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.
Category: Day Trips
March 28, 2016
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.
February 12, 2016
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.
September 1, 2015
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.
June 30, 2015
When you stand atop the Milan Duomo on a clear day, you can see mountains on the horizon. If that’s not close enough for you, then consider a day trip from Milan to see the Dolomites and the town of Bolzano.
June 23, 2015
From the busy and bustling city of Milan, you can escape to the charming historic center of Verona to explore the place made famous by a doomed love story and one of the best-preserved Roman arenas.
June 16, 2015
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.
June 12, 2015
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.
June 9, 2015
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.
June 2, 2015
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.