After visiting the city of Bergamo, we left excitedly to the city of Milan and we want to tell you that we were eager to see the Cathedral,but not before making a good plan for our trip.
We had seen pictures and we had to wait long time to get here. We are so happy that we can share with you our Milan travel guide that was perfect for us for a day we spend in this beautiful city.
By the end of this article you will know everything about things to do,hotels and restaurants,tours and activities.This travel guide will be your inspiration for your next trip in Milan!
Milan is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city proper in Italy after Rome.The population within the wider Milan metropolitan area is estimated between 8.2 million and 12.5 million making it by far the largest metropolitan area in Italy and one of the largest in the EU.
If you have already read our travel guide for the cities of Verona and Bergamo, you already know that there are areas in the city where you are allowed to enter by car between certain hours. If you violate this rule the fines are quite high. So please be careful with the ZTL areas! You can find more informations about these areas by searching on google about them.
Because we did not want to complicate about parking our car with those very busy hours, we chose to go by train from Bergamo to Milan. From the central station we had to buy a ticket for the M1-M3 metro, which costs 2 euros and for 90 minutes you can go wherever you want on these lines. Comparatively with the ticket prices in Germany,this was obviously a nice surprise for us.In Munich you have to pay double for the same ticket…
You don’t even need more, because all the main attractions of this city are on the M1 and M3 line. Of course, the 90 minutes will not be enough to visit everything we visited, so when you return you will have to buy another ticket.
So after a few stops with the M1 metro we arrived in front of the Cathedral of Milan.
First thing to remember when you exit from the metro station:Make a picture to capture the first beautiful moment when you see the Cathedral.Here are our memories:
The Milan Cathedral or Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of the Nativity of Saint Mary, is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to the Nativity of St Mary , it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Archbishop Mario Delpini.
The cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete–construction began in 1386, and the final details were completed in 1965. It is the largest church in Italy—the larger St. Peter’s Basilica is in the State of Vatican City, a sovereign state—and the second largest in Europe and the third largest in the world.
To the left of the Cathedral you can go to see the Victor – Emanuel – Passage.
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Italy’s oldest active shopping gallery and a major landmark of Milan in Italy. It is housed within a four-story double arcade and is locetd in the centre of town, near the Milan Cathedral.The Galleria is named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by architect Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.
After taking enough pictures and videos to always remember this wonderful day, we left happily for Sforza’s Castle with the M3 subway.
We managed to find the best two companies that offer hotels, holiday homes and transportation. These are: Booking.com and Vrbo. We have already tested these companies and we warmly recommend them.
The Castello Sforzesco is a medieval fortification located in Milan, northern Italy. It was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the remnants of a 14th-century fortification.
Later renovated and enlarged, in the 16th and 17th centuries it was one of the largest citadels in Europe. Extensively rebuilt by Luca Beltrami in 1891–1905, it now houses several of the city’s museums and art collections.
The next attraction on our list was the Simplonpark,that is located behind the Castle.
The Simplonpark is a 386,000 m² urban green space in Milan. It is located northwest of the city center. The Castello Sforzesco borders to the northwest and the Arco della Pace is located on the northwest side. Arena Civica is located to the east of the parc. It was opened by Napoleon Bonaparte.
We boarded the M3 metro again and after two stops we reached the place where the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is.
We had to walk 5 minutes from de subway station but you will find on your way help to reach che church.It was very easy to find it.
Santa Maria delle Grazie is a Dominican church in Milan. The church, which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1980, is particularly famous for housing Leonardo da Vinci’s secco painting The Last Supper, created between 1494 and 1498, which is located on the north wall of the refectory.
After visiting all these attractions we took the M3 metro to the Cathedral, and from there we took the M1 to the central train station. Once here we went to Piazza Gae Aulenti, which is about 10 minutes from the train station.We totally recommend you to visit this attraction.
We are very happy that we could enjoy a beautiful day here,despite the fact that it was December we had good weather as well..Our advice:do not miss them when you will visit Milan. If you liked our guide, read about our Full Travel Guide for the city of Vienna 2021.
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