Milan, Italy in 24 hours.
Milan, or should I say, Milano, is nested in the Northern Lombardy region of Italy. Milan is a metropolis, known for its high-end fashion and design. For some reason, Milan is not top of the most tourist visit list when they visit Italy. To be honest, my last visit I did not come to Milan.
This bustling city did capture my heart. Lucky or unlucky, I visited Milan right in the middle of design week. The place was buzzing with models, celebrities, designers, etc. I could not believe the number of people in the small space at one time. Either way, I enjoyed my visit to Milan.
Despite how Milan is portrayed on the world’s stage, this city is illustrious of history. The worlds most exquisite architecture from different periods of history, the upmarket modern bar culture with authentic Italy cuisine will impress you too. Talk about stylish, flashy, stylish, fancy, stylish, classy…. did I say, chic?
Explore the best things to do in Milan. Best way to do this if you are short on time is to Walk.
(1) Must visit Milan Cathedral, Milan
Milan Cathedral is dedicated to St Mary of Nativity. This fantastic building took six centuries to complete. It indeed is a masterpiece.
(2) Walk back in time at Sforza Castle, Milan
Sforza Castle is the 14th Century castle, and this complex has been a defense fortress, military barracks, private residence and center of cultural institutions and now museums.
(3) Shop at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan
Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II will blow your mind, and this is Italy’s oldest shopping mall housing the high-end levels and fancy cafes. Window shopping has never been this much fun before.
(4) Get some culture at Teatro Alla Scala, Milan
Teatro Alla Scala is of the worlds most magnificent opera house. This theatre was initially known as the Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro Alla Scala, which hosted some of Italy’s most famous opera and other performances.
(5) Visit the famous Santa Maria Delle Grazie, Milan
Located in the heart of Milan, famous for the mural of “The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.” The Church is one of Renaissance art’s most valuable testimonies, and it is included in UNESCO World Heritage sites list.
(6) Get bit arty at Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
The Pinacoteca di Brera is a famous Art Gallery, housing the exquisite collection of Italian paintings and outgrowth of the cultural program of the Brera.
(7) Relax with a picnic Parco Sempione, Milan
Beautifully appointed 116 acres of city park right in the heart of Milan city center. Enjoy the fresh air, relax with a picnic or take a walk around the park.
(8) Visit Royal Palace of Milan ( Palazzo Reale di Milano in Italian)
Home to many exhibitions and expositions also serves as the cultural center. Back in the day, the seat of government of the Italian city of Milan for many centuries.
(9) Via Monte Napoleone, Milan
The famous beautiful Via Monte Napoleone is an upmarket shopping street in Milan. The principal buildings in this precinct include the Palazzo Melzi di Cusano, the Casa Carcassola, and the Palazzetta Traverna.
(10) Street in Milan, Italy
Via Monte Napoleone, also spelt Via Montenapoleone, is an upscale shopping street in Milan, Italy. Via Montenapoleone is Europe’s most expensive street. It is famous for its ready-to-wear fashion and jewelry shops
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Awesome, I learned so much about Milan!
Beautiful Milan! Love your recommendations for a short stay in the city.. 🙂 Good to know that you still enjoyed it despite the rush of people visiting for Design Week.. 🙂
I absolutely loved Milano but didn’t get to spend much time there when I went! Your guide encouraged me to go back and try to see a lot more of this gorgeous city 🙂