Milan may have been the host of the 2015 Expo focused on food, but there are other Italian destinations with more of a reputation for great cuisine. Luckily for visitors to Milan, many of them are in the Emilia-Romagna region right next door.
Milan is home to the second-largest and second-busiest airport in Italy. So you might fly in or out of the country through the city — and, yes, perhaps make a stop at the exquisite “Last Supper” fresco by Leonardo da Vinci — but here are three other considerations for your trip-planning purposes.
The 2015 Milan Expo focused an already food-centric country on food in an even bigger way, so there’s no better way to carry the Expo’s message into the future than by taking a cooking class in Milan during your stay.
When you’re looking for great places to take pictures in Milan, your first choice is likely to be the Duomo – with very good reason. Standing in the piazza in front of that beautiful cathedral, it’s hard to resist snapping pictures. But there are lots of places that make for even better photo ops in Milan.
Most visitors in Italy plan on spending a fair amount of time in art museums, but the type of art they’re looking at is almost always several centuries old. There are some contemporary art museums in Italy worth checking out, however. When you’re in Milan, these are some of the contemporary art museums and galleries you should consider visiting.
After a few days in Milan, it’s natural to want to escape the busy city for more relaxing environs. Many head north for the lakes, but if you want to explore an interesting city on the coast, take a day trip from Milan to Genoa.
When you visit the fashionable city of Milan, you might feel spoiled for choices in the evening. Rather than simply going to a night club, however, consider starting your night with a dinner show extraordinaire.
Milan’s cathedral is one of its most recognizable buildings. All spires and white marble, it’s one of the world’s largest churches, and it’s particularly impressive when it’s lit up at night. Which is why taking an evening tour of the Duomo is a great idea.
Milan is well-known as a global fashion capital. Many Italian designers have their headquarters and flagship stores in Milan, and it’s not uncommon to see a fashion photo shoot taking place as you’re sightseeing. So, when in Milan, why not get in on the photo shoot fun yourself?
In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes Milan so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Milan!