Valid until 25/05/2024
The first thing to do when you arrive is to visit Milan’s quintessential central monument: the Duomo, with its majestically soaring spires and the golden Madonnina statue at the top overlooking the city. It is a marvellous example of Gothic art and architecture and the largest church in Italy.
Leaving the Duomo aside, there are many other things to see in Lombardy's capital. Below is a list of them arranged by topic.
- Milan and modernity
Milan is home to true jewels of contemporary architecture, such as the futuristic CityLife district (designed by architects Arata Isozaki, Daniel Libeskind and Zaha Hadid) with its Three Towers or the Bosco Verticale, the Vertical Forest, two apartment blocks covered in greenery, the result of a metropolitan reforestation project designed by Boeri Studio. In front of the Italian stock exchange is Piazza Affari, home to the provocative sculpture Love by Maurizio Cattelan.
- Milan and art
The artistic offering of Milan is quite high, as proven by the varied exhibition schedule organised every month by the Palazzo Reale, as well as by the Triennale di Milano, which are an additional attraction for tourists. The same applies to the Pinacoteca di Brera, with its rich exhibition route ranging from prehistoric to contemporary art, and of course the Castello Sforzesco (one of the largest castles in Europe), which houses several museums and works such as Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini.
- Milan by foot
After visiting the Castello Sforzesco, you can take a walk through the lush greenery of Parco Sempione to the majestic Arco della Pace, one of the most important neoclassical monuments in the city. For those who feel like stretching their legs even more, we suggest a stroll around the Brera district, where you can breathe in its bohemian air, and of course to the Navigli, where nightlife and romance coexist.