Known for its fashion, its luxury and its style, Milan is one of most famous cities in Italy. It certainly lives up to its reputation: you can find luxury stores like Gucci, Bulgari or Louis Vuitton at almost every corner, and even a scoop of ice-cream is more expensive than a pizza in other European countries.
Nonetheless, Milan is definitely worth a visit. Here are five things you don’t want to miss when visiting Milano.
1. Duomo di Milano
This is probably part of the reason you’ve come to Milan in the first place, yet it definitely can’t be missing from this list. The Duomo is a beautiful piece of art, inside and out, and also subject to pickpockets, so beware.
The best part about the cathedral though is the rooftop! If you’re not scared of heights, buy a ticket and climb up those few hundred stairs to the top! I can guarantee you that the view will be worth the pain.
2. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Another place that is probably on almost everyone’s list. The Galleria is designed like an open-air shopping mall, filled with the most luxurious boutiques and cafés. If you’ve ever wanted to see where one of the most expensive hotels in the world is located, you’ve come to the right place.
Even if you can’t afford anything inside the Galleria, take one of the side exits and follow the small alleyways – you’ll soon find tons of cheap food places.
3. QC Termemilano
If you’ve been on the road for a while and are seriously craving some me-time, this is the place to go. Termemilano is one of the nicest spas Milan has to offer, so be aware of its price tag.
You will however get your money’s worth. Termemilano has everything, including jacuzzis, waterfalls, and geyser pools – in one of the most stunning locations: an old tram depot. If you can afford QC, pay it a visit!
4. Museo del 900
Not many people know about the Museo del 900, and even less actually go pay it a visit – even though it’s located directly next to the Duomo.
The museum offers some great art, both ancient and modern. Yet the true highlight is hidden on the top floor – a giant window facade, offering some of the best views in all of Milan.
5. Visit Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre (aka The Fifth Land), definitely lives up to its name.
It can easily be reached from Milan by train, and only takes a few hours. Click here to read all about visiting Cinque Terre!
What else is a must-see in Milan? Let me know in the comments below and help fellow backpackers out!
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