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What to do in one day in Milan?

Do you want to visit Milan, but have little time? No problems! It is possible to visit the main points of this fascinating city! Do you want to know how? So this post is for you!

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What to do in one day in Milan?

Milan! An ancient, historic, literary city, and it is not just a city, it is also a cosmopolitan metropolis that attracts people, cultures, traditions and travelers from all over the world. What to do in a day in Milan? A city rich in artistic treasures to get to know and with so many things to see and experience. 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!”

Introduction

A state-of-the-art capital, fashion and business capital, offering all types of entertainment, but also culture that is perceived walking among the old buildings, the many churches, such as the Cathedral, the La Scala Theater, the Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Pinacotheca), Sforzesco Castle and the many museums and art exhibitions. So get ready, for an intense day that will make you return home more than satisfied. Find out here Where to shop in Milan?

A day to visit this beautiful city is really a short time, we will start the tour in the center of Milan, more precisely in the Cathedral, located in the square, symbol of the city of Milan, and dedicated to the Nativity of Saint Mary. The majestic Gothic building, with late Baroque touches, is the architectural symbol of the city of Milan, as well as the best example of Italian Gothic. Built entirely of marble, it boasts its 3400 statues that adorn it, and the 135 towers at the top, which are arranged around the crown-shaped tower that houses the statue of Our Lord! Also read Where to eat well at low prices in Milan?

1) What to do in one day in Milan? THE CATHEDRAL AND VITTORIO EMANUELLE GALLERY

Milan Cathedral is in the center of the square, which is the heart of Milanese tourism and commerce, it is also in the Duomo Square, overlooking other important architectural monuments, such as the 19th century Vittorio Emanuelle Gallery, built in honor of the first king of Italy, and the Royal Palace, from the 18th century, the seat of the lords of Milan.

Vittorio Emanuelle Gallery was built in 1865 and is shaped like a cross, which is a covered walkway that connects Piazza Duomo (Duomo Square) to Piazza alla Scala (Scala Square). Visited by thousands of tourists, the gallery is Milan’s living room, here are the most prestigious cafes in the city center and the most exclusive fashion clubs; you can stroll through the fashion showcases and restaurants, which are among the most luxurious in the city, as well as notable bars and libraries. It is one of the tourist symbols of Milan, home to luxury and shopping for foreign tourists who visit the city daily.

2) What to do in one day in Milan? VIA DEI MERCANTI

Also nearby it is worth a visit on Via dei Mercanti, the historic street where other beautiful, more historic buildings are located, such as the Giureconsulti Palace and the Region Palace.

3) What to do in one day in Milan? PIAZZA DELLA SCALA (SCALA SQUARE)

At the end of the tour, you will be at Piazza della Scala, another symbolic place in Milan, which hosts one of the most famous theaters in the world, La Scala Theater, where the inauguration involved numerous authorities and VIPs. The square is surrounded by important architectural realities, such as the famous namesake theater, Marino Palace, the Vittorio Emanuelle II Gallery and the Galleries of Italy, housed in the historic site of the Committee, located in the center of Milan’s main historic, institutional and artistic spaces.

The night view of the La Scala Theater

A memorable image is the night view of the La Scala Theater when it lights up in its own light, at the opening party of the Opera season, with the Leonardo da Vinci monument that acts as an eternal and immutable spectator. It represents, among other things, a focal point of a museum that, from the Royal Palace and the Museum of the Nineteenth, in the Cathedral, continues to Brera, but also passes through Via Manzoni, with the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, and passes through Alessandro Manzoni, which is located in Piazza Belgioioso (Belgioioso Square), with a significant amount of attractions to admire.

4) What to do in one day in Milan? VIA MONTENAPOLEONE

At this moment it is appropriate to visit one of the most famous streets in the city, a paradise for shopping lovers, Via Montenapoleone. Visiting Milan also means immersing yourself in this reality because it is the city famous for being one of the fashion capitals. In my humble opinion, I don’t think this shape is worthy of its fame, but its charm lies in the number of high fashion brands that have stores here, so, according to these characteristics, Via Montenapoleone is among the things for to do in Milan in one day.

5) What to do in one day in Milan? SFORZESCO CASTLE

The day trip in the city of Milan can be celebrated by a final, mandatory visit to Sforzesco Castle. In fact, when it comes to Milan, the first thing that comes to mind is the Cathedral, but there is also this beautiful castle that houses several museums, including an interesting Egyptian section and an image gallery.

Take a stroll there to discover the history of this impressive fortification, which is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Italy, as well as a place rich in art and history. Seat of power before the Viscounts and after the Sforza family, it is surrounded by walls where you can admire the spacious Square of Arms, which is accessed from the Filarete Tower, and from where you can reach the Trivulziana Library, which preserves manuscripts important, such as the famous Leonardo Da Vinci Code.

6) What to do in one day in Milan? PARCO SEMPIONE (SEMPIONE PARK)

After strolling around the castle and its gardens, stop to enjoy a relaxing moment in the park, just behind Sforzesco Castle. Weather permitting, you can lie down comfortably on the lawn at Parco Sempione or, if you prefer, look for a free bench.

7) What to do in one day in Milan? LEONARDO DA VINCI’S LAST SUPPER (if there’s time left)

Oh, and if there is time left, of course be sure to visit Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous Last Supper. Read all about Leonardo da Vinci’s Cenacle

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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 quadrilaterale”, 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 “fashion quadrilaterale” 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

What to do in one day in Milan? Milan is a large city, often mistreated by its own inhabitants, but capable of giving unique emotions, both to those who visit it once and to those who live there every day. If you feel insecure or have no time, and need help to organize your trip, do not hesitate to look for me! I will love to help you make your dream trip to Italy. And how can I do that? Continue reading this post until the end and you will understand how can we make your life and journey easier:)

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