Sightseeing tour of the main museums and places of interest
Today Milan is one of the most cosmopolitan and multifaceted cities in Europe, increasingly rich in places to visit and discover, halfway between history and innovation.
Undisputed capital city of design and fashion, each of its corners offers opportunities for cultural enrichment, entertainment, relaxation and cuisine at every level.
What to do and see in Milan, then?
The alternatives are truly endless, but here is a brief list of museums and places of interest you can’t absolutely miss in the city of Milan.
1. The main museums
There are many museums in Milan: among the most famous there are Palazzo Reale and Museo del Novecento (right next to Duomo), Mudec – Museo delle Culture (former Ansaldo steelworks in Via Tortona), Fondazione Prada, which collects works of contemporary art, GAM – Galleria di Arte Moderna, Pinacoteca di Brera, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and the one of Castello Sforzesco, Triennale, Hangar Bicocca, Armani Silos, Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci and Museo civico di storia naturale.
2. The heart of Milan
If you spend some days in Milan, it is impossible not to visit the city’s landmarks: from the majestic Duomo to Teatro alla Scala, from Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, with its thousand shops, to Castello Sforzesco. Then stroll through the elegant quadrilateral of fashion and Parco Sempione, visit Leonardo’s Last Supper and the Monumental Cemetery, not to mention a tour of Brera, Darsena, Navigli or Colonne di San Lorenzo. It is also impossible not to mention Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, Chiesa dell’Incoronata, Chiesa di San Satiro, Basilica di Sant’Eustorgio and the historical buildings such as Università Cattolica and Università Statale di Milano.
3. The museum-houses
True treasures of Milan are its museum-houses: a must-see is the circuit connecting four of them located in the city center and hosting important art collections.
The network includes Museo Poldi Pezzoli, which collects works by Piero della Francesca, Andrea Mantegna, Sandro Botticelli, Francesco Hayez; Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, with its extensive Renaissance collection; Villa Necchi Campiglio, which hosts the first swimming pool built in Milan on private land and Museo Boschi Di Stefano, with a collection of twentieth-century art.
4. Avant-garde Milan
Milan is a city where you can still breathe all its centuries of history and, at the same time, nowadays it is really looking to the future: a must-see is the area of Piazza Gae Aulenti, which has helped to redesign the skyline of the city thanks to the iconic Torre Unicredit, Regione Lombardia Palace, the skyscrapers of Foresta Verticale, the Diamond Tower and the new residential towers Solaria, Solea and Aria. In the square, which connects the district of Isola to Corso Como, there are also the Unicredit Pavillon and the Library of Trees.
Innovation reigns also in the modern area of City Life, aimed at redeveloping the former Trade Fair, where today there is the Mi-Co Milano Congressi and the unmistakable Isozaki, Hadid and Libeskind towers.
5. Shopping, brunch and happy hour
In Milan, as an old song also says, “you’re never sitting on your hands”: Milan is the city of action. But it’s not just work: you can go shopping in the streets of the fashion district (Montenapoleone area), at Rinascente and in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and have tasty and chic brunches and happy hours in exceptional locations overlooking the Milan skyline. Among these, Terrazza Martini, Ceresio 7 Pool & Restaurant, Globe, Radio Rooftop, Rooftop LaGare and Terrazza 12.
In conclusion, one thing is certain: in Milan you never get bored! There are so many things to see, do, visit, experiment, taste and discover. Public transport works well and connects the different areas of the city in a capillary way, but if you want to give yourself a unique and comfortable experience without thinking of time tables and parking, rely on the drivers of the Eurocar Limousine service, operating 24/7 throughout the year.