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.
Category: Day Trips
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.
September 3, 2013
For many visitors to Italy, Milan is an entry or exit point (thanks to its big international airport), but most people don’t plan to spend much time in the city itself. If they stay, it’s usually for a day on either end of their trip, and usually just to see Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” But you can use Milan as a base from which to explore other parts of Italy – including the great city of Bologna.
July 23, 2013
Nevermind that there’s another lake in Italy with the name “Maggiore” – Lake Garda is the country’s biggest lake. In fact, Lake Garda is actually in three different Italian regions – Veneto, Trentin-Alto Adige, and Lombardy – and the lake has different characteristics depending on where you are.
June 25, 2013
Italy is an incredibly mountainous country, from the Alps and Dolomites along the northern border to the Appenines running down nearly the whole length of the peninsula. The Dolomites in the north provide a wealth of activities, no matter the season and almost regardless of your interests.
June 11, 2013
Visitors have been flocking to the gorgeous Lake Como in northern Italy for years, and not just for the boutique shopping, picturesque villas, and romantic boat rides. There are some fantastic hikes in the hills and mountains surrounding the lake, too.
June 4, 2013
The spectacular Alps mountain range can, on a clear day, be seen from Milan – particularly if you climb to the roof of the Duomo. But there’s nothing quite like getting up into the mountains to truly appreciate the awe-inspiring landscapes. And there’s no better way to do that than by train.