Top 12 free things to do in Milano

12 free things to do in Milano

Who said that there aren't things to do for free in Milano? Here you can find a list of 12 things to do without even opening your pockets! 

Sforza Castle

Visit the civic museums

Every day from 16:30 (last opening hour) and every Tuesday from 14:00 you can get free entry to all municipal museums in Milano (with the exception of the Museo del Novecento). Please click here for the full list.


San Maurizio

Get to know the churches of Milano

With the exception of the Milano Duomo, all the city churches, with their works of art housed within, can be visited without a ticket.


 Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano

Discover two House Museums

The Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano and the Museo Studio Francesco Messina offer free admission throughout the opening hours.


Monumental Cemetary

Admire the Monumental Cemetary

The Cimitero Monumentale is an authentic open-air museum, freely accessible every day, which regularly hosts readings, concerts and tours.


 Museum events

Play a part in the Sunday at the Museum events

Every first Sunday of the month the Milanese civic museums adhere to the national initiative which promotes free entry to all the state cultural venues. Please click here for detailed information.



Travel between Extra European Cultures at Mudec

The MUDEC - Museum of Cultures keeps an exstensive collection of finds from the Cultures of the world, from the ancient Andean civilizations to the Far East, available for visits every day.



Visit the abbeys of Milano and the hinterland

The Strada delle Abbazie (Abbey Itinerary) will take you to the southern belt of Milano with the monastery complexes of Clairvaux, Viboldone, Mirasole and Morimondo, all open free or with guided tours on special occasions.


Parco Sempione

Stroll in the city parks

Milano has over 50 parks, green zones and gardens, perfect for a relaxing break surrounded by nature.


Villa Necchi Campiglio garden

Relax in the Villa Necchi Campiglio garden

A hidden gem within the walls of the residence, the Villa Necchi Campiglio garden is a precious oasis of peace inside the ‘quadrilateral of silence’.


Hangar Bicocca

Get to know a contemporary artist at Hangar Bicocca

Together with PAC - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea and the Fondazione Prada, the Hangar Bicocca hosts great names of contemporary art in its exhibition rooms and, at HB, entry is free.


Botanical Garden and the Astronomical Museum

Discover the Botanical Garden and the Astronomical Museum

A stone’s throw from the Pinacoteca, the Palazzo Brera encloses an evocative eighteenth-century Botanical Garden and an Astronomical Museum both open to the public.



Practice some sport at the Idroscalo

The Idroscalo can be freely used for running, skateboarding, skating, fishing, cross-country and mountain biking trails. Free entry also to the Children’s Village, Aulì Ulé - The Garden of Forgotten Games and the Art Park.