If you’re looking for a taste of Italian sophistication and luxury, Milan is the place to be! This vibrant and lively city is the fashion and design capital of Italy, with a rich history and culture that is just waiting to be explored. From stunning architecture and world-class museums to delicious cuisine and high-end shopping, Milan truly has it all.
And the best part? You can experience the most significant spots in just three days! So, pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in this beautiful city.
When it comes to shopping
Milan is the ultimate destination for fashionistas and shopaholics alike, with an experience that you definitely won’t want to miss! The city is renowned worldwide for being one of the leading fashion capitals, and for high-end fashion, the Brera district is the place to be. It’s a trendy spot, filled with designer boutiques, chic cafes, and cool art galleries, where you can find the latest collections from iconic Italian brands like Prada, Gucci, and Armani, as well as up-and-coming designers who are pushing the limits of contemporary fashion.
But if high-street fashion is more your thing, then Via Torino is the perfect spot for you! This bustling pedestrian street has a range of shops that offer everything from handmade jewelry and leather goods to the latest high-street fashion trends.
For a more luxurious shopping experience, the Rinascente Gallery is the place to go! It’s a multi-level department store that offers a wide selection of high-end fashion, accessories, beauty products, and home goods.
And if you’re up for a little bit of history, then you definitely won’t want to miss out on the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, which happens to be one of the oldest shopping malls in the world. There, you can browse designer boutiques and indulge in some delicious Italian delicacies in its elegant cafes and restaurants. So, get your shopping bags ready, and let’s explore the amazing shopping spots in Milan!
Art and something else
If you’re a fan of breathtaking landmarks and world-class art, this is the destination for you. The Gothic cathedral, Duomo, is a true icon of the city’s skyline and it will leave you in awe. And of course, we can’t forget about Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, which is housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie church.
To keep the art vibes flowing, head over to the Fondazione Prada, a contemporary art and culture center that is a must-visit. They showcase modern and contemporary art exhibitions and their on-site café, Bar Luce, is a cool spot to grab a bite.
If you’re looking for more art, check out the Pinacoteca di Brera, home to an impressive collection of Italian Renaissance art. And for history buffs, the Castello Sforzesco is a grand medieval castle that houses several museums and art galleries. Whether you’re a lover of art, architecture, or history, Milan has something to offer to everyone.
When it comes to dining in Milan, you’re in for a treat! Start your day off right with a typical Italian breakfast at one of Milan’s classic cafes like Caffe Cova or Motta Milano. If you’re looking for something more substantial, head over to The Dome Milano for an amazing brunch spread.
For lunch, Osteria da Fortunata is a must-visit for their incredible handmade pasta and tiramisu. If you’re looking for a more relaxed lunch spot, LuBar is the perfect choice. And if you want to enjoy Italian cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting, be sure to make a reservation at Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone, but don’t forget to book ahead as the patio is highly requested, Ana can help you 😉
For the famous Italian Aperitivo, there are plenty of terraces in Milan that offer this service, such as Terrazza Aperol, Duomo 21, and Obicà Mozzarella Bar located on the top floor of the Rinascente Gallery with an amazing view of the Duomo.
And when it comes to dinner, you can’t go wrong with Ratanà or Trattoria Milanese for the best risotto in town. Another top spot for dinner is Paper Moon Giardini, a Milanese institution that has been serving up delicious Italian fare for over 40 years.
This city has some amazing hidden gems that many tourists don’t know about.
One of them is the Navigli canals, a picturesque area in the south of the city that is filled with cafes, bars and restaurants. If you happen to go there, try to do it on a Saturday, where the Fiera di Sinigaglia takes part, a a bustling flea market that takes place along the canals; you’ll find a wide range of vintage and antique items ,from clothing and accessories to vinyl records and old cameras.
The Orto Botanico di Brera, a botanical garden, is also worth a visit if you have spare time.
For a unique shopping experience, check out the Mercato Metropolitano, an indoor market with food stalls and shops selling artisanal goods.
Written by Andiago Concierge team