Milan is a world-famous fashion city with insanely expensive boutiques, posh hotels, and exclusive restaurants. It is difficult to spend a nice family weekend there without spending a fortune. But we did it.
Dynamic, fast, with roads choked with traffic, smelling like good perfumes Milan, compared to the rest of Italy, is a city from a different planet. Residents of the capital of Lombardy look at the rest of Italians with a mixture of irritation and superiority. Milanesi walks faster, speaks and arranges business quicker. The prices are higher, and taxi drivers and waiters in restaurants are more ruthless than anywhere on the Mediterranean. But if you stay alert and considerate, then Milan can be a fantastic place for a family city-break.
5 must-see attractions in Milan
Duomo di Milano
INFO: Duomo di Milano; Piazza dell Duomo; metro red line, station Duomo. Ticket for the roof and interior €12 (steps) or €16 (elevator) the price includes cathedral’s museum and St. Charles Borromeo crypt
The Milan’s white marble cathedral is an architectural wonder, and visiting the roof of the temple – pledged with sculptures and decorative pinnacles (there are a total of 3,400, of which 2,200 on the facade of the temple) – is the biggest attraction of Milan. Tickets are bought at the ticket office on the south side of the building. You will recognize this place when You’ll see a long queue of Japanese tours on the street. You have the right to the priority queue while traveling with the child. The price of the ticket covers also an interesting museum in a cash register building and the crypt of St. Charles Borromeo at the main altar.