Most people who visit Milan choose to do a short-term economic getaway thanks to the low cost flights. Along this route, we’ll assume you have around 48 hours to visit Milan.
During the first day we will try to see the most important of Milan ; thus, people with only one day in the city will also be able to take advantage of the route. If this is your case, we recommend that you include The Lord’s Supper among the visits.
Day of arrival
Given the distance to which the various airports of Milan are located and the usual time of arrival of flights, it is likely that you only have time to drop off the suitcases at thehotel and go out to dinner on the first day.
To start with a good impression of Milan, the best thing to do is to go to the Duomo Square and take a walk around the neighborhood. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Via Dante and Piazza della Scala are places of interest that should not be missed during your itinerary. In these streets you will find different restaurants where you can dine.
The tour starts in Duomo Square around 10:00 am. The first thing we will do is visit the Milan Cathedral, one of the largest and most surprising in the world. The baptistery and the treasury require independent entrances but in our opinion, these visits are not worth it.
Leaving the church, you can’t miss the breathtaking view from its terrace. You can take the elevator or go up the stairs: this option is cheaper and faster since there is usually a queue for the elevator.
After enjoying this breathtaking view, we will enter the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele IIone of the most beautiful shopping alleys in the world. If you don’t have a very big budget, you’ll have to settle for looking at the window displays.
Going out the other side, you will find on La Scala Square, one of the liveliest squares in Milan. You will discover the Teatro alla Scalaa place that is not as spectacular as the Opera of Paris or Vienna, but which we still advise you to visit.
Taking Via Santa Margherita, you will again arrive at Piazza del Duomo. On your left you will see Via Mercanti and a few meters further you will find yourself on the Piazza Mercantiwhere the Palazzo della Regione and other buildings of interest are located.
Continuing along Via Mercanti, you will come to the Via Dante, one of the most important streets in Milan. In this street there are many stores, cafes and restaurants. At the end of the street, you can see the Sforza Castle, our next visit. Although it may still be a little early, we recommend that you eat before arriving in this area, especially if you want to visit the museums.
After regaining strength, we will visit the Sforza Castle and the Sempione Park – you are free to visit them in the order you want. The museums of the castle are quite interesting and their entrances are not expensive, so we think that a visit there would not be a bad idea.
We will devote the afternoon to discovering the main commercial areas of Milanstarting with the “Quadrilateral of Fashion”, where the most luxurious shops in the city are located. The most important streets are the Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga. To get to this area, you can retrace your steps or take a shortcut along Via Cusani, the street that starts from the roundabout where the station is. subway Cairoli-Castello.
After going through the previously mentioned streets and their perpendicular streets, we will head towards the Corso Vittorio Emanuele IIanother commercial area where shops do not display exorbitant prices. Leaving the eastern part of Via Montenapoleone you will come to Piazza San Babila where you can take the street of the same name.
The rest of the dayyou can take the opportunity to stroll and shop in the central area ; we are sure that you will know how to orient yourself.
The second day begins with the visit of Monumental Cemeterya place to discover to be able to understand all its importance. The splendor of the architecture of the tombs makes this cemetery a veritable open-air museum, with truly surprising works. You can get there by taking the trams 7.12 and 14, using the bus 37 or by walking from the station subway Garibaldi FS
After the visit, taking the subway at Garibaldi FS you will arrive at the Cardona station in a few minutes. the church Santa Maria delle Grazie is all ready. Remember you had to pre-book your tickets to see The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci – the church itself is not really of interest.
Taking Via Bernardino Zenale you will come to Via San Vittore. If you take it from the left you will find yourself in 5 minutes next to the Basilica of St. Ambrosea must see church both outside and inside.
Since you won’t have much more time, we offer you two options: one is cultural while the other is a walk. The first option includes the Archaeological MuseumI’Church of San Maurizio and the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. The second is a visit to San Maurizio Maggiorea stroll to Piazza XXIV Maggio and a walk on the Naviglio Grande canal.
More than two days in Milan?
If you plan to sleep in one of these places, we recommend you to book your hotel here.