Milan Pocket Guide

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Slick, sleek and uber-cool, Milan is one of the most stylish cities in the world. Lavish designer stores abound endless streets while just as lavish bags loaded with the latest 'must-have' items hang from endless shoppers' arms. Milan also has some of Italy's most breathtaking cathedrals, making it a perfect destination for sightseeing as well as shopping. Once all shopping and sightseeing is done, visitors can enjoy free snacks during 'aperitivo time' before ending the day in Navigli, Milan's coolest quarter.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Milan.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Milan... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Milan.

Milan City Reviews

  • 60%


    Worth a day trip but nothing more

    Milan is worth a quick stop in; climbing up the Duamo is fun! However, if you are limited on time, or are picking a city to travel to for vacation, unless you are very much into shopping and fashion, I would pick elsewhere. If Italy is the county you want to visit, I suggest either Venice for a tranquil and beautiful holiday or Rome for the history and sightseeing.

    Insider Tip:Buy the Milano sightseeing card if you are there for a couple of days, but dont forget to download uber for your free taxi ride. Try to take a trip to Lake Como if you can. There are numerous tours that will take you there from Milan, else there are direct trains if you want to do it on your own. If its a nice day, its worth taking the slow (2 hour) boat to the island of Bellagio. You won't regret it!

  • 90%


    Must visit

    Awesome city with such an interesting history. So much to see. Great food, excellent public trapsort network

    Insider Tip:Go on a free tour at the begging of the journey. It starts at 10am from the Duomo square. It will give you a nice introduction to the city, places to eat, things to see. The tour runs from Tuesday till Sunday.

  • 80%


    Milan - Fashion Capital of Italy

    Milan is a beautiful city and should be a must visit for anybody heading out to Italy. The biggest attraction of this city is just to walk around the different places, try some of the food, party, chill out and relax.

    Insider Tip:Try the Pizzeria Spontini - close to the Duomo. I really loved their large single slices of Pizza. Also the gelato on the way to the riverfront. There are several shops and most should be very good.

  • 90%


    THE BEST!!!

    ask the staff for any kind of tip and you'll get everything you need. We caught a few "extra" jaunts when we found "extra" time on our hands before we left, and were led to the castle in Milan that ended up being one of our highlights!

    Insider Tip:Don't forget the hammocks on the roof!!! And the wonderful cafe lattes served in the restaurant around the corner toward the bus station!

  • 40%


    Plain ole' cheap bed.

    You can't complain too much for the price. But for the price I would expect to be a little closer to a metro and at least have bread breakfast.

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