Italy Travel Guide

Design buffs are sure to appreciate a visit to industrial designer Achille Castiglioni's studio, which has been kept just as it was left upon his death in 2002.

Four floors and 4,800 square feet dedicated to Giorgio Armani's 40-year career in fashion.

Enjoy dinner while rumbling around Milan in a restored and transformed tram from 1928. Leaving from Castello Sforzesco, the ride takes around two and a half hours and circles the entire city.

The Museum of Cultures, opened in 2014 in the vibrant Tortona area, has an interdisciplinary focus on the cultures of the world, with shows devoted to international exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as to their collection of anthropological items from 1200 BC to the first half of the 20th

Italians take their calcio (soccer) seriously, and the Milanese are passionate about local teams AC Milan and Inter. Get caught up in the fervor at San Siro, which is also used during the summer for concerts by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Muse, the Rolling Stones, and Jovanotti.

Italians like to make a splash in every sense, and there's no better place to do so than the relaxing whirlpools, water jets, and waterfalls of this spa in the center of town.

Situated in the heart of the charming, bohemian Brera neighborhood, in a beautiful 17th century building alongside the Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts), the Pinacoteca holds more than 500 Renaissance art works dating from the 14th to the 20th century.

On the edge of Parco Sempione, La Triennale is dedicated to showing contemporary art and design. The focus of the exhibitions include such topics as Italian graphics, the new vocabulary of Italian fashion, and how kitchen utensils mutate into machines and robots.

Opened in 1867 and recently refurbished thanks to grants from fashion houses Prada and Versace, the Galleria is famous for being one of the world's oldest shopping malls.

Inaugurated in 2015, this multi-building complex on the site of a former distillery presents contemporary artworks from the famous fashion brand's collection.

Conveniently located in the center of town, this large 15th century castle now houses several museums and art collections, with offerings ranging from Medieval and Renaissance sculptures and masterpieces by Tintoretto and Titian, to ceramics and jewelry, Egyptian mummies, and the Museum of Music

Housed in a former industrial space dating back to 1886, Hangar Bicocca is now a spectacular exhibition space for contemporary art. The shows change frequently, though German artist Anselm Kiefer's site-specific "Seven Heavenly Bodies" is on permanent display.