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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

    Had a great day doing a tour of milan and the last supper, and a night of wandering round the beautiful city.

    Insider Tip:The duomo at night is gorgeous. Book last supper tickets in advance.

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    Not nice.

    There is very little to do at Milan besides eating. There are just a few touristic attractions, such as the duomo, and as so they are usually over crowded in a way that's not pleasant. The metro system and buses are confusing and it's hard to get information. Streets are not clean at all and all the time I felt like I was walking in a bad neighbourhood, despite staying in the city center. Markets and stores also operate on weird hours - couldn't find places open neither at 11 AM nor at 5 PM.

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    dominicjohnson10012032

    Milan - Good for a couple of days

    Not a bad city but we had exhausted it after 2 days. It's suited more for people who like to shop. A few decent sites to visit (the Duomo being the best). We travelled around Italy and there are much much better cities/places to visit so unless you like shopping at the v.expensive stores go somewhere else.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    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%

    Anonymous

    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

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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