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Milan: the essentials | What to do, what to see, what to visit?

Milan: the essentials |  What to do, what to see, what to visit?


This section is complementary to the Favorites of the Routard Milan guide.

swoon over The Lord’s Supper, the famous fresco by Leonardo da Vinci. Attend an opera at La Scala. Discover the famous Novocento contemporary art museum. Visit the Duomo, marvel of Gothic architecture. Get lost in the Castello Sforzesco.
Slip among the spice, fruit and flower stalls of the Mercato Papiniano. Discover Milan through its design. Tasting in a trattoria risotto alla minalese. Attend Scuderia Ferrari training, at the Monza circuit…

Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore

Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore


Its octagonal plan, its impressively large dome, the largest in Milan, its original mosaics and the Roman foundations of the chapel

Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco


Military fortress or castle which now houses many museums dedicated to sculpture, decorative arts (the most important museum in Italy), an art gallery…

Church of San Maurizio

Church of San Maurizio


In this small church between neo-medieval style and classical repertoire, an abundance of frescoes (Milanese Renaissance art, classical school of Raphaël…); the central loggia separating the nave in two

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie


The box of the famous last supper by Leonardo da Vinci, painted in the refectory of the former convent (reservation essential); its 16-sided Renaissance dome

Duomo

Duomo


One of the largest churches in the Catholic world, a jewel of late Gothic architecture, symbol of Milan

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II


Famous passage in the shape of a cross, protected by a glass and steel vault, dotted with cafes, restaurants and luxury shops

Navigli

Navigli


Along the quays connected by footbridges, an old popular district, picturesque and colorful, lively in the evening when theappetizer

Pinacoteca di Brera

Pinacoteca di Brera


An exceptional collection of paintings – mainly religious – in a former convent

Teatro alla Scala

Teatro alla Scala


One of the best lyrical theaters in the world, in a neoclassical building, one of the glories of Milan

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