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: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

1. 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.

Da Vinci's Last Supper: Tour

2. Da Vinci's Last Supper: Tour

Join a guided tour and discover a masterpiece of the Milanese Renaissance at the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan 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. Learn more about the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and hear why he decided to work in Milan from 1482 until 1499. Journey through the history of the Italian Renaissance as you explore the life of Da Vinci as artist, sculptor, engineer, scientist, and inventor. 

Milan: Da Vinci's Last Supper Guided Tour

3. 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: Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

4. 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

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

Milan: Milan Cathedral Direct Entrance - Terrace Excluded

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

From Milan: Serravalle Outlet Return Shuttle Transfer

9. From Milan: Serravalle Outlet Return Shuttle Transfer

Your experience will begin as you depart in the morning from Milan from either Central Station, the Corso Buenos Aires, and Piazza Duomo. From there you will travel to the Serravelle Outlet where you can spend the day at your leisure. Enjoy a shopping experience at the largest outlet in Europe, saving up to 70% on some of the world's most iconic brands: Gucci, Prada, Saint Laurent, Fendi, Off White, Burberry, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Polo Ralph Lauren, Loro Piana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Ermenegildo Zegna, Moncler, Nike and many more.

Milan: Sforza Castle Entry Ticket with Digital Audioguide

10. Milan: Sforza Castle Entry Ticket with Digital Audioguide

Pre-book your entry ticket to one of Milan's most popular landmarks, the Sforza Castle, a Medieval-Renaissance fortress built in the 14th-century. Explore the castle grounds and the on-site museum's countless works of art while learning with a personal app-based audio guide. Start your adventure by exchanging your voucher at the meeting point in front of the Castle at Piazza Castello. Be sure to have your audio-guide app downloaded already, as this will ensure your sightseeing tour of Sforza Castle and Museum is educational and insightful. During your time at Sforza Castle, discover why this was one of the largest citadels in Europe and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this iconic structure. You will be sure to understand why this is one of Milan's most treasured and visited landmarks. Take a trip to the on-site museum which displays countless historic and iconic artworks by the likes of great artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Your audio guide is valid from the moment you set foot in Milan. The audio guide will provide plenty of suggested walking routes for you to become acquainted with the culture and history of the city.

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This was a fantastic tour. The itinerary was excellent. We saw so much of Lake Como, more than anticipated. The stop in Como was wonderful because despite being fall/winter it was a lively place with lots of open stores. The drive around the lake was fantastic and filled with lots of informative details, including a view of George Clooney's house from the road! The boat ride was also awesome where we saw lots of famous and beautiful villas. Bellagio and Varenna were beautiful and worthy stops despite many stores being closed for the season. Claudia was an excellent tour guide who not only provided seamless sightseeing information for Lake Como in both English and Spanish, but also a lot of great information for Milan. Giorgio was a great driver and ensured we got to/from our destinations safely. This was a highlight of our time in Milan and Europe. Will definitely want to return to Lake Como for a longer trip thanks to this visit. Highly recommend!

I am always in awe of the opulence and beauty when I visit Catholic churches in Europe. Milan’s Duomo is no exception. From Saints relics to stunning art and architecture to Ambrose’s baptistery where Saint Augustine was baptized in 387 (in archaeological area), this ticket is completely worth it. If you are going to mass, there is a separate free entrance and chapel for you so you can attend mass in peace without crowds and interruption.

I can’t believe we were actually walking on the rooftop of the cathedral. This experience is worth every penny. It was incredible to see so many things up close that you never even knew existed like the statues on top of all the spires.

Excellent way to see the castle, Pietá and ambrosian library!!! Our guide was so knowledgeable! Very grateful she tailored everything to our pace.

It was a great experience cooking with a chef and everything tasted amazing. Highly highly recommend.