Milan is one of the coolest cities in Italy. And not just because it’s my hometown. Milan is the city of fashion and the economic capital of Italy, which are both quite clearly visible when you’re walking around. There are modern and trendy skyscrapers dotted here and there, but also beautiful historical buildings all over the city centre. In this video I’m going to take you to explore the highlights and places to visit of the city centre, and the best things to do in Milan if you’re visiting for a quick getaway.
The city centre is a beautiful place to explore on foot. You can easily walk from Brera, exploring the smaller pedestrian side roads and the famous Accademia delle Belle Arti, to the Piazza della Scala and from there to Piazza del Duomo. This is the famous main square in Milan, where both tourists and locals come to hang out. In the 18 years I have lived in Milan I have never actually been inside the cathedral, but if you’re visiting Milan for a quick weekend getaway, there are better ways to spend your time in Milan. For example I think it’s better to walk to the top of the roof of the Duomo, as you get a lovely view over all of Milan. From the Piazza del Duomo you can easily explore the shopping roads around there, or walk to the Castello Sforzesco and Parco Sempione.
Like all places in Italy, Milan offers fantastic places to eat. My favourite restaurant is the Camillo Benso. And coming from someone who lived there for eighteen years, and has tried a lot of restaurants in Milan, trust me when I say it’s good! We take our food very seriously in Italy, if you want to be amused check out this list of 10 things Italians want you to know. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to go hiking, Lake Como is a great place to do so since it’s just a half hour train journey from Milan, find out more here. Have you been to Milan before? How did you find it? Let me know in the comments below!
Check out the video for more details, cool shots of the city, and yummy food!
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