As I’m staying here in Milan, I thought I’d share with you some of the highlights of what I have seen.
Downtown: Let’s start from the best, Duomo, or the Milan Cathedral. The heart of Milan. Is an enormous building that (if you’re willing to wait in line for an hour) you can go inside and to the top! Just to the left of Duomo, you have the gallery “galleria“. Here you have an abundance of shops and restaurants to browse and choose from (warning €€$$$). If you don’t want to spend money however, you can simply look up at the architecture of this amazing walkway. Walking through the Galleria and a little farther up the road you will find yourself at Castello Sforzesco, a castle right in Downtown Milan. That you can walk through and be amazed by the beauty of it. A little further down you’ve got Parco Sempione (Sempione Park). A park, full of greenery and ponds, in the middle of all the buildings in Milan. A great breath of fresh air, in the busy city of downtown Milan.
Navigli: Navigli is a neighbourhood that runs along the Naviglio Grande Canal. It is beautiful just for walking and spending the afternoon in the neighbourhood looking at the architecture and buildings. Aside from this, there are markets there that run by the water with people selling all types of different antiques, hand made crafts and more! You have hundreds of different restaurants to choose from, and it is a wonderful place to stop and grab a spritz! A great way to spend your day.
Brera: In Brera, there are lots of things to do from; Bancarella Della Stampe, Santa Maria del Carmine Church, Pianoteca, Botanic gardens etc.. You can easily spend your day walking around/getting lost in Brera. There are lots of antiques stores you can browse through. What my favourite was, was at night time, walking through Brera there are LOTS of card readers, fortune tellers. Now if you’re like me, you will definitely be spending the €20/pp to have your cards read. I won’t tell you what they said, but what I will say is that I was pleasantly surprised at the accuracy.
This is just a few highlights of what I have been seeing here in Milan. There is so much left to see and lots left to do and I will be giving you an update when I see/do it!