Biblioteca e Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Europe’s first public library, built in 1609, the Biblioteca Ambrosiana was more a symbol of intellectual ferment than quiet...
Chiesa di Santa Maria Presso di San Satiro
Here’s an escape from the Zara/Benneton/H&M maelstrom. Ludovico Sforza saw potential in this little church built on top of the...
The tourist office on Piazza Castello sells tickets (good for the whole day) for Autostradale's three-hour city bus tours including...
Teatro alla Scala Box Office
Star chef Carlo Cracco keeps the Milanese in thrall with his off-the-wall inventiveness. Cherry-wood boiserie on the walls and creamy...
Via Spadari 7-9 · interesting places nearby
Forget The Last Supper: gourmands head to the food and wine emporium, Peck . This Milanese institution opened its doors as a deli in 1883. Since then, it’s expanded to a dining room–bar upstairs and an enoteca (wine bar). The Aladdin’s Cave–like food hall is smaller than its reputation suggests, but what it lacks in space it makes up for in variety, with some 3200 variations of parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan) at its cheese counter, just for starters. Other treasures include an exquisite array of chocolates, pralines and pastries; freshly made gelato; seafood; caviar; pâtés; a butcher; fruit and vegetables; truffle products; olive oils and balsamic vinegar.