6 Things to Do in Milan

7 Things to do in Milan

Last month I spent 4 days in Milan with 2 of my best friends. Our trip was totally unplanned, so we ended up exploring lots of places tourists don't usually visit. In fact, the only thing we had planned, was visiting I-days Music Festival in Monza when Bastille, Martin Garrix and Justin Bieber went on stage. (Which is pretty much why we went to Milan in the first place.) 

Anyway, if anyone were to ask me some suggestions on what to do in Milan, here's what I would recommend:

1. Visit the usual tourist spots - i.e. Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. These two are exactly next to each other, so if you are planning to visit Milan, you should check out both. (They are also great spots for some instagram photos!) You can actually find a lot of architectural wonders from Milan. For example, Milan Central railway station was breathtakingly beautiful!

Milan Central railway station

2. Colonne di San Lorenzo (Columns of San Lorenzo) - This is a cool place where lots of young people hang out at night. And by 'lots' I mean the area will be full of people by midnight! Honestly, I had never seen anything like that before, so it was pretty amusing. People sat on the stairs or even on the street and just chilled with their friends. There were also some people singing with guitars, so we sang along with them and had lots of fun. (And even got to request our favourite songs!) What is more, there are many (cheap) bars nearby if you feel like grabbing a drink, however it's totally fine to hang out at the colonne with your own drinks too!

3. Public pools - The weather in Milan is super hot during summer, so visiting a pool is a must! There are lots of public pools in Milan where you have to pay a small fee to enter. According to locals the most beautiful one in the city is Bagni Misteriosi (Mysterious Baths).

Public pools in Milan

4. Try local cuisine - Once you get to Milan, you will see pizzerias literally everywhere. Obviously, we ended up eating pizza every day, but they were absolutely delicious, so no regrets! The prices were very reasonable too. However, if you are not that into pizza, try out Rosso Brera, which is a charming restaurant in the Brera district of Milan, or get a gelato from Ciacco.

5. Do some shopping - We actually didn't get to do any shopping, since it was more of a budget trip for us. However, Milan is one of the fashion capitals of the world, so if you have some extra money to spend, it is a great place to shop at!

6. Go for drinks in Navigli - Obviously, you want to make the most of your time in Milan, so don't spend your evenings staying in a hotel room! Navigli district is famous for the Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese canals and is a beautiful place to enjoy a coctail or two.

In conclusion, we had lots of fun and I would gladly visit Milan again. How about you, have you ever been to Milan? Is there anything we missed out on?

7 comments

  1. Thanks for the tips and advice for Milan! I really wanna go there some time this year!

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  2. I really loved this post, it makes me want to desperately go back to Milan! It's one of my fave cities that I've visited

    Ronnie
    www.veronicabizzarri.com
    xx

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  3. This is such a helpful post! I would love to visit Milan!
    Amy xx

    A Habit Of Solitude

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  4. I've never been to Milan, but your pictures just make me want to go even more! I would absolutely love to eat delicious pizza everyday ♥

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