Throughout the year, Milan hosts an array of captivating events. Experience the excitement of Milan Fashion Week, where international designers showcase their latest collections. Rub shoulders with the elite and spot celebrities from the world of fashion, design, film and music!
The city has something capitaving going on throughout the year - there really is no bad time to visit!
Immerse yourself in Milan's cultural heritage by visiting the iconic Last Supper mural by Leonardo da Vinci. This famous fresco housed in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie. It is a true masterpiece not to be missed.
An absolute must is a visit the magnificent Duomo di Milano. The iconic Milan Cathedral is a stunning Gothic masterpiece and you can climb to the rooftop for panoramic views of the city.
Elsewhere, discover the historic Sforza Castle, a historic fortress that now houses several museums and art collections and while away lazy afternoon in the beautiful surrounding park - Parco Sempione - or take a stroll along the fashionable Via Monte Napoleone, lined with upscale boutiques.
Wander through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a strikingly elegant 19th-century shopping arcade, known for its high-end boutiques, chic cafés, and beautiful architecture. Then, if you’re not quite done marveling at artistic treasures, visit the Pinacoteca di Brera, a renowned art gallery featuring an impressive collection of Italian Renaissance masterpieces, including works by Caravaggio and Raphael.
Sforza Castle and fountains in Parco Sempione
Being fashion-forward isn’t reserved for just clothes in Milan. The city boasts a rich gastronomic heritage that combines traditional Italian flavours with contemporary influences. Milanese cuisine features a wide array of mouthwatering dishes, including the iconic risotto alla Milanese, a creamy saffron-infused rice speciality. Another local favourite is the cotoletta alla milanese, a breaded and fried veal cutlet that exemplifies Milan's dedication to simple yet flavorful preparations.
To accompany these delightful dishes, Milan offers an impressive selection of wines, from crisp white varieties like Franciacorta to robust reds such as Barolo. Don't miss the chance to indulge in the famous panettone, a traditional Milanese sweet bread, during the festive season. Milan truly caters to the discerning food lover, providing a culinary experience that beautifully blends tradition with innovation.
Make sure to explore the trendy Navigli district, known for its vibrant nightlife and canal-side restaurants and sip on a refreshing Aperol Spritz at one of the city's charming outdoor cafés in balmy weather.
Saffron infused risotto alla Milanese