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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%

    Anonymous

    Milan Review

    Don't need to spend more than 2 days unless your going on a shopping bender. The Duomo was amazing as were some other churches and local parks. I also went to the Expo which was okay.

    Insider Tip:Pay to go to the top of the Duomo. Don't do a tour, if you do it yourself I believe it was like 12 Euro to go to the top and you can see and read everything you need.

  • 90%

    nickchick92759

    Culture & Internationalism

    My traveling companion and I had a marvelous time in Milan, and were particularly impressed by the international and cultured nature of the city and its residents. Beautiful spring weather made for endlessly enjoyable walks around the city's broad, beautiful avenues and sprawling green spaces. Fantastic food and drink to be found, and we suspect a vibrant nightlife scene as well--we were even invited out by locals, but couldn't accept due to early-morning travel plans the next day. Next time!

    Insider Tip:Milan's metro makes it convenient to get around, but a little planning can make walking a great way to see both the city's sights and beautiful architecture. The view from the top of the cathedral is worth the (not difficult) climb, but lines are long--get there early to avoid school groups, and spend the rest of your day walking the center (with gelato in hand, of course)

  • 50%

    Anonymous

    Beautiful City

    Milan is a beautiful city dripping with culture. If you are interested in architecture then this should be a stop. I am here for the Expo and have been very pleased with how well the city is handling transportation. The city is very walkable and clean and even when it is raining it is worth going out to see.

    Insider Tip:Stay at hostels/ hotels near the center. They are a bit kite expensive but when the city shuts down early you don't have to worry about trains or overpriced late night taxis. I literally wandered fit hours and when I was done and exhausted I was able to get back to my hostel quickly

  • 80%

    mcerqueira10011308

    Nice place

    The city is interesting, although it has not a lot of things to do. It is cool to chill out and visit some churches. Don't miss 'The Last Supper'

    Insider Tip:Book your tips for 'The Last Supper' in advance!

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    It looks like a really fancy city, everything looks beautiful, but a little bit cold. We couldn't find real party locations, just places to get together with people, but it's important to get out early, because they have happy hours, and after 23 and 24 everything starts to die, and prices get really expensive. As it is a big city, there is need to walk and travel a lot, there is not a geographical centre where to find everything. The main square is really beautiful, with the Duomo.

    Insider Tip:To go out drinking, Porta Genova is a good location, you can get shots for 1 or 2 euros and drinks for 4 euros. But in that area there are also expensive bars. Go right when going out of the metro. Don't miss visiting Luini, it is a backery with cheap traditional sweet and salty fast food. You will find it on a street on the left of the Duomo when looking at it. It is easily recognisable for the long queau there is always in the door.

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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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