Category: Day Trips

Visiting Parma from Milan

September 9, 2014

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Take a day trip from Milan to Parma

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.

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Day Trip to Bergamo from Milan

February 4, 2014

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Bergamo's main square

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.

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Designer Outlets of Milan

January 7, 2014

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Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is pretty, but it's not for bargain shopping

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.

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Taking a Day Trip to Bologna from Milan

September 3, 2013

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Overlooking the city of Bologna

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.

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Lake Garda

July 23, 2013

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Malcesine on Lake Garda

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.

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Things to Do in the Dolomites

June 25, 2013

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Hiking in the Dolomites

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.

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Hiking Around Lake Como

June 11, 2013

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Hills over Lake Como

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.

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Visiting the Swiss Alps from Milan

June 4, 2013

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Swiss Alps day trip from Milan

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.

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Best Day Trips from Milan

May 7, 2013

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Lake Como Milan Day Trip

Although Milan isn’t always on the must-visit list for travelers in Italy, its airport is one of the country’s main gateways – so you may end up arriving or departing from Malpensa anyway. Not only that, there are some good reasons to spend a day or two in Milan – including fantastic shopping, the many-spired Duomo, and Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” But Milan is also a great base from which to explore the area, so here are some suggestions for day trips from Milan.

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Lake Maggiore

April 9, 2013

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The busy city of Milan may not be on everyone’s must-see list, but if you’re flying in or out of Milan’s Malpensa Airport, give yourself enough time for a day trip so you’ll be able to go visit the lovely Lake Maggiore. Especially if your itinerary has been all about cities, museums, galleries, and churches, getting to spend even a day soaking in the natural beauty of one of Italy’s most famous lakes is a real treat.

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