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Castello Sforzesco, Milan Do you think that the only things that Milan can offer to travelers are numerous historical buildings and incredibly high prices in local boutiques? These aspects, indeed, can surprise, but only occasional tourists, not travelers who have been in this city before. If outrageously expensive shopping in Milan is not in your to-do list, but you still want to bring something authentic from your vacation, head to Lambrate railway station. There is a small market on a square near the railway station. The market will pleasantly surprise visitors with its affordable prices. Here, it’s possible to buy stylish sunglasses for 5 euro, a “branded” bag for 10 euro, high-quality leather belts, various interesting accessories and souvenirs. Many tourists don’t know about Lambrate or do not find time to visit it. Having walked among colorful stalls of the market, you can easily tell your friends afterwards that you had an unforgettable shopping experience in the city.
It’s simple to get lost in the variety of design hotels in Milan because all of them look attractive and authentic. Boscolo Milano, Autograph Collection® is located close to Duomo di … Open
Have you ever enjoyed the sauna effect in a tram? No, it’s not about a “mesmerizing” ride in a super crowded tram on a hot day, but about a real high-class sauna open in a tram car. The unique service is provided by QC Termemilano Spa. Fans of wellness treatments will be excited to try a creative sauna that has been open in a real tram car. Tram del Benessere sauna looks the same with classic saunas and has a high-quality steam room with wooden benches and a relaxation area.
If you adore extreme and want to spend some time away from loud Milan streets, it’s the right time to visit Castello Sforzesco. Tourists, who expect another boring excursion in empty halls of the castle, will be surprised as the excursion would take them to mysterious old dungeons. Not far from the castle, there is Santa Maria delle Grazie Church that is internationally famous because of The Last Supper mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci that is located there. Several yards ago, an old passage connecting the both buildings was discovered. Before that, all stories about its existence were considered fake. The unique excursion hasn’t become famous yet, so not many travelers visit it. A walk in the dungeon lit by old torches is likely to be an unforgettable one. Copyright
Milan is famous for its trendy hotels, and Armani Hotel Milano is known as one of the most prestigious. The building, in which the hotel is located, was constructed more than 80 years ago by … Open
Do you feel hungry after various excursions and exploration of the city’s landmarks? Hurry up to Piazza Wagner as that’s the location of the biggest food market in Milan. A walk in this market is a wonderful alternative to expensive restaurants. Experienced travelers are well-aware of the fact that it’s possible to try the most popular Italian delicacies there. This is the right place to enjoy mouth-watering Parma ham, burrata, and fresh seafood that is cooked directly on the market. Walking among colorful stalls is very exciting as the choice of vegetables and exotic fruit is incredible, and the range of seafood is absolutely flawless. The most important fact – many travelers allow sampling their food, so you will surely not leave the largest market in Milan hungry, as well as it’s nearly impossible to leave it without buying some food even when you’re full.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan If you crave some extreme and the idea of visiting the scariest place in Milan sounds appealing, safely head to Chiesa di San Bernardino. The church looks quite usual at a glance, but its inner premises hide the terrible truth – during the construction, all inner walls of the building were made of human skulls and bones. Initially, the building was used as a crypt and so dead people were buried there, but later it was transformed into a church. The décor of Chiesa di San Bernardino is, charitably speaking, impressive.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Milan
♥   Restaurant 'Larte' Milano. Type - Mediterranean cuisine|Modern cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Wicky’s - Wicuisine Seafood' Milano. Type - Japanese. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Seta' MILANO. Type - Creative. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Emilia e Carlo' MILANO. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Brisa' Milano. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Milan
♥   Castle 'Affori Tower' Milan, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cassino Scanasio Castle' Cassino Scanasio, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tolcinasco Castle' Tolcinasco, 11.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Peschiera Castle' Peschiera Borromeo, 11.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cusago Castle' Cusago, 12.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Milan and around
♥   Art museum 'Pinacoteca Ambrosiana' Milan, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo Poldi Pezzoli' Milan, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Pinacoteca di Brera' Milan, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Castello Sforzesco' Milan, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Padiglione d Arte Contemporanea' Milan, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Milan
♥   Palace 'Castello Sforzesco' Milan, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Villa of Monza' Monza, 15.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Original sights of Milan, deserving Guinness book

Duomo di Milano

From the series “15 Unofficial Man-Made Wonders of the World”
The main building material is white marble. The Italian Simone de Orsenigo is considered to be the original author of the project. Later, best experts from Germany and France were attracted to participate in construction. For hundreds of years, the best masters of Europe were working to create the unique facade and interior design. Their work resulted in the fabulously beautiful cathedral with the spire of 106.5 meters high. … Read further


From the series “Most Extraordinary Thermaes, Baths and Saunas in the World”
It has been invented by local designers and has a deep psychological meaning. For many townspeople, public transport rides during peak hours is a great stress. So by opening a comfortable modern sauna in a tramcar, designers decided to help to get rid of such negative emotions of citizens. A tram is one of the main symbols for Milan. In the city there is one of the most ramified networks of tram tracks in Europe with a length of more than 160 km. Not surprisingly, the most original sauna in Milan has been opened in a vintage tram car. … Read further
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