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A special day

A special day

Travelplan.it has prepared a special itinerary, designed for those of you who do not have much time to hand, but who want to visit this city, that is so full of cultural and social stimulus. Our 24-hour itinerary includes an evening for discovering the Milanese night life, therefore we recommend that you book at least one night in one of Milan’s many hotels.
Milan, is not difficult to explore, in spite of its size: it is often possible to walk from one interesting area to another, and in other cases we recommend you take the subway, that will let you reach your destination without getting your stuck in city traffic.
  • Morning
    Our tour starts with discovering Milan from Piazza Duomo, where you can admire the Duomo, that is one of Milan’s most important symbols. Why don’t you go in and climb up to the roof: you will find yourself surrounded by spire and late-Gothic statues, admiring the sight of the city that spreads out before you.
    From Piazza Duomo, go to the splendid Galleria Vittorio Emanuele: you can have breakfast here, in one of the elegant coffee-shops inside the Galleria. We recommend Zucca, the coffee shop favored by Verdi and Toscani, with its second-floor windows that look out onto the Duomo and the Galleria and its luxury Liberty-style furnishings in wrought iron, mahogany and mosaics.
    After a refreshing breakfast, continue on your tour going through the Galleria and walk to Piazza della Scala, where you can see the famous Theater La Scala. If you are fond of theater costumes and sets, we recommend you visit the interesting Museum. Otherwise you can continue your journey. From Piazza della Scala, go on to the nearby Via Dante and walk along until you get to the majestic Castello Sforzesco. Behind the Castle, you can see Parco Sempione: if you don’t feel hungry yet, you can work up an appetite by walking through the park. Once you come out of the park, walking through the Arco della Pace, you have two possibilities: look for a restaurant in the area straightaway, or go on foot or by taxi to your next stop, the Cenacolo Vinciano in Corso Magenta, and have lunch there. We recommend raw vegetables with Crescenza or Gorgonzola cheese to start with, followed by Risotto alla Milanese and then the traditional cutlet or a tasty pot roast.

  • Afternoon
    The afternoon is dedicated to art: first stop: we suggest the Cenacolo Vinciano that Leonardo painted in the refectory in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Corso Magenta. After admiring this masterpiece, go on to the nearby Piazza Cadorna where you will find the subway to take you to the Pinacoteca di Brera. Get off at Cairoli (1 stop) and continue on foot (link to things to see - churches and museums). After you have visited the wonderful Pinacoteca, spend a bit of time exploring Brera, one of the most charming areas of Milan.

  • Evening
    For a real taste of the unique atmosphere of the Milan Dolce Vita you will have to go to the Navigli area. Take the subway and get off at Porta Genova. Once there, go along Via Vigevano up to the Wharf and start exploring the clubs that line the Navigli. Between one aperitif and the next, you will have the change to eat a real meal, serving yourself from the rich buffets that are provided at happy hour. Continuing your evening into the night will be no problem: you will soon learn which is the cool new club that has just opened, or which live concerts are planned for the evening. Don’t give yourself a time limit: Milanese nights are truly unpredictable!

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