Things to see and do - Milan
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Milan : Michelin's recommendations
The capital of Lombardy is the second most important city in Italy in terms of its population, political influence and cultural and artistic role, and the country’s most important economic, industrial and commercial centre. Milan delights visitors with its smart avenues lined with luxury boutiques, its magnificent Duomo (cathedral), major art galleries, and busy, lively atmosphere. The city is also home to the legendary Teatro alla Scala, one of the most famous opera houses in the world.
Tourist attractions Milan : Things to see and do
P.za Pio XI 2 I - 20123 Milano
Built in 1609, the palace of Cardinal Federico Borromeo has one of the world's richest libraries, and an art gallery founded on the collections of the Cardinal: works by Bernardino Luini (Christ Child with a Lamb), Raphael ( cartoon for School of Ath..
P.za del Duomo I - 20123 Milano
The Duomo is adorned with no less than 135 extraordinarily intricate pinnacles and an impressive number of graceful, elegant white marble statues (2 245 in all). For a closer look at them, take the stairs up to the rooftops. At the summit, the "..
I - 20123 Milano
With its spires, pinnacles, gables and countless statues, this cathedral (begun in 1386 and not completed until 1809) is an unforgettable sight, especially when the afternoon sun shines on the white stone. Admire its apse, and head up to the rooftop ..
Via Giuseppe Mazzini 10 I - 20123 Milan
With a central location at the heart of Milan, Hotel La Madonnina is a few steps from the Cathedral and 2 minutes’ walk from Duomo Metro. Modern and elegant, rooms offer free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. You will enjoy free newspapers and a continent..
Via Silvio Pellico 2 I - 20121 Milan
Opening directly on Piazza Duomo square, Townhouse Duomo is set in a historical building overlooking the great Cathedral of Milan. It is a few steps from La Scala Theatre and Duomo Metro. With free WiFi throughout, all rooms here feature air conditi..
Via Giuseppe Mazzini 8 I - 20123 Milan
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The Rio is a charming, small hotel set in Via Mazzini, near Milan's Duomo Cathedral. The Duomo Metro Station, on the red line, is just 100 metres away. From here you have access to direct links to Expo 2015 Exhibition Centre. All air conditioned, th..
Leisure activities Milan
Cross the border from Italy to Switzerland and shop till you drop at Foxtown outlets, on this afternoon shopping tour from Milan. With over 130 stores to choose from, you'll enjoy discounts between 30-70% off the recommended retail price. Shop to ..
Prices from : 120 €
Discover the beautiful Cinque Terre, one of Italy's most scenic secrets, on a day trip from Milan. Meaning 'five lands', the five lovely fishing villages of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site are strung along the cliffs bordering the Ligurian Sea..
Prices from : 75 €
Explore scenic Lake Como in Italy's beautiful Lake District on a day trip from Milan. The fashionable lakeside town of Como is just a short drive from Milan, surrounded by snowcapped mountains. After spending time shopping and dining in Como, you'll ..
via Corio 3 I - 20135 Milano
This family-run restaurant introduces a flavour of traditional Calabria to Milan with a simple, lively atmosphere that is quite rare nowadays. Home cooking based on fresh pasta, 'nduja (spicy sausage) and the ubiquitous peperoncino (chilli pepper).
via Pontida 2 I - 20121 Milano
'Serendib', the old name for Sri Lanka, means 'to make happy' - an ambitious promise, but one that this restaurant manages to keep! True to its origins, the tempting menu focuses on Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine, with chicken curry proving a firm fav..
via Carlo Poerio 3 I - 20129 Milano
Enjoy your meal surrounded by wine bottles in this young and lively restaurant. The elaborate menu includes a choice of antipasti in the evenings and various salads at lunchtime, making it a good choice for business people looking for a quick bite to..
via Pilo 20 I - 20129 Milano
A warm welcome combined with a simple but lively atmosphere and typical dishes from the Abruzzo region make this a popular place to eat. Generous portions and excellent roast dishes.
via Procaccini 41 I - 20154 Milano
This restaurant-cum-wine bar is not far from FieraMilanoCity. Cheek of Piedmontese Fassone beef braised in a Barolo wine sauce served with mashed potato, and a modern take on Sicilian cannolo, are just two of the updated traditional dishes on the men..
via Solferino 48 I - 20121 Milano
This restaurant is situated in the busy heart of Milan surrounded by shops and fashion stores. It has enjoyed instant success with its deliberately informal atmosphere and reinterpretations of classic Italian dishes, such as risotto alla milanese wit..