Milan Travel Guide and Top Places to See in Milan
Milan is Europe’s fifth-largest city and is recognized globally for being a fashion and design capital. It is set apart by its passion and glamor such as football, fashion, and opera. Milan is also home to country’s national stock exchange and some other exciting locations for an excellent holiday and city sightseeing and guided tours of Milan experience.
Top places to see in Private tours of Milan
– See the Duomo
The massive Gothic cathedral covers the Piazza del Duomo, and it has over 3,500 statues, five bronze doors, and 135 spires. This is not in the least surprising because the structure took at least 500 years to complete. Take the elevator in the building to the roof, and it may be possible to see the Alps. The city’s symbol, the Madoninna is also rested above the roof so taking a private guided tours above this cathedral allows you to view it closer.
– Admire the Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece still resides in the Santa Maria church. The painting captures the moment when Jesus reveals that a disciple of his will betray him. Remaining despite all the tribulations that history has made it go through, this piece has been preserved extraordinarily. Book in advance if you expect to go there during the peak season.
– Shopping trip
If you are hoping to spend a lot of money or to do some window shopping, you can visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele 11. This intense shopping establishment took at least 12 years to build. It’s home to the fashion giants like Gucci and Prada. You can buy yourself an expensive cup of coffee and look out as the Milanese high class passes you by.
– Enjoy the Opera
Are you a lover of opera? Do you intend to see opera in Milan? Then you will have heard of La Scala. Buy one of the opera tickets and experience the best acoustics and performers and be marveled. Or perhaps you just like to go inside this fantastic theater? Just go to Museum at La Scala where you can be allowed to go in and view the theater.
– Explore the Sforzesco Castle
Experience the Milan fine arts in the Sforzesco Castle. It was constructed in the 15th century by the famous Francesco Sforza. This castle currently houses 12 mini-museums with a vast archive, so you have a lot to feast your eyes on. The collections include items from the Renaissance period and Michelangelo’s unfinished works alongside Civiche Raccolte d’Arte Antica to the Museums of the Musical Instruments and Antique Art.
– Enjoy some football
For soccer fans, you can book yourself some tickets to any match at the San Siro stadium. All football fanatics know that San Siro is the world’s best-known Stadium, and Milan itself is also home to about two football teams Inter Milan and AC Milan. Take private tours to the stadium and it is possible that you may see any of these teams playing.
– Private tours of the canals
Although built by Leonardo da Vinci, the canals of Milan are not the same as the ones of Venice. They are enchanting nonetheless and can be enjoyed during summer months as you can go for a lazy boat trip while gazing upon the fascinating artist havens. It is a great neighborhood for a break from the city’s hustle and bustle.
– Enjoy guided private tours of the flea markets
Milan is also home to flea markets. The Fiera di Senigallia is the city’s retro flea market, and it sells comic books and disco gear, among other items. Papiniano is a stone throw away, and they sell shoes and homewares.
– Visit the Pinacoteca di Brera
You can tune your sweet tooth for art by visiting the Pinacoteca di Brera. Even though it doesn’t compare size wise to the Sforzesco Castle, it makes up for the shortfall by displaying the finest artworks by the likes of Mantegna, Raphael, and Rembrandt.
– Take guided private tours of the Idroscalo Park
One fun park in Milan is the man-made lake called Idroscalo. In this spot, you will find a lovely parkland with places to cycle, hike and also have a barbecue. It is almost like visiting the Italian coast.
– Take private tours to the Corso Magenta
Set in the northwest region of Milan, the street is home to shops, cafes, and Baroque palaces.
– Attend an Exhibition Fair
There are several exhibitions held in the city all year-round. You can look at anything from computers to industrial equipment, and chocolate and wine.
– Visit Leonardo’s Horse
In Piazza Della Scala, the bronze sculpture is dedicated to one of the designs of Leonardo Da Vinci. If you are hoping to check out the stadium or San Siro track, it is worth visiting this courtyard also.
– See the Giardini Della Guastalla
Dating back to the sixteenth century, the gardens were open to the public for tourism in the early 1900s.