What to see in Milan: the museum you must see

Duomo di Milano


What to see in Milan. From the Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery) to the Palazzo Reale (the Royal Palace), to the House Museums and to the Museo del Novecento (the Museum of the 20th century), Milan is a city of museums and great exhibitions.

I often go to Milan for my work, and even though I’m always in a hurry, I always try to discover new corners of the city.
Now I will explain you what to see in Milan if you stay only 24 hours.

Piazza Duomo | Milano

What to see in Milan- in the morning

You should start your visit from the Duomo, and before entering read the post 5 things to know about Piazza Duomo, so you’ll find out that in 1458 the old church was demolished in order to build the Cathedral. Go up to the Terrazza, from which you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of the city.
After the Duomo, walk along the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and don’t forget to spin around three times with a heel on the testicles of the bull depicted on a mosaic decorating the ground of the central octagonal space, because is considered to bring you good luck. You can read the history of this good luck ritual in the post about the Bull of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

What to see in Milan- at lunch

After walking along the Galleria, you’ll arrive at Piazza Scala. Exactly at opposite end of the Galleria you’ll find the Palazzo Anguissola, home to the Gallerie di Piazza di Scala (or the Gallerie d’Italia-Piazza Scala).
This is the exhibition centre of the art collection of Intesa Sanpaolo. If you have got two hours at your disposal, you must visit it. Here you may also have lunch at deCanto, located inside the Gallerie di Piazza Scala. I stopped here for a quick lunch, and I really liked it.
Have a look at Tripadvisor to see photos and reviews.

What to see in Milan- in the afternoon

From Piazza Scala you can walk along the so-called Quadrilatero della Moda (Fashion District), and let the most prestigious fashion brands in the world enchant you. But I suggest that you should go along via Gesù in order to visit the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, which will tell you the story of two brothers who in the 19th century transformed their house into a work of art.

What to see in Milan- at dinner

The dinner in Milan may be the chance to discover new places. Go up to the last floor of the Rinascente, and have dinner enjoying the wonderful view of the Duomo.
From here your evening may finish with a walk along via Dante up to the Sforza Castle.

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi | musei Milano

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, interni.

Gallerie d'Italia | ristoranti di Milano

Gallerie d’Italia, ristorante De Canto.

Gallerie d'Italia | museo Milano

Gallerie d’Italia interni

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