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10 things to do in Milan

Top 10 things to do in the Fashion Capital City

Concerts, exhibitions, first-run movies. Aperitifs, posh restaurants, vintage shops and social centers.
It is not an easy task suggesting what to do in Milan because the fashion city offers a really wide range of activities and you will be amazed at the Milan nightlife and the many events that take place throughout the year.

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Doing an aperitivo is one of the main things to do in Milan. The Aperitif in Milan is a rite that goes up again from the '20 years of last century, a daily appointment between 6am-9pm. The city’s best aperitivo bars are located in the Navigli area and each one offers a great buffet to be enjoyed while sipping a glass of Prosecco wine or a cocktail. The tradition of the “aperitivo” can be also defined a low cost activity to do in Milan and a chance to taste some typical dishes of Milan and Italy.

What to do in Milan: Shopping at the street markets

If you would like to discover the most authentic and local face of a city, you should stroll around the street markets of Milan. So, among the things to do in Milan, we suggest to visit the Viale Papiniano Market, the Fair of Senigallia, the Market of Via Fauchè and the Navigli Street Market just to cite a few of the most famous Milan outdoor markets.

What to do in Milan: Get some culture at the Teatro alla Scala

It is the symbol of world opera music for over ten years, a place where only the best international artists can show their talent. It is a fascinating and timeless temple not only to visit, but also to experience. So, look out for the superb programme of popular operas and ballets, buy a ticket and put it in your suitcase your most elegant evening dress.

What to do in Milan: Be inspired by The Last Supper in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
What to do in Milan: Enjoy a spot of window shopping!

What to do in Milan? Obviously, do shopping! The golden rectangle (Quadrilatero della Moda in Italian) consists of the following 4 streets: Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, Sant’Andrea and Via della Spiga. It is precious tour for fashion lovers where you can enjoy the glam windows of the most luxury fashion designers.

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What to do in Milan: Having a stroll in Brera

Having a stroll in Brera, the most artistic area of Milan, means discover a new Milan, a city within a city. Brera is a central district bordered by via Pontaccio, via Fatebenefratelli, via dei Giardini, via Monte di Pietà, via Ponte Vetero e via Mercato. Brera houses the Academy of Fine Arts and the Brera Art Gallery and the Braidense National Library.

What to do in Milan: Enjoy the view from the Duomo roof

Admiring the Gothic façade of the Duomo - with its 135 spires, the arcades and the over 180 statues – is a great experience, but for a truly breathtaking view, climb 201 steps (or take the lift) to the roof!

What to do in Milan: Visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

People usually not pay attention to this amazing gallery, but it is actually a real piece of art which deserves to be visited in Milan. It was designed and built between 1865 and 1877 and it is one of the world's oldest shopping malls. During your visit do not forget to spin your heels in the famous bull’s testicles, part of a floor mosaic it’s said to bring good luck.

What to do in Milan: Take part to the Milan Expo 2015

What to do in Milan this year? The Universal Exposition is, par excellence, a not-to-be-missed event if you visit Milan from the 1 May to 31 Oct, 2015. And don’t worry if you cannot attend the event, the Expo 2015 will present to the city a lot of new places and a new futuristic atmosphere.

What to do in Milan: Eat the legendary panzerotti

The panzerotti are a fried pastry triangle stuffed with tomato and mozzarella – definitely one of the symbol of Milan’s street food. You can taste them at the Luini Bakery (since 1888) located in Via Santa Radegonda, a few steps away from the Duomo.

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  • Milan Cathedral

  • Milan's Sforza Castle

  • The Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum

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