Milan may not be as well-known for its cuisine as some other parts of Italy, but the city and the greater Lombardy region have some classic dishes that you’ll fall in love with – not to mention some famous Italian ingredients you probably didn’t know originated in Milan.
Category: Travel Tips
April 14, 2015
Since Milan is home to Italy’s second-busiest airport, it’s often the beginning or end of a trip through Italy. It’s not often a place people spend more than a day or so, however, eager as they are to move on to places like Venice and Rome. There’s much to see and do in this city, however, so if you set aside the time to explore here’s what you can do with three days in Milan.
April 2, 2015
Milan has long been the kind of city business travelers visit regularly and leisure travelers visit only because they’re flying in or out of the city’s big airport. But even if you’re not planning to spend a long vacation in the Lombardy capital, there’s actually quite a bit that you can accomplish in one well-organized day. In other words, even if you’re just using it as the starting or ending point for your trip, here’s what you need to know in order to spend one day in Milan seeing the city’s major sights.
March 30, 2015
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.
October 21, 2014
A gourmet food tour is a great way to try some of Italy’s best food in one shot. Our walking food tour of Milan starts at a bakery in the Brera district of Milan where we have a typical Milanese breakfast foods.
October 15, 2014
The first stop in our Leonardo da Vinci walking tour of Milan was to the museum of the Codex Atlanticus. Made famous in recent years from the novel and Hollywood film the Codex Atlanticus is a collection of his notes and sketches. After his death the thousands of drawing and sketches were scattered. Recently collectors have brought them back to Milan and reassembled portions of his work. The sketches on display in the museum are from a period of time when Leonardo was experimenting with optics.
September 30, 2014
Wines in Italy are named after the region in which they were made rather than just by the grape used. For example Chaniti, one of the country’s most popular wines, is made in the Chanit region where it takes its name. In other parts of the world the wine takes the name of the grape if that were the case Chainti would be called Sangiovese since it is made from a majority of Sangiovese grapes. On our wine tasting in Milan we tried wines from the Chieti, and Salento regions of Italy.
March 4, 2014
If Milan is on your Italy itinerary, chances are good it’s an entry or departure point and not much more. You may decide to spend a day there at the start or end of your trip, simply to avoid rushing to or from the airport, and you might think you aren’t missing anything by staying in an airport hotel and avoiding Milan’s city center altogether. It’s your vacation, of course, but we’d like to offer 14 things you probably didn’t know about Milan that may make you change your mind about this busy city. Who knows, you might just enjoy yourself in Milan.
October 1, 2013
In the autumn, when Milan is coming out of its summer holidays, it’s one of the best times to visit the city. Even if your itinerary only includes a day or two in the city on your way in or out of Italy, it’s worth looking into what’s going on when you’re in town to see if there’s a reason to extend your autumn visit.
September 17, 2013
There are plenty of places to find suggestions on what to do in Milan. Sometimes, however, what you need to hear about are the things you should not do in a city. Here, then, is what not to do in Milan.