A vital, international city that is always on the go, Milan boasts a wide variety of events, attractions and opportunities for a splendid family holiday.
Museo del Giocattolo e del Bambino, located within the Bi, the Toy and Arts Factory in Cormano, is home to one of the most important European toy collections with dolls, toy soldiers, outdoor games, books, cartoons and videogames.
The Teatro del Buratto, specialized in children’s shows, a children’s library and various spaces for creative workshops and events, is in the same building.
Giardino delle Scienze is home to Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli, the two largest academic laboratories, Biolab and Paleolab, and Museo Civio di Storia Naturale, the largest and most important in Italy with a rich program of educational activities and events for families.
A trip to Castello Sforzesco makes the world of fairytales come alive with princesses, knights and court intrigues and will allow you to visit the Museo degli Strumenti Musicali or the Museo Archeologico. You could also choose to participate in the many recreational and educational activities available for families and children age 4-11.
You can even visit a real submarine in Milan, the S-506 Enrico Toti, on exhibit at Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci.” The museum is home to a 1921 schooner, the bridge of a real transatlantic vessel, the prow of the Stella Polare, the ship that reached the North Pole, and cannons, airplanes, old steam-powered locomotives and many collections of scientific and technological objects from all eras.
And let’s not forget shopping! There’s the huge Disney Store in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the Casa di Geronimo Stilton at the Mondadori Multicenter in Piazza Duomo, the many children’s bookstores, like Libreria dei Ragazzi in via Tadino or the Nuova Scaldapensieri in via Don Bosco, and the exclusive children’s boutiques, like Atelier de Courcelles in via Belfiore or the reations of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada in via Maroncelli.