I am traveling to Milan for the first time, which places do you recommend to visit?
Just DO NOT go!
Go anywhere else, there's nothing to see in Milan, compared to the rest of Italy.
Just around there there are Brescia and bergamo, billions times better. almost 3 years agoAnswered by Heretohelpyou via WorldNomads.com
Popular belief is that Milan has the best tiramisu in Italy, so go on a tiramisu binge! See The Last Supper, but make sure you book early. Tickets are released around 3 months in advance and sell out very quickly. almost 3 years agoAnswered by Carla via WorldNomads.com
Skip Milan and go to Torino! almost 3 years agoAnswered by Gabriella via WorldNomads.com
Visit the Duomo and the covered shopping arcades that lead out from there. This is the inspiration for the covered shopping malls that have simplified shopping around the world.
Also don't miss the specialist shops for all kinds of goods: fashion and artisanal that can be found around the city.
The Milanese are among the most fashion conscious and elegant people on Earth. They take great part in their appearance. They are also conscious of living in an area - not country! - with some of the highest living standards of Europe and indeed the world. This self confidence should be of interest to visitors who come from areas which worship coarseness and mediocrity to show them that alternatives exist.
Last but not least the food served in Milan tends be of high standard.
Expensive but worth it. Splurge on the Hotel Principe di Savoia if you can. There is a reason that it is better to be rich than poor... almost 3 years ago
You may star your walk from San Babila thru the shops and head straight to Duomo from there you can visit th church , its terrace ande the museums around it, the castle and the 900museum. From there you can choose to get in the Galleria and then exit from the other site to Scala di Milano and the street Montenapoleone or walk thru Cordusio until the Castello Sforzesco and the Parco Sempione wich is right behind and and then the Arco della Pace behind the park and then on the same street you can stop for aperitivo(corso sempione). Or there is another road from Duomo called via Torino and if u follow the crow from there or the tram 14 u head to the Porta di Cinese and Darsena( the river) and then there is Navigli. For any recomendations ask the locals. You shold try ice cream from the Grom or Coccolati italiani or Venchi. almost 3 years agoAnswered by Katerina Jordanou via WorldNomads.com
When you visit The Duomo, do not miss visiting the excavation exhibit that is underneath the main level. Very unassuming entrance, only a couple of Euros for the entry fee. It's an incredible display of ancient ruins and artifacts that few people take the time to see. When I visited I was the only person there! Also, the canals near the fashion district is a great night spot for good dining and drinks. almost 3 years agoAnswered by Susan Haley via WorldNomads.com
When I was in Milan last year I took the train to the Swiss alps. So glad I did, it was well worth it such an awesome trip. It wa an all day trip but you won't be disappointed.
I also took the train to Borgehtto, great walled city & not overloaded with tourists! Enjoy! almost 3 years agoAnswered by Nancy via WorldNomads.com
In addition to the regular stuff like the Duomo and Sempione Park, you might also check out the Brera art district, and the Navigli Lombardi is a great place in the evening.
Milano is a lovely place to spend a day or two, more if you love to shop. But I agree with others, if you have three days, travel to other places in Italy. I enjoyed Lake Garda a great deal and the Italian Alps (Dolomiti) are gorgeous in summer. I spent three days in Selva di val gardena - so amazing! Either way enjoy Milano. almost 3 years ago
Milano is an amazing city! Eveything runs on schedule and quite efficiently.
Most tourist attractions can be reached by Metro - which is quite clean and you can buy a day-pass with unlimited rides and stops!
Two more suggestions -
1) take express bus from airport to the city - and buy round trip to save even more - taxi is about $100 each way.
2) take a train from Milano to Como station (approx 45 min. ride) - In Como, you can get on a boat and see the beautiful towns around LAGO di COMO - this can be a day-trip or you can decide to sleep over in one of the towns - we chose to stay in Bellagio - we stayed at the Swiss Hotel which is near the boat dock - ask for a room facing the lake :) almost 3 years agoAnswered by Pierina via WorldNomads.com