Quadrilatero d’Oro (Golden Quadrilateral)
An area bound by four main streets; Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, Via del Corso, and Via Senato. Top of the list for fashion lovers, this shopping district is one of the most up-market areas in the world and is home to the likes of Armani and Versace. The area is pedestrianized and hosts many shopping centres, boutiques and cafes.
Milan Duomo Cathedral
An elaborate Gothic cathedral on the main square of Milan, the Duomo di Milano is one of the most famous buildings in Europe. It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the second largest catholic cathedral in the world. Entry is free but you will not be allowed to enter the building if you are not dressed appropriately; legs and shoulders must be covered! The cathedral allows entrance to the roof for a small fee (7 euros via the stairs or 12 euros via the lift) and is definitely worth the money for the panoramic views of the city as well as seeing the beautiful architecture of the spires and gargoyles up close.
The church of Santa Maria Della Grazie
Built between 1466 and 1490 the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is one of the most striking monuments of Lombard Renaissance. The church is famous for the mural of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. 15 minute time slots can be reserved to view the masterpiece, advanced booking is recommended.
The 15th century sforzesco castle is one of Milan’s most important landmarks. Saved from demolition at the beginning of the 20th century the castle now houses a number of civic museums and holds one of the richest art collections in the city. Boasting Michelangelo’s last work; the unfinished Pietà Rondanina as well as a large collection of paintings from the likes of Mantegna, Antonello da Messina and Leonardo da Vinci. There is an admission fee for the museums but entry to the castle and grounds is free of charge.
Museo Nazionale Della Scienza e Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
This family friendly science and technology museum is the largest of its kind in Italy. Featuring a 10,000 piece collection and interactive labs where children can learn about the background and application of cutting-edge advancements in science and technology. The museum’s biggest draw is the Enrico Toti; the first submarine constructed in Italy after World War II. Viewings of this are strictly in groups no larger than 6 and can be reserved in advance or on the day.