All journey times are approximate and subject to variation.
Cultural things to do in Milan
The financial, fashion and industrial capital of Italy, Milan’s incredible artistic attractions often get overlooked. However, despite first impressions, this city has an array of cultural experiences to tempt visitors. With centuries-old religious monuments alongside innovative contemporary art institutions, exploring the Milanese cultural scene with this two-day itinerary is as fun as it is edifying.
Roof Terraces of the Duomo
Just a minute’s walk from the Duomo will take you to the Museo del Novecento.
Museo del Novecento
Afterwards, walk around the corner to visit the Palazzo Reale.
A 20-minute walk or taxi ride will bring you to the next stop of the day, the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio.
Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio
Next, take a 10-minute walk to the Basilica Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Basilica Santa Maria delle Grazie
To get back to the hotel, walk for 35 minutes past the Castello Sforzesco and through the artistic neighbourhood of Brera, or take a 15-minute taxi ride.
Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea
From PAC, take a 20-minute taxi ride to Pirelli HangarBicocca.
Next, take a 25-minute taxi ride to Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea.
Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Take a 20-minute taxi ride to Fondazione Prada.
The Giuseppe Verdi Conservatorio is then a 15-minute taxi ride from the Fondazione Prada.
Conservatorio di Musica ‘Giuseppe Verdi’
Take a taxi for the 10-minute journey back to the hotel.