Milan in two days: Discovering the artistic wonders of Milan

Chiesa di San Gottardo | Duomo Milano

Are you planning a Milan weekend and want to know what you can see in Milan in two days? You’ve landed in the right post!
In this post I propose a two-day itinerary to discover the city’s most iconic attractions, ensuring that you can immerse yourself in Milan’s rich history and artistic heritage. 

Follow me on this journey through the artistic wonders of Milan, where every palace and every street tells a story and every work is a masterpiece.

Milan in two days



We start our tour from the majestic Cathedral of Milan, better known as the Duomo.
This is one of the largest churches in the world and is also a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Its facade and spires are Milan’s most famous features in the world. While inside you will be enraptured by the majestic and solemn atmosphere, altars, stained glass windows and sculptures.
Also, don’t miss the opportunity to climb the Duomo’s terraces to admire the city from above.

To admire the Duomo I recommend you follow the tips on how to visit the Duomo of Milan, to know how to organize your visit and how to book the tickets necessary to access the Terraces, Museum and Treasury.


After exploring the Duomo of Milan, head to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, home to one of the world’s most famous masterpieces: the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.
This fresco, created between 1495 and 1498, has stood the test of time despite many vicissitudes and remains one of the most studied and admired works.

To admire this masterpiece, it is necessary to book Tickets to the Last Supper by Vinci, as it is one of the most visited masterpieces in the world and especially because only a limited number of people per day are allowed to enter.



Day two begins with a visit to Castello Sforzesco, an imposing fortress in the heart of Milan. Once the residence of the Sforza family, today the castle houses several museums and art collections.
Exploring its courtyards and halls means entering the history of Milan, and in fact you will find works by Michelangelo and Leonardo da vinci, as well as a vast collection of ancient art was Renaissance.

I recommend reading the post on Castello Sforzesco in Milano, where you will find all the information on what to see and how to plan your visit.


To conclude your art trip to Milan, I recommend visiting the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, one of the oldest art galleries in the city. Founded in 1618 by Cardinal Federico Borromeo, the picture gallery houses an extraordinary collection of artworks, including paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci.
One of the most famous and valuable items housed at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is Leonardo’s Codex Atlanticus, a collection of drawings and writings that offers a unique glimpse into the mind of this Renaissance genius.

This two-day itinerary in Milan allows you to immerse yourself in Milan’s history and art, discovering some of its most precious gems.
Are you ready to be fascinated and inspired by Milan?

If you have already seen this iconic places in Milan, perhaps you might be interested in a more original route. Take a look at my tips for discovering secret Milan and unusual places that few people know about, or check out which house museums to see in Milan, some are spectacular.

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