Attractions

Top Choice Artwork 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 Monastery in Pavia

Certosa di Pavia

One of the Italian Renaissance's most notable buildings is the splendid Certosa di Pavia. Giangaleazzo Visconti of Milan founded the monastery, 10km north of Pavia, in 1396 as a private chapel and mausoleum for the …
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 Museum in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia

Kids and would-be inventors will go goggle-eyed at Milan's science museum, the largest of its kind in Italy. It is a fitting tribute in a city where arch-inventor Leonardo da Vinci did much of his finest work. The 1…
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

This 16th-century royal chapel and one-time Benedictine convent is Milan's hidden crown jewel, every inch of it covered in breathtaking frescoes, most of them executed by Bernardino Luini who worked with Leonardo da…
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…
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…