Milan bucket list & trip guide

Milan bucket listMilan bucket list & trip guide

Milan bucket list and travel information

Milan is the most densely populated city in Italy, with 1,3 million people in the metropolitan area and 3.2 million in the wider area. Today, the city offers a stunning mix of historic buildings and skyscrapers and a dash of Italian culture. The stunning Duomo Cathedral and the abundance of high-end fashion retailers are some of the most notable attractions in the city.

Milan offers some wonderful opportunities to indulge in a life of high fashion, but it also boasts a wonderful range of more traditional tourist activities. 

Things not to miss in Milan

  • Visit the Gothic church of Santa Maria Delle Grazie, the Early Renaissance building that holds Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.
  • Wander about the grand Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the largest shopping arcade in Europe.
  • Enjoy your evening and city lights in Naviglio, a district with restaurants, cafes, and frequent festivals.
  • After exploring museums, head to Parco Sempione, an English-style park in lush green with neat paths.
  • Challenge your credit card limit in the Quadrilatero Della Moda, Milan’s high fashion shopping district. 

Top 17 things to do in Milan (video guide)

Eat like a local in Milan

  • Start your day with a coffee and stuffed croissants in Panettoni Giovanni Cova & C.
  • Visit Il Solferino in search of local dishes and unimaginable flavors of the Lombardy specialties.
  • Taste the best pizza in Berberè, a top popular restaurant with fantastic pizza in Milan.
  • Have a quick snack at Panini De Santis, a cozy spot serving amazing panini. 
  • Take a bakery and pastry shop crawling in Milan and start with Marchesi 1824.

Where to stay in Milan

  • Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection 5-star Hotel, is your exceptional choice in Milan for an unforgettable stay.
  • Milano Verticale | UNA Esperienze is a great choice in the center to enjoy all the comfort of a 4-star hotel.
  • Feel yourself at home in 3-star AI SUMA Hotel, just a few steps away from Porta Venezia metro.
  • Get affordable accommodation like YellowSquare Milan hostel and spend your budget enjoying the city.
  • Embrace the beauty of Champoluc ski resort and stay overnight in Hotel L’espoir.

Milan hotels map with prices

Cheap flights to Milan

OriginDeparture atFind tickets
Cagliari21 June 2022Tickets from 8
Catania29 June 2022Tickets from 8
Naples16 June 2022Tickets from 8
Bari29 June 2022Tickets from 8
Budapest26 July 2022Tickets from 9
Brindisi25 May 2022Tickets from 9
Aarhus20 May 2022Tickets from 12
Palermo8 June 2022Tickets from 13
Pescara18 May 2022Tickets from 13
Suceava28 May 2022Tickets from 13

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