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Four Days in Milan

Old Oct 16, 17, 5:35 am
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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?
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Old Oct 16, 17, 10:26 am
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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.
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Originally Posted by ckendall View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by Perche View Post
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?
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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!

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Originally Posted by KLouis View Post
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
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Originally Posted by obscure2k View Post
What KLouis said
That won't happen this trip. Next trip, probably.
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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
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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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