If you are planning to visit Milan, our Milan Travel Guide will show you many a different facet of the city that is apart from its being known as a fashion capital and as home to one of soccer’s biggest clubs. Though some would argue that it’s mostly a place for work and not play, we think that this Italian city has its own merits. While it’s definitely a destination for lovers of fashion and shopping, it can also be a fun city for a wandering traveller. Get ready to read up on the best things to do and where to stay in Milan. We’ve also created guides to Milan restaurants as well as a Milan metro guide for you. What are you waiting for? Let’s visit Milan! Andiamo!
Visit Milan: things to do
The Lombard capital not only boasts of its world-class fashion scene, travellers can also admire the beautiful architecture as reflected by the impressive Duomo and the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. You can also take a trip to nearby Lake Como. The upside-down Y-shaped lake is impressively large, so you’ll need a few days to explore it and the surrounding region. The shores are dotted with ancient villages and exquisite villas. It has many restaurants and shops as well as a great local vibe. You’ll fall head-over-heels for Milan because of its quiet little corners and lovely little cobblestone streets.
Visit Milan: travel itineraries
Milan is a surprisingly dense city. Each corner is packed with many things to see—from fabulous boutiques to breathtaking historical monuments. Its density makes it an extremely walkable city which is why it’s easy for sightseeing. However, you can easily drown in the endless options of things to do and that’s exactly why we’ve come up with expert itineraries for you.
Visit Milan: where to eat
We especially love the food in Milan because you won’t only find traditional Italian food. Located in western Lombardy, the city and region have rich culinary traditions. Some of the city’s finest restaurants serve creative options as well as traditional, rustic Lombardian classics where authentic flavors come to life. Milanese fare does tend to be meat-heavy, so vegetarians should be careful when ordering. Don’t miss trying dishes like the Ossobuco. Here, we share our favorite local spots for a taste of the Milanese flavors!
Visit Milan: where to stay
Milan may be known for its glitz and glamour but we can assure you that there’s a perfect place in the city for every kind of traveller and for every size of budget one has. The dense city is split into nine different zones, arranged in a circle around the Milan Cathedral. Each zone is composed of different neighborhoods, with various atmospheres, price points and attractions. We’ve picked out our favorite areas to stay in for Milan, with different budgets, attractions and vibes! Read on to find the perfect area for you, no matter what kind of traveler you are! Check out our Milan neighborhood guide.
Visit Milan: metro guide
Quite frankly, Milan is an extremely walkable city where you’re never more than 15 minutes away on foot from an attraction. However, if the need arises to cross the city or to get somewhere quickly but affordably, we recommend taking the efficient local metro. Here, we share our tips for taking the Milan metro.
Milan travel links and resources
Turismo Milano official website
Milan tourist offices locations
Italian Tourism official website
Official Milan Public Transport website