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kipper Oct 16, 17 6:35 am

Four Days in Milan
 
I'm taking a mini vacation with a friend, spending 4 days in Milan. I'd like to do more than just Milan (day trips to Rome, other locales, if possible), but I'd like to spend a day around Milan too.

What are must-sees in Milan, and what day trips would be good?

ckendall Oct 16, 17 11:26 am

While Milan is not the easiest city to love, there are some worthwhile things to see. Others will disparage Milan and tell you to get out as soon as possible, but I stay there a lot (for business) and have found many interesting things to see. I leave the day trips to others but I have enjoyed Mantova and Verona.

In the center of the city the Duomo and the adjacent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele are worth some time. La Scala is nearby as is the fashion "Quadrilateral" and some important museums: Brera and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Palazzo Reale (depends on what they are showing) and Museo del Novecento (more modern Italian art). In addition, Castello Sforzesco and the House museums (Poldi Pezzoli, Necchi Campiglio and Bagatti Valsecchi) are worth a visit. And of course the Last Supper.

There is a lot of good food in Milan (see other threads for recommendations) and shopping.

Perche Oct 16, 17 1:15 pm


Originally Posted by ckendall (Post 28938683)
While Milan is not the easiest city to love, there are some worthwhile things to see. Others will disparage Milan and tell you to get out as soon as possible, but I stay there a lot (for business) and have found many interesting things to see. I leave the day trips to others but I have enjoyed Mantova and Verona.

In the center of the city the Duomo and the adjacent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele are worth some time. La Scala is nearby as is the fashion "Quadrilateral" and some important museums: Brera and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Palazzo Reale (depends on what they are showing) and Museo del Novecento (more modern Italian art). In addition, Castello Sforzesco and the House museums (Poldi Pezzoli, Necchi Campiglio and Bagatti Valsecchi) are worth a visit. And of course the Last Supper.

There is a lot of good food in Milan (see other threads for recommendations) and shopping.

I agree. I would just add that on a 4 day trip, you donít really have time for day trips. Rome is not a day trip from Milan. Back and forth it amounts to a day on a train. You might have time to get on the local train to Varenna, and take the ferry over to Bellagio, but it depends on the time of the year. You can do that now, canít do it next month.

kipper Oct 18, 17 6:18 am


Originally Posted by Perche (Post 28939171)
I agree. I would just add that on a 4 day trip, you donít really have time for day trips. Rome is not a day trip from Milan. Back and forth it amounts to a day on a train. You might have time to get on the local train to Varenna, and take the ferry over to Bellagio, but it depends on the time of the year. You can do that now, canít do it next month.

So, limit the trip to Milan only?

KLouis Oct 18, 17 8:33 pm


Originally Posted by kipper (Post 28946396)
So, limit the trip to Milan only?

Four days, Milan only? Too long!
Four days, Milan + a city nearby: OK.
Four days, Milan + Rome: Forget it!
Four days, Rome instead of Milan? Much, much better!

:)

obscure2k Oct 18, 17 11:12 pm


Originally Posted by KLouis (Post 28949574)
Four days, Milan only? Too long!
Four days, Milan + a city nearby: OK.
Four days, Milan + Rome: Forget it!
Four days, Rome instead of Milan? Much, much better!

:)

What KLouis said @:-)

kipper Oct 19, 17 6:33 am


Originally Posted by obscure2k (Post 28949982)
What KLouis said @:-)

:) That won't happen this trip. Next trip, probably.

AmandaRed Nov 1, 17 1:33 pm

Personally, in addition to the classic tourist destinations (Duomo, La Scala, Sforzesco castle, ...), I suggest you to visit the area of ​​Brera and the Navigli one.

Hope you will have a great time ;)

kipper Nov 11, 17 6:07 pm


Originally Posted by AmandaRed (Post 29004852)
Personally, in addition to the classic tourist destinations (Duomo, La Scala, Sforzesco castle, ...), I suggest you to visit the area of ​​Brera and the Navigli one.

Hope you will have a great time ;)

Anything special that we should see there?


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