Milan City Centre is very compact and easy to walk around. Most attractions, ancient landmarks and sights are located right in the centre of the city, which makes it easy to discover the magnificent architecture from many periods of history.
There is a large choice of accommodation in Milan’s city centre, close to the Duomo, La Scala Theatre and the shopping street Via Montenapoleone. Some hotels offeChoose from a large selection of cheap and luxury hotels in the city centre or near by Milan’s four squares: Piazza Duomo, Piazza Cairoli, Piazza Cordusio and Piazza san Babila.
Milan is an historic Italian city, boasting a high concentration of tourist attractions. The city center offers a big variety of old buildings, monuments, museums, historic Italian ruins and structures, and magnificent landscaped gardens and parks
The city centre of Milan is dominated by the Duomo di Milano, the Cathedral of Milan and the world’s fourth largest church. Also located in Milan’s central Centre region is the Cenacolo Vinciano, the Church and Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where Leonardo da Vinci’s restored Last Supper covers nearly an entire wall and invokes Milan’s spirit of Renaissance. Nearby is the famous La Scala Theater, one of the great opera houses of the world and something not be missed. Attend a concert to experience the true magnificence of the art and acoustics together. The Theatre and Theatre Museum are also open for public tours. You can visit also the Columns of San Lorenzo, Milan’s only Roman remains of a temple that dates back to the 2nd century.
Milan also contains a bustling shopping centre, where you will find a range of high-street favourites, close to some exceptional Milan restaurants and street cafés.
Main squares located in Milan City Centre, Italy
Piazza del Duomo or Cathedral Square — main city square in the heart of Milan Italy. The plaza is dominated by the Duomo di Milano. It features also the Royal Palace of Milan and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Plenty of hotels can be found within easy distance of the main square.
Piazza Mercanti or Merchants Square — heart of the city in the Middle Ages. Located in the city centre between Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Cordusio. The main buildings on the square are the Palazzo della Ragione, Casa Panigarola or Palazzo dei Notai, Palazzo delle Scuole Palatine, and Loggia degli Osii.
Piazza Cordusio — central city commercial square surrounded by the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali, Palazzo del Credito Italiano, and the Palazzo delle Poste.
Piazza della Scala — pedestrian square in the center of Milan Italy, connected to the main square of Milan, Piazza del Duomo, by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II passage. It’s the site of the world famous La Scala Theatre or Teatro alla Scala. Set inside the elegant Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in the heart of Milan, is Town House 8 offering luxurious guest rooms.
Largo Cairoli — city square situated between Via Dante and Castello Sforzesco (Sforzesco Castle). It’s a transportation hub for buses, metro and trams.
Piazza Castello — location of Sforzesco Castle.
Piazza Sant’Ambrogio — site of The Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, which is one of Milan’s oldest and most important churches.
Piazza Sempione — location of the Arco della Pace or Arch of Peace.