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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

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    My visit to Milan, Italy

    Milan is a city like environment, I wasn't there long enough to explore. However, I do like that it hosted the 2015 expo which was fantastic in my opinion. Milan I believe has character, it is known for it's fashion shows and the famous painting of the last supper. Also the railroad station is convenient to get to and is nice looking.

    Insider Tip:If there is an event or you want to explore Milan, I would say go.

  • 50%

    Anonymous

    Concerning Milan

    There seems to be a prevalent snobby, materialistic, vain culture in the parts of Milan I have seen. The historical centre is very picturesque but once you venture a little more outward Milan becomes very industrial and, figuratively, cold. I think Milan is basically a business/shopping city and not one really set up for travellers.

    Insider Tip:Go to Florence, Bologna, Cinque Terra or Lucca instead!

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Great Place

    Lovely place to visit, make sure you do all the standard touristy things like the Duomo. Also visit EXPO if you can, well worth it.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    good for a day or two!

    could do Milan in a day easily with the major sights; the Expo was going on so could have spent a couple more days there actually. interesting city but different from the other major cities in Italy (Florence/Venice/Rome) which kind of makes taking a stop here worth it

    Insider Tip:the Expo was awesome

  • 80%

    artcai

    Milan

    didn't do much in city. theres some good shopping and a couple site seeing places. The expo was going on when I was there which took up all day.

    Insider Tip:go to World Expo if you go anytime before October 2015.

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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