Milan Travel Guide

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  • Duomo - Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I made an effort, and was able to get to the city centre where I made a visit to the Duomo. It was a reasonably warm day and waiting for a ticket was not an unpleasant experience. Security seems to be tight but it did not delay anyone unduly. I had bought a ticket which gave roof access using the levator rather than use the stairs. It is worth...

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  • Castello Sforzesco

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is probably Milan's second most visited tourist attraction (second to the Duomo) and certainly is an imposing building. The original castle was built between 1358 and 1368 by the Visconti family and came into the hands of the Sforza family through the marriage of Francesco to the last heir of the Viscontis, Bianca Maria in 1477. Francesco...

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  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This arcade links Duomo Square with the La Scala Opera House. It was designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni, and named after King Victor Emmanuel II. The Galleria was inaugurated on September 15, 1867, but work continued on it for another ten years. The day before its completion in December 1877, the architect Mengoni suffered a fatal fall from the...

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  • Luini

    4 out of 5 stars

    The fast food takeaway of Luini, just off the Piazza Duomo, is very popular with both tourists and locals. It specialised in panzerotti, a kind of deep fried folded pizza which are delicious. The panzerotti is actually a traditional dish of Bari, in the heel of Italy in the deep south, but Luini make an excellent northern version of it, along with...

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  • Street Food

    4 out of 5 stars

    Eu5 for a large and warming bag of roast chestnuts sold aside the Duomo This was the 2nd week in December 2015 and the Christmas markets were crammed all around the Duomo except for the Piazza itself, not sure how many food vendors are only seasonal You take away a double bag so you can save the emptied shells until you get the chance to bin...

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  • Willy

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I've lived in Milan for 5 months and I love this restaurant, especially the one off of Viale Monte Nero (near Porta Romana). The people are always friendly and the pizza is giant and delicious, I often go into a food coma afterwards hahaha!

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Milan Nightlife

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  • Navigli

    We were trieing to find a place,where isn´t disco-music,and you could sit down and have a drink outside.We just walked by,and happened to be Rolling Stones playing on the stereo,and we sat down.We ment to have one beer,but,it became one drink and two beer,when it was nice place to sit.Music was o.k.(=not made with machines),and mot of customers...

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  • Hollywood

    I arrived in Milan a week ago and was keen to go out and explore the nightlife. Corso Como was the area i'd been hearing about so i headed out there with high hopes. It started to get busy at around 11.30pm, and I decided to pay the 20 euro to go into Hollywood, as i'd heard it was quite popular. What i discovered inside was far from good. To sum...

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  • The Brera

    Fiori Oscuri – the 'Dark Flower' – is a hip hang-out where Milan's gliterrati come to sip and be seen. The colourful, organic interior with its curved wooden staircase, designer furniture, vaulted ceilings and vibrant red walls has a chilled out atmosphere and attracts a fashionable crowd who love fine wines, live music and excellent cocktails....

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Milan Transportation

  • Metro

    I do love a good Metro and the one here in Milan has become one of my favourites. With only three lines this is a very easy Metro to navigate and the way the lines bend, loop and cross each other means that the whole city centre is comprehensively covered with nowhere being more than a couple of minutes walk from one of the stations. Trains are...

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  • Train

    I took a train on Oct 8, 2015 from Cental Station Milan to Bergamo Italy. I was met at the ticketing machine by a local who took over when I went to buy a ticket and expected some money at the end of the transaction. Most times you buy a ticket for a train in Italy you will pass through a gate where the ticket is validated. When you travel on a...

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  • Malpensa Airport

    Malpensa airport is a perfectly functional and efficient airport, although its brownish decor makes it feel rather grubby. It's actually just as clean as any other airport, including the toilets. The airport is still undergoing the changes (improvements?) it was undergoing when I last visited in 2011. They have finished building the tunnel which...

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Milan Shopping

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  • Fashion and leather

    Milan is famous for fashion. We really only had time to do the edges of the shopping district before heading to the airport this trip. The Fashion District includes Via Montenapoleone, Via Della Spiga and Via Manzoni.

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  • Clothes - not high fashion

    If you want to go shopping in the Duomo area and not spend a fortune, it looks as if Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the best choice. Contrary to the Galleria of the same name, there are not many high fashion shops there, but more shops like Zara, footlocker, GAP and so on. I must admit that apart from this, I found the street not really...

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  • If You Want A New Car

    It's not really my thing but this shop is a bit of a Mecca for car and motor racing enthusiasts. I'm not sure whether the Formula 1 model is actually up for sale or not but the road car on display is with prices starting from about £212,096. Note though that there's a bit of a waiting list and so you can't just fork out the dosh and drive it...

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Milan Local Customs

  • Dining and Drinking

    The custom of aperitivi is helpful when you're on a budget. Many of the bars in Milan, for the price of a drink, will give you food to go along with it. You can easily make it into a light dinner. For more details, see my Bar Magenta tip.

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  • Fashion

    Here ... city of fashion. You will not see anyone wearing a simple shirt or dress when they out to town. Most of ppls here, are beautiful with their dress. Not only for woemn, also applicable for a guy. They are following a up to date fashion, BUT not all of them buying an oriinal stuff! During a winter, you can see more fashion used by local...

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  • Torino's Bull at the Gallery (to be...

    This bull is depicted in the coat of arms of Torino. You see that there is a hole on its genitals and may wonder why. Well, a tradition says that if you put your right heel on this hole and turn on yourself three times, this will bring you good luck. In the second photo you see my father do it (unwillingly). Hundreds of tourists rotate around the...

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Milan Warnings and Dangers

  • Pick Pockets

    I was a Victim at Milan Centrale Metro Station. I was just coming to the end of the escalator down to the platform for the train to the Duomo but 2 men ran down behind me, one dropped his phone and batteries scattered at my feet. I was concerned not to stand on the battery but also not to catch myself in the disappearing escalator exit. I was...

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  • Central Station

    My family and I were ending a European holiday and took a train from Florence to Milan, intending to leave from Malpensa airport the next morning. While my wife and daughter went to get a taxi, to avoid the hustlers offering their taxis to take us to our hotel close to Malpensa (an hour or so away), I stayed with the luggage and my other daughter. ...

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  • Traffic

    as others have said, traffic is crazy. they do NOT stop at crossings, they ignore red lights. they drive around other cars that are waiting and don't get me started on the motor bikes I've only been here for one afternoon but would never come again. its insane

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Milan Tourist Traps

  • The Duomo

    Be very careful with guys who come up to you and thrust corn into your hands to feed the pigeons in from on the Dumo. Even though this makes a fantastic picture with the dones eating from your palm... they guys who give you the corn try to rip you off. They are you where you are from and ask to be compensated like wise... as we were from New York...

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  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

    The souvenir shops in this arcade are too expensive compared to others in the city. Restaurants are also expensive, but for the crowd and the location they deserve that. If you came to Milan for shopping, definitely this is the place for sightseeing rather than shopping. Try to look around and compare the prices. You will find better deals around...

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  • Shopping

    This is a special WARNING for all male visitors of Milan! There are two streets in Milan which you have to AVOID: first one MONTENAPOLEONE, and the second one Via della SPIGA! This two streets are probably the most expensive streets on earth. There are no prices at all in the shop-windows. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THUS IT MEAN!!! Remember it well!

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Milan What to Pack

  • World fashion center

    Those who are traveling to Milano shouldn't bring too many bags of cloths with, because it is the leading fashion center of the world. There are so many shops and stores in Milano offering different kinf of cloths and shoes in regarding prices and quality.Those who cannot spend much should visit the stores in Corso Buenos Aires, those who doesnot...

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  • Cold Weather Gear

    If you travel to Milan in the fall, pack a sweater, warm jacket, scarf, and umbrella.When we were there in late October, it rained for two days, and for the rest of the time, the temperature hovered around 50F (10C). I swear that my pashmina shawl, used as a scarf, was the only thing that kept me from hypothermia.

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  • Mosquito-poison

    My sister visited Milan in June and we did at July.Me and my sister both had very allergig reactions of Milanese mosquitos.Belive me:there are lots of mosquitos at home,but they make us only ichy,but these ones got us both serious problems,my legs were all red and with yellow(!!)spots,witch broke and had matter inside.I had to use medicin,and so...

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Milan Off The Beaten Path

  • Churches

    The church of San Marco was first time mentioned in 1254 when the Augustinians built a Gothic style building on the site of an pre-existing construction. The church was dedicated to San Marco, the saint patron of Venice, after the help given by the Venetian Republic in the war against Frederick Barbarossa in the 12th century. The church was...

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  • The Lake District: Como, Maggiore, Iseo,...

    The city of Como on the shores of Lake Como is an easy day trip from Milan - a 45 minute train journey from Milano Cadorna station, with trains running regularly throughout the day and late into the night. It's a lovely city - the historic centre and cathedral, the many shoreline villas, ferries to many other Lake Como towns and villages. (See...

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  • Shopping or Fashion District

    ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!! BURGLARS and THIEVES in a car park!!!!!!!!! LADRI nel parcheggio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yesterday we parked our car in a car park and went shopping. Car was put locked and everything taken off sight. On return we found driver's glass smashed and 3 (!!!) suitcases packed with my and my parents' staff STOLEN. Police wasn't even...

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Milan Sports & Outdoors

  • Visit to the San Siro for a derby

    Serie A, the Italian top football league, is one of major leagues in Europe. Of course, there are few clubs referred as top in this league and two of them is based in Milan, namely AC Milan and Internazionale. Milan is well known for these big brand names in world football. Briefly, the derby is the match between rival teams. It would be amazing...

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  • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro)

    Home to both AC Milan and Internationale. A truely impressive stadium. I've been in both away ends now, and it both times the stewards inside don't bother with helping you out to your correct entrance and therefore spreading everyone out. You have to take your chances and get in where you can.Try and take the tram 16 or the metro to Lotto and then...

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  • San Siro Stadium

    San Siro or Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is home stadium for AC Milan and FC Internazionale.Capacity 83000 seats.It is not easy to access if you go by foot, nearest subway station is about 1km away.It is situated on the west side of the city.

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  • X - Miscellaneous and not relevant

    Corso Vittorio Emanuele is one of the bussiest streets of Milano, a real shopping paradise. Here you can see and being seen. If you are lucky enough, here you can meet the celebrities of Milano when walking or shopping in the most expensive shops of the town. To those who can afford it, I suggest to seat in the street cafes (coffee is 2 and up...

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  • The Duomo

    In occasion of this visit to Milano, last week in July, I couldn't enjoy in magnificient front side of the Cathedral because it was under the major reconstuctions works. As far as I was told, this works will last a couple of years because the facade of the Cathedral is in a very bad conditions. Well, I cannot say I was disappointed, because I've...

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  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

    I mentioned that the Piazza del Duomo seems like a natural center in town. In front of the Duomo itself is the piazza and it is occupied by pigeons, tourists, street vendors and people trying to sell pigeon feed to the tourists. The people trying to sell the pigeon feed were a bit aggressive and annoying. Even if you said “no” they tried to grab...

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