Attractions

Top Choice Artwork in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

The Last Supper

Milan's most famous mural, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper (Il Cenacolo) is hidden away on a wall of the refectory adjoining the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Depicting Christ and his disciples at the dr…
Top Choice Cathedral in Duomo & San Babila

Duomo

A vision in pink Candoglia marble, Milan's extravagant Gothic cathedral, 600 years in the making, aptly reflects the city's creativity and ambition. Its pearly white facade, adorned with 135 spires and 3400 statues …
Top Choice Gallery in Duomo & San Babila

Museo del Novecento

Overlooking Piazza del Duomo, with fabulous views of the cathedral, is Mussolini's Arengario, from where he would harangue huge crowds in his heyday. Now it houses Milan's museum of 20th-century art. Built around a …
Top Choice Museum in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia

Kids, would-be inventors and geeks will go goggle-eyed at Milan's impressive museum of science and technology, the largest of its kind in Italy. It is a fitting tribute in a city where arch-inventor Leonardo da Vinc…
Top Choice Gallery in Brera & Parco Sempione

Pinacoteca di Brera

Located upstairs from the centuries-old Accademia di Belle Arti (still one of Italy’s most prestigious art schools), this gallery houses Milan’s impressive collection of Old Masters, much of it ‘lifted’ from Venice …
Top Choice Museum in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Museo Poldi Pezzoli

Inheriting his fortune at the age of 24, Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli also inherited his mother's love of art. During extensive European travels he was inspired by the 'house museum' that was to become London's V&…
Top Choice Church in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

Chiesa di San Maurizio

The 16th-century royal chapel and convent of San Maurizio is Milan's hidden crown jewel, every inch of it covered in breathtaking frescoes, several of them executed by Bernardino Luini who worked with Leonardo. Many…
Top Choice Area in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Quadrilatero d'Oro

A stroll around the Quadrilatero d'Oro, the world's most famous shopping district, is a must. This quaintly cobbled quadrangle of streets – bounded by Via Monte Napoleone, Via Sant'Andrea, Via della Spiga and Via Al…
Gallery in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Galleria d’Arte Moderna

Napoleon’s temporary Milanese home, the 18th-century Villa Reale, now houses Milan's modern-art collection. Made up of bequests from leading Milanese families, the collection contains a wide-ranging spread of 19th- …
Notable Building in Milan

Fiera Milano

Massimiliano Fuksas’ brilliantly engineered exhibition space was built on the Agip oil refinery in Rho-Pero, around 40 minutes out of town by metro. In action since 2006, its billowing glass-and-steel sail floats ov…