Milan is the second biggest Italian city, after Rome, and is the capital of Lombardy. Founded by Celts and later conquered by Romans, Milan flourished as a commercial and banking center during the Middle Ages. It joined the Kingdom of Italy in 1859 and led the industrialization process of the young nation in the next years, being at the very center of the economic, social and political debate. Main center of the Italian Resistance during World War II, in post-war years the city benefited from a prolonged economic boom. Today, Milan is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy and a leading global city. Besides, the city is a major world fashion and design capital.

Must see/experience in Milan:

  • Duomo Cathedral
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
  • Castello Sforzesco
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Parco Sempione & “Arco della Pace”
  • Brera Art Gallery
  • Novecento Museum
  • Monumental Cemetry
  • Brera Design District
  • Navigli Area
  • Milan Fashion Week
  • Milan Furniture Fair


Enjoy the best of Milan's culture for free

Every Tuesday after 2 pm + every day in the last opening hour + every first Sunday of the month, you can have free entrance in all city's museums:

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