Things to do in Milan

Luxe living in a picturesque Italian metropolis – Milan

Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy and there’s always a lot to enjoy and many things to do in Milan when on vacation. It is a most picturesque city and is known as the ‘Fashion Capital of the World’. Every year Milan attracts more than two million visitors. This city has lots to offer and is the perfect choice for those who are interested in exploring the culture and getting a taste of the art of Italy.


Things to do in Milan


Milan Cultural and Historical Sites

Lots of people spend their holiday tours in Milan: thanks to its museums, theatres, Opera and landmarks, including the Milan Cathedral, the fifth largest cathedral in the world, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One will be interested in visiting Duomo, one of the largest Gothic Cathedrals of Italy.


Milan Shopping

Milan is considered to be a paradise for shopaholics as it offers the best shopping markets. The markets are reasonably priced and exquisite for design lovers.


Milan Fashion Week

The great church Duomo is also the place that hosts the world’s greatest fashion show, Milan Fashion Week.
To visit Milan this week is a dream for everyone who loves fashion. Visit Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana to read more about the coming Milan Fashion Week.


Milan Football

The stadiums of AC Milan and Inter Milan are must-visits for a football fan, and if you are lucky enough, you might get an opportunity to witness a football game yourself.


Milan Cuisine

Tourists love the local cuisine such as the quick snacks, like slices of pizza or Paninis, as well as the taste of Italian coffee offered by several vendors in different parts of the city. Take the chance to enjoy fresh pasta and strong espresso while on vacation in Milan.


Milan Film Festival

Milan Film Festival, also known as Milano Film Festival is an annual event that started out as a competition of short films from the area. Since 1998 the festival has been an international festival and if you love film then it is perfect to visit Milan during the Milano Film Festival. Read more about the Milan Film Festival.


Milan Nightlife

Milan’s nightlife is quite enchanting and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.
Three of the most popular areas to enjoy the Milan nightlife are Brera Gallery, Centri Sociali and Navigli. If you only have one night in Milan then take the chance to enjoy the nightlife around the area called Navigli. Along the canal you’ll find cozy restaurants, crowded bars and small clubs.


When to go to Milan

Milan has a humid subtropical climate. During winter, average temperatures can fall below freezing levels (−2 °C or 28 °F). Summers can be quite sultry, when humidity levels are high and peak temperatures can reach 34 °C (93 °F). Usually this season enjoys clear skies and more than 13 hours of daylight on average. Milan is a year round tourist destination.




Things to do in Milan

Milan Facts

Population1 316 497
AirportAll Airports, Italy (MIL)

Milan average temperatures

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Milan Opera House

Teatro alla Scala

By the hands of the Neo-classical architect Giuseppe Piermarini, Teatro alla Scala, or simply La Scala as it is often called by the natives, was founded in August 1778 replacing the former Royal Ducal Theatre after a great fire in 1776. In 2004, the latest renovations by the Italian architect Mario Botta was finished. Improvements was made to the sound quality of the opera house as well as some technical developments to prepare the opera for the 21th century while at the same staying faithful to La Scala's renowned history. Make your way to their website to check out what is playing when you are there!

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Milan - Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci

Built on a piece of land donated by the captain of the Francesco Sforza troops in 1463, the Dominican convent and church housing Da Vinci’s The Last Supper are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you plan on visiting the site, make sure you book your tickets online in advance, because you can’t do it there!

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Milan Marathon

As runners from all over the world gather at Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli for the race to start, it is easy to feel pumped up. No matter if this is your first marathon or if you are a marathon veteran, the Milan Marathon is definitely one to have on your bucket list. As you make your way in the inner city of Milan, you will pass the amazing opera house Teatro alla Scala, Arco della Pace, Bosco Verticale, Parco del Portello and many other sights. The race is held annually in the month of April, so make your way to their website to register and make your trip to Milan a marathon memory!

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Golf in Milan

Milan is home to many great golf courses and many of them are within the city limits, making them easily accessible. Golf Le Rovedine is located just south of the city and offers a great golfing experience to affordable prices. Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & Country Club, also south of the city, is a great 36 hole course located next to an old castle and granaries. If you decide to go north of the city you will find Molinetto Country Club, another great alternative. No matter if you are here for a day or a week, it won't be hard to fill your schedule!

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