Italy's major economic center Milan (the 5th largest of the world) is world famous for its fashion and design industry and shows and exhibitions. People from all over the planet come to Milan to admire the newest trends and shop in the Quadrilatero d'Oro, in the center of town, where all the major fashion brands have their own store. But Milan is more, much more!
Even though the major part of the city center is no longer historical (thanks to WWII a.o.), Milan is still rich in culture.
Everybody knows to find the magnificent Duomo and tries to get tickets for Da Vinci's Last Supper, or may try to visit la Scala, Milan's opera House. But who has heard of the Museo Poldi-Pezzoli , who has visited the Cimiterio Monumentale , the San Maurizio church and who is aware of the fact that the Pinacoteca di Brera houses a large collection collection of Renaissance paintings, only second to Florence's Uffizi?
This site will help you to discover these lesser known Hidden Gems of the metropolis. It will introduce you to the most important things to see and tell you where, how, when and at what cost. The pictures will give you a first taste of what there is to be seen.
This turist guide also helps you out in getting around, dining at quality restaurants at reasonable prices and enjoying the aperitivo and nightlife experiences. Do not forget to check the daytrip section, which presents some nice lesser known cities and areas to discover in the direct neighbourhood of Milan. Milan is Fashion, Design, Shopping, Culture, Gastronomy, Art and still More!
For a short one or two day visit to Milan you could start with Top Attractions that you should not miss. If you have more time available, you can choose your activities from one of the categories below: