Milan to discover around the Cathedral (Milan)

Milan is a city of fast pace and precise details. Let's say you have two hours between a work commitment; want to discover more of Milan which usually see. Do you know that around the Cathedral there are several very interesting places to see? You can discover them jump after jump with us!

Piazza Duomo

This is inevitable when visiting Milan. Any good tourist has at least one photo of the Cathedral from a variety of angles. If you are coming by subway you can already see going up the steps towards the square. Our suggestion is to stroll along the entire area surrounding the Cathedral and why not, shoot some souvenir photos. This is the valid excuse to upload a new snapshot on Instagram, don't you think?


The Milan dome is the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of this city. If you raise your eyes to Heaven you will also see the Golden Madonna on top. Of course if you have time please to venture inside.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

A short walk from Piazza Duomo you can get to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. This place may be familiar even if this is your first time to visit him. You have to know that it is a very popular location by photographers for fashion shoots and if you're lucky you might even see some pending set.  Don't miss the tradition of spin three times out of yourself on the bull mosaic depicted in the Gallery!  The exact point? See where it is most consumed;-) A bit of luck doesn't hurt!

Museo del Novecento

You have little time to spare, we know this and that is why we recommend "a taste" of the Museo del Novecento. Did you know for example that you can watch for free the painting "the fourth estate" by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo. Simply go to the entrance of the Museum and you can find it right there, without having to make a ticket.

Piazza Mercanti

Piazza del Duomo is the heart of Milan with the medieval Palazzo della Ragione, la Casa Panigarola and Loggia degli Osii. All enclosed in the square as if it were a small courtyard that holds centuries of history.

Piazza Fontana

You can easily run over Fountain Square because it is located in a strategic area next to Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Beccaria. Once you arrive you'll see in the middle of the square an artistic fountain of red granite and of Carrara marble.

Piazza San Babila

You still have some time? Follow then the route from Piazza Duomo to Piazza San Babila. A multiethnic Street and many shops. The weekend is rather crowded and studded by numerous street artists.