Window shopping is one of the most popular attractions in MIlan - and free of charge unless you decide to enter and spend your money on actual shopping. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a must to visit place.
La Scala offers several free events each month:
No doubt that central point of interest in Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is its imperssive altar - made in gold, gilded silver, precious stones and enamel, is a true masterpiece of Carolingian goldwork.
Sforzesco Castle, one of the most famous monuments in Milan, has seen long historical vicissitudes during the past years. It was demolished, then rebuilt several times, embellished and restored to become a symbol of both happy and dramatic events that are to be found in the historical background of the city. Sforzesco Castle today represents one of the most interesting and entertaining arts centres in Milan, housing several important art and history museums and libraries. Admission to the castle is free of charge, except entrance to museums. One of the top object - last sculpture by Michelangelo - Pieta Rondanini.
Each year there are few special days when state owned museums in Italy are open with free admission.
Creative space for young people Fabbrica del Vapore offers a wide range of workshops, activites, exhibitions and performanes almost every day of a year. The former tram factory is transformed into a complex where creativity and bright minds don't have limits - be it music, design, photography, theater, dance, cinema etc. For current events and activities check a web page www.fabbricadelvapore.org.
Explore art collections of Intesa Sanpaolo bank in Galleria d'Italia located in the historical heart of Milan. Historical building of the bank is transformed into an exhibition venue presenting its art collections to public. Free entrance.
On DomenicAspasso Sundays tens of thousands of people attend special events and visit various cultural sites that are open especially for this occasion. This is a unique opportunity to see interesting places and sites and with free admission. On 2013 the dates of the DomenicAspasso are the following: March 17th, April 7th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, September 8th, October 13th and November 17th. For other dates check www.tourism.milan.it.