Milan is the fashion capital and business district of Italy a romantic city which has a lot to offer. Visit one of the many parks, have a romantic aperitivo with a view of one of the canals, stay in one of the many romantic hotels and climb the steps of historic buildings. Are you left guessing which are the best sights, you should not miss when visiting Milan? My research shows that these are the top 6 romantic milan city break sightseeing ideas, and when after reading you think you should not waste any time than book a romantic hotel with booking.com discount code.
Top 6 Romantic Milan City Break Sightseeing Ideas
1. Going for a stroll and a picnic in Parco Sempione at the Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco is a 14th century castle with a large park and an especially large court garden. The castle houses a museum with works of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Parco Sempione is part of the castle grounds; and is one of the largest parks in Milan and only a short walk from the city centre. A great place for a romantic picnic or visit is the “Acquario Civico”. This a small aquarium in the centre of the park, the ticket price is 5 euro and sometimes even free of charge, if you visit towards the end of the day.
2. Climb the steps of the Duomo Cathedral
The Duomo Cathedral is one of the largest Roman-catholic Cathedral in the world. A visit to the Duomo Cathedral is free of charge. But please dress respectfully. The Duomo Cathedral is beautiful. And if you climb to the top you will be rewarded with a stunning view of the city. And while you are there you can decide what direction you want to take to continue your adventure.
3. Visit La Scala, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and San Bernardino alle Ossa
These 3 famous and special locations are listed as one because they are located within in a kilometre from each other and a visit to these locations can easily be combined. Teatro alla Scala also known as La Scala is the most famous and renowned theatre and opera house of Milan. La Scala is breathtaking and the price of an entrée ticket is not out of this world, if you visit a rehearsal.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is the most famous shopping arcade in Milan and takes you to the Piazza della Scala and la Scala. This famous shopping arcade is decorated with rare marble and home to the designer brands such as Gucci, Prada en Louis Vuitton. San Bernardino alle Ossa is located on the Piazza Stefano Milano this a special church which houses the skulls and the bones of deceased people. The church is not creepy or horrific, but is rather special and beautiful.
4. Why not try the Fritz Aperol on a rooftop terrace with a fabulous view of Milan
If you travel to the city centre you will find the famous Duomo Cathedral; and only a stone’s throw away you will find one of the hidden treasures of Milan Terrazza Aperol at the Piazza del Duomo, 20121 Milano. One hundred metres from cathedral entrance. However, if you do get lost, ask the way; most people will be more than willing to show the way to this cafe. From the terrace you can look out over the busy Piazza Duomo while sipping on a Fritz Aperol a refreshing bittersweet drink.
5. A day trip to Cinque Terre, Lago di Como, Verona or Genova
If you have enough time for a daytrip, consider one of the beautiful cities close to Milan. On Saturday’s there are often special deals such train tickets buy one and get one free. Which makes it a brilliant opportunity to go and explore nearby countryside, cities and villages.
My favourites are:
- Lago di Como only takes half hour by train, Lago di Como is a beautiful lake for swimming.
- Verona which is only one hour on the train and is a quite romantic town; famous for Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet.
- Genova only an hour and a half by train. Home of the famous creators of the salty Focaccia bread.
- Cinque Terre for a two hour train journey you can see the world famous houses in these five villages which are coloured like the rainbow.
6. Take a walk through Navigli
Navigli is a famous area in Milan. This is where the canals converge, that historically connected the city to the sea for commercial shipping. These canals are no longer in use for shipping. However, it is still a beautiful place for a stroll in the sunset. Navigli is designed by Leonardo Da Vinci and is approximately a 15 minute walk from the Duomo Cathedral. The last Sunday of every month there is a flea market, where you can find lots of vintage souvenirs.
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