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Gap Year in Milan, Italy

Explore the metropolis of Milan, a trend-setting city in northern Italy.

EF Gap Year in Milan, Italy

    Summer: 65-85°F

    Winter: 35-55°F





Live like the Milanese and say si to la dolce vita when you travel to this chic, cosmopolitan city.

Milan is recognized as a global capital of design and fashion; it’s also Italy's leading financial center and home to a bustling business hub. Hosting an array of awe-inspiring architectural and historical landmarks, high-end restaurants, and upscale shops, there’s sure to be no shortage of things to do or sights to see in this dreamy destination.

Whether you’re exploring the glass vaults of Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle II, trying the longstanding Milanese tradition of aperitivo, or window shopping luxury couture, inspiration awaits. Find yourself in the hustle and bustle of Milan as you follow in the footsteps of famous former residents like da Vinci and Verdi.

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A trend-setting city. Alongside London, New York, and Paris, Milan is recognized as one of the four fashion capitals of the world for its influence over international design and fashion trends. Get ready to see some spectacular streetwear as you explore!

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Feast your eyes. “The Last Supper” is one of the most famous and iconic pieces of art in the world; commissioned in 1495 and completed in 1498, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece lives in the Santa Maria Delle Grazie convent in the heart of the city.

EF Gap Year in Milan, Italy

Must-see for music lovers. La Scala is among the world’s most famous opera houses; many of the greatest global singers in the past two centuries have performed here since its inauguration in 1778.

EF Gap Year in Milan, Italy statue
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Navigate the nightlife of Naviglio. By day, this neighborhood hosts a collection of charming artists’ workshops and boutiques; by night, Naviglio transforms into a vibrant destination for city-dwellers in search of canal-side cafés, lively bars, and trendy clubs.

Milan, Italy EF Gap Year

Six centuries in the making. The Duomo of Milan is the second or third largest cathedral in the world (there is some debate!), though it is universally renowned as the largest to be built in the Gothic style. Construction began in 1836 and the final details were completed in 1965.

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Try the traditional dishes. Dine on the city’s most famous meal, Risotto alla Milanese, then enjoy Panettone for dessert.

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