Absolutely Stimulating Things to Do in Milan, Italy

Milan Cathedral in Milan, Italy
Whenever visiting a place for the first time, it wouldn't hurt to have at least a slight idea of the possible fun things to do when in the city. One of the more popular cities that everyone hopes to visit at least once is Milan, in Italy.
Visit the Duomo
duomo in milan
This is undoubtedly the number one suggestion anyone would make to a first-time visitor to Milan. One of the top attractions here, this one is hard to give up. The Duomo, or Cathedral, is said to be one of the largest Gothic structures, and also the third largest church in Christendom.
Visit The Santa Maria delle Grazie Church
Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan
We've all heard about Da Vinci's The Last Supper. How about seeing it too? A stay in Milan is almost incomplete without going to the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, to have a look at the famous 'The Last Supper' by Leonardo da Vinci.
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the home of Football Club AC Milan
San Siro Stadium
If you are a huge football fan, this is it for you. A trip to Milan, but no AC Milan, or even FC Internazionale, just isn't happening! A trip to the San Siro Stadium, and a visit to the museum is a 'must-do' for any football fanatic. Giving major insight with the help of photographs and other forms of documentation, a football fan would love this for sure.
Flea Markets of Milan
Milan has a lot of amazing shopping that can be done at its flea markets. Right from things with that classic and vintage appeal, to your favorite designer dupes, flea markets in Milan will offer you everything. You must however bear in mind that a morning like this in the town is about comfort, so ditch the dressed-up look, and go easy for some great shopping. Markets worth a visit are Fiera de Sinigaglia, Viale Papiniano, Viale Fauché, amongst several others.
Shop Haute Couture
galleria vittorio emanuele II shopping market
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Shopping at flea markets ain't your thing? If high fashion is more your style, then that is how it shall be done. All the designer names are all gathered up at one spot alone. Known as the Quadrilatero d'Oro, or very simply the Rectangle of Gold, this spot houses all the big names - Chanel, Versace, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, etc. It is also home to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an arcade considered as one of the oldest shopping malls in the world.
Attend an Opera
the theater teatro alla scala in milan
Teatro alla Scala
The Teatro alla Scala is a definite yes for any die-hard opera lover. Often known as La Scala, this famous opera house has been around since 1778, and has been the prime venue for several big opera performances. What may be an experience of a lifetime for some, comes with some major advance booking, because this place gets full like you wouldn't imagine.
Stroll Through the Parks
parco sempione in milan
Parco Sempione
Save this one for a day of doing nothing, yet keeping busy. If you are in Milan, kids in tow, make sure you save a day in the least for maybe a picnic with your kids. There are umpteen parks to choose from, and visit. Some of the best would be Parco Sempione, Parco Forlanini, and Gardino Guastalla, to name a few.
Taste the Cuisine and Coffee
risotto with parmesan chese
Risotto Milanese with Parmesan
What's a visit to any place without tasting some of the local delicacies? Although the days of the unbelievably long lunches seem to be long lost, the food hasn't stopped being as delectable as it used to be. Whether it's a quickie like a panini or a sandwich, or a fuller meal like pasta and some good meat, the food here will not disappoint you. Also, how can you miss out on some really good coffee when you're here? Make sure you get a good dose of all the coffee you could ever want.
Pamper Yourself
man undergoing stone massage therapy
Enjoy a relaxing stone massage
Most 'to-do' lists are always made up of the same old things. Visit historic monuments, go to the theaters, etc. But what about some real indulgence if you are on vacation? That is the point of a vacation anyway! While in Milan, make sure to go to some of the luxury spas that the place has to offer. Some of the best to go to would be Four Seasons Hotel Milano, Hotel Principe di Savoia Milano, and Culti Day Spa.
Enjoy the Feel of Venice
navigli district in milan
Pseudo Venice at the Navigli district, Milan
Ok, so this is not going to be the real thing like you'd find in Venice or Amsterdam, but consider it pseudo-Venice! Milan's Navigli district may not be anything exceptional in a certain sense, but it most certainly makes for a fun experience. Even though there are just two canals that can provide you with the Venice-like experience, touring the place on a boat will be one experience that you will enjoy without a doubt.
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