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Acquario

Attractions

A whacking great Poseidon guards the goldfish pond in front of this fun Parco Sempione freebie, which was reopened in 2006. The Aquarium's strong reliance...

Viale Gadio 2
Free

Basilica dei Santi Apostoli e Nazaro Maggiore

Attractions

Situated on what was the ancient colonnaded corso di Porta Romana, San Nazaro was one of the four basilicas built during St Ambrose's evangelising drive,...

Piazza San Nazaro 5
Free

Ca' Granda (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Attractions

Now home to the arts, history and law faculties of Milan university, Ca' Granda began life as a hospital and hospice. It was Francesco Sforza who set out to...

Via Festa del Perdono 5
Free

Casa del Pane

Art, Attractions

A light-filled gallery housed in one half of Porta Venezia's former gatehouse; recent subjects have included Franco Pisani and Russian photography. The top...

Corsa Venezia 63
Free

Casa di Riposo per Musicisti - Fondazione Giuseppe Verdi

Attractions

A statue of composer Giuseppe Verdi presides over piazza Buonarroti, where a neo-Romanesque palazzo, designed in 1899 by architect Camillo Boito (the top...

Piazza Buonarroti 29
Free

Castello Sforzesco/Civici Musei del Castello

Attractions

After the Duomo, the Castello Sforzesco is Milan's main attraction - not least because of its 12 mini-museums and archives running all the way from...

Piazza Castello
FreeMajor venue

Cavallo di Leonardo

Attractions

Commissioned by Ludovico 'il Moro' Sforza in 1482 in honour of his father Francesco, this enormous bronze horse took over 500 years to complete. Leonardo da...

Piazza dello Sport 16
Free

Cimitero Monumentale

Attractions

The Egyptians had their pyramids; the Milanese have the Cimitero Monumentale, last resting place of the perpetually ostentatious. The cemetery was begun in...

Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale
Free

Civico Tempio di San Sebastiano

Attractions

When Milan emerged from a bout of the plague in 1576, its residents heaved a sigh of relief and, to express their gratitude to God for their deliverance,...

Via Torino 28
Free

Duomo

Attractions

Standing proudly on the piazza del Duomo, the third largest church in Christendom (outdone only by St Peter's in Rome and Seville's cathedral), the Duomo is...

Piazza del Duomo
FreeMajor venue

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Attractions, Shops

The magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II isn't known as il salotto di Milano (Milan's living room) for nothing. It connects piazza del Duomo with...

Between piazza del Duomo & piazza della Scala
FreeMajor venue

Museo dell'Ottocento

Art, Attractions, Museums

It's little wonder that Napoleon chose to live here in 1802, followed by the Austrian field marshal Count Joseph Radetzky. This recently restored...

Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte
Free

Museo di Milano e Storia Contemporanea

Art, Attractions, Museums

Fully renovated in 2002, the 18th-century Palazzo Morando Attendolo Bolognini is at once a living museum exhibiting the Countess Bolognini's collection of...

Palazzo Morando Attendolo Bolognini
Free

Palazzo Reale

Critics' choice
Attractions

A mansion of utter opulence, and host to a swath of world class art shows. Recent big hitters have included a Canova exhibition, a Francis Bacon portrait...

Piazza del Duomo 12
Free

Parco Sempione

Attractions

Parks are rare in Milan, and this 47-hectare (116-acre) expanse behind Castello Sforzesco is the city's biggest. Since its 1996 clean-up, it has become a...

Free
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