Top 5 Things to Do in Milan

Milan is one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities I have ever seen, offering a wide variety of activities not only to the locals but to the travelers as well. This amazing city is mostly characterized by the restless and energetic rhythm that will keep you moving all the time. The social and cultural stimulus will sometimes overwhelm you by giving the impression that you have reached a developing site for social behavior that never ceases to change.  It is definitely a place full of contradictions, of modern and ancient, fashion and underground, middle class and working class, but all the time simply “cool”.

If visiting this frenetic city is on your “to do list”, then make sure you check all these Top 5 Things to Do in Milan:

5. Taking a Stroll in the Park

Parco Sempione is the perfect place for a nice walk and a pleasant conversation. It is located on the place of the ancient Piazza d’Armi, having being initiated in the 20th century by the architect Alemagna. Its characteristic are Romantic with English influences.  What makes this place so special is that it is bordered by other important Milanese icons: the Castle, the arena, the Peace Arch and the North Railway Arch. Just relax and enjoy every part of it!

4. Visiting the Duomo

Just like many other Italian cities the heart of Milan is marked by its most famous landmark, the Duomo or the seat of the archbishop of Milan. It took the Italian people almost six centuries to complete this architectural beauty dedicated to Saint Mary Nascent, but all the effort seems worthwhile once you get to admire it.

3. Attend an event at La Scala

At La Scala you will find a wide variety of events to choose from starting with concerts, opera and ballet and ending with theater, recitals and cultural events. Just bear in mind that La Scala season starts on December the 7th and all performances must end before midnight, causing thus some of the shows to start earlier in the evening if need be.

2. Admire Castello Sforzesco

One of the most romantic and breathtaking places in Milan is definitely Castello Sforzesco. Initially build by the Viscontis and the Sforzas, this wonderful castle has suffered many interventions and reconstructions throughout the history. Once you will have enough of admiring the amazing architecture you can step inside to continue your marvel with the art of Michelangelo, century old costumes, tapestries and many others.

1. Shopping or window shopping

What gives Milan an alluring creative streak conserving its status as the epicenter of Italy and even of the world is the area of fashion and interior design. Valentino, Versace, Armani are only a few of the great names that have chosen Milan as the natural stage of their creations and creativity. If you are a shopaholic and you have a corresponding budget then the best place to make your dreams come true is at 10 Corso Como, the fashion store belonging to the sister of a famous Italian Vogue Editor.

Top 5 Things to Do in Milan is nothing but a short guide of the many activities that you can enjoy here. Just keep yourself moving!

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