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3 Days in Milan: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

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Milan is like an espresso for the soul. From the Gothic Duomo to the serene canals of the Navigli District to the San Siro football stadium, it’s like stepping back into a beautiful era where buildings have ornate augmentations, where pizza shops sell pizza made by real Italians, where sports cars suddenly make sense because they are driven at appropriately sporty speeds.

Day 1: Art and Culture in Milan

Pick 10 things to do in Milan to get started and off you go! Opposite Milan station is the Pirelli Tower. Built in the 1950s, it is much admired in architectural circles and is still the tallest building in Milan. Take the hop-on hop-off bus, or get your bearings from the rooftop terrace of famous Gothic Cathedral the Duomo, then head to 14th century Castello Sforzesco.

Devote the afternoon to art. Visit Da Vinci's Last Supper. The painting is rapidly fading, so book a ticket and move it to the top of your travel list. Stop by one of the many bars to sip an aperitivo in the golden sunset light and snack upon olives and cheeses, before the opera at La Scala.

Day 2: Shop 'til you drop 

Milan: world center for glamor. Tour the design ateliers and showrooms for inspiration, then visit one of the designer outlets and outfit yourself in Prada, Dolce and Gabbana and Versace for a fraction the retail cost. Head for the Fashion Quadrilatero, the crisscrossing streets with the big fashion labels. Visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele - Milan's 'drawing room' is a four level, glass vaulted shopping arcade dating from 1870. Full of cafes, restaurants and Prada's original store. Very elegant.

Day 3: Day Trips from Milan

Milan sits in the middle of some of the most spectacular places in the world. Visit the playground of the rich and famous in Lake Como, enjoying a boat cruise in beautiful Bellagio town. Take a day trip to unique Venice, historic Verona or the delightful fishing villages of Cinque Terre.

Spend an afternoon exploring Bergamo, or ride the Bernina Express railway line through the Swiss Alps to luxurious St. Moritz.

Tours & Tickets

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Milan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2704 Reviews

Guarantee your visit to see one of the most famous works of art in the world, Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'. Reservations to see this legendary ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.75

Lake Como Day Trip from Milan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 645 Reviews

Take in the stunning scenery of world-famous Lake Como on this day trip from Milan, just a quick 1-hour drive away. Explore the fashionable lakeside town of ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.94

Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 503 Reviews

Take a ride on the Bernina Express, Switzerland's alpine delight. This train journey takes you along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world – ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $158.30

Milan Art Tour: Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' and the Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Discover some of Milan’s greatest artistic treasures on this 2-hour walking tour. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper,’ one of ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.96

Italy and Switzerland in One Day: Lake Como and Lugano from Milan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Visit Italy and Switzerland in one day on a relaxing daylong excursion to Lake Como and Lugano from Milan! After discovering Gothic churches and enchanting ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.11

Genoa and Portofino Day Trip from Milan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

See the best of the Italian Riviera on your Genoa and Portofino full-day trip from Milan! After a guided walking tour of Genoa, explore the best bits of these ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.30

Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 323 Reviews

Discover Milan using three different tour routes! See all the main sights aboard an open-top double-decker bus and with up to 16 stops to choose from you can ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: Ticket valid for 48 hours from the time of first use

From USD $32.98

Evening Rooftop Tour of Milan's Duomo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Bypass the queue with your prebooked ticket to the top of Milan's Duomo — Milan Cathedral — the city's most notable attraction and one of the world’s largest ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.21

Milan Super Saver: Verona and Lake Garda Day Trip Plus Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

See the highlights of Verona, Lake Garda and the Swiss Alps over two days with this combination of two best-selling guided tours, now at a 15% discount! This ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $229.87
$270.44 Save $40.57

Day Trip by Train to UNESCO Site Mantua Including Mincio River Cruise

Discover the rich Renaissance beauty of Mantua (Mantova), a UNESCO World Heritage site located beside three lakes. On this full-day guided tour, take a train ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.32

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