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!
Rome deserves more than just a day trip – there’s no denying that. And yet if a day is all you have, then it might still be worth it – even if you’re starting out in Milan. Yes, you can do a day trip to Rome from Milan, thanks to Italy’s fast trains.
Milan may be a major player on the world stage of fashion, and it’s a great city to visit in Italy, but it doesn’t have the cobblestoned charm of the Renaissance capital of Florence. Luckily, the fast train connects the two cities, making Florence an excellent day trip option from Milan.
When you’re planning an Italy trip, it can be hard to choose where to visit – especially when you have limited time. This is one of the reasons why day trips are such a good idea. Base yourself in one city and you’ll have many options for visiting nearby destinations for a day. From the transport hub of Milan, for instance, a day trip to Venice is quite easy.
Milan can be an ideal starting point for many day trips into Italy – and when you only have limited time, those day trips can help you add to your itinerary without too much hassle. A popular day trip destination from Milan is to the Cinque Terre, those fishing villages on the Ligurian coast.
Milan has a grown-up reputation – and that’s justified. But that doesn’t mean it can’t also be a family-friendly city. There are plenty of attractions that can appeal to children of all ages, plus the adults in your travel group.