Back in August my friend and I wanted to take a short weekend trip to Milano. Since I didn’t do a Travel Diary back then, I thought I show you a Travel Guide with 6 things you should do while visiting Milano!
The City is very beautiful and you will definitely have a lot to see. So the classic thing to do is go and see the famous Cathedral. The main square is very busy and touristy but it’s still worth seeing. So don’t forget to bring your camera! Also if you have the opportunity, go up the Cathedral and take a look at the amazing gothic architecture. You can either pay for the elevator (around 13 €) or take the steps up (around 9€).
If you just want to visit Milano to spend your money on shopping, I recommend visiting during the sale times. They offer great discounts in every shop and have extra promotions going on. Milano offers everything a true shopaholic desires, all from high street to luxury labels.
Right next to the Duomo di Milano is this beautiful shopping centre, which carriers mainly luxury labels. Even if you don’t want to buy something there you should definitely walk through it. The architecture is simply breathtaking!
This is a very big shopping centre, with eight floors just along the main street. Since it carries mostly luxury labels, we didn’t buy anything (even though I was really tempted to buy this YSL cardholder) but went for drinks instead at the terrace. It is not that cheap but if you consider the place, it’s still quite reasonable. I think we paid around 14€. The service was great and we had a great view. PS: You should try the macarons there. DELICIOUS!
When in Italy you have to eat Pizza! Italians truly know how to make the perfect pizza. We went to a restaurant called New Art (Via Brera 23, 20121 Milano, Italy). My friend and I both ordered a pizza, a Shandy and shared a bottle of water. I think we paid around 15€ each for everything.
If you want to eat something else, just walk around in that area. They are many other restaurants with all kinds of different foods.
During the night, we went to the Brera District. It’s a young and hip area with lots of bars and restaurants. It’s getting very busy, especially on the weekends. We walked around and decided to stay at Cinc (Via Marco Formentini, 5, 20121 Milano) which had a beautiful garden area outside. Although we couldn’t sit outside because there were too many people we still enjoyed the place. The cocktails were really good and pricing was around 10€.
On our last day, we wanted to go and have a nice dinner. There is a canal in Milano and we thought that would make a nice ambience for an evening out. If you ever been to Vienna (or actual are Viennese) and visited the Donaukanal, then you find the Naviglio District similar to it. Bars and Restaurant are lined up side by side. Since it was very busy (weekend) we just choose a random restaurant and ended up in Vetusta Insigna (Alzaia Naviglio Grande, 48, 20144 Milano). It was quite pricey as we paid around 17€ just for the food. It was ok I guess, although I prefered the pizza from the other day.
If you choose to come to the Naviglio District in the evening (summer time) like we did make sure you either wear long clothes or bring mosquito repellents with you. Or if you forget to bring something with you, they are people running around selling all kinds of repellents but they will charge you a bit more. Trust me though you will need it. I can’t even tell you how many bites I had after our dinner there.