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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
  • 36 Experiences
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
  • 19 Experiences
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
  • 11 Experiences
History Museum
“the largest Egyptian collection after Cairo, definetely a must-see for all the lovers of Ancient Egypt civilations. ”
  • 197 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Amazing Aquarium , one of the most famous in Europe, paradise for kids , book ticket in internet to avoid long queues ,plan to spend at least half day there , Genova is about 2 hours driving from Portovenere ”
  • 182 locals recommend
Park
“Turin people love the Valentino Park in all season! It's great for running, have a nice walk in the nature, picnic, sunbathe, studing, have a drink with friends. In fall season you can admire the romantic foliag. In Christmas season there are many events for childrenand families.”
  • 208 locals recommend
  • 6 Experiences
Art Museum
“The Pinacoteca di Brera is a national gallery of ancient and modern art, located in the homonymous palace, one of the largest in Milan with over 24000 square meters.”
  • 160 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Bar
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“Corso como is well known for its multitude of restaurants, bars and clubs. A "must" for aperitivo in Milan. Just ask me for directions. I am always happy to help!”
  • 251 locals recommend
Museum
“Located in the impressive Mole Antonelliana tower. For all things cinema and movie related, this is the place to be!”
  • 171 locals recommend
Park
“Great park near by to go running. It's an older historical park where as The Library of Trees is new and clean like a golf course. There are water fountains and on the weekends, there is a super clean and free "Toilet Bus."”
  • 198 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Route
“the coolest street of milano for shopping , you can find a lot of intersting things over there.”
  • 232 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Brera is historically the artist neighbourhood of Milan as it hosts the fine art academy and pinacoteca. Great for shopping and having a glass of wine on one of the terraces of the quaint pedestrian streets.”
  • 227 locals recommend
  • 30 Experiences
Ski Area
“It's the second most visited tourist destination in France for a reason. It's amazing up there in the high mountains. Year round access to climbing, ski the legendary vallee blanche in winter or just get close to Mont Blanc. The lift pass is expensive but worth it. Make sure you go on the train to the Mer de Glace on the same day to make the most of the pass.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Archipelago
“Lago Maggiore N°1 must see! My advice: book ONLY the ticket online to avoid the cue. Bye the boat ticket by going in piazzale Lido Stresa and ask at the ticket office that you will find. It's a lot cheaper”
  • 83 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Church
“Here you can book, minimum one month before, the ticket to watch "The last supper" of Leaonardo Da Vinci”
  • 255 locals recommend
Premise
“Versailles was copied over the plans of Venaria Reale! admitted by the French Versailles employees! Worth a trip”
  • 88 locals recommend