20 Things to do in Milan Italy Travel Guide

Pubblicato il 24 nov 2015
Well, welcome to Italy! This week we're exploring the fashion capital of Europe. We're here in Milan. But of course there is more to do in Milan than just go shopping. So we're going to be showing you 20 attractions around town.
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We had 3 days in Milan so we hit the ground running and tried to see and do as much as possible. We made time for major attractions like Il Duomo, Sforza Castle, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, but we also veered away from the crowds in search of street art and interesting neighborhoods. This being Italy, we also tried to prioritize meals, sampling everything from pizza to risotto, and cappuccinos to aperitivos. The following travel guide will highlight 20 things to do when you visit Milan, Italy
1) Milan Catherdral (Il Duomo - Duomo di Milano - Domm de Milan)
2) Il Duomo Terrace
3) Italian Breakfast - Cappuccino and sweet Italian pastries
4) Sforza Castle - Castello Sforzesco
5) The Galleria - Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
6) Risotto alla Milanese - Milan style risotto
7) Street Art around Porta Ticinese
8) Colonne di San Lorenzo - Columns of San Lorenzo Roman Ruins
9) Boat tour down the canal (linea traghetti gaggiano milano)
10) Dine along the canal in Milan's Navigli District
11) Aperitivo drinks and buffet - Apéritifs and digestifs
12) Shopping in Milan down Via Torino
13) Visiting Chinatown for some Chinese food
14) Ride a bicycle in Milan like a local
15) Pizza al taglio (pizza al trancio) Italian pizza by the slice
16) Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio containing relics of the 3 Magi
17) Duomo Museum covering the cathedrals history in-depth
18) New City Views with a hop-on-hop-off bus pass
19) Museum of Natural History - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
20) Night views of Milan nearby Il Duomo
Our trip to Milan, Lombardy was part of the Blogville project where we stayed in a local apartment and experienced all of the best cultural activities, museums, restaurants, arts and entertainment the city has to offer. This city guide is our best attempt to create a mix of best attractions and off-the-beaten-path activities that you won't necessarily find in a typical Milan tourism brochure.
20 Things to do in Milan Italy Travel Guide Video Transcript:
Our first stop was Il Duomo, which is the most recognized attraction in the city. The cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete.
So we've sat down at a little cafe and we're going to have our first Italian breakfast with cappuccino and sweet pastries.
Something that surprised us about Milan is that there is a castle right in the middle of the city. Sforza Castle was built in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan, and it then underwent several restorations and expansions in the following centuries. Today it houses several of the city's most prized art possessions, including frescoes by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo's very last sculpture.
For some upscale designer shopping, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the place to be.
So we just found a local little restaurant and we're going to be trying a traditional dish that is very popular in this city and in the Lombardy region. We are going to have Risotto alla Milanese.
The Colonne di San Lorenzo are the remains of Roman ruins that date back to the 2nd century. They are believed to have been part of a bath house.
Another fun activity to try in Milan is a boat tour of the canals. The city's canals are attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci, who in 1482 was called over by the Duke of Milan to help renovate the city’s canal system.
Milan's Navigli District is one of the liveliest parts of town especially when the sun goes down for dining al fresco.
So we've gone out for our first Italian Aperitivo. Which is kind of like a pre-dinner drinking tradition. Basically, you get yourself a cocktail for about 10 Euros and that gives you access to this massive buffet.
And that's all for our visit to Milan. We hope this video will give you some cool ideas of sights and attractions to check out.
This is part of our Travel in Italy series showcasing Italian culture, Italian arts, Italian foods & Italian cuisine.
Proudly presented by: nomadicsamuel.com & thatbackpacker.com
Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network


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    • @Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos That's for US people though. I live in Texas and I am on vacation in Milan and other cities in Europe, and I have noticed the obsession you guys have with overeating versus the Europeans. I really don't know if the reason is because US people are too anxious worried about getting rich. (I don't call you Americans because America is a continent.)

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  • 1. last supper ultima cena cenacolo vinciano, 2 teatro alla scala opera house theatre and museum, 3. pinacoteca brera, 3. castello sforzesco, 4. pezzo poldi, 5. tennis, 6. soccer ac or inter, 7. duomo cathedral, 8 fashion shopping brands gucci ferragamo etc, 9. risorgimento mseum.

  • Can you please put the names of the restaurants you ate from.. what’s the point of telling us where you ate if you don’t put the name..

  • I love your hat looking pretty yes Milan is fun but are the Italians fun?/ mm maybe not. Spaghetti milanese is a much better dish for the hungry people, yes go to Milan it is the best city of italy take my word for it. As a massive pizza fan that is the place what Americans do not understand is that pizza was invented without peperonni on it it is them adding that on top making it a very fattening dish, pizza with cheese and tomatoes is actually better or ask for tuna pizza if you are worried about your waist

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  • Good videos! thanx. I spent a few hours in Milan getting over jet lag in 2002 b4 going to lake Como and onto Switzerland. Liked the Duomo, the food, the Last Supper, LdV and Brea museums as I had just taken an Art history class. Had a green slurpee which surprised me as I expected it to be lime but it was mint. As Kramer said on Seinfeld about Junior Mints, "Very refreshing!"

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    • Thank you very much! We're having so much fun with the Spanish channel because it is a family project.

  • One of the most racist cities on the planet....I have been to Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, Barcelona, London, Frankfurt, New York, Toronto but Milan was a terribly racist place....no thanks The only thing I remember about it is that it was racist and everyone I met was racist

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  • wow, what a great video. I'm so tired of travel vlogers saying: here is something that looks important but I don't know what it is. You guys are prepared and actually give me some useful information. Great content, thanks!

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    • @Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food VideosWe've been to recoleta cemetery, teatro colon, la boca, san telmo market, floralis generica, el ateneo, ecological reserve and etc. Also we've been to Colonia in Uruguay as day trip and it was awesome. Restaurant-wise, we like Voulez Bar in Parlemo(we've been twice), Brocolini, ChinChin, La Junta de 1810(near casa rosada), one in Four Seasons(forgot the name) and Quotidiano (near Evita museum). We are not huge meat fan and preferred Italian there.

    • Thank you very much Giselle! Where did you visit in Argentina? We have a big Argentina series coming out again this year.

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  • do all restaurants do the Aperitivo?

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  • I can't believe you didn't mention The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazi. This mural was painted on one of the church walls and is so inspiring. You MUST see this if you go to Milan.

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