Milan attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

The Last Supper

Milan's most famous mural, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, is hidden away on a wall of the refectory adjoining the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Depicting Christ and his disciples at the dramatic moment…
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 Cemetery in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Cimitero Monumentale

Behind striking Renaissance-revival black-and-white walls, Milan’s wealthy have kept their dynastic ambitions alive long after death with grand sculptural gestures since 1866. Nineteenth-century death-and-the-maiden…
Top Choice Gallery in Brera & Parco Sempione

Pinacoteca di Brera

Located upstairs from one of Italy’s most prestigious art schools, this gallery houses Milan’s collection of Old Masters, much of it ‘lifted’ from Venice by Napoleon. Rubens, Goya and Van Dyck all have a place, but …
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 even for those not sartorially inclined. The quaintly cobbled quadrangle of streets – loosely bound by Via Monte Napoleone…
Top Choice Castle in Brera & Parco Sempione

Castello Sforzesco

Originally a Visconti fortress, this iconic red-brick castle was later home to the mighty Sforza dynasty, who ruled Renaissance Milan. The castle's defences were designed by the multitalented da Vinci; Napoleon late…
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 Gallery in Porta Romana & Porta Vittoria

Fondazione Prada

Conceived by designer Miuccia Prada and architect Rem Koolhaas, this museum is as innovative and creative as the minds that gave it shape. Seven renovated buildings and three new structures have transformed a centur…
Top Choice Museum in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Villa Necchi Campiglio

Designed by homegrown talent Piero Portaluppi, this exquisitely restored 1930s villa was commissioned by Pavian heiresses Nedda and Gigina Necchi (of the Necchi sewing-machine empire), and Gigina's husband Angelo Ca…
Top Choice Architecture in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Piazza Gae Aulenti

Join locals sightseeing at this landmark square named after Italy's most famous female architect. The linchpin of Milan’s Porta Nuova regeneration project, the piazza curves around a huge reflecting pool and is ring…