Milan Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to do in Milan, Italy

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Milan Tourist Attractions: Top 15 Best Things to do in Milan, Italy

In Italy, there is a city that is known as a capital for any fashion and design lovers all across the world; Milan is one of the most visited and loved city in Italy by tourists. This city does have the best of the best when it comes to fashion and design. However, these things are not the only things that the city can offer. What makes Milan so loved by visitors of Italy is how beautifully it exemplifies the culture of the country. The beauty in the city is breathtaking but it manages to stay humble. For fun activities and best things to do in Milan, checkout our list below.

Best Things to do in Milan Italy photo by Jordan Pulmano via Unsplash
Best Things to do in Milan Italy Photo by Jordan Pulmano on Unsplash

When traveling to Milan, make it a point to do visit the famous Milan tourist spots listed below.

Party at Navigli District

Navigli District
Navigli District

Navigli District is the go-to place when you want to have a fun and lively night out. This district has the best cafes for your coffee cravings and the most exciting bars and restaurants with delicious tasting food and drinks. Plus, some of these restaurants have fantastic views.

Explore the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology

National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci photo by Pietrodn Wikipedia CC
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci By Pietrodn – I took the photos., CC BY-SA 2.5 .

A man that has gone down in history for his brilliant discoveries and inventions. This museum best showcases the collection of models, drawings, reconstructions, and blueprints, of this legendary genius. It is a great way to learn more about this part of the history of science and technology developments. Visit the official website for more details about this museum.

Go to Teatro Alla Scala

Teatro Alla Scala
Teatro Alla Scala

One of the most famous things about Milan is how wonderful their operas are, and watching one in Teatro Alla Scala is another unique and classy thing to do when looking how to spend the night in Milan. Aside from its fantastic operas, the theatre itself is beautifully made. Its interiors, structure, design, furniture and service is more reason to go to it.

Stop by at Piazza del Duomo

Duomo Square Milan
Duomo Square Milan

What may seem like just a large open public space is actually a place that no visitor of Milan should forget to see. The Piazza del Duomo has some majestic design and art that embodies the life and culture of Milan. Additionally, this is a good starting point to visit other sites and do other activities as well.

See the Canals by Riding a Rental Bike

Bike Rental in Milan
Bike Rental in Milan

Of course, this is one of the obvious things Milan is famous for, its Canals. Want to feel like you’re from Milan, want to see it more up close and personal, the best way to do so is by renting a bike and riding down the canals. There are many scenic trails that you can go to.

Relax at Parco Sempione

Parco Sempione in Milan
Parco Sempione in Milan

Another public area that should be visited by you. It is a garden public space that is found right behind Sforzesco Castle. It is such a magnificent park that has different trees and flowers surrounding it. It is the perfect breather you need if the city life feels like its getting too busy for your taste.

Eat On A Train

Milan City Tour
Milan City Tour

We do not mean grab a sandwich and ride a train kind of experience, but what we mean is try dining at a tram that goes around the city while being served food and drinks that are sure to entice your taste buds. Unwind, eat and observe the life of the people in Milan as the tram takes you on a rare journey.

Learn More About Milan Through The Milan Archaeological Museum

Milan Archaeological Museum by Stefano Stabile via Wikipedia CC
Milan Archaeological Museum By Stefano Stabile – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

To fully appreciate and understand the life, people, and culture of Milan, it is best to learn about its past. This museum is dedicated to showcase the past of Milan. Expect to learn about Mediolanum, ancient Milan, and as well see different art and sculpture pieces.

Fill The Rhythm of Electronic Music

Tunnel Club photo via FB Page
Tunnel Club photo via FB Page

Tunnel Club has the best electronic music you will find in Europe. Even though this place has had its own challenges in keeping up with demands of people because of the changing music tastes, it has managed to make itself the hottest and best club that plays techno and house music.

Shop at Grand Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

What looks like a museum or opera house at first glance is actually just a very unique shopping mall. The Grand Galleria is one of many old shopping malls in Milan. The design and structure fascinates its visitors. But most importantly, this galleria provides various shops to fit different customer demands.

Let QC Termemilano Be Your Place to Relax

QC Termemilano photo via FB Page
QC Termemilano photo via FB Page

QC Termemilano is a famous spa in Porta Romana. If you’re looking to experience great warm or cold baths, saunas, massages, soothing tea time, and a lot of other unwinding activities, this spa offers a lot to help their guests feel as refreshed as they can be.

Stop by at the Milan Cathedral

Milan Cathedral photo by Caleb Stokes via Unsplash
Milan Cathedral Photo by Caleb Stokes on Unsplash

Would you believe that this cathedral took more than 600 years to finish? But the Milan Cathedral is not only famous because of that fact, it is visited by many because of its different Italian Gothic Style design that sets it apart from most cathedrals. This cathedral is considered as the heart of Milan.

Check Out Some Street Art

Street Art in Milan
Street Art in Milan

In Isola, you’d see some very creative and artistic street art that displays the ingenious minds of the people in Milan. You can also stop by at Via Carmagnola to see more.

Take a Tour at Brera District

Brera District Milan by MarkusMark via Wikipedia CC
Brera District Milan By MarkusMark – Own work, Public Domain

Hoping to spend your whole day looking at paintings, sculptures or basically art in general? Brera district is a bohemian district that has a lot of galleries and museums that you can enter.

Taste Hometown brews

Wine Tasting in Milan
Wine Tasting in Milan

Milan is famous for its wines, but what you should not miss out on tasting is their hometown brews. They have flavors that will make you love Milan even more. Choose from a wide collection of beers. Find something that soothes your taste buds.

This is quite a handful of activities to do but you should not miss a single one.

Milan Travel and Tour Packages

Da Vinci Guided Walking Tour with Fast Track Entry to The Last Supper

Da Vinci Guided Walking Tour photo via KLOOK
Da Vinci Guided Walking Tour photo via KLOOK

Explore Milan through the eyes of one of the world’s most celebrated painters with a guided tour of Da Vinci’s work scattered throughout the beautiful city.

Da Vinci Guided Walking Tour with Fast Track Entry to The Last SupperBOOK THIS TOUR

Milan is the city that you will always love, and it always loves you back.

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