Milan has been gearing up to play host to Expo 2015 for years, and all that hard work is about to pay off. The city has more than 7,000 events planned during the Expo, which runs from May 1 through October 31, both on the Expo grounds and elsewhere in the city. And this is, of course, in addition to the countless things to do and see in Milan that have nothing whatsoever to do with the Expo.
Category: Day Trips
March 18, 2015
Milan is a big city with enough to keep most visitors entertained for a few days, but if you’re spending more time in the city and you’d like to see another popular northern city on a day trip, then hop on a train and head for Turin.
March 3, 2015
As if Lake Maggiore in northern Italy wasn’t beautiful and intriguing enough, there is a small archipelago of islands in the western part of the lake that’s especially worth visiting – the Borromean Islands.
February 3, 2015
One of the most popular Italian sports is motor racing, thanks in large part to the dominance of home-grown Ferrari over the years. Formula One is one of the best-loved series, and the home of the annual Formula One Italian Grand Prix is in Monza, just outside Milan.
December 23, 2014
Italy’s most famous lakes might be Lake Como or maybe Lake Maggiore, but the largest lake in Italy – and a popular day trip from many cities in the north – is Lake Garda.
October 7, 2014
Milan may be home to one of Italy’s busiest airports, but it’s not a city in which many tourists want to spend much time. It is, however, an ideal base from which to explore the gorgeous scenery around Lake Como.
September 23, 2014
Sometimes it’s not enough to visit one country during a holiday. Sometimes you need to cross just one more border to feel like you’ve really gone somewhere. It’s helpful, then, that Switzerland is such an easy trip to make from Milan.
September 9, 2014
A visit to Milan satisfies some important cravings – particularly if they include ogling one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings, peering at a city from the roof of a cathedral, and shopping your heart out. But if you’re craving some quintessentially Italian foods, you might want to make a day trip to Parma.
February 4, 2014
If you’re visiting Milan for more than a day or two, you may be interested in some excursions outside the city. There are certainly plenty of things to keep you entertained in Milan for a few days, but there are also some extremely appealing places to visit a short distance from the city – and the city of Bergamo is one of the most popular places to go for a day from Milan.
January 7, 2014
Milan is rightly known as a shopper’s paradise, but some think that it’s only for the wealthiest fashionistas. On average, the Milanese do spend quite a bit on clothing each year – but most of them aren’t about to pay full price for designer labels. Instead, they shop in the same places fashion-conscious bargain hunters should shop – the designer outlets around Milan.