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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“One of the biggest Gothic churches in the world, it's the very symbol of Milan. The construction lasted almost 600 years. Breath taking view from the terraces!”
  • 513 locals recommend
Park
“The park covers an area of ​​approximately 40 acres along the route that, from the Duomo, leads to the Passo del Sempione through the Arco della Pace. Construction started in 1890 and it was designed by Emilio Alemagna to locate the pavilions of the 1906 International Expo and is now Milan’s park par excellence, much frequented by sports enthusiasts and families, especially on weekends. However, it is not only the green lung of the city but also a place that narrates the history of Milan's past. For example, the Ponte delle Sirenette is the bridge named after the four statues that characterize it. Constructed in the Dongo ironworks in 1842, it is believed to be the first metal bridge built in Italy and was positioned on what is now via Visconti di Modrone after the city’s ring of canals was covered. Another interesting story is that of the “acqua marcia”, the fountain which in olden times was considered a panacea for health thanks to its high sulphur content. By climbing the Torre Branca (108.60 m high), commissioned in 1932 by the municipality of Milan, visitors can get an amazing view of the city. The tower was designed by Gio Ponti and assembled in just two and a half months to inaugurate the fifth Triennial (1933). Another attraction located in the park is the Civic Aquarium, the only building left of those specifically constructed for the International Expo in 1906. After the restoration, completed in 2006, the interior space was designed to comprise didactic exhibition and research areas with numerous pools of fresh and marine water containing more than a hundred species of aquatic organisms. Last but not least, the park is also home to a rather special public library: it was awarded the Medaglia d'Oro at the tenth Trienniale in 1954 for its splendid architecture.”
  • 384 locals recommend
Museum
“Located not far from the Duomo, Milan’s Castello Sforzesco – built in the 15th century by Duke Francesco Sforza – was once one of the largest citadels in Europe. Today, it houses various museums and numerous important artworks and relics, but it is also nice to wander through its courtyards and drink in the sense of history. After you are done exploring the castle, walk out the back gate and straight into Parco Sempione, Milan’s “green lung” and one of the most beautiful parks in the city. There are a variety of events planned this year at the castle to honour da Vinci’s contribution to the destination, from frescoes to other beautiful adornments. ”
  • 379 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“the bohemien neighborhood of Milano in the beginning of last century, now fancy but still cultural thanks to Accademia di Belle Arti.”
  • 230 locals recommend
Route
“the coolest street of milano for shopping , you can find a lot of intersting things over there.”
  • 229 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This old typical Milanese neighborhood is home to an indescribable painting museum with masterpieces from Renaissance Italian artists.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Park
“Great park near by to go running. It's an older historical park where as The Library of Trees is new and clean like a golf course. There are water fountains and on the weekends, there is a super clean and free "Toilet Bus."”
  • 198 locals recommend
Bar
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“Corso como is well known for its multitude of restaurants, bars and clubs. A "must" for aperitivo in Milan. Just ask me for directions. I am always happy to help!”
  • 249 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“The largest Italian food and wine grocery store in the world, where you can buy, eat and study high-quality of food and drink.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Church
“This ancient church has wonderful interiors but it's famous worldwide for the fresco of Da Vinci's last supper”
  • 256 locals recommend
Art Museum
“overlooking Duomo, a wonderful art collection on three floors with a restaurant”
  • 121 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Colonne di San Lorenzo or Columns of San Lorenzo is a group of ancient Roman ruins, located in front of the Basilica of San Lorenzo. In the evening is an hangout, and you can find a lot of pubs an restaurants.”
  • 201 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Museum with scale models of Leonardo Museum of science in an ancient monastery with scale models of airplanes and submarines by Leonardo da Vinci.”
  • 135 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Upscale glamourous shopping, many fashion designers have high-end boutiques here.”
  • 166 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“You love contemporary arts and you want to see the works of some emerging artist? You do not have to miss the chance to Visit Fondazione Prada so! After a morning at Fondazione stop in Via Ripamonti for a Piadina!”
  • 126 locals recommend
Bistro
“Apart from the museum, this is a street full of life , surrounded by fashion stores and cafés”
  • 88 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gourmet Shop
“The largest Italian food and wine grocery store in the world, where you can buy, eat and study high-quality of food and drink.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Iconic jazz club, less than 500 meters away it's a very popular spot so tickets must be bought in advance ! ”
  • 150 locals recommend
Brewery
“Typical English-style pub with wood-paneled walls and various objects, specializing in craft beers.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Pizzeria Spontini first saw the light in Milan in 1953. Today, Pizzeria Spontini is a business enterprise. Spontini arrived even to Tokyo. You must try it!”
  • 77 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Trendy local Bar with aperitivo and cocktail. A good place to hang out at night, close from Corso Como area where you can finish the night in a club and other bars. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bakery
“the best "panzerotti" in Milano! Delicious yet cheap street gastronomy food - a must”
  • 78 locals recommend
Wine Shop
“The oldest and most typical wine shop in town! Go there for a glass of wine late afternoon, you will love it”
  • 80 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Ceresio 7 is a place open all day long, from the morning with the pools and the Lunch on the open air terrace till the sunset with the typical Aperitivo at the American Bar. The international classic drinks and the "italian twist" home made bitters and herb infusion and old time classics. The Bar features two lounges, whereof a smoking room, and poolside tables and cabanas.”
  • 51 locals recommend

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