20 Things to do in Milan Italy Travel Guide

Well, welcome to Italy! This week we’re exploring the fashion capital of Europe. We’re here in Milan. But of course there is more to do in Milan than just go shopping. So we’re going to be showing you 20 attractions around town.

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We had 3 days in Milan so we hit the ground running and tried to see and do as much as possible. We made time for major attractions like Il Duomo, Sforza Castle, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, but we also veered away from the crowds in search of street art and interesting neighborhoods. This being Italy, we also tried to prioritize meals, sampling everything from pizza to risotto, and cappuccinos to aperitivos. The following travel guide will highlight 20 things to do when you visit Milan, Italy

1) Milan Catherdral (Il Duomo – Duomo di Milano – Domm de Milan)
2) Il Duomo Terrace
3) Italian Breakfast – Cappuccino and sweet Italian pastries
4) Sforza Castle – Castello Sforzesco
5) The Galleria – Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
6) Risotto alla Milanese – Milan style risotto
7) Street Art around Porta Ticinese
8) Colonne di San Lorenzo – Columns of San Lorenzo Roman Ruins
9) Boat tour down the canal (linea traghetti gaggiano milano)
10) Dine along the canal in Milan’s Navigli District
11) Aperitivo drinks and buffet – Apéritifs and digestifs
12) Shopping in Milan down Via Torino
13) Visiting Chinatown for some Chinese food
14) Ride a bicycle in Milan like a local
15) Pizza al taglio (pizza al trancio) Italian pizza by the slice
16) Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio containing relics of the 3 Magi
17) Duomo Museum covering the cathedrals history in-depth
18) New City Views with a hop-on-hop-off bus pass
19) Museum of Natural History – Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
20) Night views of Milan nearby Il Duomo

20 Things to do in Milan #BlogVille

Our trip to Milan, Lombardy was part of the Blogville project where we stayed in a local apartment and experienced all of the best cultural activities, museums, restaurants, arts and entertainment the city has to offer. This city guide is our best attempt to create a mix of best attractions and off-the-beaten-path activities that you won’t necessarily find in a typical Milan tourism brochure.

20 Things to do in Milan Italy Travel Guide Video Transcript:

Our first stop was Il Duomo, which is the most recognized attraction in the city. The cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete.

So we’ve sat down at a little cafe and we’re going to have our first Italian breakfast with cappuccino and sweet pastries.

Something that surprised us about Milan is that there is a castle right in the middle of the city. Sforza Castle was built in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan, and it then underwent several restorations and expansions in the following centuries. Today it houses several of the city’s most prized art possessions, including frescoes by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo’s very last sculpture.

For some upscale designer shopping, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the place to be.

So we just found a local little restaurant and we’re going to be trying a traditional dish that is very popular in this city and in the Lombardy region. We are going to have Risotto alla Milanese.

The Colonne di San Lorenzo are the remains of Roman ruins that date back to the 2nd century. They are believed to have been part of a bath house.

Another fun activity to try in Milan is a boat tour of the canals. The city’s canals are attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci, who in 1482 was called over by the Duke of Milan to help renovate the city’s canal system.

Milan’s Navigli District is one of the liveliest parts of town especially when the sun goes down for dining al fresco.

So we’ve gone out for our first Italian Aperitivo. Which is kind of like a pre-dinner drinking tradition. Basically, you get yourself a cocktail for about 10 Euros and that gives you access to this massive buffet.

And that’s all for our visit to Milan. We hope this video will give you some cool ideas of sights and attractions to check out.

This is part of our Travel in Italy series showcasing Italian culture, Italian arts, Italian foods & Italian cuisine.

Proudly presented by: http://nomadicsamuel.com & http://thatbackpacker.com

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xkill 157 says:

Milan as very hot

darkcg79 says:

I live in Milan and, quite frankly, if you want to experience the real Italy you should go elsewhere. If it’s your first time in Italy, go to Rome first. Also, take into account that “the real Italy” is best experienced in small towns, not working lagers like Milan.

Clement Ng says:

Honestly do you guys never stop eating? Lol

TheJector says:

hi, where did you get that pizza?

rock rock says:

ticket price for duomo

Hannah D says:

Great video guys! can you tell me where you had your Apéritivo it looks fantastic!

Clement Ng says:

Last supper, la scala opera theatre, ?

Daniela Conti says:

I am a “milanese” woman but i’m not there, so I tank you for the little and delicious play!

Ashlyn Turner says:

What was the name of the pizza place?

Dj DROPSY Official says:

You missed Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” , La Scala theatre and Brera district talking about historical spots… these are very popular

anna lazzaro says:

just stumbled across your video- I love your enthusiasm and thank you for this really nice video of my city ! i hope you enjoyed your trip 🙂

Aslı Kıvanç says:

reason to go exactly ! check out my Milano Vlog from 2017 🙂

Kaylie Sung says:

What was the place called where you had the aperitivo?

Windex says:

In the Cathedral, meaning outside, there would be a lot of pigeons in my experience, and people will just give you seeds to feed the Pigeon, they force you to take it, then wanting money, TF? Best way, throw the seeds to them.

Jean Pierre Borrero says:

San siro Stadium???

Bernd Bugnyar says:

Cool video ! do yo guys remember the name of the park where you ate the pizza?

Marco Bertolini says:

E lo studio di Andrea Galeazzi?

Msworldbernice says:

where is the aperitivio buffet pls ? what is the name of the restaurant ?

Schackne Gaming says:

I know this is expensive but next time go to San siro, one of the historical football stadiums in the world

ConnollyCove says:

Valuable information…Thanks for sharing it. :):)

irakli jgenti says:

Italy is great! arrive in Georgia here is a lot to see 🙂

Phtewie says:

As local I have to say you:

Amazing job guys!

Well detailed, all the spots that I love here in Milan are in this video!

Keep going guys!!!

Gianluca Squeo says:

good video but i’m sorry that you missed the “Panzerotti” by Luini..that’s the milanese way of snacks..really tasty

Kay Louise Cook says:

didn’t see the canal/rides either!

Céline Martin says:

Hmm sorry Milan is not the fashion capital of Europe. PARIS

Clement Ng says:

Sforza zvordza, fenice feneechay,

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