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What to do in Milan
Milan is one of Italy’s most popular cities, and also it’s fashion capital. But there’s more to Milan that you can enjoy. Even if it’s one of Italy’s modern cities, you won’t miss the city’s classic beauty. Spend hours marvelling at the architectural sights, historic art, and tasting your way around the city.
See Milan’s top attractions and find out why Italy is known for its architecture. Take a tram and visit Duomo di Milano for its Gothic design. And right outside, you can feel Milan’s past at the stunning Piazza del Duomo.
The famous “Last Supper” painting of Leonardo da Vinci is also in Milan. Just ride the metro and you’ll find it at the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Art and culture lovers should also see the works in The Sforzesco Castle Museums, Palazzo di Brera, and Pinacoteca di Brera. Then end your night by watching opera or ballet at the prestigious La Scala.
Embrace the city’s sophistication and style by shopping in Milan. Combine your love of fashion and architecture at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - one of the world’s oldest and loveliest shopping malls. Have a shopping spree with the wide selection of products in Excelsior, Rinascente, and Corso Buenos Aires, or buy locally made items in Brera District. For high fashion, nothing will beat Milan’s Quadrilatero d’Oro - Via Alessandro Manzoni, Via della Spiga, Via Monte Napoleone, and Corso Venezia.
If you live for high fashion, schedule your trip during spring and fall for the Milan Fashion Week. The other events you should join are the Milano Film Festival, Milan Jazz Festival, and the citywide celebration of Carnival Ambrosiano. Do you love fast cars? Visit Milan in September for the F1 Italian Grand Prix.
The famed designer Francisco Costa once said, “Milan, for me, is a city of discovery.” So go out there and discover all the things you can do in Milan.
When to visit Milan
The best seasons to visit Milan are spring, early summer, and fall. But remember to bring a phrasebook or a language app, because apart from the tourist spots, Italian is mostly spoken in Milan.
Australians can visit Milan for up to 90 days without a visa. Just make sure your passport is valid for six months when you set foot in the city, and you’re good to go.
Travelling to and around Milan
You’ll be landing at the Milano Malpensa Airport or the Linate Airport, where you can reach the city by the Malpensa Express Trains, taxi, and bus.
To wander around Milan, buy one public transport ticket to board all buses, trams, or the Metro for easy travel.
Ready to see the “new” Italy? Mark your calendars and let’s book your flights to Milan today!
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