Five things to do on a Milan city break

Considered the fashion capital of the world, Milan is suave and sophisticated, but how can you make the most of a short break there? Here are five things to do on a Milan City break!

1. Marvel at the Duomo

The centre piece of Milan, the Duomo, is a beautiful cathedral in the heart of Milan. With 135 spires, the cathedral tops out at a height of 108 metres tall. The Piazza del Duomo is a great place to observe the facade from, before heading off for some designer shopping.

2. Browse the museums

Triennale Milano, the famous Milanese design museum, has a permanent collection of the most iconic pieces of Italian design from baseball glove sofas, to retro telephones. There are also temporary exhibits depending on visit date. For those more into science and technology, the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e Technologia Leonardo da Vinci is a gargantuan collection of everything you could possibly imagine in a science museum – with plenty of hands on exhibits.

3. Revel in history

Next up on our list of five things to do on a Milan city break is Castello Sforzesco. The castle was one of the largest citadels in Europe, and now houses a number of museums and art collections. But just taking a stroll around and inside the fortress is enough to take in its sheer size and power.

4. Check out the canals

The best time to head to the canals is in the evening, where the atmosphere is lively. Take a tram from outside the Duomo and you’ll arrive to find a plethora of street food carts lining the banks, whilst revellers enjoy drinks on waterfront bars. Take a stroll and soak up your surroundings.

5. Head to the lakes

Lake Como is only a short train journey away and takes it’s place as the last of five things do on a Milan city break. Trains leave Milano Centrale (check out the grandeur of the station building whilst there) for Como San Giovanni, where you’re straight into the bustling streets of Como, beautiful lake views. Head to the Como-Brunate funicular railway and take a hike to the lighthouse and viewing area.


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