Milan

Italy, Travel Tips

SEE

Duomo di Milano

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If there is one thing you must do in Milan, it’s see the Duomo. Its Gothic greatness is home to thousands of statues, hundreds of figures, and over a hundred gargoyles! Buy a ticket for €2 to enter the cathedral and visit its museum, or purchase a ticket for the terrace (prices range anywhere from €4.50-€13.00) and marvel at Milan’s skyline.

The Last Supper: Make your way over to Santa Maria delle Grazie, and see Da Vinci’s iconic masterpiece, The Last Supper. The famous fresco was completed back in 1495 and has gone many restorations since, but is still incredibly fragile. A limited amount of people are allowed in the convent each day, so be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time to ensure your entry!!

EAT

Princi: Want delicious food but don’t have much time? Take a quick pit stop and head over to PRINCI. With fresh food displayed directly behind its glass countertops, it’s easy to find the food you fancy–and you’ll get it quickly too. Grab it on-the-go or take a seat at one of the bar stools. But be sure to try a bit of everything, this is Italy after all…

 

Vanilla Gelati Italiani: Give your tastebuds a little treat and indulge in one of Italy’s most famous delicacies: gelato. While strolling through the Galleria, make your way over to Vanilla Gelati Italiani and choose between unique handcrafted flavors such as salted pistachio and bitter gianduia (a blend of bitter cocoa and hazelnuts).

 

SHOP

Via Montenapoleone: Indulge your inner fashionista and visit this famous street for some of Italy’s most luxurious shopping. The street is located in Milan’s Quadrilatero d’Oro, or golden square, and boasts high-class names such as Prada, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo and Fendi. If your budget doesn’t quite allow such spending, it’s just as fun to wander through the street and window shop!

Tip: If your schedule permits, visit Milan during Fashion Week to get a true taste of the city’s passion for fashion. 

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Wander around one of the world’s oldest shopping malls and engage in a little Milano tradition. About halfway through the galleria, you’ll find a beautifully crafted, mosaic bull on the floor. Lock your right heel into the hole around the bull’s groin and spin around three times. Tradition says it’s good luck. Call me crazy, but I really think it worked!