini first saw the light in Milan in 1953. Today, Pizzeria Spontini is a business enterprise. Spontini arrived even to Tokyo. You must try it!”
  • 79 locals recommend
Wine Shop
“The oldest and most typical wine shop in town! Go there for a glass of wine late afternoon, you will love it”
  • 81 locals recommend
Spa
“A day out: Spa near Negrar Aquardens We highly recommend a day out in this spa with its thermal baths. Ask us for discounts. The park is open all day from 10.00 until late, and as the water is warm, it doesn't matter if the weather isn't great. . If you're thinking of going, we can explain the best way to get there. The website www.aquardens.it gives you more information about the pools. The spa is well kept, clean and quiet. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Trendy local Bar with aperitivo and cocktail. A good place to hang out at night, close from Corso Como area where you can finish the night in a club and other bars. ”
  • 63 locals recommend

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