Your critical guide to hotels, restaurants and going out in Milan

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Editor's picks

Top spot for a romantic night

Pane e Acqua

An enchanting, relaxed address with vintage decor and a fine Mediterranean menu.

Italian masterstrokes

Pinacoteca di Brera

A stupendous collection of major Italian artists from Caravaggio to Bramante.

Happy hours and mini samosas

Bars & pubs

Cosy alcoves, and a DJ keeps the warm and friendly atmosphere buzzing at this Indian lounge bar.

Major attractions



Milan's main attraction, the third largest church in Christendom (outdone only by St Peter's in Rome and Seville's cathedral), is truly a joy to behold.

Castello Sforzesco


Once home to the noble Visconti family, the castle today houses an incredible 12 mini-museums scoping from Palaeolithic history to 1950s furniture.



This superb museum hosts a vast collection of chairs, Olivetti typewriters and other design masterpieces in a funky, open-plan showroom.

What's on in Milan

La Scala opening night La Scala opening night - © Gianluca Moggi/Time Out

Fashion weeks, feast days, and whole nights dedicated to whooping it up: Milan's calendar is not short of entertaining and enriching events.