Visit Milan: Top 15 Things To Do and Must-See Attractions


Things to Do in Milan: The 15 Best Places to Visit (All Highlights)

When you think about Milan, the first thing that pops into your mind is the capital of fashion and shopping.

The city is indeed famous for its fashion weeks and many designer boutiques. And now you understand why your girlfriend wants to visit Milan! Your bank account will suffer…

I am joking, of course Milan is a lot more than this!

In order to help you plan your stay in this beautiful Italian city, I have prepared a guide of the 15 best things to do in Milan. You will see, there are a lot of places of historical or cultural interest, starting with the most emblematic tourist attraction, the Milan Cathedral.

In addition, I will give you itineraries to visit Milan in 1, 2 or 3 days as well as my selection of the best accommodations in town.

So, what to do in Milan? Here are the best 15 points of interest!

1. Milan Cathedral

Let’s start this list of the top things to do in Milan with the must-see monument of the city: The Milan Cathedral (“Duomo di Milano” in Italian). The symbol of the city is located on Piazza del Duomo, the historic center and best starting point for a stay in Milan.

Started in 1386, the construction of Milan Cathedral took nearly 500 years. It was finished under the order of Napoleon Bonaparte who absolutely wanted to be crowned as king of Italy there.

This architectural wonder is the third largest cathedral in the world, after St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome and the Cathedral of Seville.

From the outside, you can admire its facade entirely made of perfectly carved stones. The 2.000 white marble statues and 136 arrows makes the whole thing super impressive! When seeing it, you clearly understand why it’s nicknamed “the marble hedgehog”.

The interior is also worth a visit, with its 5 sumptuous naves and 52 columns, each representing a week of the year. You can also admire sarcophagi and tombs of several archbishops, as well as a crucifix made by the master Leonardo Da Vinci himself!

But the highlight of the visit is the possibility to go on the terrace of the Cathedral. From up there, the view of Milan is breathtaking! You can choose to go there either by stairs or elevator, the second option being of course a bit more expensive.

Voyage Tips Advice
As Milan Cathedral is the main attraction of the city, you will always have to wait in line (often for several hours) to go inside. Personally, during my visit in July, I had never seen such a long waiting line for a monument!

Plan to be there at the opening, or even better, half an hour before to reduce the waiting time.

The best thing to do however is to buy your tickets online or booking a guided tour of the cathedral. You can buy them by clicking here. It’s the best way to save (a lot) of time when you visit Milan!

And if you want to learn everything about Milan Cathedral, you should really opt for a guided tour.

This one by GetyourGuide Originals is the best tour in English! It’s so good that they will give you a full refund if you don’t enjoy it.

To book it, simply click the button below:

To learn everything about Milan’s must see attractions, a great option is to opt for a guided visit of Milan in English. It includes a city tour, the Cathedral and “The Last Supper” Da Vinci Painting.

It offers great value for money, you will see a lot more things and it’s cheaper than booking the Cathedral and the Last Supper guided visits separately. This guided tour of Milan needs to be booked here:

Milan Cathedral
Milan Cathedral

2. La Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Just outside the cathedral, on the Piazza del Duomo, you can visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, another top attraction in Milan.

The place is very photogenic and luminous, with its magnificent arcades and superb dome made of glass and iron. Nicknamed “Il salotto”, the Galleria is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe, so don’t miss it during your trip to Italy!

Inside, you can find some of the most famous fashion designers stores, including Vuitton and Prada, as well as many high-end restaurants. You should definitely go there with a full wallet, if your sweetheart decides to do a little shopping!

Voyage Tips - Advice

You’re going to Milan?

You probably know it: the hardest part of planning your trip is to find an hotel offering a good value for money!

The closer you get to your travel dates, the harder it will be to get a good deal. Lots of people will be visiting Milan on the same dates as you, so you can be sure that the best deals are booked extremely quickly!

Hopefully, there is a pretty simple solution to this problem: do like me and book your hotel as early as possible!

So, my best advice is to take 5 minutes (now) to have a look at the list of travelers’ favorite hotels in Milan.

And if you see a good offer, book it!

Most hotels offer free cancellation, so it’s quick, easy, and you will avoid the the inconvenience of finding nothing but mediocre rooms at exorbitant prices.

To check the current best deals for your hotel in Milan, simply click on the green button below 😎:

Once you’ve booked your hotel, it will be time to continue reading this guide and find out more about the best things to do in Milan!

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3. La Scala de Milan

Leaving from the Piazza del Duomo, along the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, you will arrive directly on Piazza della Scala. As the name suggests, it’s where La Scala, the famous Milan Opera house is located.

Along with the San Carlo Theater in Naples and the Fenice in Venice, it’s one of Italy’s 3 most prestigious operas.

Masterpieces of Italian opera have been created here, such as “Norma” by Vincenzo Bellini or “Otello” by Verdi. Also, one of the greatest classical singers of all time, Maria Callas, has performed in La Scala.

I didn’t have the opportunity to see the interior, but it’s world famous for being sumptuous. So you should really go if you can! The exterior facade however, is quite simple.

On the left of the building you can visit the Museum of La Scala and its collection of musical instruments, opera costumes and historical documents.

If you wish to attend a concert, an opera or ballet performance at La Scala, you can buy your tickets directly on the official website.

And if you would like to book a guided tour of the Opera and the museum entrance, you need to go on this on this website. Once again, booking in advance is the best way to save time!

La Scala, Milan Opera house
La Scala, Milan Opera house

4. Sforza Castle

If you take Via Dante from the Piazza del Duomo, you will arrive directly at the main entrance of the Sforza Castle, another iconic monument of Milan.

This very impressive castle is located in the center of the city.

it was built in 1358 by the famous Visconzi family to protect and defend the city against its enemy, Venice. Destroyed and rebuilt multiple times, it’s famous for having hosted Leonardo DaVinci workshops during the Renaissance period.

 Today, the castle hosts several museums:

  • The Museum of Ancient art, with frescoes of the Sforza family and many sculptures
  • The prehistoric collections of the Archaeological Museum of Milan. There, you can learn about the story of Lombardy since the Neolithic
  • Museum of Decorative Arts, with the work of stonecutters, weavers and upholsterers
  • The Egyptian Museum and its collection of sarcophagi and mummies
  • The Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco, with more than 1500 works of art from the 13th to the 18th century
  • The Museum of musical instruments from around the world
  • The Antique Furniture and Wooden Sculpture Museum.

The vast inner courtyard of the castle is open to the public for free. It often hosts cultural events.

When I was there, there was an event celebrating the launch of Game Of Throne season 7. They installed a central stage with a huge screen to broadcast episodes of the past seasons. The reconstruction of the iron throne and the transformation of the fountain at the entrance with ice stalactites were also quite popular. Winter is coming!

If you walk across Sforza Castle, you will arrive directly in Parco Sempione.

The fountain, in front of Sforza Castle south entrance
The fountain, in front of Sforza Castle south entrance

5. Parco Sempione

Just behind the Sforza castle, you will find the green lung of the city. The Parco Sempione (Simplon Park in english) is the largest public park in Milan and a perfect place to rest a bit.

Some buildings worth seeing while strolling around:

  • The Civic Aquarium of Milan, and its nice architecture. The visit isn’t really worth it, as it’s quite small
  • The Triennale, highlighting the arts and Italian architecture
  • The Arena Civica, a multi-purpose stadium dating from 1807, where sport events are held
  • The Arco della Pace, the triumphal arch of Milan, built to celebrate peace. I loved the architecture!
Arco della Pace, north of Parco Sempione
The Arco della Pace, north of Parco Sempione

6. Santa Maria delle Grazie church

Without a doubt the most famous church in Milan, Santa Maria delle Grazie is known for housing one of the most beautiful masterpieces ever made, the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.

Leonardo da Vinci painted the Last Supper in the refectory of the monastery, now called “Cenacolo” in reference to the masterpiece. Thousands of tourists come every year to admire this painting representing the last meal of Jesus Christ.

Voyage Tips Advice

If you haven’t booked your guided tour of Milan (by clicking here), remember to book this visit in advance, you can only visit by appointment and in small groups of twenty people for 15 minutes. You can by your tickets on this website.

To make the most out of your visit, it’s however recommended to book a tour with a certified guide. You will learn everything about the Last Supper painting!

To book it, you need to click the button below:

The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci
The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci

7. Museo nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo Da Vinci”

Since we are talking about Leonardo da Vinci, You may know that the city of Milan has dedicated him a huge museum: the Museo nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci (Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci). It’s one of Milan best tourist attraction.

Installed in a former 16th century monastery, the museum exhibits more than thirty models reconstructing the bold inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci, ranging from war machines to measuring instruments.

The exhibition devoted to Leonardo da Vinci is only a tiny part of this gigantic museum. Over several floors, you will discover aviation, rail transport, automobile, naval transport, space, communications and many others.

In order to avoid waiting at the entrance of the museum, you should book your tickets in advance here. It’s what I always do when I travel, and It saved me countless hours of waiting in line!

Voyage Tips Advice
The Museum of Science and Technology is ideal for a family visit. However, it’s very big, so you will need to plan about half a day to visit it.

Even by going fast and not necessarily reading everything, I spent almost 3 hours there, so don’t go there an hour before closing time. A nice thing: you can bring a snack, a room has been specially arranged for meals.

Interior of a steam locomotive at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
Interior of a steam locomotive at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum

8. Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio

As it’s very close to the Museum of Science and Technology, I advise you to go have a look at the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio after your visit of the museum.

Named after the patron saint of the city, a first church was built on site in 386. The current basilica, one of the oldest in the city, was completed in 1099.

The exterior of the church, with its 2 brick towers of different heights and beautiful atrium is quite unusual. This point of interest isn’t very well known  by tourists, but it’s definitely worth a look. A great opportunity to take nice pictures!

Inside, you can see: the sarcophagus of Stilicon and the crypt, where the remains of Saint Ambrose, Saint Gervasus and Saint Protasus are located.

Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio Milan
The Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio

9. Visit the Cimitero Monumentale

You’re looking for an unusual place to visit in Milan? You should then definitely visit the Cimitero Monumentale di Milano (“Monumental Cemetery” in English).

Now you think I am weird! Ok, let me tell you something: even if I like zombies stories, walks in cemeteries after dark aren’t really my thing. The Monumental cemetery of Milan however is really worth seeing, because it’s really special.

More than a cemetery, it is a huge open-air museum with many artistic tombs.

At the main entrance, you can see the graves of the most important citizens of the country. Amongst the most popular, you can find a pyramid, a white tower or a marble four-poster bed shaped tomb. Milan wealthy families have really competed to stand out, as the numerous sculptures of angels or statues can attest.

At the entrance, don’t forget to take the map of the cemetery. You don’t want to miss anything of this unusual visit!

 Good thing to note: It’s closed on Mondays.

Monumental Cemetery Milan
The  entrance of the Monumental Cemetery

10. Pinacoteca di Brera

The Pinacoteca di Brera (“Brera Art Gallery” in English) houses one of the most important art collection in Italy.

It’s located in the Palazzo Brera, built on a former monastery. At the time, monks were the first to make it a cultural center with a school, an astronomical observatory and a library.

Since then, the collection of the Art Gallery just kept growing. Today, the works are exhibited in about forty rooms and are arranged in chronological order, according to the art technique used.

Amongst the most famous masterpieces, you can admire Raphael’s ”The Marriage of the Virgin” or Caravaggio’s ”Last Supper to Emmaus”.

Information for the schedule and entrance fee is available on the Pinacoteca di Brera official website. The tickets for the museum can be bought in advance here.

Pinacoteca di Brera
The Pinacoteca di Brera

11. The Royal Palace of Milan

As the seat of the Milanese government for many years, the Royal Palace of Milan has become an important cultural center of the city. Several exhibitions are organized every year, whether of modern or contemporary art, fashion or design.

The Royal Palace is over 7,000 square meters, and is home to many paintings lent by some of the most prestigious museums in the world.

You can also visit the museum of the palace. It presents its own history as well as the city and population of Milan history.

Divided into 4 parts, the museum allows you to explore the Neoclassical, Napoleonic,  and Restoration periods, ending with the unification of Italy, a very important period in the history of Milan.

Voyage Tips Advice
Don’t forget to walk in the courtyard of the palace, to enjoy a unique view of Milan Cathedral. It’s little known to tourists!
Royal Palace of Milan
The Royal Palace of Milan

12. Navigli canals

Another place you shouldn’t miss in Milan is the Navigli district, crossed by canals. It’s the most picturesque of Milan!

Originally, this system of canals connected the Po to the lakes of the region. They were used to transport goods and supply Milan with water.

The system of dam and locks used was invented by Leonardo da Vinci (him again!). Even the marble used for the construction of the Milan Cathedral, was transported by these canals.

Today, you can go to the Navigli district, walk quietly along the canals and enjoy a drink or a meal on one of the restaurant terraces.

The best is to go there at the end of the day, with the light of the setting sun. It’s a very romantic neighborhood, especially in the evening with the lights reflecting in the canals and the local life starting in the numerous bars and restaurants.

Navigli district in Milan
Navigli district in Milan

13. Shopping in Milan

Yep, we had to include a short paragraph about shopping in Milan in this article. The city is internationally recognized as the capital of fashion and design after all!

For shopaholics, we advise you to go to the quadrilateral of fashion (“Quadrilatero della moda” in Italian) composed by the following 4 streets: Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Sant’Andrea and Via Manzoni.

If you have a big budget, you will find everything you need in the boutiques of great Italian designers like Versace and Gucci. This is also where the Milan Fashion Week takes place.

And for those who want to shop without ruining themselves, go to The Highline Outlet, located in the heart of Milan. You will find a lot of brands at discounted prices.

If you really love shopping, you should definitely book one of theses 2 tours to the best outlets:

If you still haven’t found happiness after that, there is always the “I love Milan” T-shirt solution, a classic!

things to do Milan galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

14. Piazza Affari

If you have time during your stay in Milan, go to the business square to admire a unique monument.

Located in front of the Milan Stock Exchange headquarters in Piazza Affari, you will find a magnificent 11-meter marble statue representing a giant middle finger. Baptized LOVE (Libertà, Odio, Vendetta, Eternità or Freedom, Hate, Vengeance, Eternity in English), the statue was created by the Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan to taunt the financial institution.

It was criticized and was supposed to be removed after a few months, but for now, it’s still in place since 2010

LOVE sculpture milan middle finger
LOVE sculpture. You can really feel the love!

15. Milan Chinatown

Few people know it but there is a Chinatown in Milan. Just don’t expect a Chinatown the size of New York or even Montreal, this one is quite small.

However, you will find lots of shops selling jewellery at unbeatable prices. And if you want to buy some Chinese noodles (in addition to Italian pasta of course!) or Asian groceries, it’s the best place to find them!

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Lake Como, Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore

All located between 1h and 1h30 from Milan, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda are a good idea for a day trip, if you want to get away from the city.

You can find more info about the things to see around the lakes in our article: The 20 best things to do in Italy.


At 60 kilometers from Milan, you can visit the beautiful fortified city of Bergamo. Like the lakes, it’s perfect for a day trip! A must see for the upper side of the town, a very nice medieval city.


If you have 2 or 3 days, your should really seize the opportunity to visit Turin during your trip in Italy. The city is only at 1 hour by express train from Milan! You can find all my best tips to visit Turin in my article: Visit Turin: the ultimate guide.

Bergamo Italia
Bergamo, close to Milan

A day in Milan

If you have one day to visit Milan, here is a good itinerary to discover the city’s must-see attractions:

  • Start by visiting Milan Cathedral in the morning, trying to be there 15 to 30 minutes before the opening.
  • Then, have a walk in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the beautiful luxury shopping mall located just next to the cathedral.
  • On the other side of the Galleria, you can see the opera of Milan: La Scala
  • Lunch break
  • After the meal, head to Sforza Castle, its museums and Parco Sempione, about 10-15 minutes walk from the Cathedral of Milan.
  • You can also go to Milan’s Chinatown, north of the Arco della Pace

Another solution that can be interesting is to take the Hop-on Hop-off  bus and see all Milan’s best points of interest in a day. Book your tickets now!

2 days in Milan

In 2 days in Milan, in addition to the 1st day itinerary, you will be able to visit the following tourist attractions:

  • The Monumental Cemetery in the morning. The visit takes 1h-1h30.
  • If you feel like walking a bit (about 40 minutes), you can walk to the Leonardo Da Vinci Science and Technology Museum, passing by the Arco della Pace. Otherwise, take the bus or subway!
  • Lunch break
  • Visit The Museum of Science and Technology (3-4 hours)
  • After visiting the museum, take a walk to St. Ambrose Basilica, which is just 5 minutes away. Don’t miss the original architecture of Castello Cova, located next to it.
  • In the evening, head to the Navigli district. It’s very nice at dusk!

if you have planned to Visit Milan in 2 days, I highly recommend you to take the Milan pass (buy it here). It can be used as a skip the line ticket for Milan’s best attractions like the Duomo and Lac Scala opera. With the pass, you also get free unlimited access to public transport as well as many rebates for 48h.

Triumphal arch Milan

3 days in Milan

3 days in Milan will allow you to discover the city a bit more in depth, or to take a day trip to one of the many points of interest around Milan.

If you plan to stay in the city, you can seize the opportunity and visit 1 or 2 other museums such as the Pinacoteca or the Royal Palace of Milan. And of course, do some shopping! You are in the fashion capital after all.

Another option is to go for a day trip to Lake Como, about 1 hour from Milan by train or car.

The city of Bergamo is a great alternative, less than an hour away. And I am telling you, it’s worth a look!

Where to stay in Milan

  • Hostel Colours: Hostel, located in the Citta Studi district, 5 minutes walk from a metro station. Bed in dormitory from 20€, breakfast included. Strong points: quiet, clean, reception open 24/24. The best choice in town for backpackers
  • Da Vinci Hotel: Located away from the city center but only 10 minutes walk from a metro station. Huge double room with modern and bright decoration from 54€ per night, breakfast included. What I loved: quiet, spacious rooms, free parking, and the big breakfast buffet. My favorite for its amazing value for money!
  • 43 Station Hotel: 2 steps away from Milan Central Station. Modern and spacious room from 89€ per night, breakfast at 8€. Strong points: Brand new and well equipped hotel, generous breakfast, great location.
  • Suite Milano Duomo: 5 stars hotel located at only 5 minutes walk from Milan Cathedral. Large design rooms starting at 325€ per night. Strong points: the location, the welcome, the staff. It’s the best hotel for a luxury stay in Milan!


Where to eat in Milan

First of all, I strongly recommend you to avoid the touristic areas (like around the Piazza del Duomo) if you want to have a good meal. I went to have a look in the restaurants next to this famous place, and I realized that the pizzas served were coming straight out of the freezer! A shame for an Italian city!

I asked the waiter of a restaurant, and he confirmed me the majority of tourist restaurants don’t even have pizzaiolo.

So here are some good restaurants in Milan for you:

  • Rizzocomeacasa: Superb little Italian bistro. Fresh products, homemade, copious dishes for a very reasonable price. Delicious desserts. Awesome value for money.
  • Pizzium: Excellent pizzeria located close to the Monumental cemetery and Chinatown. Between 7 and 13€ a pizza with fresh produces. You should also try the desserts! Top class service, very welcoming and smiling staff. Go early to make sure you get a seat.
  • Nerino Dieci Trattoria: Located in a street close to the Pinacoteca di Brera. Excellent cuisine, meticulous presentation, succulent dishes at a very reasonable price. We haven’t tried it, but apparently the “tiramisu trio” is awesome! Booking strongly recommended.

My impressions of Milan

The reputation of Milan Cathedral isn’t overrated, I was really impressed by the exterior facade’s details fineness. The same goes for the Galleria Vittorio Emanuel II, whose architecture is simply astonishing. These are the 2 best places to visit in Milan.

On the other hand, I did not think there would be so many people, the city is really very touristy. The piazza del Duomo is constantly invaded by a gigantic crowd.

You will find yourself quickly assaulted by selfie sticks, bracelets, scarves, whatever sellers. It’s a very common practice in Milan, and the insistence of salesmen, although nice, makes it somewhat annoying.

However, it is a flaw you will quickly forgive to the city of Milan, which is worth seeing at least once in a lifetime, especially for the Galleria Vittorio Emanuel II and the Milan Cathedral.

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Discussion12 Comments

  1. Maureen

    Hey Vincent,

    I am going to Milan and Turin for 5 days in june, and at first I planned to spend 3 days in Milan and 2 in Turin. However, from your articles, it seems that it would be wiser to do the contrary.

    Do you think there are more things to do in Turin than Milan? Is 2 days in Milan really enough to visit the city?


    • Vincent

      Hello Maureen,

      Yes, it is definitely wiser to spend 3 days in Turin and 2 in Milan. Milan is a great city to visit, but there are less must-see tourist attractions than in Turin, and they are very close to each others.
      So yes, two days in Milan is enough for the main points of interest!

      Enjoy your stay in the city.

  2. Ehssan

    Hi, first of let me to to thank you for your fruitful explanation, and then let me know that to visit Milan in 5 days and see all 15 articles, should I rent a car or use public transportation? And all those restaurants which you mentioned is the best or we can find some others as well ??

    Many thanks
    Ehssan javadi

    • Vincent


      To visit all the best things to do in Milan, you don’t need to rent a car. The city isn’t very big and you can do everything on foot or by public transportation.

      If you also want to go around Milan, to Turin or Lake Como for example, you can take the train or rent a car.

      For the good restaurants, there are a lot in Milan. Just avoid eating in the most touristic areas and you should be fine 🙂

      Enjoy your trip!

  3. Lucia

    hi! I’m planning on visiting Milan for four days. because of our hotel in Milan, we have to stay there all the time, but now I see that Turin is also a place to visit.. Tell me please, can I just go there by bus/train and then come back to Milan later that same day? is that kind of trip doable and recommended?

    thanks upfront

    • Vincent

      Hello Lucia,

      Yes, you can go to Turin as a day trip, no problem!

      The train is faster than the bus, it takes only 1h15-1h30 (vs around 2h-2h30 for the bus)

      In Turin, you will not have the time to visit everything in 1 day, but you can have a look at my guide of the best things to do in the city (it includes a 1 day itinerary) and choose what you want to visit: The 20 best things to do in Turin.

      If you have any other question about Milan or Turin, don’t hesitate to ask me 🙂

  4. jane

    hi vincent

    thanks for the wide vast information. i will be travelling in milan in november. and the accomodation till the duomo on foot is of 20 minute walk. is milan a walkable city? i would like to visti the nargili city. also is there a bus/tram card for a 3 day stay? where is to but tickets?

    • Vincent

      Hi Jane,

      Yes, Milan is very easy to visit on foot if you your hotel is located close to the Duomo.

      The only 2 places that might require you to use public transports to reach them (depending on your hotel location) are the Cimitero Monumentale and Navigli district, both located at around 30 minutes walk from the Duomo.

      In the city, you can purchase a 24h or 48h transport card (there is no 72h version), but as I said, it’s not really necessary unless you don’t like to or can’t walk much.

      Enjoy your trip to Milan, and if you have other questions, don’t hesitate!

  5. Theresa

    Hej Vincent,
    Thank you for all the information.

    i am traveling this July in Milan for a week and thinking to visit Cinque Terre and venice, is it doable only a day trip?

    Thank you for the answer in advance.

    • Vincent

      Hello Theresa,

      Thank you very much! I’m glad that my article about the best things to do in Milan helps you to plan your visit.

      To get to Venice from Milan, it takes 3 hours by car or 2.5 hours by train just to get there.
      For Milan – Cinque Terre, it’s a little more than 3 hours by car or train (one way).
      So, for only one day, it’s really a lot of travel time.

      In any case, enjoy your stay in Milan!

  6. Zoila

    Thank you for this information. Me and my husband is going to visit Milan on June 2023. This really gives me a lot of idea what to do and must see while we are in Milan since it will be a really a short trip. 4 days to be exact. Can’t wait to experience Milan’s tourist attraction and of course the shopping sites. I love that you include about the round trip bus going to Serravalle designer outlet store. I was wondering what is weather during first week of June just so we know what proper clothes to bring. I know it’s summer time but could be cold at night right? Thank you in advance.

    • Vincent

      Hello Zoila,

      Thank you very much! I’m glad that my guide of the best things to do in Milan is helping you to plan your stay.

      For the weather, as Milan is in the north of Italy, it will be a bit cool in the morning and at the end of the day in the beginning of June.

      It should however be relatively warm during the day, however keep in mind that when visiting the Duomo or the churches, short shorts/mini skirts and sleeveless tee shirts are not allowed. You thus should bring a shawl to cover yourself.

      Enjoy your stay in Milan!

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