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Things to do in Milan

Full of attractions like the Milan Cathedral, this metropolis is a magnet for fashion and culture buffs alike.

Our most recommended things to do in Milan

Milan: Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

1. Milan: Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

Discover the iconic symbol of Milan with your access-all-areas ticket to the Duomo and see the 600-year-old cathedral. Learn about the history of St. Ambrose and the cathedral's important role during the evolution of the city both spiritually and culturally.  Admire city panoramas from the Duomo Terraces. Built using Candoglia marble, on bright days, you can see as far as the Alps and the Apennine Mountains. Elevator optional.   Admire the Duomo's 27 halls and its 14th-century Palazzo Reale's stained glass window, tapestries, and sculptures. See the archaeological remains of the S. Giovanni alle Fonti Baptistery and S. Tecla.   Gain a deeper appreciation of the cultural and spiritual heritage of Milan. Built in the 4th century by St. Ambrose and demolished in 1387 to make space for the cathedral, the Baptistery was forgotten until 1961.

From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Day Tour

2. From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Day Tour

Enjoy a memorable full-day trip by luxury bus to Lake Como, world famous for its beautiful villas and gardens. You’ll have a chance to admire the 3 branches of the lake, each with different landscapes. Stop in the town of Como for a walking tour of the city center and a visit to the neoclassical Villa Olmo and its lovely Italian garden. Next, take a relaxing cruise on the lake by private boat, and enjoy the spectacular views. Visit the colorful villages of Bellagio and Varenna. Take a walk along narrow cobblestoned streets and enjoy the charming surroundings. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change to assure the best experience.

Milan: San Siro Stadium and Museum Tour

3. Milan: San Siro Stadium and Museum Tour

Feel like a player and go behind the scenes at one of the world's most famous stadiums. Visit the sidelines and the stands where thousands of supporters gather on the weekend. Enter the changing rooms and the mixed zone. Walk through the tunnel of champions and make your way to the pitch of La Scala del Calcio. Treat yourself to an exciting journey within the legend of San Siro and satisfy your curiosity with our guides. The San Siro Museum, set up in a dedicated area, is the first leg of the Stadium Tour: the room showcases a selection of jerseys worn by some of the leading players of the Milanese teams, and many more. As the tour continues, you can discover the 'behind the scenes' of the stadium while walking in the footsteps of the champions. Enter Ac Milan and Inter’s locker rooms, cross the mix zone, walk the players’ tunnel, and get ready for the enchanting view of the San Siro field, the greatest thrill for every football fan. Experience the stadium from the perspective of your heroes, in groups led by our guides: enjoy anecdotes, curiosities, and unique views for your shots on the pitch, the sideline, and the benches. The tour of the History of Football continues in the bleachers, with a pleasant moment of leisure and relaxation in the grandstand: enjoy the view of the bowl and the engaging description of the stadium from a historical point of view. At the end of the stadium tour, the emotions continue with the visit of “Italia 110 & Lode”, an exhibition entirely dedicated to the Italian National Football Team. Check out original memorabilia including the first jersey used against France in 1910, the pennant from the 1938 World Cup final between Italy and Hungary, the 1968 World Cup final kits of Italy and Yugoslavia, tops from Italia 1970, and also trophies and shirts of Italy’s World Cup and European Championship.

Milan: Da Vinci's Last Supper Guided Tour

4. Milan: Da Vinci's Last Supper Guided Tour

See the masterpiece that is the Last Supper up close on a guided tour, learning about its fascinating history from your licensed guide. The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Refectory with the Last Supper has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1980. They were part of a large monastic complex belonging to the Dominican monks. See the Last Supper with this tour who will tell you all about the most fantastic wall paintings of the Renaissance. A licensed local guide will show you this masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, revealing surprising facts about the perspective, the composition and the technique used by the artist, as well as the history of the site.

Milan: Last Supper 1-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

5. Milan: Last Supper 1-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Make the most of your time in Milan with this skip-the-line guided tour to see the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Visit the refectory of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie with a guide to get up close to this masterpiece. Follow your guide inside the convent's refectory to feast your eyes on the beauty of the fresco. Uncover the secrets behind the painting, and discover more about the time da Vinci spent in Milan while working on this project. Listen closely as your guide shares fascinating stories and details about da Vinci and his work. Church schedules permitting, be accompanied by your guide to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

From Milan: Lake Como, St. Moritz & Bernina Train Day Trip

6. From Milan: Lake Como, St. Moritz & Bernina Train Day Trip

Board a luxury coach and head to the historic town of Lecco before making your way to the shores of Lake Como. Board a private boat and cruise across the calm water just after sunrise. During the cruise, enjoy the view of picturesque villages like Bellagio and Varenna and of some famous villas. Continue to St. Moritz by coach and get stunning views of the valleys and breathtaking landscapes like Chiavenna and Bregaglia. Pass through the Alpine valleys of Graubünden and the dramatic Maloja Pass through the Swiss Alps. Arrive in St Moritz and get some free time to explore and enjoy lunch or a snack at your own pace. Browse the upscale fashion stores, go for a promenade along the lake or sip a hot chocolate in one of the village cafés. Then, board the Bernina Red Train and take a breathtaking ride along one of the most beautiful rail routes in the world. Arrive at the village of Tirano to cross the Valtellina on the way back to Milan.

Milan: City Center & Last Supper Walking Tour

7. Milan: City Center & Last Supper Walking Tour

Get acquainted with the most historically significant landmarks of Milan on this 3-hour guided walking tour. Witness the beauty of the city as your guide leads you through the city's history, culture and, traditions during an unforgettable experience. Admire the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the most sought-after masterpieces of all time. Your guide will be sure to make the most of the 15-minutes you have inside the Refectory to bring this mural painting to life for you.  Then, move on to Sforza Castle, a Medieval stronghold surrounded by a beautiful park. Continue your tour by walking to the Scala Opera House, the all Milanese Temple of Music, and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Admire the beautiful gothic Duomo from the outside, an architectural wonder and the fifth-largest cathedral in Europe. Select the lunch option to finish off your tour with a traditional Italian meal in a nearby restaurant.

Milan: Milan Cathedral Direct Entrance - Terrace Excluded

8. Milan: Milan Cathedral Direct Entrance - Terrace Excluded

Enjoy a seamless entrance to the Milan Cathedral, the international symbol of Milan, and one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Italy and in Europe. Visit this treasure of art and faith and discover its peculiarities, amongst which the spellbinding stained-glass windows and vertiginous columns. Discover the history of beautiful statues, such as the most famous statue of all the Cathedral: the Saint Bartholomew Flayed. See Sarcophagi, magnificent altars, and stunning organs.

Milan: Last Supper Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour

9. Milan: Last Supper Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour

See the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci on a small guided group tour. Learn from a professional and knowledgeable local guide. Enjoy 15 minutes of guaranteed access with the famous fresco in an intimate setting. Meet your guide in Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie for a brief introduction and explanation of the painting and the church it calls home, 15th century Santa Maria delle Grazie, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Head inside without waiting at the entrance and see for yourself one of the most important artworks in the world on this family-friendly tour. Learn insider secrets about the missing eyes, the structure of the painting, and the conspiracy theories that surround it.

Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

10. Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

Enjoy a 1.5-hour tour of the Milan Cathedral complex, including the terraces and the archeological area beneath the cathedral. Discover the history of this famous monument with your expert guide. You’ll also have access to the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church. Best of all, choose from either a shared small-group experience or private tour, depending on your preference.  Skip the ticket lines and enter the cathedral. Admire this stunning example of Gothic architecture and the artworks that decorate its interior. Continue to the rooftop terraces by elevator for breathtaking views over the city. Then explore the archaeological area beneath the Duomo, where the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti were found. After your guided tour, you can visit the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church on your own.

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What people are saying about Milan

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Citysightseeing provides a pretty straightforward experience - you get on the bus with the audioguide for the major landmarks and districts you'll see. It saves you so much time from having to walk from place to place. While you won't get the intimate experience of every place, it does allow you as a traveler to gloss through each part of town. In my case, Milan has 4 bus lines reaching out to all parts of the city. I know for sure when I travel abroad again I'll be using Citysightseeing's services. The 24, 48 and 72 hour passes provide flexibility.

My class size was 5. Very hands on. We made 2 different kinds of pasta, tiramisu and learned how to make risotto and a butter and sage sauce. The Chef was knowledgeable and personable. His recounting of his vast experiences took the class over the top.

Fantastic day out. The guide was excellent and the bus driver made the trip safe and comfortable

Great guide, amazing experience! Worth every cent :)

Amazing views and absolutely stunning architecture