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12 Cool Places To Visit In Milan

12 Cool Places To Visit In Milan

on Feb. 8, 2015 by

Uncovering the most relevant hot spots to visit in Milan wasn't easy but after weeks of research I am happy to share my bucket list

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One of the must-see cities in Europe, Milan is a city with a very rich history and lots of architectural beauty. I compiled a list of hot spots to visit so you won't have to waste your time researching yourself.

Places

  • 1. Gelato at GROM

    Best gelato ice cream in the world - mark my words

    Via Molino delle Armi, 48, 20123 Milano, Italy

  • 2. Duomo

    Fifth largest cathedral in the world and one of the most amazing places I have been

    Piazza del Duomo, 14, 20122 Milano, Italy

  • 3. Naviglio District

    A hive of night time activity all year round and a mecca for Milan’s 20 and 30 somethings

    Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 49-53, 20143 Milano, Italy

  • 4. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

    One of the most breathtaking malls in the world, especially the ceiling

    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 92, 20121 Milano, Italy

  • 5. La Tavernetta da Elio

    Great local Tuscan restaurant

    Via dell'Annunciata, 7-9, 20121 Milano, Italy

  • 6. Castello Sforzesco

    Luxury Ducal residence and a fortress during the French domination

    Piazza Castello, 7139, 20121 Milano, Italy

  • 7. Milano Christmas Market

    If you are here during the winter make sure to check the market behind the Duomo and try their Pistachio Marzipan

    Piazza del Duomo, 22, 20122 Milano, Italy

  • 8. Teatro alla Scala

    One of the most popular and oldest theaters in the world

    Via Alessandro Manzoni, 1-3, 20121 Milano, Italy

  • 9. Brera District

    Richest neighborhood in downtown Milan filled with incredible architecture

    Via Brera, 14, 20121 Milano, Italy

  • 10. San Bernardino alle Ossa

    Known as the bone church, is a spooky and bizarre chruch

    Via Brolo, 5, 20122 Milano, Italy

  • 11. Via Monte Napoleone

    Luxury shopping street with famous Italian brands

    Via Monte Napoleone, 17, 20121 Milano, Italy

  • 12. Milano Centrale

    Railway station with architecture from the Facistic Italian times

    Piazza Duca D'Aosta, 1, 20125 Milano, Italy

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The first off I recommend landing at Linate Airport which is way closer to downtown Milan compared to Malpensa Airport. Second, once landed grab a local espresso and prosciutto sandwich at Grand Cafe near the arrivals exit.

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Once downtown visit the places listed below in chronological order to save you lots of time on traveling around. Some of the places I listed have a dedicated video and article so make sure to check those out for more in-depth information.

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Personally, I really enjoyed the Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall and the local Italian gelato sold at GROM.

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Other places not to miss are the mesmerizing Milano Centrale Railway station, San Bernardino alle Ossa, aka bone church, and the Italian cuisine, namely Lampredotto (cow stomach) & Testaroli - the world's oldest pasta.

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Finish off your day at some of bars near Moscova station or at the popular night club 'THE CLUB' located near the Brera district.

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For luxury shopping, make sure to check out Via Monte Napoleone for the most expensive and prestigious shops in Italy.

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My final recommendation is to visit Milan during summer; I made the mistake by going during the winter when it was cold and grimy. Not many patios were open during the winter. The only real upside is the annual Christmas Market which offers amazing local food.

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