Ostello Bello – Excellent community hostel, offers a free beer or glass of wine at check-in, a wonderful rooftop patio and a free Italian dinner of pasta and other assorted favourites each night. This hostel offers a full breakfast and a minutes walk from the Duomo.

Hidden Treasures

The Leonardo Da Vinci Science Museum. If you want to blow you mind of how parts of physics came about, check out this museum. It’s also offers a variety of exhibits that are also kid (and adult) friendly.

The Fashion Quarter – As a backpacker, come here to feel fancy for a good hour. You’ll also feel the most out of place – but in a good way! Window shop, or take a leap and pop into one of these flashy stores. Look like you know what you’re doing and stroll past 2000 dollar shoes and pants. Don’t be ashamed if you get looked up and down a few times! The architecture in this section of Milan is quiet idyllic and displays and modern spin on old Milan.

The Duomo – This is the Cathedral that nestles itself in the central hub on Milan. The Duomo is magnificent and it’s intricate architecture will blow your mind. Put your cardio to the test and climb to the top — the view is worth it! With a little fee you can see the beautiful Milan from a different perspective. You won’t regret this one.