Milan is often overlooked, but it shouldn’t be as it has plenty of beautiful things to offer. We decided to spend in this city two days and we did not regret it. Milan is a Mecca of fashion, football and delicious Italian cuisine. This city offers lots of vintage shops, nice streets, parks and much more.
Canal Naviglio Grande
Canal Naviglio is a must when visiting Milano. This canal is aligned with restaurants, bars and coffee places where you can simply enjoy your glass o wine/ beer while watching people passing by. We visited this canal both during the day and night as well, its easily accessible from the city centre by metro – green line ( getting off at Porto Genova stop). We were lucky to see some nice costumes, as we were visiting this place during Halloween. What I like about Italy is when ordering glass of wine you will always get some nibbles to accompany your drink for free. (WELL almost for free, you have to pay for service :))
I can definitely recommend the restaurant called El Brellin, which offers traditional Milanese dining. We ordered Tagliatelle fungi and seafood pasta which was really delicious. The service was excellent and the place was very nice and cosy. If you decide to visit this place during the weekend, make sure you book your table in advance as it tends to be fully booked at weekends.
Duomo Di Milano
This Milan cathedral is the largest in Italy and third largest in the world. It took over six centuries to complete this masterpiece, however, the result was just stunning. Its definitely top attraction of Milan and is a must when visiting Milan.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is considered to be one of the worlds oldest and most beautiful shopping malls. This impressive shopping mall offers a variety of the biggest and most expensive brands. You will see people making selfies while stepping on the ground and making a spin on bulls balls.
The tradition is that if a person puts their right heel on the bull’s testicular region and “turn on himself three times,” which is to actually rotate backwards, or counterclockwise, this will bring good luck.
Strolling through The Parco Sempione
When visiting Milan you should not omit to visit this park. Stroll through The Parco Sempione, which is located right behind the Sforzesco Castle. I recommend this gorgeous park for a city break, where you can enjoy stunning views of trees bursting with fall colours when visiting in Fall season.
Shopping in Milan
Corso Buenos Aires and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II are the best places to do some affordable shopping with decent prices. You can find there brands like Zara, Intimissimi, Bershka, Mango and many others.
Street Monte Napoleone is the beginning of Milan quadrilatero de la Moda. which is the upscale shopping area, aligned with designer boutiques and posh cafes.