Category: Things to Do

How to Explore the Italian Lakes From Milan

May 24, 2016

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Add gorgeous Lake Orta to your itinerary.

Milan may not be on everyone’s must-see list when first planning an Italy trip, but it’s an ideal base for exploring the popular Italian Lakes District in the northern part of the country. Whether you’re interested in a simple day trip to nearby Lake Como, a combination tour including a lake visit and another town, or a multi-day excursion to several lakes, there are appealing options.

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Emilia-Romagna Food Tour from Milan

March 28, 2016

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Some of Emilia-Romagna's culinary specialties, on one plate

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.

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3 Reasons Milan May Not Be Right for Your Italy Trip

February 12, 2016

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Bridge across the Naviglio Grande canal

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.

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After the Expo: Cooking Classes in Milan

October 27, 2015

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Cooking class in Milan

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.

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6 Great Photo Ops in Milan

September 15, 2015

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The slim Pirelli Tower in Milan

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.

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Contemporary Art in Milan

September 8, 2015

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Display at the Triennale

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.

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Day Trip to Genoa From Milan

September 1, 2015

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Day trip to lovely Genoa from Milan.

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.

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Maison Milano: Dinner Show in Milan

August 18, 2015

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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.

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Evening Tour of the Duomo Roof

August 11, 2015

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Milan

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.

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Be a Model in Milan with a Private Photo Shoot

August 4, 2015

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Have fun as the model on your own photo shoot in Milan

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?

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