Most know that Milan is a Fashion Capital, but not many are familiar with its rich history. Discover Medieval Milan and how it transformed into the Fine Arts district of Brera. Find out how Milan blossomed into the capital of Italy and discover a modern-day battle between the luxury giants in the Quadrilateral of Fashion. Milan is a fascinating mixture of medieval sites and modern fashion. Come along and get a behind the scenes look at Europe's most stylish city.
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Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Teatro alla Scala
Pinacoteca di Brera
Directions to Starting Point
If you're taking the metro, take the red line to Duomo station. If you're on foot, head to Piazza Duomo right in the center of Milan. You want to be standing on the side of the piazza close to the Museum of Novecento.
Check out the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, La Rinascente and the Quadrilateral of Fashion to do some shopping.
Visit the botanical gardens of Brera and walk through the Brera of Fine Arts Palace.
Visit the Leonardo 3 Museum.
Have a coffee and pastry at Pasticceria Cova or Pasticceria Marchesi.
Best time of day
Ideally, I would recommend to do the tour during the day. The beginning of the tour starts in a touristic area so if you want to avoid large crowds, try to avoid the weekends.
Milan, like any big city with large crowds, is not immune to pickpocketers. Just make sure you don't have an valuables in easy-to-grab places.