Piazza Duomo is definitely the ideal starting point for a visit to the city. Milano derives its shape from a medieval urban structure in concentric rings spreading out from the centre to the periphery (not unlike Beijing…). So if you set off from the Duomo you will be starting your sightseeing right from the heart of the city.
You can buy an entry ticket to the Duomo to admire the Cathedral’s stunning interior, its roof terraces with their breath-taking city view or the nearby Duomo Museum. Once you exit the Duomo, do not forget to pause, look up and admire its beauty from ground level.
Walking through the elegant Vittorio Emanuele II monumental gallery is like stepping into the city’s most elegant living room. The chic top-brand boutiques nestle side by side with the historic stores, bookshops, famed restaurants, patisseries and bars that have defined the Milanese style, treasuring tradition but always keeping in step with the times.