I flew from Morocco to Italy, and the cheapest way to get to Rome was with a 24 hour layover in Milan. 24 hours is not a lot of time, but it’s enough to experience a bit of Italy’s fashion capital. Here’s what I would recommend to see, whether you have a ton of time, or very little:
One of my favorite building in Milan is Bosco Verticale. This awesome building looks like a forest is trying to break out of an apartment building. So cool!
Royal Palace of Milan
Centuries ago, Milan was the center of its own empire, and has a Royal Palace to prove it. Milan’s Palazzo Reale sits to one side of the Piazza del Duomo, a U-shaped building with its own piazza in the center (called the Piazzetta Reale). Inside in a museum with the history of Milan.
Piazza del Duomo
This is the plaza just outside of the Duomo (Milan’s Cathedral).
Milan Cathedral (Duomo)
Open until 7pm (last tickets sold until 6pm)
€7.50 Cathedral + Museum + Baptistery
€9.50 Terraces by stairs
€13.50 Terraces by lift
€12.50 DUOMO PASS by stairs (includes everything mentioned)
€16.50 DUOMO PASS by lift
Buy Tickets here but, honestly, you don’t need to purchase the tickets in advance. Simply go there and buy them at the ticket window.
Teatro all Scala
8pm shows – cheapest ticket is usually around €34
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Open 24 hours
A shopping center where you an walk around, buy some gelato, and take pictures under the iconic glass roof