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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

Biblioteca & Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Art, Attractions, Museums

Founded in 1609 by Cardinal Federico Borromeo, this 400-year-old project began life as one of the first ever public libraries. The world-class paintings on...

Piazza Pio XI 2

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 Museo di Storia Naturale

Attractions, Museums

Giovanni Ceruti's neo-classical building was put up in 1838 to house the collections left to the city by aristocrat Giuseppe de Cristoforis. It's a great...

Corso Venezia 55

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

FieraMilano

Art, Attractions

The sparkling trade fair hub since 2005, FieraMilano is truly vast, and has an enormous external show area for open-air fairs. Milan's most important fairs,...

Strada Statale del Sempione 28

FieraMilanoCity

Attractions

Milan's original trade fair was set up near Porta Venezia in 1920 in an effort to kick-start an economy that was slow to recover from World War I. As fair...

Piazzale Carlo Magno 1

Fondazione Stelline

Art, Attractions

Built on the site of the original Santa Maria della Stella convent after the latter burned to the ground, Palazzo delle Stelline was designated by the...

Palazzo delle Stelline
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