Milan is the capital of Lombardy, located in northern Italy, and is considered a leading alpha global city, with strengths in the fields of art, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, services, research and tourism. Its business district hosts Italy’s stock exchange (Italian: Borsa Italiana), and the headquarters of national and international banks and companies. A major economic and political centre, Milan is considered today as the industrial and financial capital of Italy and recognized as one of the world’s fashion capitals.

The city is served by many luxury hotels and is the fifth-most starred in the world by Michelin Guide.  Tourists are attracted by Milan’s museums and art galleries that include some of the most important collections in the world, including major works by Leonardo da Vinci. The historical centre in Milan offers beautiful treasures: the Cathedral, one of the most famous Gothic constructions of the world; the La Scala theatre, one of the world’s best known Opera Houses; the Sforzesco Castle and its art museums, with unique pieces of art like the Rondanini Pietà by Michelangelo; the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, with the famous Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper” (“Il Cenacolo”).


The Duomo Museum is an enchanting and silent place, almost hidden, compared to the much more imposing cathedral. It’s worth a visit, however, to prepare yourself to admire the Duomo.

Milan’s Teatro alla Scala is the most famous opera house in the world and an unmissable destination for music and culture devotees. The enchanted atmosphere, the acoustics, the prevalence of sumptuous red and gold colours typical of the great theatres of the world, the magnificence of a venue steeped in history and culture: a true eulogy to the power of the theatre that has been part of the history of humanity since ancient times.

One of the most famous and fascinating paintings in the world, much analysed, admired and often the protagonist of books and films, Leonardo da Vinci’s Cenacolo (The Last Supper) – a Unesco Heritage site – is located in the refectory of the Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Fortress, palace and now museum: the fascinating history of Milano’s Castle.

The most famous colonnade in Milano for one of the city’s most ancient churches.

Not everyone knows it but Milano has its own ‘Sistine Chapel’: this gem of art historyMilano’s: the church of San Maurizio.

Designed by archistars Daniel Libeskind, Arata Isozaki and Zaha Hadid, the City Life district is one of the most prestigious futuristic projects created in Milano during EXPO 2015.

Here you can admire Leonardo’s Codex Atlanticus alongside Caravaggio and Raphael paintings.

Meet all world’s cultures in one place.

The museum is one of the most impressive locations in downtown Milan. It is the largest scientific and technological museum in Italy and one of the four major in Europe.

From Canova to Picasso in the Villa Reale halls.

The Museum is dedicated to the art of the 20th century and offers a selection of more than 400 artworks. From there you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the Duomo.

The Pinacoteca di Brera’s collection of works of art includes several of the greatest masterpieces in the history of art anywhere in the world.


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The Official Tourism Board of the Lombardy Region. You’ll find information, updates, detailed information, photos and videos, and plenty of travel proposals, including accommodations and services exclusive to the region.A complete guide to Milan.