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WELCOME TO MILANO

WE MADE
A TRAVEL GUIDE
FOR YOU

We gathered all the knowledge we have over Milano in a guide for you. All the attractions are walking distance from QUO Milano or easily reachable with a quick public transport ride.

Milano is one of the most important cities in Italy, a design hubspot and one of the four fashion capitals in the world. The city is home of beautiful architecture, traditional restaurants, art masterpieces, historical monuments and bohemian nightlife: all waiting for you. One or five days in Milan? We got you covered with all the guidance and pro tips! Enjoy!

FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED: Milano is one of the most visited cities in Europe with a few millions tourists per year, that means that the main attractions are often sold out. Book your tickets in advance to avoid missing some of the best spots. Also, many museums are closed on Mondays, take that into consideration when planning your visit!

if you just have one day

ENJOY THE MAIN
ATTRACTIONS

DUOMO DI MILANO 

1,8KM FROM QUO - 20 MIN WALK

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The post-card of Milano, a gothic church that took more than 400 years to be completed. Duomo’s rooftop has an amazing view of the city. The sunset up there is absolutely stunning.  Functioning: Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 7pm. 

PRO TIP: Duomo is a religious temple. To visit the interior, it is necessary to wear an outfit covering shoulders and knees.

GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II

BESIDES THE DUOMO - 1MIN WALK

Prada, Dior, Louis Vuitton, you name it! The oldest commercial gallery in Italy hosts high fashion stores, restaurants, the Aperol Bar on the rooftop and more for e free entrance and 24 hours. Check the Galleria floor for the bull and spin around the bull balls (yeah, we know how it sounds) to attract good luck!

TEATRO ALLA SCALA

50M FROM THE GALLERIA  -  1MIN WALK

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Teatro Alla Scala has been the place for opera fans since 1778! If you are not an opera fan or didn’t pack your tux/best dress, don’t worry, it’s possible to admire the architecture from the outside for free!

PARCO SEMPIONE 

300M FROM CASTELLO SFORZESCO - 2MIN WALK

Castello’s backyard, Parco Sempione, has roughly the area of 46 soccer fields! The park is beautiful and a very nice opportunity to chill a little bit after walking around.

CASTELLO SFORZESCO

1KM FROM TEATRO ALLA SCALA - 10 MIN WALK

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A 180m long squared castle, with historical importance in Milano’s politics, the Castle was Leonardo da Vinci’s workplace. It has a massive yard, museum and a library. The entrance is free, in case you want to see the museum,

ARCO DELLA PACE

600M FROM PARCO SEMPIONE - 5 MIN WALK

Milan has its own Arc de Triomphe and it’s dedicated to Vienna Congress, this impressive neoclassic arc can be found at the end of Parco Sempione. 

 

THE LAST SUPPER

1,3KM FROM ARCO DELLA PACE - 15 MIN WALK

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One of the most famous paintings in the world, Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece is one of the most visited attractions in Milano. Extra: Here is a nice short documentary about the painting history! 

Duomo di Milano QUO. Image by Ouael Ben Salah
Duomo di Milano QUO. Image by Ouael Ben Salah

Duomo di Milano QUO. Image by Ouael Ben Salah

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. QUO Image by Jordan Pulmano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. QUO Image by Jordan Pulmano

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. QUO Image by Jordan Pulmano

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Arco della Pace. QUO Milano. Image by Federico Di Dio photography
Arco della Pace. QUO Milano. Image by Federico Di Dio photography

Arco della Pace. QUO Milano. Image by Federico Di Dio

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Duomo di Milano QUO. Image by Ouael Ben Salah
Duomo di Milano QUO. Image by Ouael Ben Salah

Duomo di Milano QUO. Image by Ouael Ben Salah

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Navigli in Milano. Image by Siavash
Navigli in Milano. Image by Siavash

Navigli in Milano. Image by Siavash

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Brera District. QUO Milano Image by Thomas Evraert
Brera District. QUO Milano Image by Thomas Evraert

Brera District. QUO Milano Image by Thomas Evraert

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Bosco Verticale in Milano. QUO
Bosco Verticale in Milano. QUO

Bosco Verticale in Milano. QUO

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Navigli in Milano. Image by Siavash
Navigli in Milano. Image by Siavash

Navigli in Milano. Image by Siavash

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ENJOY THE DESIGN AND THE ARCHITECTURE

QUADRILATERO DELLA MODA

1,8KM FROM QUO - 20 MIN WALKING

If you came to Milano because it’s one of fashion’s capitals in the world, this tip is for you! With just a walk around the fanciest neighborhood of the city you will find the finest fashion brands, luxurious stores, high level cars parked all over and maybe some celebrities around. 

BRERA DISTRICT + PINACOTECA DI BRERA

800M FROM QUADRILATERO DELLA MODA - 10 MIN WALK

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Brera District is the design hubspot and one of the cutest districts in town! The Pinacoteca is a gallery with some of the most valuable art pieces produced in Italy. If you are not a big art fan, visiting the courtyard is free and undoubtedly worthy.  Functioning: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:30am to 06:30pm

 

CIMITERO MONUMENTALE DI MILANO 

1,5KM FROM BREBA DISTRICT - 20 MIN WALK

Yeah, you read it correctly, a cemetery! Cimitero Monumentale has impressive architecture and sculptures can be found all over the place.
Functioning: Tuesday to Sunday from 08:00 to 18:00pm.

BOSCO VERTICALE

1KM FROM CIMITERO MONUMENTALE - 15MIN WALK

The postcard and first of all vertical gardens and recognized internationally by all designers and architects: Bosco Verticale! 111m tall and has more than 900 different plant species! The view of Bosco Verticale is beautiful from the Parco Biblioteca degli Alberi!

if you have two days

During your first day you explored Milano main attractions, now it’s time to see what else the city can offer in fashion, shopping, design and even more architecture! 

A little more time in the city gives you the opportunity to have a traditional Aperitivo Milanese in NAVIGLI DISTRICT - loads of bars and restaurants surrounding a canal projected by Da Vinci himself, sounds pretty cool, right?  Get there by 7pm and enjoy the neighborhood!

if you have three days

DISCOVER
THE HIDDEN
GEMS

MUSEO DELLA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA LEONARDO DA VINCI

3KM FROM QUO - 40MIN WALK OR 30MIN RIDE WITH TRAM 16

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Biggest science and technology museum in Italy with 50.000m2. It's likely that you will spend 2+ hours appreciating all the magical engineering and technologies designed in a world without the internet! Functioning: Tuesday to Friday from 09:30 to 17:00. Weekend: from 09:30 to 18:30.

 

BASILICA SAN BERNARDINO ALLE OSSA

1,3KM FROM QUO - 15MIN WALK​

This basilica is different from the others because it has a small chapel decorated with human bones; it will definitely provide you an unique experience.  Functioning: Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm.

 

QUADRILATERO DEL SILENZIO

+ VILLA INVERNIZZI

1,5 KM FROM QUO - 15MIN WALK

Did you know you can see flamingos in Milano? Villa Invernizzi is a small garden with quite a few flamingos! In this region there is also the Quadrilatero del Silenzio, a calm and beautiful neighborhood, where the game is to find the hidden arts in the buildings. 

MUSEO DEL NOVECENTO

RIGHT NEXT TO THE DUOMO

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Museum dedicated to Italian and XX century art. With more than 400 pieces, the museum is also an opportunity to appreciate the Duomo from a different angle. Functioning: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:30.

BASILICIA DI SANT'AMBROGIO

2,9 KM FROM QUO - 35MIN WALK

This is one of the oldest churches in Milano, unique architecture, paintings and antique sculptures inside. Functioning: Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 19:00. Weekends from 08:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00pm to 20:00.

other places to visit

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
Orto Botanico di Brera
Isola District 
Palazzo Sola Busca 
La Vigna di Leonardo
Fondazione Prada

Rifugio 87 Milano
Residenza Vignale
Museo Civico di Storia Naturale
Palazzo Borromeo d’Adda
San Siro Stadium
Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore

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Church San Bernardino alle Ossa Image by Gábor Molnár
Church San Bernardino alle Ossa Image by Gábor Molnár

Church San Bernardino alle Ossa Image by Gábor Molnár

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day trips from Milano

LAGO DI COMO

VERONA

Como Lake. QUO Milano. Image by Bethany
Como Lake. QUO Milano. Image by Bethany

Como Lake. QUO Milano. Image by Bethany

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Como Lake. QUO Milano. Image by Bethany
Como Lake. QUO Milano. Image by Bethany

Como Lake. QUO Milano. Image by Bethany

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Verona.QUO Milano. Image by Henrique Ferreira
Verona.QUO Milano. Image by Henrique Ferreira

Verona.QUO Milano. Image by Henrique Ferreira

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Verona. QUO Milano. Image by Fabio Tura
Verona. QUO Milano. Image by Fabio Tura

Verona. QUO Milano. Image by Fabio Tura

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Verona.QUO Milano. Image by Henrique Ferreira
Verona.QUO Milano. Image by Henrique Ferreira

Verona.QUO Milano. Image by Henrique Ferreira

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There is a very good reason why Como Lake for being so popular - apart from being so easy and cheap to reach from Milano: Como is the 3rd biggest lake in Italy and it’s home for beautiful villages and stunning views in any season! We recommend you to start early in the morning to enjoy until the sunset!

How to get to Como? By train! Hourly trains leave Milano Centrale and make their way to Como in approx 45 minutes. Tickets are 4.80€ each way. You can buy them at the station or online here.  

 

WHAT TO DO IN COMO 

OLD TOWN

Charming alleys, cozy restaurants and outstanding architecture. Como has its own Duomo and it’s called Duomo di Como, full of tapestry and sculptures, this is a must with free entrance. 

 

FUNICOLARE COMO TO BRUNATE

Brunate is a small village on top of the hill with magical views even from Switzerland! To get up there it’s necessary to take a cable car, the return ticket costs 5.70€. From Brunate, it is also possible to make a 30 min hike and get to Faro Voltiano, another beautiful panoramic view. 

 

BOAT TRIP TO THE VILAS

Around the lake there are small villages with charming fairy-tales-ish alleys. The most famous villages are Bellagio, Colico, Menaggio, Lecco. The boat trip itself gives you a unique perspective of the lake and can be booked with the agencies in Como.

SUMMER EDITION

If the weather is good, swimming on the warm waters of the lake is an amazing way to enjoy the day in Como! Gather some fruits, a bottle of wine and a basket: then you have a picnic around the lake! 

Shakespeare fan? Ever heard of Romeo and Juliet? Verona was the city chosen by the poet to be the eternal lovers' home! If that’s not enough to convince you, what about to know one of the best preserved  Roman Empire amphitheaters? Put on comfortable shoes and enjoy Verona! 

 

How to get there? trains leave hourly from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Station from 12.75€. The trip takes around 1h50min. It’s possible to buy the tickets in the station, or online here.  There are also buses leaving from Milano’s bus terminals from 8€ and the trip takes around 2h20min. You can buy tickets here ore here.

OLD CITY CENTER + PIAZZA BRA

In one of the most romantic cities of Italy it couldn’t miss delightful alleys, cute coffee shops and restaurants. Piazza Bra is the main plaza in town and has beautiful architecture. 

ARENA DI VERONA

Did you think Colosseum was the only survival from the Roman Empire? We present you Arena di Verona, similarly to its famous peer, is the main attraction in the city. To admire the structure or to watch an opera inside, get the tickets here.

 

CASTELVECCIO + PONTE SCALIGERO

An impressive bridge and castle in the old town that is also a museum.  The exhibitions feature art pieces from the Renaissance period and weapons from the Middle Ages. You can admire the architecture from the outside for free or, for the museum, get the tickets here.

TORRE DEI LAMBERTI

84m high this tower allows you to have a unique view from the whole city. Besides the panoramic view, it’s also possible to visit the Art Museum and Gallery.  Buy the tickets here

 

CASA DI GIULIETTA

You can't leave the city without checking the Juliet's House! The tiny balcony, where the suppose love story happened, is located in a little courtyard with a bronze statue of the protagonist. The entrance is free, however, to visit the interior of the house, get your tickets here. 

WHAT TO DO IN VERONA 

and how we all say here:

MANGIA CHE TI FA BENE!

FRESH PASTA

MISCUSI

Italian food is all about pasta! Miscusi has freshly made pasta with traditional sauces and multiple locations. 

 

TRATTORIA BOLOGNESE DA MAURO

Another fresh homemade pasta place with

all the nonna flavors!
 

UN SACCO BELLO

Homemade pasta, roman dishes and a large range of meat options. Walking distance from Quo Milano.

 

PIZZA

GENNARO ESPOSITO

Imagine a delicious four cheese pizza! Ok, now imagine it with melting smoked cheese! That’s what you will find in this place! The restaurant is owned by the chef that has two Michelin Stars.

ASSAJE

Located in the bohemian neighborhood of Isola, this pizzeria is one of the hot spots in town. 

GINO SORBILLO

Argentinians will love this one! Apart from all the delicious flavors they even offer on the menu a blue pizza in tribute to Diego Maradona!
 

 

OSTERIA

AL PONTE DE FERR

Special occasions or just feeling fancy, this restaurant is located in Navigli Grande and is full of history. Despite the fanciness, it has dishes for all budgets!

CASCINA CUCCAGNA

More than a restaurant! Among many services, they serve fresh organic meals for a good price and they also have their own organic market on Tuesdays!
 

 

LET'S BE HONEST: ONE OF THE BEST THINGS IN ITALY IS THE FOOD! THE FLAVORS THAT COME OUT OF THE FAMILY RECIPES PUT THIS ITALIAN DISHES AMONG THE BEST OF THE WORLD!

WE GATHER HERE OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS, BARS, PLACES WHERE YOU CAN HAVE A NICE TIME IN MILAN.  ALL THE NAMES HAS A LINK FOR THE LOCATION ON YOUR OWN MAP, ENJOY!

PASTA &
PIZZA &
RISOTTO &
GELATO &
CANNOLI &
APERITIVO

APERITIVO 

The amount of places that serve aperitivo in Milan is surreal! As we could not pick two or three, here goes the three districts with large streets full of Aperitivo Bars. 

 

NAVIGLI DISTRICT

The sunset orange sky reflecting on the waters of the Navigli Canal is the must-go for a drink! 

 

CORSO SEMPIONE

Beautiful street with the Arc view and typical yellow trams pass by all the time.

It doesn’t get more Milanese than that!

ISOLA

Here you get a bit more of the business atmosphere with all the skyscrapers around. 

LA HORA FELIZ

Here is one out of those districts. The bar has a Latino atmosphere and a all you can eat buffet.

SNACKS

ZIA ESTERINA SORBILLO

DEEP. FRIED. PIZZA. Yeah, you heard it right! We don’t think any other explanation is needed. Is right next to the Duomo, a nice treat in the middle of a touristic day. 

PANZEROTTI LUINI

Talking about nice treats close to the Duomo, there is the traditional Panzerotti! A large range of tipical flavors in this specific tiny fried calzone!

A'VUCCIRIA ARANCINI

One of the most traditional quick treats in Italy. A stuffed, deep fried, rice ball!

COFFEE AND GELATTO

CIOCCCOLATITALIANI

One of the most popular gelatterias among our guests, this is a perfect stop while visiting the city center. 

TRA LE RIGHE

Specialty coffee and the best of Italian pastries, patisserie and gelato!

CAFETERIA PINOCCHIO

Mini cannolis are the main reason to go to this place! Get your sugars high with a large range of pastries.
 

 

BARS

DAZIO ART CAFE

Popular bar in Navigli with open spaces and a large

LACERBA

Choose your drink, but algo choose your music! Open Spotify with all the beats we like to sing along. It is just not better than the QUO karaoke on thursdays!