Milan is mostly popular with business people but there is much more then just business!
It offers a number of sightseeing places for those who are interested in the historical and cultural aspect of this city. For sure, when one mentions Milan (Milano) one cannot leave out a visit to the Duomo, which is open every day from 07:00 – 19:00, and the Galleria. Entrance to the Duomo is free but not to the Museum, which is open every day from 10:00 – 13:15 & 15:00 – 18:00. Entrance for the Museum is € 6
per adult and € 3.00 per child. However, there is much more then that and the good thing is that most of them they’re all within walking distance from each other.
Another place I liked is the Castello Sforzato, which is situated around 5 minutes walk from the Duoma. What I liked as well is the pedestrian area that leads to this Castle. Entrance is free and is usually opened every day, excluding Mondays, from 09:00 to 17:30.
Close to this Castle, one can also visit the so called Cenacolo Vinciano, where, from what I can understand, one can see the magnificent painting of Leonardo Da Vinci. Booking is utterly important as it’s most of the time booked. Price is € 7.50 per adult / € 4.25 per child and is open from 08:15 to 18:45.
Other sites not to be missed are the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, which is open every day and entrance is free, the Palazzo Reale, Palazzo di Brera, Museo Archeologico, the Museo Teatrale alla Scala and the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.
Shopping will for sure not going to be missed in Milanas almost every street in the centre is packed with shops one next to the other. However, the 2 main streets that are, in my opinion, most packaged and focusing on the shopping are the pedestrian streetwhich can be found just next to the Duomo, namely Corso V Emanuele II and corso Buenos Aires. One also mentioned a kind of shopping mall, namely Vestistock, but I haven’t had the time to check it out, thus obviously can’t comment on this 🙂 According to what I have been told, it’s found close to Corso Buenos Aires in Via Ramazzini!