Best Activities to Do in Milan During the Summer

We house sat in Italy in the past and loved it - today, we bring you a post about Milan! This city is renowned as the Italian fashion capital, thanks to its fashion weeks and houses. Whether you’re looking forward to sightseeing, drinking, or shopping, you can discover and experience the charming yet dynamic city like a local. Besides the quaint streets, great people, and hidden gems, Milan has so much to offer. Read on and learn why you need to visit Milan this Summer.

#1. Sightseeing

If you have a day of sightseeing in Milan, ensure you visit the majestic Duomo. Situated in the center of Milan city, the gothic cathedral is the most elaborate and the largest. Visit the cathedral and climb up to the rooftop, where you can get a close-up with the intricate spires and menacing gargoyles surrounding you.

Also, plan to visit the famous Castello Sforzesco and learn more about the medieval dynasties that ruled Lombardy and beyond. You can also spend your afternoon at Museo del Risorgimento and have a grasp of the Italian Unification in detail.

#2. Shopping Spree

Termed as the epicenter of Italian design and fashion, Milan is the home to famous names in the industry. Over the years, Milan city has set the pace as a trendsetter in both furniture and interior design. You can visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world's most recognized and oldest malls.

Termed as the fashion capital of the world, Milan presents terrific stores where you can buy unique jewelry. The flagship store of Pisa Orologeria is among the best jewelry stores in Milan Italy, here you can purchase various pieces of jewelry that meet your taste and preference.

#3. See Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper

Milan is the center of significant art movements. In this city, you can find unrivalled collections of masterpieces and Italian modernism. While visiting the city, ensure you look at Leonardo da Vinci’s Renaissance paintings – The Last Supper. Milan is a city where visitors could spend a lifetime in search of famous art. The city hosts other impressive masterpieces from critical artists such as Lucio Fontana and Umberto Boccioni.

#4. Wine and Dine in the Navigli District

Visit Milan and discover the artistic canals that da Vinci himself engineered. Wine and dine in a torrent of restaurants and bars that thrum with enticing activities on weekends. Pull up a stool at one of the bars for a sublime glass of wine or a cocktail.

#5. See Gorgeous Art at the Pinacoteca di Brera

What was initially engineered as a college has turned out to be the home to Italy’s finest art museums. Visit Pinacoteca di Brera and have a look at Raphael’s Marriage of the Virgin famous gallery. Pinacoteca di Brera hosts a hidden oasis of flower beds, pools, and exotic trees with a 19th Century greenhouse.

#6. Catch a Show at La Scala

Known as the most iconic opera house in the world, La Scala is the world’s grandest. The opera house seats over 2800 people. Here, the season runs in December and ends in May. If you’re looking forward to witnessing the great operatic singers and composers in the world, organize with your hotel concierge and get yourself a ticket. Also, remember to visit the Museo Teatrale Alla Scala and find collections from historical and personal momentos of the actors who displayed the art of perfection at La Scala.

If your visit to Milan is prolonged, ensure you visit Lake Como, one of Italy’s spectacular places to visit. To explore this beautiful city, all you need is a comfortable pair of shoes to walk around and have a hang of the culture and nature like a local. However, if you’re not much of a walking person, taxis are readily available, and the subway works just fine!

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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