Milano alla Milanese means to me – pizza, coffee, pasta, gelato, nice and attractive people, friendly atmosphere, lots of landmarks, remarkable buildings in an Italian style.
Milano for three days. We saw lots of popular places, we tried lots of delicious food and we took lots of beautiful pictures.
I am so excited to give you little guides for visiting this small and energetic town.
Milano alla Milanese
For me, one of the most important parts of visiting a city is transport. If you don’t rent a car it should be hard to explore all the places you want.
In Milato transport is super easy. From the airport to the city center there is a bus every 5 to 10 minutes, it’s cost 5 Euro and it takes 60 minutes to reach the Central City Station. Here you can find more info.
Metro stations in Milano are super clean and it can take you to all the landmarks you want to see. There is no need to switch lines because everything is extremely well arranged.
Another important thing for every person is food. The food is actually the fuel to our engine. And the Italians are famous for their extremely delicious food. Pizza, pasta, gelato mmmm.
Another thing you need to know when you are in Milano is that on Sunday most of the restaurants, shops, and cafes do not work! And some of them open after 4:30 PM. During the week most of the restaurants work until noon and they are open again in around 7 or 8 o’clock.
I guess this is good practice because the restaurants work when needed. And maybe the food is fresh when it is in small quantities for specific timing.
The best pizza we have ever eaten is here in Nisida restaurant.
The most delicious gelato is here in Cioccolati Italiani. So creamy and melty, chocolate and fruits are all over the ice-cream and be ready to get dirty. It was awesome!
Ah, the coffee everywhere was so strong and in a traditional Italian style. It was a real masterpiece for the body sensations.
Don’t miss a try in Luini panzerotti There are have a very delicious panini.
Last but not at least risotto alla Milanese is the traditional meal in Milano. It is yellow and it has an unusual flavor. We like it a lot!
Our first day was on Sunday and we catch the bus to the city center, after that we check in the BB Hotels Residenza Arcimboldi.
The hotel isn’t in the city center but there is a metro station nearby and also there are a lot of bus or tram stops.
We went on a neighbor inspection to find some groceries or bakeries. We also investigate where are bus stops and the metro stations. Of course, we need some food to taste and our first day was almost over.
But we find the power and we decided to went to the Canals. The city’s canals are attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci, who is 1482 was called over by the Duke of Milano to help renovate the city’s canal system. So cruise on down knowing that Da Vinci once strolled the same neighborhood you are now visiting. There you can find lots of restaurants, cafes, gelaterias and so on but the fascinating thing is that there are tiny little streets which follow you to the little and fancy craft workshops where all of the artist and modelers creating something wonderful and unique. There is a one really awesome creative district with lots of fabulous designers, architects, and fascinating building facade.
Then we took some food for home and of course some wine.
Good good morning with Italian coffee!
We had a great rest and aroma coffee in the morning – how can be more good than that.
We had breakfast and we were ready for another adventure during the day!
Everyone knows that Milano is the fashion city capital of Europe. Milano is a city of stylish people. Here in Milano, the style, the charm, and the passion meet each other.
Fancy narrow street with all Haute Couture brands. Expensive cars parked along the pavements, and shops only for “full wallets”.
First stop was in Duomo of course. Duomo is the most recognized attraction in Milano. The cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete and the exterior is covered in Cangolia marble, which gives it its off-white pinkish color.
The attractions about Duomo is the rooftop terrace, where we got a pretty cool view of the whole town. That was one of the coolest things we did in Milano. It was really fascinating because we got a closer look at the architecture. There are 3500 statues all around the cathedral.
We also enjoyed some night time views. Swing by Duomo it feels completely different when the lights come on and the crowd disappeared somewhere.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
It is considered one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful shopping malls, and its most impressive feature is an arching glass and cast iron roof. At the center of the Galleria, you can find someone observing the bull depicted on the floor, the reason is that simple: it brings good luck if you place your heel and turn all around yourself (everyone does it 😕 )
Leonardo Da Vinci monumentale
The statue of Leonardo da Vinci is located in Piazza della Scala, prominently displayed in front of the international temple of bel canto. White Carrara marble covered the statue.
Piazza della Scala is a pedestrian central square of Milano connected to the main square of Milano, Piazza del Duomo, by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II passage.
Today, the square refers to the renowned Teatro alla Scala opera house, which occupies the north-western side of the square.
In our second day in Milano, we took a walk in the city center, we find some interesting shop like Lego shop, sweets shops, Lush (my favorite one ). Also, we аtе and drank some fast food and all kinds of coffee drinks.
Once again we woke up with a cup of great Italian coffee and some croissant, ah lovely! Ready for the day. That was really long and full of walks and exciting day in Milano.
Our first stop for the day was to the Unicredit Tower, it is the largest skyscrapers in Milano. It’s 162 m tall without the spire. The tower is part of the business city center in Milano. Near around the tower, there are two magnificent green buildings, it feels like there are alive (see the images below).
I am so excited about that remarkable place! I have never been in such a place before, it was like out of the movie. All graves have monuments and the whole families have own feretory. It was so quiet and amazingly calm. There is an inner part where the graves are small and probably contains only dust, but it was a really awesome experience to see this kind of landmark. If you are not too scary I recommended indeed, there is nothing to worry about actually.
Definitely, it is not my favorite part of the city. It was a great experience to visit that place but the Italian style is totally covered with Chinese lantern and huge posters and advertising all around. It was a little bit dirty everywhere and obviously, there are no Italians living in there.
Sforza Castle – Castello Sforzesco
Finally, we got to the Sforza Castle. It is situated in the middle of the city. Castle was build in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan. Today it houses several of the city’s most prized art possessions, including frescoes by Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo’s very last sculpture.
Right behind the Castle, there is a Parco Sempione with calmness coffee bar, lake, and fountains. If you visit Milan in the warm season it will be great to drink a cup of coffee in this park. Also at the left-hand side, there is La Triennale di Milano the design museum if you are an artist it probably will catch your eye.
At the middle of the night, we went to the Train Station and we took a bus to the airport.
Bye, Bye Milano, it was a pleasure visiting the city like this and to touch a little bit of the atmosphere there.
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Visiting Date: May 2017g.