Interesting churches in Milan

Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano)

One of the most iconic landmarks in Milan, the Duomo di Milano is a magnificent Gothic cathedral.

You can explore its beautiful interior and even take an elevator/ or walk the stairs to the rooftop for stunning views of the city.

Santa Maria delle Grazie

This church is well known as it houses Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting “The Last Supper” (Cenacolo Vinciano).

The artwork is preserved in the refectory of the church and requires advance booking for viewing.

You must pre- book to see “The last Supper” but occasionally last minutes entrances are allowed at certain times of the day.

Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

Often referred to as the “Sistine Chapel of Milan,” this lesser-known church boasts exquisite frescoes that cover nearly every inch of its interior, depicting biblical scenes and mythological stories.

Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa

This unique church is known for its ossuary, where the walls are adorned with human skulls and bones. It’s an eerie yet fascinating site that showcases a macabre form of artistic expression.

Church of Sant'Eustorgio

This ancient church is home to a beautiful Nativity scene and the Three Kings’ relics. It also houses the Portinari Chapel, adorned with stunning frescoes by Vincenzo Foppa.


is a historic church located in Milan, Italy. It is dedicated to Saint Ambrose, the patron saint of the city. The church is a prime example of Romanesque architecture, dating back to the 11th century. The nave is spacious and adorned with beautiful frescoes, highlighting religious themes.


Brera Art Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera)

Located in the Brera district, this museum houses an impressive collection of Italian Renaissance art, including works by masters like Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titian.

Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco)

Originally built as a fortress, the Sforza Castle now houses several museums and art collections.

It contains various exhibits ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to Renaissance sculptures and paintings.

Museum of the Twentieth Century (Museo del Novecento)

Located in Piazza del Duomo, this museum showcases 20th-century art movements with a focus on Italian artists.

It offers an insightful journey through modern and contemporary art.

Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci): Dedicated to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, this museum features his inventions, scientific models, and interactive exhibits on various scientific disciplines.

Modern Art Gallery (Galleria d'Arte Moderna)

Housed in Villa Reale, this gallery showcases Italian and European art from the 19th and 20th centuries. It features works by renowned artists like Van Gogh, Monet, and Modigliani.

Other lesser known museums

  • Fondazione Prada: Established by the renowned fashion brand Prada, this contemporary art museum features a diverse collection of contemporary art and hosts rotating exhibitions by both emerging and established artists.
  • Museo Bagatti Valsecchi: Housed in a historic 19th-century mansion, this private museum displays an extensive collection of Renaissance art and decorative objects. It offers a unique glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the aristocratic Bagatti Valsecchi family.
  • Museo Poldi Pezzoli: Originally the private collection of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli, this museum showcases a wide range of artworks, including Renaissance paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and decorative arts. The collection is displayed in a meticulously restored historic mansion.
  • Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano: Located in a former artists’ residence, this private museum features an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by Italian and international artists. It offers a comprehensive overview of 20th-century art movements.
  • Museo Diocesano: Situated within the historic Palazzo dell’Arcivescovado, this museum exhibits religious art and artifacts from the Diocese of Milan. It houses an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, and religious objects spanning different periods.
  • Museo del Design 1880-1980: Dedicated to Italian design from the late 19th to the late 20th century, this museum showcases an impressive collection of furniture, lighting, and industrial design objects. It provides insights into the evolution of Italian design aesthetics.
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