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Things to do in Milan

Embrace fashion, art and history on your Italy city break. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the huge variety of things to do in Milan. Book one of our carefully selected experiences and tick off the popular attractions and more.

Start with the largest gothic cathedral in the world, Milan’s Duomo. Entry to the church is free, but pay a little extra and you can take in the breathtaking views from the roof. Get a closer look of the gargoyles, statues and flying buttresses whilst you’re up there. Beyond the daytime exploring, you’ll discover a plethora of entertainment, with nightclubs, cinemas and cultural events - which include opera, ballet and theatre.

Shopping.

Shopping

Head to the grand bazaar at 10 Corso Como and peruse the eclectic goods, which range from Moroccan slippers to Indian rugs. Then go to Papiniano Market, a flea market that’s ideal for the thrifty shopper. Rummage through the designer clothing at the Il Salvagente discount outlet store or pick up something unique at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, a store and gallery dedicated to avant-garde design.

Sightseeing.

Sightseeing

Take in the spectacular views from the roof of the impressive Duomo or stop at Santa Maria delle Grazie, which is home to one of the world’s most famous paintings, Leonardo da Vinci’s, “The Last Supper”. Get a glimpse of Italian artistic styles from the 19th and 20th century at Monumental Cemetery and visit the world-renowned opera house, La Scala Opera.

Food.

Food

Dining out in Milan is an exciting experience. Discover L’lmmagine Ristorante Bistrot, a hidden gem with a sensational menu and inviting ambiance. Grab pizza at Roqus-Rosticceria Di Qualita Del Sud or sample delicious gelato at La Gelateria Della Musica. You may have to queue, but its well worth the wait.

Nightlife.

Nightlife

Watch the bartenders work their magic at B:Free cocktail bar or listen to the soulful jazz melodies at the intimate Blue Note Milano. Admire the spectacular Duomo Cathedral from Terrazza Aperol – situated in Piazza Duomo it’s the perfect place to take drinks from afternoon into evening.

Milan Sightseeing

Book one of our carefully selected experiences before you travel.

Lake Como day trip from Milan.

Explore scenic Lake Como in Italy's beautiful Lake District on a day trip from Milan. Just a short drive away, the fashionable lakeside town of Como is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and ringed with scenic towns. After spending time shopping and dining, you'll take a two-hour panoramic cruise on the lake to the enchanting village of Bellagio. During the winter you will enjoy a one-hour boat cruise on the lakes followed by a cable car up to the village of Brunate instead.

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Skip the line small group Milan walking tour.

Discover Milan's must-see attractions on this comprehensive small group walking tour. Your half-day experience includes skip-the-line viewing of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting 'The Last Supper'. You will also discover why Milan is one of the top fashion cities in the world, explore the impressive Duomo and tour the breathtaking Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Group numbers are limited, ensuring that you receive personalised attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, your entry to see 'The Last Supper' is guaranteed, without wasting any time queuing.

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Foxtown outlet shopping tour.

Cross the border from Italy to Switzerland and shop till you drop at Foxtown outlets, on this afternoon shopping tour from Milan. With over 130 stores to choose from, you'll enjoy discounts between 30-70% off the recommended retail price. Shop to your heart's content at factory prices for designer brands including: Gucci, Prada, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Trussardi, Adidas and Nike. After engaging in some serious retail therapy, head for the beauty centre, bars or the Grand Casino Admiral.

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Milan city hop-on hop-off tour.

See all the main sights aboard an open-top double-decker bus. With 12 stops to choose from, you can hop-on and hop-off all around the city. Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours from the time of first use. Discover Milan using two tour routes – which are inter-connected so you can hop easily between them. Line A highlights include Sforzesco's Castle, Piazza Duomo and the Scala Theatre. While Line B highlights include Via Montenapoleone and the Cenacolo of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Milan football San Siro stadium tour.

Take a guided tour through San Siro Stadium, home to Italian and world famous soccer teams, A.C. Milan and F.C Built in 1926, San Siro Stadium has undergone numerous renovations. Now reputed to be one of the most astounding sports buildings in the world, it holds a capacity of 85,000 people. You'll visit the stadium's museum and site unique memorabilia as your English speaking guide recounts the glorious history surrounding the victories of A.C. Milan and F.C football clubs.

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Milan weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • 11°Apr
  • 15°May
  • 20°Jun
  • 23°Jul
  • 23°Aug
  • 19°Sep
  • 13°Oct
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Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 90
  • 60
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  • 170
  • 120
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 9
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  • 11
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  • 8
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  • 10

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