A Perfect weekend in Milan
Buongiorno! Most people fall in love with the beauty of Rome or Florence and totally disregard Italy’s biggest industrial city. But for me Milan is the perfect place for a European city break; beautiful architecture, designer shopping, incredible historic sites and amazing food!
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Here are 5 things to do and see in Milan
1. Duomo di Milano
The cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente, built by Gian Galeazzo, is the symbol of the city and the largest and most extravagant cathedral in Italy. Go to Maio on the seventh floor of the fabulous department store La Rinascente for the best view of the Duomo and great Italian food.
2. 10 Como Corso
Absolutely my favorite spot in Milan! Hidden in a quiet courtyard you can find this multifunctional concept store dedicated to art, fashion, music, design, cuisine and culture. Founded in 1990 by gallerist and publisher Carla Sozzani. It all began with an art gallery and bookshop but soon followed by: a design and fashion store (1991), a café/restaurant (1998), a small hotel with only 3 rooms (2003) and the roof garden (2009). 10 Como Corso is definitely a must see when in Milan!
When it comes to canals in Italy, Venice isn’t your only option: Milan’s Navigli District is famed for the Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese canals. Consider ending your day in this romantic neighborhood as it is one of the most liveliest parts of town especially around sunset. You can find street artist, live entertainment, vintage- and second hand stores (tip: Cavalli e Nastri and Sous) and a lot of amazing restaurants (tip: Revelot) and bars.
4. Exploring the city by bike
Maybe it’s because I’m a Dutchie but I really think that biking is the best way to explore the city. The rental system of BikeMi is easy, cheap and fun (€ 2,50 a day € 6 a week). You can just pick up a bike, ride it and drop it off at one of the hundred BikeMi stations around the city closest to your destination. Have a coffee or a glass of wine at one of the prettiest bike-friendly café’s to escape the urban chaos: Le Biciclette (via Giovanni Battista Torti 2) or Ciclofuso (via Vigevano 43).
5. Stunning floors
Don’t forget to look down while travelling Milan.
This trip was sponsored by “Het Laatste Tafeltje”.