Milan is an Italian city known for the Duomo cathedral and abundance of high-end fashion retailers. The city provides a sublime mix of historical architecture, high rise skyscrapers mingled with an Italian lifestyle. Below are some of the things to do in Milan:
Take a stroll around Parco Sempione
Parco Sempione is regarded as one of the best parks in Milan. The park is beautifully landscaped and has many footpaths, wooded areas, and bike trails. Do you want a place to relax from the hustle and bustle of Milan? If the answer is a big yes, then Parco Sempione is the perfect location.
Visit Milan cathedral
Milan cathedral is famous for its sublime architecture and the fact that it took more than 600 years to complete. It was constructed in 1386 but was officially completed in 1965.
With an Italian Gothic style, the front façade of Milan’s cathedral is magnificent and crowned with many statues, towers, and decorations. In fact, no trip to Milan is complete without a visit to Milan cathedral.
Ride your bike along the Navigli
It is very easy to ride a bike in Milan. One of the best places to ride your bike is the bike path along the Naviglio Grande. This path starts from Porta Genova through the open countryside to Abbiategrasso and Gaggiano.
You can also ride your bike along Naviglio Martesana cycle path starting from Gioia area in the city to the Adda River. You will be able to travel through some great urban nature, a coypu colony, and locks designed by Leonardo.
Tour Cimitero monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale is a great cemetery which tells the story of Milan’s most illustrious inhabitants. Therefore, if you love quirky places, then this may be a good place to visit.
This place has very many statues and 3 famous buildings: the neoclassical former Crematorium, the Ossario and the Pantheon or Famedio where politician Cattaneo, writer Manzoni and other famous people in Milan are buried. The best thing to do in Cimitero monumentale is wandering around the gravel lanes, looking at the sculptures and taking in the solemn atmosphere.
Chinatown is the first multicultural district in Milan. It is a good place to walk around, buy Chinese knick knacks and enjoy a delicious Chinese meal. The place is usually very beautiful around Chinese New Year time. This is the time when the streets are lit by lanterns and lion and dragons parade around accompanied by sounds of drums.
Check out La Scala opera
Only a few buildings in the whole world have managed to host as many great artists as this building in Milan. La Scala opera found north of the Duomo and east of Castello Sforzesco is one of the finest in the world and is popular for its opulence and acoustic qualities, make sure to visit it when you rent a luxury car in Milan.
Its main auditorium has a fantastic stage and grandeur of seating. It has 6 tiers of seating and individual boxes which frame the stage in a semi-circle. Just buy tickets and I can assure you that you will have an exciting and memorable evening.