Complete guide to explore the best of Milan in just three days
It is the most important and glamorous city in northern Italy. Avoid Fashion Fair and multitudinous Furniture Fair and the mix of history and modernity that mark the character of this northern city throughout the year is not lost.
Day 1: Shopping
The top circuit apparel brands and international designers begins in the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in the Piazza del Duomo. But the geographical center of the most fantastic of payable- absolutely impossible-for with regard to Italian and international fashion, is the Quadrilatero Della Moda, bounded by the Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Sant 'Andrea. Come in and see that window shopping is free.
Saturdays Papinian Viale fairs and Naviglio Grande is lost. Point the fact: the last Sunday of each month there is no market for antiques.
The picture of the shopping is completed in Brera, bohemian neighborhood of cobblestone streets, cafes with outdoor bars and pulling the witches tarot, where you'll find houses, painting and design.
Day 2 Early Milan
It starts, of course, in the Piazza del Duomo, the imposing cathedral is the world's third largest and building so grand Gothic architecture in pure marble (begun in 1386) it took more than 400 years. By elevator or stairs up to the balcony to see the whole city and the Alps in the distance. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is located on the right, with its distinctive glass dome and impressive and colorful mosaics. The gallery ends right at the Teatro Alla Scala; from the museum, which is open every day, you reach a stage where you can see inside the theater when no trials.
The Castello Sforzesco Milan is a symbol of power of the XIV century. It was once home to Ludovico the Moor; Today it is home to numerous museums, you should visit before being lost in the fabulous gardens of Parco Sempione, just behind. A few blocks is the -ineludible- Pollino National Park, where the Last Supper is kept, the most famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Day 3: Departure
Take the train to Lake Como from Cadorna station; in less than 45 minutes you will reach a small town next to a green surrounded by mountains mirror: Como, which houses a historic town with unique architectural treasures, such as the Great Wall with its medieval towers and the immense Cathedral.
Have lunch by the lake, if the weather is good so, in one of the many bars with flowery terraces. Finish the evening boarding a ferry that stroll around the lake and take you to Bellagio.