There is of course plenty to see in Milan, as in every large city. Just 5 days is not enough to discover all there is to see. I had a list of a few things that I prioritised as things I’d like to do. As I love history, and I’m a fan of old architecture, I thought a visit to Castle Sforza and a viewing of Leonardo’s Last Supper painting were worth the effort for me.
Day 4 – we really had nothing planned, so we caught the metro to Cairoli station, which is just a short walk to Castello Sforzesco. It’s free to get into the grounds and just €5 to get into the museums.
Heaps to see here, and the music museum is unlike anything I’ve ever seen, quite extraordinary.
I also particularly liked the tapestries!
Day 5 – what an interesting day for our last full day in Milan! First on the agenda was a visit to Leonardo’s Last Supper. If you want to see this famous painting, I highly recommend you book a tour. It’s a bit more expensive, but worth it; you get a good commentary on the painting, it’s history and restoration. To view the last supper, you are allowed into the room where it is displayed in groups of 30 people at a time (don’t worry – there is plenty of room and readily viewed from anywhere in the room) and for 15minutes only. Because visitor numbers are limited – this is another reason to book a group tour ticket.
After viewing the painting (which is housed in the refectory of theSanta Maria delle Grazie church), we took a look inside main church.
During our walk home we stumbled across some of the craziness that is fashion week in Milan.
And immediately after, we were witness to some street protest march (?political rally).
It was an event filled 5 days and we had a great time in Milano. Next stop Firenze!