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3 Reasons Milan May Not Be Right for Your Italy Trip

February 12, 2016

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Milan's Duomo under smoggy skies

Milan is home to the second-largest and second-busiest airport in Italy. So it might be where you fly in and out of the country, but that doesn’t mean it should be on your Italy itinerary.

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Emilia-Romagna Food Tour from Milan

November 24, 2015

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Some of Emilia-Romagna's culinary specialties, on one plate

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.

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Day Trip to Genoa From Milan

September 1, 2015

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Day trip to lovely Genoa from Milan.

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.

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Bolzano Day Trip

June 30, 2015

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The scenery in the Dolomites around Bolzano is stunning.

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.

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Verona Day Trip

June 23, 2015

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Dante statue in Verona

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.

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Rome Day Trip

June 16, 2015

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Rome's iconic Colosseum

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.

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Florence Day Trip

June 12, 2015

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Overlooking the picturesque city of Florence

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.

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Venice Day Trip

June 9, 2015

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Take a gondola ride in Venice

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.

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Cinque Terre Day Trip

June 2, 2015

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The pretty harbor of Vernazza in the Cinque Terre

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.

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27 Things to Do in Milan During Expo 2015

March 30, 2015

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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.

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