City Guide Milan, Italy

Visiting Milan

Said to be of Celtic origin, Milan has just as much culture and history as Italy's capital but without the emphasis. It is both the fashion and economic capital of Italy. Having been conquered by the Romans in 222BC, both cultures have left their mark on the city.

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Milan City Reviews

  • 80%


    The NY of Europe

    In my opinion this city is amazing lot of history mixed with a cosmopolitan city. 2015 expo milan will give visitors a great view of the city. Food is amazing can find every kind of restaurants with variety of prices.

    Insider Tip:Be careful of guy that offer "gifts", juust learn to say No in a strong tone of voice and will no bother to much.

  • 60%


    Not much to see

    Milan, other than the cathedral and high-end shopping (if you are interested), doesn't have much to offer. You can add the San Siro football stadium but I went in the off-season. A day trip to Lake Como is worthwhile though (I was a little unlucky that the funicular in Como town was closed for maintenance and I missed the fast ferry).

    Insider Tip:1. Steps leading to top of Milan Cathedral open at about 9 am - definitely worth a visit 2. If you are planning a day trip to lake Como, take the morning train to Varenna (one of many towns on the lake), short ferry to Bellagio and the longer ferry to Como town from where there are hourly trains back to Milan. Trains to Varenna from Milan are infrequent - check timings in advance

  • 80%



    wonderful city. For me it was a great place to rest before more adventerous places. Wonderful culture-and I had the best gelato here! Not as much sightseeing for me personally, but its a great place for the people/hanging out/socializing.

    Insider Tip:none

  • 50%


    Not much to see

    Was only there for a day yet I felt like I saw everything. It really isn't a town for travelers. The duomo and the galleria were quite cool, other than that, it is not a place I would recommend going to any backpacker or traveler as there are so many more amazing places to visit in Italy.

  • 90%



    Milano is the commercial, financial and industrial capital of Italy. It is probably the most modern place in this country, especially when it comes to infrastructure and the architecture of the buildings. It still offers several historical attractions that make it worth going there and there is many cool pubs as well as pubs that make this place attractive for people that are active during the nights.

Italy: Itinerary

Forgotten by too many travellers when visiting Italy as it is more commonly known for its fashion and rather than its culture, Milan is somewhere you should stick on your itinerary. Granted, it can be slightly more brazen than other Italian cities, but it also has some breathtaking architecture and intriguing museums.

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