Milan is not just one of the most stylish and elegant cities in the world – it is a bustling metropolis rich in delicious cuisine, exceptional art and a thriving sports culture and definitely is the capital of fashion!
In a city that is teeming with many hidden gems and adventures, deciding what to do and where to go is no easy task. And if you only have one or few days in Milan.. don’t worry, i’ll help you to choose the best destinations!
You will fall in love with atmosphere of architecture and wonderful places to visit! I spent a few days in this paradise and believe me, that vacation was one of my favorite! There are so many small and classy restaurants, beautiful cafes, and if we talk about shopping there are plenty options!
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
Language: Italian is the official language.
Currency: Euro (€) is the official currency.
Climate: Continental, with wet and cold winters and hot summers.
Payments: You can pay by credit card in most places, but do as I do – be sure to bring cash.
One or two days are more than enough time to fell the atmosphere of the city.
Italy owns a modern public transportation system that connects places of the city, as airports, subway lines, trams and buses.
Metro – Like many big cities, Milan has a subway system. It’s not very huge, but the three lines serve almost all the tourist stops in the city, so I used a metro.
Tram – The other main rail-based transport in Milan is the city’s network of trams. There are more tram lines than subway lines, and depending on where you are in the city these can be really convenient to get where you’re going.
Bus – Milan’s buses cover many of the same areas that the Metro and trams do, but they also go a bit further afield than those other two transportation methods.
It’s important to say that Milan is not such a large city so sights can be viewed within walking distance.
I definitely had to visit the most famous place in Italy – Milan Cathedral, called Duomo di Milano in Italian. Let me explain you, this is a vast Gothic-style cathedral, located in the heart of Milan and is one of the largest Catholic churches in the world! Milan Cathedral is a vast structure made of large darkened marble plates. The interior is very elegant thanks to its large sculpted marble columns that reach the ceiling. I was really impressed of that visit!
San Siro Stadium
Football lovers, this is for you! Enjoy two of the most legendary Italian club teams in their home stadium. San Siro is the atmosphere of AC Milan and Inter Milan. Especially for football fans, they can discover the ‘behind the scenes’ of the stadium while walking in the footsteps of the most famous champions. Amazing! Enter Ac Milan and Inter’s locker rooms and get ready for the enchanting view of the San Siro field, the greatest gift for every football fan.
When you are on a trip in Italy, you must visit Sforza Castle. It looks more like a fortress with a large courtyard than a castle. The complex has a library and several museums. Some of these hold the works of Michelangelo and da Vinci, as well as arts and artefacts from Ancient Egypt.
An interesting fact: the territory of the Sforza castle is full of cats! They have long lived on the fortress walls, basking in the sun on the grass in the ditches surrounding the castle. There are specially designated people at the castle who feed them, so there are signs everywhere about not feeding cats.
The Parco Sempione is a large green-space close to the Castello Sforzesco. The park has an overall area of over 47 hectares! Imagine what I talk about. It has а lot of trees, bushes and flowers dispersed among its many vivid green lawns and a pretty artificial lake, which houses numerous kinds of birds. Take a slow walk and breathe the fresh air and you will recharge your batteries.
Galleria Vitorio Emanuele
The place is very photogenic and bright, with magnificent arches and an impressive glass and iron dome. The gallery is considered one of the most beautiful and impressive in Europe. It is here that the legendary 7-star hotel is located, the only one of its kind in Milan. But do not expect to find an entrance to it, or at least a sign: the place is strictly classified to guarantee the privacy of its guests. You can enjoy a coffee stop before heading to the piazzas.
Leonardo da Vinci Museum
The Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology is one of Milan’s most inspiring and engaging historical sites. Of course, the shrine and “heart” of the museum is the floor dedicated to the inventions of the Genius and Creator who was ahead of his time and lived in Milan for nineteen years – Leonardo da Vinci. Above the entrance to the gallery there is an engraved portrait of the master. Scientists are still scratching their heads – how could this amazing person come up with so many amazing models? At that time, mankind had not yet invented a sufficiently compact and powerful source of energy necessary for the operation of many of them. It was still far from the electric engine or steam engine. This means that many of the inventions of the great master could not come into action. However, he created them, and the finished drawings were made long before the time when the mechanisms built on them could be put into action. To this day, conjectures are being made about the secret abilities of Leonardo.
Definitely worth a trip to Milan! The atmosphere will rain on you and I assure you that you will enjoy the max and you will want to return to Milan again! And don’t forget – a few days are enough!