Radisson Blu Hotel, Milan

Things to do in Milan

Whether it's the impressive MiCo convention center or San Siro Stadium, there are a number of things to do in Milan within minutes of the Radisson Blu Hotel. A thoroughly modern city, yet one steeped in centuries of history, Milan has many attractions for guests to visit from throughout the ages.

Milan Duomo Cathedral

A towering structure in the city center, Milan's Duomo is the largest cathedral in Italy and the fourth largest in the world. Fashioned in Gothic style, the Duomo took over 500 years to complete. You can enter the cathedral and even visit the roof to inspect the intricate spires at a closer range.

Santa Maria delle Grazie

A church and convent in Milan, Santa Maria delle Grazie is perhaps best known as the home of da Vinci's The Last Supper, making it one of the city's top attractions. The church also features impressive 15th-century artwork, plus a stunning set of frescoes by Guadenzio Ferrari, titled Stories of the Passion.

The Leonardo da Vinci Science and Technology Museum

One of Milan's most famous citizens, Leonardo da Vinci, now has an entire museum dedicated to his works of science and technology in the city. The museum focuses mainly on da Vinci's work toward transport engineering but also celebrates his contribution in all scientific areas.

Sforzesco Castle

Originally built for military use and as a residence, Sforzesco Castle now hosts a number of museums. This includes the expansive collection of the Sforzesco Art Gallery, which displays 230 masterpieces from throughout the ages. The museum is divided in sections, with the first focusing on 15th- and 16th-century artists, including work by Titian, and the second showing work from the 16th through 18th century.

La Scala Theatre

A regular stop-off for the world's most celebrated opera singers, La Scala Theatre has been an internationally recognized opera house since the 18th century. With a major renovation from 2002 to 2004, La Scala Theatre looks better than ever, and rates among the top attractions in Milan, both for its architecture and its performances.

Brera Art Gallery

The Brera Art Gallery collects works from the Renaissance period of Italian art, including from Raphael, Bramantino and Bellini, at Palazzo Brera. The museum also features a number of other collections, featuring works from the time of the Italian restoration up to the 20th century.

Municipal Archaeological Museum

Housed in a former Benedictine monastery, the Municipal Archaeological Museum collects artefacts from Greek times, especially from their colonies in Italy, and Etruscan relics. Further items show the majesty of ancient Rome through mosaics and sculptures.

Museum of the Risogimento

This museum in Milan provides a unique perspective of the unification of Italy. Its exhibits begin with Napoleon's conquest of the area, leading through a Milanese uprising against the controlling Austrian Empire and through to the reclaiming of Rome by Italian forces.