Trying to solidify the perfect itinerary for your upcoming trip to Milan? Make sure you've done your research before hitting the road in Italy because there are countless ways to spend your time. For your convenience, Auto Europe has put together a list of the top attractions in Milan in order to help you better prepare.
Considered to be the beating heart of Milan, the Duomo is one of the most luxuriant examples of Northern Architecture in Italy. The cathedral's towers, statues and spires dominate the skyline, and inside the Duomo, the nave, altars, aisles and stained-glass windows are equally as impressive. The crypts below tell tales of days gone by, and the panoramic views from the roof are truly one-of-a-kind.
The 15th century church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is home to Da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper. As with other noteworthy attractions in Milan, entrance tickets for the church are incredibly hard to come by, especially during peak travel times. Plan wisely and arrange your tickets at least three months in advance in order to be sure you're able to see the masterpiece.
Castello Sforzesco is one of the most unique castles in Europe, simply due to the fact that you don't have to climb a hill to get to it. The castle is located at the center of Milan, giving travelers easy access to its museums and courtyards. View the Rondanini Pieta, which was Michelangelo's last sculpture, and the castle's Museum of Ancient Art also boasts a collection of Egyptian and prehistoric relics.
As one of the most-celebrated opera houses in the world, it is highly recommended that travelers in search of culture take in a performance at Teatro alla Scala. The winter and spring seasons can be one of the best times to visit Italy, as the opera season in Milan begins in early to mid-December and performances run through May. Tickets for performances sell out very quickly, though, so if you know the opera is something you'd like to experience while in Milan, purchase your tickets at least a month in advance.
This three-hour tour is perfect for travelers who are looking to soak up the artistic beauty inside Milan's museums, as well as the beauty of the city's architecture and beloved green spaces. Visit world-renowned galleries and museums, while also spending time walking through Sempione Park and beholding Milan's Arch of Peace. This is another tour that should be booked in advance in order to ensure tickets are available for the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie on the dates in which you will be attending. If by chance tickets for the church are not available, don't consider not going. As an alternative to visiting the church, your tour group will be granted access to the roof of the Duomo instead, free of charge.