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What to see in Milan in two days

Since EXPO 2015 Milan is become one of the most visited cities in Europe, among those to visit in a weekend. Thanks to its connections to the airport and the station, it’s easy to visit and to discover.

In our itenary we suggest you what to see in Milan in two days.

The Lombard county seat can be visited in 48 hours, so forget the car and walk: Milan is rich of pedestrian areas and for longer transfers take the public transports ATM.

First day in Milan

Our itenerary starts in the heart of the city: the Duomo. The iconic spires and the majesty of Candoglia’s marbles leave you speechless. The importance of the cathedral for Milanese people is underlined by the historic and artistic testaments like the gold copper small Madonna on the main spire.

We suggest entering the cathedral and if you are in shape, going up to the terraces using the 165 steps. After having admired the jewel of the Italian gothic, we suggest you to enter in the majestic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a meeting point for the middle class, full of shining shop windows from the fanciest boutiques.

galleria vittorio emanuele milano

After the Galleria, you arrive at Piazza della Scala, headquarters of the famous theatre. From via Manzoni you arrive in via Montenapoleone, fashion district where there are the most famous labels.

If you want to do more shopping as Milan is the fashion capital, from San Babila you can enter the crowded Corso Vittorio Emanuele, or if you want to focus on art, to the right of the Duomo, there are two important museums: the Museo del Novecento (“Museum of the Twentieth Century”) and the Royal Palace.

After a long day it’s time to relax and the best place is Navigli, where Milanese nightlife takes place. A Milanese favorite hour is 6 pm: the aperitif time. Many people come at Darsena, crowding coffee bars, drinking and eating something. If you want to experience the Milanese aperitif time, we suggest booking our aperitif “happy hour” tour, which will lead you to the best places at the Navigli.

milano navigli


Second day in Milan

The second day starts from another symbol for the city: the Sforza Castle, abode of the lords of Milan during the Reinassance. It’s a big castle with seven thematic museums and many interesting views. We suggest you to make a tour along the patrol walkaway and Milan will appear you in all its beauty.

milan castle sforzesco

If you cross the Cortile delle Armi you will enter in the Parco Sempione, which once was the hunting forest of the Sforza’s family. Today it is the most visited park by Milanese people, who come there for a picnic, sunbathing or doing sport.

At the north end of the Park there’s the Arco della Pace, triumphant arc, with a neoclassic style designed by Luigi Cagnola, author of the close Arena Civica. After the walking through Milan from the Sforza’s period it’s time to lose in the bohemian centre: Brera, the artistic area.

Brera is one of the best place for walking aimlessy, getting lost among the flowered streets and the small hidden corners. Our gourmet tour mixes the visit to this area to some very tasty stops-over. After eating you can’t miss the Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery), one of the most important art gallery in Italy.

The centre of Milan finishes in Porta Nuova full of modern skyscraper in a futuristic and innovative area. The heart of this area is Piazza Gae Aulenti where there’s the Unicredit Tower, 231 meters, the highest building of Italy. By walking along the square there are other symbols of the new Milan, like the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), two tree-lined buildings considered by New York Times as the most beautiful buildings in the world, or like the Biblioteca degli Alberi (the Tree Library), a big park in which there are different species of small trees, flowers and shrubs.

This buildings are part of the milanese skyline, like that of many other European cities, making Milan more and more international.

If our itinerary about what to see in Milan in 2 days has been useful, we’ll wait for you in the city for discovering it with our food tours.