Top Attractions In Milan For Free

Milan is the fashion capital of the world and although the city might seem to cater to the affluent travellers, there are actually plenty of cheap things to do in Milan. So even if you are someone who travels on a budget, you will surely have a great time in this gorgeous Italian City. In fact, by simply walking along the beautiful streets of Milan, you will already be rewarded with stunning sights that include the Duomo di Milano, a massive cathedral featuring beautiful Gothic architecture.

Sure, Milan is not cheap. But given the numerous free things to do in Milan, you will absolutely enjoy your stay in the city even with limited money. For instance, you can visit free museums in Milan if you want to learn about the city’s culture and history. There are also a number of free attractions in Milan that are surely worth your time, such as the Basilicia Di S. Ambrogio, Gallerie Di Piazza Scala, Castello Sforzesco, Parco Sempione, Giardini Pubblici Park, and many more!

Regardless of the time of the year that you have visited Milan, there will always be something for you to do. For instance, one of the free things to do in Milan this summer is to explore the many public parks, including the Giardini Pubblici, which is the city’s biggest park. For those who are taking their kids with them, one of the free things to do in Milan with kids is to visit the Gardaland Theme Park & Sealife Aquarium and Gardaland Waterpark. These attractions may come with a fee, but they are absolutely worth it.

Free Attractions in Milan

Top Rated Milan Attractions


Milan Duomo

A fury of airborne walls, comprising of 3200 statues and 135 spires makes Milan’s Gothic Duomo the world’s biggest attraction of its sort, and third largest in any manner in Europe. The dream of pink-tinged Candoglia marble came into existence during 1386, and was the work of Gian Galeazzo Visconti. This structure has a capability of containing as many as 40,000 worshipers.

Centuries of construction finally witnessed its completion...

Milan Duomo and Terraces Ticket

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • This is a basic skip the line entrance ticket for a self-guided visit of Milan's Duomo.
  • A chance to climb to the terraces, marvel at fine sculptures and city views.
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Basilicia Di S. Ambrogio

St Ambrose, famous as Milan’s superstar bishop and once patron saint, lies burried in a crypt dating back to the 11th-century Romanesque Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio. St Ambross founded this building during AD 379. A decent legacy, this building was constructed and then reconstructed over time, with resolute minimalism that is actually educational. The influential Lombard Romanesque basilica, the gilt altarpiece, and glittering altar mosaics...

Casa Milan Museum Tickets

clock Duration: 30 to 45 min
  • The Casa Milan is a new interactive museum dedicated to the history of AC Milan.
  • The building has been their base for over 100 years and it now hosts fantastic collection of team artefacts and memorabilia.
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Gallerie Di Piazza Scala

Located inside the Piazza della Scala, the Gallerie d’Italia museum has been housed here since November 2011. The exact locations is inside Palazzo Brentani and Palazzo Anguissola Antona Traversi . The Galleries display almost 200 masterpieces, dating the 1800s of art works in Italy. Among other collections are Antonio Canova’s 13 bas-reliefs, Umberto Boccioni’s pre-futuristic works, and other eorkd by artists like Segantini, Hayez,...

San Siro Stadium and Casa Milan Museum and Hop On Hop Off Bus

clock Duration: 3 to 6 hours
  • A fantastic opportunity to step inside two Milanese football attractions on a half-day tour.
  • A convenient combo ticket to Casa Milan and San Siro Stadium with access to Milan Hop- Hop-Off sightseeing bus.
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Castello Sforzesco Milan

Castello Sforzesco is a fort in Milan, northern Italy. Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, assembled it in the fifteenth century on the remnants of a fourteenth century ramparts. Later redesigned and developed, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries it was one of the biggest fortresses in Europe. Substantially changed by Luca Beltrami in 1891-1905, it now holds numerous of the city's exhibition halls and artisanship accumulations. The...

Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • The ticket allows visitors to the Milan Duomo to visit all areas of the cathedral.
  • With this ticket, travelers may access the terraces of the Duomo via stairs or elevator to enjoy panoramic views of the city and its...
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Parco Sempione

Parco Sempione is a substantial city square in Milan. Founded in 1888, the square has a general region of 386,000 m², which is in the momentous centre of the Milan, located inside Zone 1 managerial division. Parco Sempione owes its fame to Corso Sempione. This is a major lane of Milan, connecting to the Napoleonic Empire. Close to the Sforza Castle is the recreation centre and the Arch of Peace, which are the two distinctive milestones of...

Leonardo3 - The World of Leonardo Museum Entrance Ticket

clock Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • A museum exhibiting models of various inventions introduced by Leonardo Da Vinci.
  • Besides exhibits, Leonardo3 boasts interactive contents and a workshop where visitors can assemble small-scale structures.
  • One of the highlights is...
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Giardini Pubblici Park

If you are looking for the ideal location to visit on your vacations, Italy has got it all in its majestic cities that hold a valuable heritage in the hearts of the residents. Let us talk about Milan, which houses the Giardini Pubblici, the biggest park in the city. Its full name is Giardini Pubblici Indro Monatelli, which pays a tribute to an Italian journalist.

This park has many attractive features such as statues that date...

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  • Brera is one of the leading European art galleries, exhibiting paintings and sculptures originated throughout the last millennium.
  • The art gallery disposes of works of art of Italian and Flemish origins.
  • Tintoretto, Tizian,...
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Orto Botanico di Brera Botanical Garden

Enclosed by high walls and hidden up a private street, the Botanical Garden of Brera is a tranquil green oasis well protected from the hustle and bustle of the modern city. Opened in 1774 it was used as an educational and scientific institution for students of medicine and pharmacy and used to cultivate medicinal plants to supply some of the demand from the Apothecary of Brera.

Visitors today can enjoy wandering along the pathways...

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus admission in Milan

clock Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • A guaranteed way to get a peek at Leonardo da Vinci's largest collection of personal notes and sketches, as well as pages from the Codex Atlanticus, which is exhibited at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan
  • This admission ticket is a...
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Cimitero Monumentale

One of the largest cemeteries in the city covering an area of 250,000 square metres and containing more than 15,000 statues and 3 iconic buildings; the Pantheon aka the Famedio, the Ossario, and the neoclassical Crematorium, Cimitero Monumentale is the resting place of Milan's most distinguished.

Dating back to 1866 it was designed by Carlo Maciachini and is full of beautiful bi-coloured marble with a mixture of architectural styles...

Milan Pass Including Duomo Terraces and La Scala

clock Duration: 2 days
  • This is a 48-hour pass tour to Milan's finest attractions such as the famous Duomo where you can get inside or stand on its grand Terraces.
  • If you upgrade, you will have the chance to avail the hop on, hop off tour through free public...
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Cheisa di San Maurizio al Monastero

Cheisa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is a pure representative of 16th century architecture in Spanish world. The church is a relic from ancient times that stands tall with all its grace. Built in the year 1503 by Gian Giacomo Dolcebuono, the church has a mesmerizing beauty that leaves its visitors awe inspired. The church is home to many frescos painted by the hand of Simone Peterzano. Not only these, there are multiple other art...

Milano Card

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • Enjoy the wonders of going around the beautiful city of Milan with this Milano Card. The pass offers travelers discounts on specified museums and attractions in the city such as the Leonardo Exhibition
  • Discounts are also offered for...
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Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse

Leonardo da Vinci can be rendered as the god of art and anything made by his hand or based on his ideas is a must to see. Milano, the enthralling city of Italy has much to offer us in this regard. Amongst the other big names that dominate the city like the Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci’s horse is also a unique sculpture that stands tall between the football stadium and Milan racetrack. The sculpture was originally made up of clay but to...

Skip the line Milan Duomo Tour with Rooftop Access

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • A chance to save time and skip the line to Milan's Duomo.
  • A comprehensive up not time-consuming tour of the Cathedral.
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FAQs about Free Things to Do in Milan

There are many things you can do for free in Milan like booking free entry into some Milan museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.

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