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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Church
“The icon of Milan, you jut can’t miss it! If you have time and it’s a clear day it’s worth going up the rooftop to get a view of Milan all the way to the mountains. ”
  • 512 locals recommend
Park
“One of the 6 monumental entrances of Villa Borghese, built at the end of 1827 and located in Piazzale Flaminio. The propylaea from which the entrance takes its name were designed by Luigi Canina on models from ancient Greece.”
  • 541 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful place to visit, have a long walk and rest. Place for swimming in the summer time. Pets frendly.”
  • 342 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Big museum with paints, sculptures, Ancient Egypt, Roman Empire, Renaissance. The best time is early morning at 9.00! You won't have to wait on a crazy line!”
  • 446 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The best way to explore Split old town and antique palace is having a walking our with licensed tourist guide.”
  • 375 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Amphitheatrum Flavium is the most famous and impressive monument of ancient Rome, as well as the largest amphitheater in the world. ”
  • 557 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“15 minutes of walk from home. Baroque square. In ancient Roman times, it was the Stadium of Domitian which was built by Emperor Domitian in 85 AD to serve the Greek athletic games. In the 3rd century was restored”
  • 322 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It is the most famous museum in the world that houses the most famous works of the 16th century artists. Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo and Vasari.”
  • 375 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“10 minutes of walk from Piazza Navona. The Pantheon (temple of all gods) is a building of ancient Rome built as a temple dedicated to all past, present and future divinities. It was founded in 27 BC”
  • 273 locals recommend
Park
“The park covers an area of ​​approximately 40 acres along the route that, from the Duomo, leads to the Passo del Sempione through the Arco della Pace. Construction started in 1890 and it was designed by Emilio Alemagna to locate the pavilions of the 1906 International Expo and is now Milan’s park par excellence, much frequented by sports enthusiasts and families, especially on weekends. However, it is not only the green lung of the city but also a place that narrates the history of Milan's past. For example, the Ponte delle Sirenette is the bridge named after the four statues that characterize it. Constructed in the Dongo ironworks in 1842, it is believed to be the first metal bridge built in Italy and was positioned on what is now via Visconti di Modrone after the city’s ring of canals was covered. Another interesting story is that of the “acqua marcia”, the fountain which in olden times was considered a panacea for health thanks to its high sulphur content. By climbing the Torre Branca (108.60 m high), commissioned in 1932 by the municipality of Milan, visitors can get an amazing view of the city. The tower was designed by Gio Ponti and assembled in just two and a half months to inaugurate the fifth Triennial (1933). Another attraction located in the park is the Civic Aquarium, the only building left of those specifically constructed for the International Expo in 1906. After the restoration, completed in 2006, the interior space was designed to comprise didactic exhibition and research areas with numerous pools of fresh and marine water containing more than a hundred species of aquatic organisms. Last but not least, the park is also home to a rather special public library: it was awarded the Medaglia d'Oro at the tenth Trienniale in 1954 for its splendid architecture.”
  • 385 locals recommend
Museum
“Located not far from the Duomo, Milan’s Castello Sforzesco – built in the 15th century by Duke Francesco Sforza – was once one of the largest citadels in Europe. Today, it houses various museums and numerous important artworks and relics, but it is also nice to wander through its courtyards and drink in the sense of history. After you are done exploring the castle, walk out the back gate and straight into Parco Sempione, Milan’s “green lung” and one of the most beautiful parks in the city. There are a variety of events planned this year at the castle to honour da Vinci’s contribution to the destination, from frescoes to other beautiful adornments. ”
  • 380 locals recommend
Castle
“5 minutes of walk from home. You can visit the Castle also inside with or without guide. In ancient times, in case of danger of siege to the Vatican the popes took refuge in the castle through the passage called "Passetto". The "Passetto is about 800 meters long, you can see it right next to home and if you visit inside the Castle, you can walk on it.”
  • 341 locals recommend
Route
“Via del Corso is a main street in the historical centre of Rome. Today, the Corso is a popular place for the "passeggiata", the evening stroll for the populace to be seen and to see others. It is also an important shopping street for tourists and locals alike. Here you can find the big national and international stores, as well as small shops with great bargains. Without a shadow of doubt chic shopping in Rome is traditionally done in the Tridente neighbourhood. The street itself is remarkable for being absolutely straight in an area characterized by narrow meandering alleys and small piazzas. The length of the street is roughly 1.5 kilometres. The Corso runs in a generally north-south direc”
  • 113 locals recommend
National Park
“The most beautiful Parc along the coast is not far from the property, it is possible to go there by car or by train.”
  • 297 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Behind Palazzo Pitti there is the wonderful Boboli Gardens. The Medici first took care of the arrangement, creating the Italian garden model that became an example for many European courts. The vast green surface, subdivided in a regular way, constitutes a veritable open-air museum, populated by ancient and Renaissance statues, adorned with caves, first of all the famous one by Bernardo Buontalenti, and large fountains, such as that of Neptune and Ocean. The subsequent Lorena and Savoy dynasties further enriched the structure, extending the boundaries that line the ancient city walls up to Porta Romana. The visit to Boboli completes the visit to the Pitti Palace and allows you to fully grasp the spirit of court life and at the same time enjoy the experience of a garden that is always renewed while respecting its tradition.”
  • 355 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Trastevere is undoubtedly the most colorful and fascinating, where you can breathe the authentic soul of the Romans. Busy in the evening, thanks to the locals of the Roman nightlife, and enchanting during the day for the unexpected glimpses that open up between the streets of Sanpietrini and the other. The neighborhood is full of typical bars and markets in its narrow alleys that unwind around the main square of Santa Maria in Trastevere. During the day it almost seems to be in a medieval village, among so many archaeological beauties, rather than in the city: artisan shops, small shops, markets, and many people who stop to chat in the street. In the evening the neighborhood is transformed, and Trastevere becomes one of the favorite destinations to spend the evenings. During a visit to Italy, tourists cannot fail to visit its capital and above all one of the symbolic districts of the Roman world. ”
  • 364 locals recommend