Milan, the home of artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, stands tall today as the creative and fashion capital of Italy. There’s so much to see here and absorb the various cultural experiences and the city’s deep historic influences are visible everywhere. The city gears up for the Milan Fashion Week twice a year, bringing models and fashionistas to its fold but tourists who make a detour here are not disappointed even when visiting the city at other times.
There are numerous Milan tourist places where you can find crowds thronging. But the charm and efficient energy of the city is also evident in the trendy restaurants and glitzy luxury brands that sometimes even grace the galleries instead of just shops. Milan has that elusive sense of a city moving ahead while still being caught in the amber fly trap of time. Here’s a list of some of the must visit places in Milan.
The world’s largest and most magnificent church is the Il Duomo, a gorgeous gothic monument that is one of the most famous places to see in Milan. The 14th century monument whose façade was completed only in the early 1800s is a sight that cannot be missed if you’re visiting Milan.
One of the famed Milan tourist places is Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Tourists from all over the world come to see the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, to see da Vinci’s most famous mural, painted on the wall of the refectory. Despite being damaged over the years, it still stands as one of the top tourist attractions in Milan.
If you’re a science enthusiast, then one of the places to go in Milan is the Leonardo da Vinci Gallery which features working models of some of his inventions and machines, created using drawings that da Vinci had made. There are also exhibits showcasing apparatus used by Galileo and Newton.
One of the most beautiful places to visit in Milan is the church of San Maurizio. Quiet, contemplative, the church’s interiors are covered with biblical scenes, in colours that are as vivid as they would have been, centuries ago. There’s also an archaeology museum here which showcases Milan’s ancient history.
For young people, one of the places to visit in Milan is Naviglio. During the day, the canal has boutiques and artists’ workshops while during the evening, it comes alive with concerts, performances and processions. In April, the canal fills up with flowers for Festa di Fiori and in June, the Festival of Saint Christopher sees barges along the canals being decorated.
Milan has a number of places to see and explore and a whole lot that will happily grace your Instagram feed. Don’t forget to check the SOTC website for offers and deals on Milan Holidays before you book your tickets.