Menu
101 Experiences
Sort by:
Nat Geo Day Tour: Handmade in Milan
Excursions & day trips

Nat Geo Day Tour: Handmade in Milan

Explore Isola district's heritage and get behind-the-scenes access to artisan workshops. Get hands-on crafting your own arrangement and savor lunch at a trattoria.

free cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Nat Geo Day Tour: A Green and Inclusive Sanctuary in Milan
Excursions & day trips

Nat Geo Day Tour: A Green and Inclusive Sanctuary in Milan

Visit Cascina Biblioteca, a historic oasis in Milan, where a cooperative helps the vulnerable through a variety of projects such as sustainable farming. Explore on a rickshaw, get hands-on helping in local farming and savor homegrown dishes.

free cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Nat Geo Day Tour: In Verdi's Footsteps
Excursions & day trips

Nat Geo Day Tour: In Verdi's Footsteps

Giuseppe Verdi is celebrated as one of the most influential opera composers of the 19th century, and his work still enjoys great popularity today. Among his best-known operas are La Traviata, Rigoletto and Aida, each telling a very different story but all offering dramatic music and emotional intensity. Taking a tour of Verdi's Milan spotlights his musical genius and reveals his fierce dedication to becoming a maestro of Italian Opera.Discover the legacy he left in Milan, a city he both loved and loathed, with a visit to the Fondazione Giuseppe Verdi, the house that the Opera maestro built to host retired artists and musicians. Here, you'll get a close up look at the life of Verdi and his wife, including their personal belongings, furnishings, art collections, and their final resting places.Next on the itinerary is an opportunity to meet the current residents of Casa Verdi, many of whom are internationally acclaimed artists, and listen to their extraordinary life stories. You are also invited to attend an exclusive performance for National Geographic travelers by one of the residents.Your penultimate stop is La Scala Theatre. Visit the museum and find out the behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Verdi's relationship with the theatre.At the end of the tour, you'll follow in Verdi's footsteps and indulge in an apéritif at Grand Hotel et de Milan, where Verdi lived for 27 years and in fact, where he took his last breath.

free cancellation
Guided Tour
Bernina Express scenic train ride from Sankt Moritz to Tirano
Excursions & day trips

Bernina Express scenic train ride from Sankt Moritz to Tirano

Enjoy a scenic train ride on the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano. Admire the breathtaking views of the Alps from your seat in the panoramic carriage.

free cancellation
Available in:

en 

Transfer to Fidenza Village Shopping Outlet from Milan
Activities

Transfer to Fidenza Village Shopping Outlet from Milan

Take the transfer from Milan to Fidenza Village Shopping Outlet and enjoy a day full of shopping! There you could find the best brands, good food, and some amazing services, like hands-free shopping service.

free cancellation
Available in:

en, it, zh 

Wine tasting experience in Milan city centre
Excursions & day trips

Wine tasting experience in Milan city centre

Join this 1.5-hour wine tasting experience in the heart of Milan! You will taste 3 world's famous Italian wines accompanied by local products and delicacies. Your sommelier will unveil you how the wines are made and how to match them with tasty food!

free cancellation
Available in:

en 

Walking food tour in Milan between tradition and innovation
Activities

Walking food tour in Milan between tradition and innovation

Discover the two sides of Milan through this innovative and yet traditional walking food tour

free cancellation
Available in:

en 

Milan half-day city tour
Activities

Milan half-day city tour

Take a walk in the heart of Milan, visit the Duomo Cathedral and admire Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery and La Scala Opera House.

free cancellation
Available in:

en 

Interlaken day trip from Milan
Excursions & day trips

Interlaken day trip from Milan

Join a rail tour from Milan aboard the Green train of the Alps, enjoy an amazing cruise on the Lake Thun and take the best pictures of the stunning panorama.

free cancellation
Available in:

en 

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana entrance tickets
Attractions & guided tours

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana entrance tickets

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is home to one of the city's finest collection of art, with masterpieces of Raffaello, Botticelli, Tiziano, Caravaggio, Bramantino and Leonardo da Vinci.

Duration up to 24 hours
Instant Confirmation
Skip The Line
Milan self-guided audio tour
Activities

Milan self-guided audio tour

Explore Milan at your own pace! Enjoy an app containing over 130 points of interest, famous transport routes, sightseeing itineraries and walking tours.

Validity Flexible
Available in:

en, it, fr, es, de, +1  zh

Instant Confirmation
Highlights of Milan bike tour
Activities

Highlights of Milan bike tour

Pedaling through the city and go on a unique itinerary that reveals Milan at its best

free cancellation
Available in:

en, nl 

What to do in Milan

In Milan, art, history, and modernity combine perfectly, offering an infinite panorama of experiences and activities to do. Capital of fashion and design in Italy, Milan boasts many world-famous attractions. From the glistening Gothic cathedral, the Duomo of Milan, to Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece mural, the Last Supper, the cultural offering of the city is truly fascinating. Not to mention the shopping range of the fashion district and the nightlife of Navigli. All washed down with Milanese aperitifs and an enticing gastronomic offer.

The six best activities to do in Milan

1. Admire the Duomo of Milan

The Duomo is a Gothic masterpiece that perfectly embodies the richness of Milan’s cultural heritage. The cathedral’s intricate decorations, sculptures and spires soaring towards the sky are just some of the details that’ll leave you speechless. Inside, wonderful stained-glass windows await you while, up on the terraces, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of Milan from a privileged perspective.

2. Explore the Sforza Castle

One of the symbols of Milan and much loved by its inhabitants, the Sforza Castle – Castello Sforzesco in Italian – is a testament to the city’s powerful and glorious past. Built in the 15th century by the ruling Sforza family, the fortress mixes Renaissance architectural elements with Gothic influences. Today, it houses numerous exhibitions and works of art, including Michelangelo’s unfinished masterpiece, the Pietà Rondanini. Join a guided tour to learn anecdotes and secrets about ancient Milan. And then take an hour or so to relax in adjacent Parco Sempione.

3. Visit the Brera Art Gallery

If you only have time to visit one museum during your trip to Milan, it should be the Pinacoteca di Brera. Located in the artists’ district par excellence, Brera, the museum boasts a prestigious collection of works from the Italian Renaissance. You’ll admire paintings by Raphael, Caravaggio, Piero della Francesca and Hayez, including his romantic The Kiss. The elegant environment and curated exhibitions make the visit even more enjoyable.

4. Admire Leonardo’s The Last Supper

Marvel at The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece mural, which draws art and history enthusiasts to Milan. Housed within the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie – known as the Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano – this legendary fresco captures the moment Jesus shared his last meal with his disciples and portrays the emotionality and spirituality of the moment in detail. Admire one of the most significant works from the Renaissance, an attraction not to be missed on a trip to Milan.

5. Catch a show at La Scala

Milan’s opera house, La Scala, is one of the most prestigious of its kind in the world. With its opulent interior and excellent acoustics, the theater is a symbol of timeless elegance and excellence. From operas by Verdi, Puccini, and Rossini, to ballets, the stage has come alive since 1778. Whether you’ve booked tickets to attend a show or want to join a guided tour of the museum and theater for a behind-the-scenes look, a visit to La Scala will be an experience to remember.

6. Stroll through Navigli

It’s always a good time to visit Navigli. In the morning, you could come across some second-hand markets, in the afternoon it’s an ideal spot for an ice cream, while in the evening it is one of the main districts of Milanese nightlife. Bars, art galleries, small boutiques and craft shops, the atmosphere of Navigli is cool and relaxed. Whether you’re looking for hidden cultural gems, good food or a touch of Milan’s bohemian spirit, Navigli won’t leave you disappointed.

Get ready to visit Milan

When’s the best time to visit Milan?

In Milan, there are always tons of things to do and seasonal events. However, the best times to visit are spring, when the trees are in bloom and the locals start putting tables outside, and winter, especially at Christmas, when the atmosphere is magical. Avoid the summer, especially the month of August – some businesses may be closed for holidays and temperatures can also be very high.

How many days should you spend in Milan?

Milan is well-connected by public transportation, that's why two or three days are enough to visit its most important attractions, such as the Duomo, the Sforza Castle and the Brera and Navigli districts. However, consider that the city is located in a strategic position, a short distance from enchanting places in northern Italy. Extend your stay to 4 or 5 days and take a day trip to Lake Como or the Borromean Islands.

Where are the best places to stay in Milan?

Two of the best areas to stay in Milan are Brera and Navigli. Both are in a pretty central location, the first will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the artistic atmosphere of the city, while the second is an excellent option for those who want to be close to the nightlife. Other valid options but a little further away from the center are the Porta Venezia area, the historic multicultural district of Milan, and City Life, the new avant-garde district loved by influencers.