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Things to do in Metropolitan City of Milan

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
“The Duomo of Milan tells a story of faith and art spanning over six centuries. Construction work on the Duomo of Milan probably began in 1386. Work for the construction of Milan cathedral began in 1386 when the style of Gothic cathedrals had reached its peak. It was decided that the new church should be built in the area of the ancient basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Tecla, the remains of which, together with those of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti, are still visible in the Archaeological Area. For this purpose, in October 1387 the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo was founded at the instigation of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Lord of Milan, with the aim of continuing with the design and construction of the church. Gian Galeazzo’s decision to use Candoglia marble instead of the traditional Lombard brick was accompanied by a real revolution in style through the choice of Gothic, which forced the Fabbrica to look for engineers, architects, sculptors and stone-cutters from all around Europe. The construction site became a lively space for the exchange of the most diverse ideas, experiences and skills from workers coming from all over the continent, which made the Duomo a crossroads of peoples and cultures and the most European among Gothic cathedrals...”
  • 518 locals recommend
Park
“The biggest park in the center of Milan. Perfect for runners! Also a great place to enjoy a snack on one of the many benches and a nice walk towards the Castle”
  • 383 locals recommend
Museum
“A perfectly preserved middle age castle keeps inside the history of the town during the government hold by the famous families Sforza and Visconti. Many collections inside, old music instruments, paints , statues etc.”
  • 377 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of the best place to visit it hosts a collection of paintings of Tiziano, Michelangelo, da Vinci and all the other famous painters.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Route
“This is one of the most important commercial street in Europe at just 10 min walk from home! You will find anything you want, and it is a lovely walking up to San Babila and Duomo. Enjoy!”
  • 224 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."”
  • 193 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Once poor artists and artisans' quarter, now a posh lively place. Bohemienne atmosphere, design galleries and shops, emerging fashion brands, crowds of young people sitting at outdoor cafes and bistros. Just mingle with them!”
  • 246 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!”
  • 244 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Nightlife, very vibrant atmosphere, historical site....one of the centers of Milan....pretty crowded during week-ends”
  • 228 locals recommend
Church
“Without a doubt the most famous church in Milan, Santa Maria delle Grazie is known for housing one of the most beautiful masterpieces ever made, the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci painted the Last Supper in the refectory of the monastery, now called “Cenacolo” in reference to the masterpiece. Thousands of tourists come every year to admire this painting representing the last meal of Jesus Christ.”
  • 253 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The palace host temporary collections at top levels. Just besides the Dome . Reservation is mandatory.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Our area is full of aperitif, happy hours, pubs, bars, restaurants, pizzerias, pastry shops. One of the movida area in Milano”
  • 204 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“At Eataly you can find all the excellent products of Italian cuisine, from wines to cheeses, from sweet to savory, from curiosities to rarer delicacies. You can go shopping or you can eat all day long, from breakfast to lunch to dinner in excellent restaurants”
  • 221 locals recommend
Science Museum
“A renewed museum dedicated to one of the most brilliant inventor of the world. The tour is in particular dedicated to children with hands-on interactive tools to reveals them the secrets of mechanic, physics , chemistry etc.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Fondazione Prada is the finest contemporary art museum in Italy. Recently opened with a magnificet architectural project by Rem Koohlas, it hosts art exhibitions as well as cinema projections, concerts, a bar and a restaurant.”
  • 137 locals recommend
Bistro
“In line with constant efforts on the part of the municipal authorities to preserve the memory of the economic and social processes that have shaped the city’s identity, the Milan City Council took steps in 1990 to buy the old Ansaldo industrial plant at Porta Genova and use it for cultural services. The disused factories, authentic monuments of industrial archaeology, have been converted into studios, workshops and new creative spaces. In continuity with its original vocation but also in response to the need for recognition and revaluation manifested by the foreign communities that have found opportunities to develop and put down roots in the city, the Milan Council decided to create the Mudec Museum of Cultures in the old Ansaldo area to house and display the municipal collections of ethnographic material. ”
  • 91 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gourmet Shop
“At Eataly you can find all the excellent products of Italian cuisine, from wines to cheeses, from sweet to savory, from curiosities to rarer delicacies. You can go shopping or you can eat all day long, from breakfast to lunch to dinner in excellent restaurants”
  • 221 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Italian branch of the famous New York nightclub, presenting regular live jazz and blues performances. Musica Jazz dal vivo.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Brewery
“Typical English-style pub with wood-paneled walls and various objects, specializing in craft beers.”
  • 124 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
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
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!”
  • 78 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great view on the city, next to a pool have an aperitivo and a nice dinner too!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“I went into this restaurant and the first thing that struck me was the setting in perfect and authentic Japanese style. The dishes are great and abundant, the very varied choice, the fresh fresh fish. The slightly high prices are fully justified by the quality of the dishes. Recommended.”
  • 74 locals recommend

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