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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
“The icon of Milan, you jut can’t miss it! If you have time and it’s a clear day it’s worth going up the rooftop to get a view of Milan all the way to the mountains. ”
  • 512 locals recommend
  • 36 Experiences
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.”
  • 385 locals recommend
  • 19 Experiences
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. ”
  • 380 locals recommend
  • 11 Experiences
Park
“E' un parco a pagamento, uno dei più bei giardini botanici d'Europa The entrance is under payment, it is one of the most beautiful Europe's botanical garden”
  • 100 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Situated in Piazza Bra, the amphitheatre of Verona was built in the first half of the 1st century A.D. (between the end of Augustus‘ reign and the beginning of Claudius). After the Colisseum and the Capuan amphitheatre, the Arena is the third largest of its kind in Italy. Its elliptical shape enhances the acoustic quality of the performances and also allows seating-space for thousand of spectators.”
  • 174 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Aquarium
“It is Italy's most famous theme park and ranked among the top eight theme parks in Europe: Gardaland theme park does not need any introduction!”
  • 178 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Pinacoteca di Brera is a national gallery of ancient and modern art, located in the homonymous palace, one of the largest in Milan with over 24000 square meters.”
  • 160 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
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!”
  • 251 locals recommend
Zoo
“Zoo / Safari. Dista 2,4 km da Viva Solution. Zoo / Safari. It is 2.4 km from Viva Solution. www.parconaturaviva.it”
  • 73 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Splendid Villa with a huge park containing tree and floral species from all over the world. An explosion of colors. It can also be reached directly by ferry.”
  • 103 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
  • 4 Experiences
Route
“the coolest street of milano for shopping , you can find a lot of intersting things over there.”
  • 232 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Brera is historically the artist neighbourhood of Milan as it hosts the fine art academy and pinacoteca. Great for shopping and having a glass of wine on one of the terraces of the quaint pedestrian streets.”
  • 227 locals recommend
  • 30 Experiences
Historic Site
“This is the home-museum of a twentieth-century Italian poet, Gabriele Dannunzio. It is a place full of charm that allows you to admire the lake from unusual points of view of its garden (for example from the deck of a ... ship!)”
  • 124 locals recommend
Archipelago
“Lago Maggiore N°1 must see! My advice: book ONLY the ticket online to avoid the cue. Bye the boat ticket by going in piazzale Lido Stresa and ask at the ticket office that you will find. It's a lot cheaper”
  • 83 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Science Museum
“Everyone one that’s been here says it’s so worth going! 10 minute walk away 10€ per person.”
  • 71 locals recommend