FREE THINGS TO DO IN Milan

TOP FREE ATTRACTIONS IN Milan

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 Things To Do in Milan

1. Milan Duomo (Free)

4.5 Free Tourist Attraction

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 in 1812. Completing this magnificence of this Gothic building is Madonnina’s gilded copper statue, entitled Little Madonna, who was the city’s conventional guardian. Strangely, visitors cannot see the bell tower.

In order to get a closer look at the pinnacles, statuary and spired, visitors can climb to the cathedral ceiling across 165 steps. A life is also available and there are entrances at both sides of the building.


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2. Basilicia Di S. Ambrogio (Free)

4.5 Free Tourist Attraction

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 dating as old as AD 835, glow up the vague interior dome heart shape of the building. Following the south passageway, there is some valuable 5th-century twinkle. Mosaics embellish the ''Sacello San Vittore in Ciel d’Oro ,’’ its ‘golden sky’ dome which winged monkeys and griffins support.


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3. Gallerie Di Piazza Scala (Free)

4.5 Free Tourist Attraction

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, Fontana, Guttuso, Munari and Baj. The entire collections of works by these renowned artists arrive belong to the personal assortments of the Intesa Sanpaolo and Cariplo foundations. For most tourists, seeing these amazing works is a matter of pride and appreciation of greatness. To avail this rare opportunity to witness art at its best, visiting the Gallerie Di Piazza Scala is highly recommended.


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4. Castello Sforzesco Milan (Free)

4.5 Free Tourist Attraction

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 Visconti assembled the fort in the fourteenth century. A few years later the Sforza that wedded into the Visconti group and obscured them in force, ensured that in 1450 the building underwent reconstruction. Beatrice and Ludovico il Moro were the most powerful inhabitants. After inviting the French at the end of the fifteenth century, Ludovico expired in the cells of an estate in the Loire valley, but that was not until after the couple made Milan and Castello Italy's extraordinary hub of the Revitalization. They selected works by Leonardo da Vinci and Bramante, and these majesties were visible on a walk around the salons that enclose the Castello's tremendous patio. The salons holds an arrangement of little city-controlled museum considered the Civici Musei Castello Sforzesco. These incorporate a pinacoteca comprising works by Magenta, Bellini, and Correggio, and the far-reaching possessions belonging to the Museo d'arte Antica, loaded with Egyptian valedictory objects, ancient items found from Lombardy. Items here also include the final work by old Michelangelo when he was 89 years of age. There is also his unfinished Rondanini Pietà.


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5. Parco Sempione (Free)

4 Free Tourist Attraction

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 Milan. Emilio Alemagna the famous designer demarcated the exact outline of the recreation centre, because he perceived the goal of making surrounding perspectives including both landmarks. A third noticeable landmark of Parco Sempione Palazzo dell'arte implicit 1933 and Giovanni Muzio planned it, which as of now retains the Triennale di Milano art. The entire zone of the recreation centre is secure with a free remote system.


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6. Orto Botanico di Brera Botanical Garden (Free)

5 Free Tourist Attraction

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 between the organised flowerbeds listening to the sounds of nature whether birdsong or the sound of tinkling water from the fountains. Find a bench and admire the view of the observatory as you let your soul relax after all the traveling and sightseeing you've been doing!

Opening Hours : Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm

Address: Via Privata Fratelli Gabba, 10, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

7. Cimitero Monumentale (Free)

5 Free Tourist Attraction

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 that highlight the passing of time, the Gothic, Romanesque, and Byzantine styles all present from the greatest sculptors of the time. If you want to learn more about this cemetery and learn more about the people who are buried here, free guided tours are available upon request.

Opening Hours:Tuesday-Sunday 8am – 6pm

Address: Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale, Milano

8. Giardini Pubblici Park (Free)

4 Free Tourist Attraction

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 centuries old. You can see statues of various influential people in these gardens; one of them is of the first prime minister, which Italy had. The gardens also house two museums namely, Palazo Dugnani and the Natural History Museum. The lovely landscape of Italy provides tourists with the optimal relaxing atmosphere and they can enjoy jogging or running. The beautiful view of the lake makes the experience even more enjoyable to the tourists.


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9. Cheisa di San Maurizio al Monastero (Free)

4 Free Tourist Attraction

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 pieces by renowned artists.

The complementing grey exteriors and rich gold interiors are mesmerizing for eyes. The church has small chapels which house barrel vaults. The area is triumphed by a stupendous seriana loggia. The place is a must visit in Milan due to its eternal beauty, the great architectural design and the overall aura that radiates from every inch of this astounding church.


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10. Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse (Free)

2 Free Tourist Attraction

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 keep it secure, it was later remodeled with bronze.

One of the most mesmerizing aspects of Leonardo’s horse is its GIGANTIC size. Being 24 feet in length, this shiny monument would catch your eyes the moment you see it. It sure is something that you can feast your eyes on and not miss it at all! The monument is easy to find and since it has many attraction nearby, you can move on to them once you are done with the great horse.


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