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Milan Itinerary for Architects and Designers

Milan is nowadays an architectural icon, capable of drawing sighs, smiles, expressions of surprise and charm. Come with us to check out what to see in Milan at Fuorisalone Design Week.

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Milan Itinerary for Architects and Designers

Milan is one of the most famous cities when it comes to Italian design: it unites the modern and the old in a super harmonious, almost poetic way! With modern neighborhoods, other historic and brand new neighborhoods, Milan has assumed a prominent role throughout the Fuorisalone not only for the events, but also for the wonderful architecture that offers to curious eyes that visit the city! Let’s go to our post of the day? Itinerary in Milan for Architects and Designers. Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia  you make the trip of your dreams !!! ALSO: see our  “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

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Milan Events …

In addition to the very characteristic neighborhoods, exceptional events are also held in various parts of the city – changing from year to year, covering the entire city! Newer and more modern neighborhoods, such as Porta Nuova and Porta Volta, have been improved with the aim of opening new spaces and, with technology, offering visitors unique experiences! The events usually take place in the center, in the Zona Tortona (in the Porta Genova neighborhood, behind the train station), in Ventura Milano Design District (Lambrate), Fabbrica del Vapor, in the fantastic neighborhood of Brera, in the Triennale di Milano area, in the neighborhoods already mentioned Porta Nuova, Porta Volta and also in the neighborhood Porta Garibaldi and Corso Como.

1) Itinerary in Milan for Architects and Designers: VISIT THE CATHEDRAL

Milan is a concentrate of WONDERFUL constructions, starting with the Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) , which dominates the square of the same name and enchants that rests its eyes on the Cathedral. However, there is an almost ‘secret’ Milan – which is not always on the list of classic tours – there is a Milan almost entirely made for lovers of architecture, art and history! Read also Why visit the Duomo in Milan?

2) Itinerary in Milan for Architects and Designers: VISIT VILLA NECCHI CAMPIGLIO

The first one is Villa Necchi Campiglio. The Villa is a house built in 1935 and was designed by the architect Piero Portaluppi. It is a splendid example of modern architecture in the city. Even though it is private, the facade itself is already charming and makes us know a little about what was the must of the bourgeoisie in the last century.

3) Itinerary in Milan for Architects and Designers: VISIT PRADA AND FELTRINELLI FOUNDATIONS

Two must-see places are also: Rem Koolhaas’ Prada Foundation; and a Milanese classic: Herzog & De Meuron’s Feltrinelli Foundation.

4) Itinerary in Milan for Architects and Designers: THREE-YEAR VISIT AND SEMPIONE PARK

Even in passing, be sure to visit Milan’s Triennale and Parco Sempione. – they are icons of the city and desserve it, A LOT, even if a nod from afar (but, a piece of advice: if I were you, I would visit them both calmly!)!

5) Itinerary in Milan for Architects and Designers: VISIT THE NOVECENTO MUSEUM

If you can, visit the Novecento Museum, completely renovated by Italo Rota. Also visit the MUDEC (Museum of Cultures) museum, by David Chipperfield, and also visit the Chiesa di Santa Maria (Church of Saint Mary), considered a Renaissance masterpiece with Renato Bramante’s signature.

6) Itinerary in Milan for Architects and Designers: MAKE A WALKING TOUR

Includes a walking itinerary on Via Melchiorre Gioia on the list; from there, go to Via de Castillia and stop at the modern and amazing Piazza Gae Aulenti (Gae Aulenti Square). The highlight of the square is undoubtedly the modern UniCredit building: one of the most modern in the city! It is also there that you find the famous Bosco Verticale: a building that makes anyone astonished!

7) Itinerary in Milan for Architects and Designers: VISIT THE MONUMENTAL CEMETERY AND PIAZZA BORROMEO

Another place full of works of art is the Monumental Cemetery: it is an indescribable beauty! The mausoleums, tombs and sculptures present there are beautiful, impossible to choose the most beautiful! Another beautiful spot in the city is Piazza Borromeo (Borromeo Square). There are historic houses, all in the Renaissance style; it is VERY worth it!

8) Itinerary in Milan for Architects and Designers: VISIT LEONARDO DA VINCI’S VINEYARD

Visit Leonardo Da Vinci’s vineyard! When he went to live in Milan to paint the Sistine Chapel, he won a small vineyard from Ludovico ‘Il Moro’ Sforza and, they say, Leonardo loved that place until his last day of life! Today, in that place, is the Casa Atellani, signed by the architect Piero Portaluppi in 1922. It deserves a hop! Also read Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper!

9) Itinerary in Milan for Architects and Designers: VISIT PINACOTECA DI BRERA

Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Painting Gallery) is another point that needs to be on your list! It is fantastic, it has a charming collection and it is unpretentious, but very seductive! Write down the tip!

Do you want to go out? Via Durini and Via Solferino: beautiful, charming and with impressive constructions! Shopping? It has an it-concept store called Excelsior: anyone who has ever been to Milan and is involved in art, decoration, architecture etc, knows this store! If you LOVE design and creativity, stop by! Then tell me! ; ) Be sure to also visit the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery and the full-of-beauty La Rinascente! Also read Where to shop in Milan?

One last tip:

  • Stroll around the Navigli neighborhood! The neighborhood is full of life, pleasant… A charm! In addition to offering great options for restaurants, bars and local shops!

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Milan Itinerary for Architects and Designers
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Milan Itinerary for Architects and Designers
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A little about the Fairs in Milan …

We can not fail to talk about the most important fair in the sector that brings together professionals from all over the world to exhibit all the news in the area and presents innovation, trends and more! What are we talking about? Obviously we’re talking about the Milan International Furniture Fair! Click here to learn more ! And be sure to understand how Fuorisalone works, c lick here to learn more! To access the official website of the exhibition space, you can CLICK HERE!

Do you need help?

If you need help organizing your visit to Milan during the Salone del Mobile, talk to me! With my consultancy, we can optimize your time and make you gain some time to visit the most cosmopolitan city in Italy! To find out more, send me an email or click here! And to access the official website of the exhibition space, you can CLICK HERE!


How to get to RHO from Milan Center?


1) How to get to RHO from Milan Center? BY SUBWAY

Best option is to go by subway. Use the Red line M1 and get off at the Rho-Fieramilano stop. Read here How to use the Metro in Milan?

2) How to get to RHO from Milan Center? BY TRAIN

You can use the high speed trains, the regional, and the fast regionals – Trenord S5 / S6 / S11 – Rho Fiera station. Did you know that T renitalia is the main Italian company dedicated to the management of railway transport? Find out here ” What is the difference between trains in Italy? “. Buy your ticket online in advance and save a lot, read the Post “How to buy a train ticket in Italy?”.

3) How to get to RHO from Milan Center? BY CAR

Use the A50 Tangenziale Ovest / A4 Venice, A8 Varese, A9 Como – follow the signs with exits to Fieramilano / Pero-fieramilano. There is a parking lot for 10,000 cars. Read also TRAVELING BY CAR IN ITALY: EXAMPLES OF TOURS

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Hotels I advise in the Malpensa and Linate areas

Let’s start with the Malpensa and Linate areas, the city’s airport regions. Linate and Malpensa are close to the two main airports in Milan. Ideal for short stays and business trips or, and, if you have a car.

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Accommodation that I advise in the Duomo Region

One of the most charming regions is the Duomo area, cathedral and symbol of the city; this region is also perfect for those who love traditional cafes, trendy bars or for those who are always looking for the latest and follow the trends. The Duomo Square region is equipped with two metro lines, which make this region even more practical for those staying in the city.

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Hotels I suggest in the Historic Center Area

Another region to consider is the  Historic Center of Milan , a tangle of charming streets. The so-called “ fashion quadrilateral ”, the ideal place to shop in Milan, with its famous streets: Montenapoleone, Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia (and the Saint Spirit, Gesù and Borgospesso). Within this zone we can also consider the Zona Brera which is another wonderful area to stay

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Hotels that I suggest in the Region of Brera

The  Brera  neighborhood is famous for its high fashion boutiques, exclusive art galleries and trendy bars – it is north of Piazza Duomo. The characteristic streets are inviting for a stroll without a destination. The main attraction is the Pinacoteca di Brera, where priceless works of art are exhibited – among them, the masterpieces of Raffaello and Mantegna. It is in the southeastern region of Brera that the “ quadrilateral fashion ” is located. The region is frequented by VIPs and socialites who spend horrors in the boutiques of brands like Armani, Valentino and Versace, on the outskirts of the elegant “Montenapo” (as the Milanese affectionately call Montenapoleone Street)

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Hotels that I suggest in the Navigli area

Also, the charming  Navigli  district is a very energetic region, which in recent years has developed a lot. The “bomb” region of bars, breweries, restaurants, bakeries and pizzerias and is home to one of the most acclaimed antique fairs in Northern Italy. The bustling nightlife, typical art galleries and characteristic streets make this region a great choice for those who want to stay in Milan and for those who love to enjoy the nightlife.

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Hotels I advise in the Central Station Region

Another region with a high concentration of hotels is the  Central Station , especially if you come by train. In this region there are several receptive structures and the best: for all budgets. Best region for those who want to do round trips from Milan.

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Conclusion

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