I had missed Milan. Milan, which I used to visit often during my college years, visiting my besties who were studying fashion at the time. Since then, it is true that Milan has undergone a transformation from a grey industrial city to a bright multicolored and interesting urban center. Fashion is still at the forefront of the Milan story, but the continuing rise of its gastronomy and art scene cannot be overlooked.
This time I was looking for activities that I could enjoy with my husband and kids. And I managed to find a range of very exciting choices!
Coming from covid era, we needed the less hassle possible so I booked all our skip the line activities from a very convenient site www.getyourguide.com.
First stop, Duomo.
When the kids asked what plans we have for Milan and we said we are going to a Cathedral they weren’t that excited to be honest. But, the minute they laid their eyes on the Duomo, it was love at first sight. They were extremely impressed by this Gothic -style cathedral and its more than 3000 statues as well as the fact that it took more than 600 years to complete.
We had booked a ‘skip the line cathedral and rooftop ticket by elevator’ and we loved the view from the Duomo terrace.
The next day we had a visit at the Da Vinci Science museum for kids and the Fondazione Prada of modern art. It was one of our favorite days as we experienced the antithesis between the marvel and fascination of Da Vinci times and the art scene that takes place right now!
Don’t miss the bike tour all around the most interesting spots of Milan. You meet outside the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle and you visit the Sempione Park, the Castello Sforzesco ,the Brera Pinacoteca and of course the Da Vinci original masterpiece ‘Last Supper’ in Santa Maria delle Grazie. We ended our bike tour there and had organized a tour to admire the Last Supper which I recommend to anyone visiting Milan.
A new hot spot is the navigli district, where one can walk around or choose a canal cruise with audio guide! We did the latter and saw Milan from a different perspective discovering the charm of one of the last waterways that exist in Milan.
As far as restaurants are concerned, I recommend the original Salumaio Di Montenapoleone-my son met the football player Marco Veratti there and he was thrilled-, the terrace of the Papermoon Giardino and of course an aperitivo or Sunday Brunch at Bulgari Hotel!
With Gratitude, T.