I have been in Milan 4 times and here are my top 5 things to do while in the city:
Milan is a fashion city, actually THE fashion city, I would say. Going there made me understand why all the big fashion brands are coming from Italy. People are gorgeus and very well dressed here…as if they were cut from a magazine. Keep that in mind when packing!:) The city is a mix of new and ancient buildings giving it that special Italian vibe. I would say a weekend is a good amount of time to spend here.
1. Duomo di Milano
The beautiful gothic cathedral is 157 meter tall with room for 40 000 people . It is located in the center of Milan in a big square called Piazza del Duomo with a bunch of luxurious shops and malls all around it. Go to the Aperol terrace for a drink with a good view. You can also go inside the cathedral and go up to the top.
2. Shop shop shop
Well, since Milan is a fashion city, you would expect a lot of shopping. And guess what, that is excactly what you get. You find shopping everywhere. Go to the big mall at piazza del Duomo called Vittorio Emanuelle for luxurios shopping at Prada, Louis Vuitton and all the other big brands. Regular shops such as Zara, Pull & Bear, Mango and other Italian shops with similar price ranges are all located just around the area as well.
3. Eat a lot
To get the best pizza in town, go to Biopizza at Corso Italia 16. I have never had better italian pizza anywhere else, and I have been in the country a lot.
To get the best gelato, go anywhere really, but I ike Amorino in Vittorio Emanuelle mall and Cioccolat Taliani at Via Giovianni Berchet 2. Amorino makes your icecream look like a beautiful flower and Cioccolat Taliani have a few different mixes to choose between and then you get to add your favorite topping, for example Nutella(!).
Go get wine anywhere, it is good as long as it is Italian haha.. same with cappuccinos.
Btw do not miss out on eating the saffron risotto which is a typical milanese dish!
4. People watch
The italian people are so beautiful, charming and expressive both verbaly and with their body language. It is a lot of fun to sit at a coffee shop or square and watch people while they take their espresso shots at the bar, walk around, talk or just being very italian on the phone. I usually sit in a square or park and people watch while taking a gelato and enjoy the sun. I know it sounds a bit creepy and cliché, but just try it!:D
5. Visit the Navigli area
The area is named after the oldest canal in Milan, The Naviglio Grande. You will find art, shopping, milanese restaurants, bars, night life, coffee shops and charming boutiques surrounding the beautiful canal. You can also do boat tours in the canal.
Have fun! Feel free to leave any comments, feedback or questions below!
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