Your travel guide to Milan
Save your pocket money and get ready to give your credit card some exercise in the Galleria di Milano when visiting Milan, full of fabulous shops and fashion houses for which Italy's second largest city is world famous. Armani, Prada, Valentino Gucci, D&G, Versace, they're all there, along with a rich history, fantastic architecture old and new which makes Milan so diverse and such a popular Italy tourist destination. Accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes in Milan; hotels, bed and breakfasts, serviced apartments for those who like a bit of flexibility, town house suites and self-catering apartments of which you'll find a great choice on Venere.com.
Whether you're flying in to Milan Malpensa Airport or coming into Milano Centrale station from another Italian city on a Trenitalia train, the Piazza Duomo has got to be one of your first stops! This fantastic square with the Duomo di Milano cathedral towering over it has long been the central meeting place for Milanese residents and tourists alike who cannot help but marvel at the Duomo's sheer size and the cute golden Madunina (Madonna) statue on top of its spire.
Many a tourist flocks to Milan for a glimpse of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Among other tourist attractions in Milan, La Scala opera house comes high on the list with Verdi's Othello, Puccini’s Turandot and Madame Butterfly as premieres. Another must-see is La Scala Museum (Museo Teatrale alla Scala) where you can view a fabulous collection of paintings, costumes and statues documenting La Scala's history.
Milan San Siro Stadium is home to arguably two of the best football teams in the world; AC Milan and Inter-Milan, generating even more tourism and movement in the city, together with all the other historical and modern tourist attractions that make Milan a great destination for a European city break.