Milan is one of the top 10 destinations in Italy and in Europe to visit in winter.
I fully agree with the statistics made by Lonely Planet Italia. So much to book a weekend with family and friends, our holiday group consisting of four adults and four children.
Straight in the heart of the city
After checking in at the hotel, located in the beautiful Porta Venezia area, where do we go? In all honesty, the first place you want to go when you arrive in Milan is definitely the Piazza del Duomo. In fact, with its imposing cathedral of timeless beauty, it welcomes and seduces everyone.
For this reason, once you arrive in front of the Duomo, you feel you have to explore every square meter, so ten minutes is not enough. One of the largest churches in Europe deserves a visit from a different perspective. Therefore, we have made a single ticket that includes a visit to the inside of the Duomo, to the archaeological area located below, to the Museum and the arrival in the elevator to the terraces.
To illustrate a walk on the roof of the cathedral built with Candoglia marble. I mean a 360 ° view of the city, unique and spectacular, between Spiers and sculptures.
Subsequently, from the Piazza del Duomo you enter the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, where you will find the most elegant shops and clubs. Then we go out in the Piazza Della Scala, in front of the homonymous Theater. To buy tickets for great shows, consult the page teatroallascala.org.
All the info about the tour of the Museum or Theater on the site museoscala.org
From parks to waterways
Our next stop is the Castello Sforzesco, just outside the historic center of the city. One of the most famous symbols of medieval and renaissance Milan, transformed from a fortress to a noble residence of the duke. To plan the visit here consult the site milanocastello.it
Not far from the Castle, in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, there is the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci “The Last Supper”.
Leaving the Sforza Castle, cross the Sempione Park to get to the Arco della Pace. From here we take the famous historical tram of the city that takes us to the Naviglio Grande.
Walking along the canal looking for a restaurant, we find the Vicolo dei Lavandai.
Finally, in the evening we taste the delicious dishes of Lombard cuisine.
Overall, a journey through art and culture, shopping and gastronomy, to the discovery of creativity and innovation.
In conclusion, Milan never bores you, with its liveliness and its positivity.
Write to me in the comments below which is your favorite place in this beautiful metropolis.