Book flights to Milan with Ryanair, and explore an Italian city that might not have a Colosseum or a Leaning Tower, but that does have some serious style. It’s not all style without substance though - there are some wonderful things to see and do in the fashion capital of the world, so make sure you see the Last Supper and the daunting Duomo cathedral, and maybe even take a little cruise down the canals in the city’s pretty Navigli district. And don’t forget that in Milan, you’re right on the doorstep of Northern Italy’s incredible mountains and lakes, so have a taste of ‘la dolce vita’ and book flights to Milan today!
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The best way to understand how Milan is laid out is to take a ride on one of the trams. Route 1 runs from the main train station, via Piazza Cairoli to Castello Sforzesco and is probably the best choice. But many other routes also offer good views of the city.
Il Duomo

The Cathedral is the symbol of Milan. Building began in 1386 and was not completed until 500 years later. It is a late Gothic masterpiece, made more interesting by the fact that this style can’t be seen anywhere else in Italy. Towering over the piazza del Duomo, the marble building is covered by 135 spires and countless statues.

​Address: Piazza Duomo, Milan​Phone: +39 02 720 233 75​Website:​Opening hours: Every day: 07.00 – 19:00
Cenacolo Vinciano

This is the home of one of the world’s most famous artworks, Leonardo da Vinci’s "Last Supper." It’s rarely possible to simply walk in and take a look though, and a good way to avoid the long queues is to book a time in advance.

​Address: Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie 2, 20123 Milan​Phone: +39 02 8942 1146​Website:​Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 08.15 to 19.00 ​More info: The painting is located in the church with the same name
Pinacoteca di Brera

Milan doesn’t have as many art treasures as Venice and Florence, but not far behind. The city’s foremost art museum exhibits works by Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Bramante, and Caravaggio, amongst others.

​Address: Via Brera 28, 20121 Milan​Phone: +39 02 722 631​Website:
San Siro

The city’s two top Series A football teams, Internazionale and AC Milan, draw dedicated crowds to their shared home ground. San Siro also hosts fan events, and is home to Italy’s only football museum.

​Address: Piazzale Angelo Moratti snc, 20151 Milan ​Phone: +39 02 48798201​Website:
Teatro alla Scala Museum

Teatro alla Scala is one of the most famous opera houses in the world, which opened in 1778. A visit to the museum grants you a sneak peek inside the theatre. You’ll be able to see inside one of the spectacular theatre boxes, overlooking the stage.

​Address: Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milan​Phone: +39 02 88 791 / +39 02 88 79 2473​Website:​Opening hours: From 09.00 to 12.30 (last entrance at 12.00) and from 13.30 to 17.30 (last entrance at 17.00)
Castello Sforzesco

In addition to the famous and outstanding Il Duomo, this 15th century castle is a landmark of Milan. Until the beginning of the 20th century it was a symbol of power and different dukes have used it as their residence. Today it houses a wide selection of cultural sights, such as museums and exhibitions.

​Address: Piazza Castello, 3, 20100 Milan​Phone: +39 02 8846 3700​Website:
Acquario Civico

This small city aquarium offers its guests free entrance. Come here to watch the spectacular species of fish and the different exhibitions. From the rooftop you have a lovely views over the surrounding park.

​Address: Viale G.Gadio, 2, 20100 Milan​Phone: +39 02 88 44 5392​Website:​Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.30
Navigli Lombardi

Even if channels, aren't the first thing you think about when you visit Milan, you shouldn't miss Navigli Lombardi. These channels were constructed by Leonardo da Vinci to make the building of Il Duomo and the heavy transportations easier. The neighbourhood around Navigli Lombardi is today one of the most popular, filled with cafés, bars and small shops.

​Address: Alazia Naviglio Grande, Navigli​Website:
Cimitero Monumentale

This cemetery opened 1866 and is one of the two largest in Milan. To be buried here the person had to be from a higher range of the society and therefore you can find several graves with famous names on them. The grave yard is also decorated with a wide array of contemporary and classical Italian works of art.

​Address: Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1, 20151 Milan​Phone: +39 02 884 65600​Website:
Galleria Carla Sozzani

Galleria Carla Sozzani that shows contemporary art, shares the space with a spectacular clothes shop, a cosy restaurant, a cool book shop, the trendy hotel 3Rooms and a designer outlet store at Corso Como 10. The whole place is worth a visit and is a joy for the eye.

​Address: Corso Como 10, 20154 Milan​Phone: +39 02 653 531​Website:
Parco Sempione

Here you can enjoy some time out in one of the green and lush parks of the city. You can find something for everyone in Parco Sempione. Play areas and train rides for the children, football fields and a roller skate rink for the sporty one and green lawns including Wi-Fi to relax on after a bustling day.

​Address: Piazza Sempione, 20154 Milan​Website:
QC Termemilano

After a lot of walking and sightseeing, this is the place to go. At this relaxing spa you will find various different pools, saunas, showers, relaxing areas and bookable treatments. Complimentary snacks and drinks are provided throughout your visit.

​Address: 2 Piazzale Medaglie d'Oro, 20135 Milano​Phone: +39 02 55199367 ​Website:

The Brera area is a must if you visit Milan. Businessmen and students gather in this bohemian quarter with small boutiques and restaurants. A perfect place to eat a memorable lunch or to have an apertivo in the evening.

​Address: Brera, Milan
Milan Cooking Lessons

At the luxury hotel Four Seasons Hotel Milano cooking classes are held every Saturday morning. Here you get to learn how to cook top quality dishes together with experienced chefs. In the end you get to enjoy the meal together with a matching wine.

​Address: Via Gesù, 6/8 20121 Milan​Phone: +39 02 77088​Website:
Civico Planetario "Ulrico Hoepli"

This is the largest and first built Planetarium in Italy and here you can learn about astronomy and science. Inside the 20 metres wide dome you can watch projections of the night sky and experts are there to explain about the stars and planets for you.

​Address: Corso Venezia, 57, 20121 Milan​Phone: +39 02 8846 3340 ​Website:
Milan has a large selection of restaurants, from strict sushi eateries to top-class establishments, where the corporate credit card reigns supreme. As is often the case in Italy, the best dining experience is usually at less extravagant restaurants and trattorias serving local and national specialities.

This Latino-Japanese fusion restaurant (inside the Armani department store) has an interior that is as exciting as the menu. The translucent screens, elegant dining room furniture´s, and the strict lines are reminiscent of luxurious airport lounges. For those who find it hard to choose, there is a tasting menu.

​Address: Via Pisoni 1, Milan​Phone: +39 02 6231 2645​Website:

This storied deli also has its own one-star Michelin restaurant. The young chef, Carlo Cracco, creates delicious dishes like goat milk ravioli with bunching onion and Norcia truffle.

​Address: Via Victor Hugo 4, 20123 Milano​Phone: +39 02 876 774​Website:​Opening hours: Lunch: from Tuesday to Friday 12.30 - 14.30 Dinner: from Monday to Saturday 19.30 - 23.00.

Rigolo looks like a formal restaurant with its white linen, silver cutlery and slightly older waiters. But once inside, it becomes apparent that this is actually a warm and friendly place. The food is Tuscan, and includes pappardelle with wild boar sauce.

​Address: Largo Treves, 20121 Milan​Phone: +39 02 804589​Website:
Centro Ittico

A famous venue, split between two levels. On the lower level is the restaurant, with a large fish counter from which diners can choose their own seafood. On the second floor, is the lounge bar.

​Address: Via Martiri Oscuri, 19, 20125 Milano ​Phone: +39 02 2614 3774​Website:

This restaurant is located in the exclusive department store Rinascente. It is a special place dedicated to good food, where the passion for cooking and the pleasure of the palate find their maximum expression. Maio is said to be a new landmark in the most glamorous Milan.

​Address: Piazza Duomo, Milan​Phone: +39 02 8852 455​Website:
Hana Restaurant

When you are tired of Spaghetti Carbonara, maybe some sushi could be at its place. At Hana Restaurant, Japanese dishes are served in an elegant and stylish dining room.

​Address: Corso Vercelli, 37, 20144 Milan​Phone: +39 02 48197213​Website:
L'Immagine Ristorante Bistrot

In the outskirt of the city, this restaurant tempts with delicious Italian food, impeccable service, and a free glass of sparkling wine upon arrival. Even if it may be a bit of a struggle to get there it is well worth the effort.

​Address: Via Varesina 61, 20156 Milan​Phone: +39 02 39 264 564​Website:
Nerino Dieci Trattoria

Nerino Dieci Trattoria is popular among both locals and tourists. Authentic Italian cuisine is served to reasonable prices. A wide range of bottled beer is also to find on the menu.

​Address: Via Nerino 10, 20123 Milan​Phone: +39 02 39831019​Website:
Alhambra Risto Veg

If you are looking for a good place serving only vegetarian and vegan cuisine this is the place for you. Dishes only from natural and fresh products are cooked and served here.

​Address: Via San Gregorio, 17, 20124 Milan​Phone: +39 02 39432750​Website:
The Small

As the name reveals, this is a small and intimate restaurant. The owner loves a chat and is more than happy to describe the different Italian dishes for the guests. The decorations are kitsch and you will definitely get a unique dining experience here.

​Address: Via Paganini Niccolo 3, Milan​Phone: +39 02 2024 0943​Website:
Ristorante Pier 52

For top quality fish and seafood you should head to Ristorante Pier 52. The staff is efficient and very professional but the ambience is still warm and friendly.

​Address: Piero della Francesca 52, 20154 Milan​Phone: +39 02 33 600 400 ​Website:
La Maniera di Carlo

The chef Santi Lorenzo and his staff at La Maniera di Carlo, challenge themselves by experimenting with the traditional Italian dishes and giving them a modern twist. The arrangements are superb-looking and this restaurant will satisfy both your mouth and eyes.

​Address: Via Pietro Calvi 2, Milan​Phone: +39 02 7602 4261​Website:
Le Tournedos

This steakhouse with a focus on barbeque and meat dishes lies in the southern part of the city. The wine carte is impressive and you will also find a wide array of other Italian dishes on the menu, but the Tournedos of course has to be recommended.

​Address: Via Imperia, 7, 20142 Milan​Phone: +39 02 8950 3255​Website:
La Sidreria

For a fun and different dining experience this is the perfect place. For a very reasonable price you can eat as much as you can from one set menu with approx. 10 different courses, a lot of them including apples. The drink to wash it down with is of course cidre.

​Address: Via Corelli, 31, 20134 Milan​Phone: +39 02 7496017​Website:

Close to the attraction Sforzesco castle you find this newly opened restaurant. The furnishing is quite simple but the service is warm and friendly. On the menu you find cold cuts and cheeses.

​Address: Via Anfiteatro 6, 20151 Milan​Phone: +39 02 49541367​Website:
In Italy, gelato is eaten just as religiously as pasta. It’s not only Italy’s delicious answer to ice cream—it is a way of life. Italian ice cream is often said to be the best in the world.
Sant Ambroeus

Sober and elegant 1930's café, which smacks of classic Paris. Add an Ambrogiotti (dark chocolate with zabaglione filling) with your coffee for a flavourful sugar kick.

​Address: Corso Matteotti, 7, 20121 Milan​Phone: +39 02 76000 540​Website:

Cova is the most famous café on the fashion street Via Monte Napoleone. Elegant ladies enjoy an afternoon tea while nibbling on Pasticcini cookies or Montebianco pastries. Once in a while, a supermodel will pop by.

​Address: Via Montenapoleone, 8, 20121 Milan​Phone: +39 02 7600 5599 / +39 02 7600 0578​Website:

Princi presents a new concept regarding bread making. They’re open 24 hours a day, offering smouldering hot coffee and fresh baked foccaccia, cake and pizza. They also have an enticing lunch menu, so whenever you feel like it, pop in for a treat.

​Address: Via Speronari, 6, Milan​Phone: +39 02 874797​Website:
Creperia Caffè Vecchia Brera

A very tranquil café with soft lighting, live music and comfortable sofas inviting you to stay for a while, have something to drink and find your centre. If you’re hungry, sample the wide variety of sweet and salty crêpes or sandwiches.

​Address: Via dell’Orso, 20, 20121 Milan​Phone: +39 02 8646 1695​Website:
Zucca (Caffè Miani)

Zucca (Caffè Miani) is beautifully located at the entrance of Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II and just a short stroll from Teatro alla Scala. Apparently Toscanini and Verdi were a few of the celebrities who frequently visited this venue. Opened in 1867, the interior is impressive with mosaics by Angelo d’Andrea. If you stand and drink by the bar you can avoid the steep prices that rise once you sit down with table service.

​Address: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele angolo Piazza Duomo, Milan​Phone: +39 02 8646 4435​Website:​Opening hours: 07.15 – 20.40, Closed Mondays​More info: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
The Brera and Navigli neighbourhoods have the most bars and a bustling nightlife. For a more trendy option, try the area around Corso Como. Do it the Milanese way and mingle at a selection of bars between 19.00 and 21.00. Filling snacks can sometimes be had for free with your drinks!
Martini Bar at Dolce & Gabbana

This retro bar takes its design cues from art nouveau and other modernist styles. The black mosaic floor has a red dragon inlay flanked by small, black leather sofas and large Murano candelabras. The bar is a collaboration between Martini and Dolce & Gabbana, so you can expect timeless elegance as well as traditional modernity.

​Address: Corso Venezia, 15, 20122 Milan​Phone: +39 02 7601 1154​Website:
Marino Alla Scala

Another bar with fashion connections is Trussardi’s Marino alla Scala. It is larger and airier than Martini Bar, with more conventional design elements, such as light pillars, and a wall of flat screen monitors.

​Address: Piazza della Scala, 5, 20121 Milan​Phone: +39 02 8068 8201​Website:
Magazzini Generali

Popular for dancing, housed in the basement of a former warehouse. A focus on playing the best music available keeps people interested and frequently visiting this popular venue.

​Address: Via Pietrasanta 16, 20141 Milano​Phone: +39 02 539 3948​Website:

This Indian lounge bar has created a cosy venue with an inviting atmosphere. The jazz and soul music contributes to the relaxed feeling and on Sunday nights you can even combine your cocktail with a brief but invigorating shiatsu massage.

​Address: Corso Sempione, 1, 20145 Milano​Phone: +39 02 3493 4469​Website:
Tropicana Milano

There is nothing like latin vibes to get the party started! Let the music and the dance heat you up, let loose to bachata and salsa and mingle with loads of people that enjoy life just as much as you do.

​Address: Viale Bligny, 52, 20123 Milano​Phone: +39 02 5843 6525​Website:
Il Volo 2

This is a restaurant and bar with a popular garden shielded by canopy trees, the perfect place for a fiery Mojito. Every day between 18.00 and 19.30 is Happy Hour, enjoy!

​Address: Via Torricelli, 16, 20100 Milan​Phone: +39 02 832 3014 ​Website:
Milan is the capital of fashion, and there is plenty to choose from when it comes to shopping. Even those less interested in fashion, or who can’t afford the prices, will find exploring Via Monte Napoleone, Via della Spiga and the surrounding streets rewarding, this is where all the fashion houses have their impressive flagship stores. Armani’s department store on Via Manzoni 31, is a good example, or Gucci’s store on Via Monte Napoleone— covering a whole city block. Dolce & Gabbana’s impressive store on Corso Venezia, is housed in the former palace of a Sicilian nobleman. Other good shopping venues include:
Fidenza Village

Sixty minutes from Milan and Bologna, Fidenza Village is home to more than 100 outlet boutiques offering savings of up to 70% on the recommended retail price of previous seasons’ collections from leading Italian and international brands.

​Address: Via San Michele Campagna, Località Chiusa Ferranda, Fidenza​Phone: +39 0524 33 55 1​Website:
La Rinascente

This is Milan’s equivalent to London’s Harrods department store. On the eight floors you find exclusive fashion, accessories, perfumes and toys.

​Address: Via Santa Radegonda, 3, 20121 Milan​Phone: +39 02 88521​Website:​More info: Piazza Duomo
G Lorenzi

A snobbish shop for men who want only the finest in grooming, smoking paraphernalia and knives. The shop has been there since 1929.

​Address: Via Monte Napoleone, 9, Milan​Phone: +39 02 7602 2848​Website:

Outlet store with shops selling last season’s fashions at a fraction of the original cost. Browse the shelves and be inspired by the Italian fashion that please an entire world.

​Address: Via Manzoni 44, 20121 Milan​Phone: +39 02 3651 4365​Website:

Well-stocked wine shop in the artsy Brera neighbourhood with an original 1930's interior. Italy produces an impressive quantity of high quality wine, and this wine shop stocks more than 3,000 selected labels representing every region in Italy. They also offer a selection of regional chocolate, cakes and cookies.

​Address: Via Solferino, 42, 20121 Milan​Phone: +39 02 2900 1096​Website:
Rossi & Grassi

After visiting Cotti, head down to Rossi & Grassi. Specializing in cold cuts, this is the place to buy prosciutto San Daniele and mortadella with pistachios.

​Address: Via Ponte Vetero, 4, Milan​Phone: +39 02 8646 2247​Website:
Corso Vittorio Emanuele

Corso Vittorio Emanuele is the street that connects Piazza Duomo and San Babila. The wide street is known as "Milan’s living room", frequently passed through by businessmen and tourists alike. It is free of traffic and boasts Louis Vuitton and Prada in the centre of this shopping paradise.

​Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele
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Orio al Serio Airport, lies 50 kilometres north east of Milan, just outside of Bergamo. Buses depart from here for Milan city centre and the journey takes one hour.

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