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BEST AREA TO STAY IN MILAN

June 27, 2019 0 Comments
If you are looking for the best Neighborhoods to stay in Milan, you can choose between these:

  • Duomo
  • Brera
  • Navigli - Darsena
  • Bicocca - Stazione Centrale
  • Niguarda
  • Corso Sempione - Castello Sforzesco
  • Meazza - San Siro

Where should I stay in Milan for shopping?
Best area to stay in Milan


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BEST AREA TO STAY IN MILAN

Here you can see the list of the cheapest accommodation in Milan from the lowest price (apartments included). 

Updated Giugno 2019
Moira Tips

BEAUTIFUL PLACES near MILAN

January 26, 2019
The most beautiful places to visit near Milan: Lombardia lakes, villas, castles... Italy day trip.
Milan points of interest. Places to visit around Milan. Towns near Milan worth visiting.

Whether you stay in Milan for a pleasure trip or on business, you might consider prolonging your stay so as to see some interesting places less than 100 km from the chief-town of Lombardy. 

After visiting the Castle of the Sforzas, the cathedral, the Victor Emmanuel II gallery, the monumental cemetery and the church of Saint Ambrogio and after having the inevitable aperitif (happy hour) in the "Navigli" area, you can organize pleasant outings to 6 places that are easily reachable by car or by bus/train.

places to visit around milan
Navigli Milano ideal for nightlife
Stay close to Navigli?



To Know: If You love Leonardo da Vinci, don't forget to go and see The Last Supper in the refectory of the Convent of Saint Maria delle Grazie in Milan.
Booking is obligatory for an attraction that is in such demand.

In this post:

  1. Visit Crespi D'Adda ,
  2. Visit Bergamo,
  3. Visit Como Lake villas ,
  4. Visit Castles near Milan
  5. Visit Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore,
  6. Visit Iseo Lake e Montisola.

PLACES TO SEE NEAR MILAN

November 07, 2015 0 Comments

Places to see near Milan: beautiful and interesting towns in Lombardy.


In this article you will find useful info for planning a day trips from Milan to discover some places to see, about an hour away from Milan. At the end of this article you will find links to deepen the knowledge of the various cities, countries listed.

What to see in Lombardy
TOWNS NEAR MILAN
The writer lives in Italy and knows his territory for which can recommend beautiful places to see near Milan not only famous towns but also hidden gems from mass tourism.



BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO SEE NEAR MILAN


In this post: Monza, Vigevano, Pavia, Soncino, Bellagio, Zavattarello. 
In the second post about places to see near Milano: Visit Crespi D'Adda, Bergamo, Como Lake villas, Visit Castles near Milan, Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore, Visit Iseo Lake e Montisola.


Places near Milan to visit

1. Monza: 18 km from the Lombardy chief city.

A lovely town to visit near Milano is Monza and its Cathedral.
The historical city center is an ideal place for a walk among the little shops and coffee bars, often crowded, in which it is nice to stop for a fast break.

Places near Milan to visit
Monza city center
Apart from the historical center I advise you to see the "Villa Reale" and its huge and famous "Monza Park" where it is possible, weather permitting, to have a picnic, rent a bike, see the racetrack where the Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place.
It is the ideal place if you looking for "nature" near Milan.

Monza is close to Milan. You can reach it by public transport or by car. I recommend visiting this city you will not be disappointed.

Where to stay in Monza.


DAY TRIPS FROM MILAN

2. Vigevano: 50km from Milan.

Duomo: Vigevano square

The Ducal square, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, lies in the medieval city of Vigevano. To best admire it, you are advised to climb the Tower of Bramante. The 100 steps to arrive at the top and see the panorama below are worth the effort. From the Ducal Square you can access the castle of the Sforzas, still under restoration; the riding stables and the gardens are accessible and are worth a visit just to relax in a Renaissance location.

If you need:

Map of all the sites mentioned in this article



WHAT TO SEE NEAR MILAN

3. The Versailles of the Lombardy

Chignolo Castle, Pavia: 60 km from the downtown of Milan.

Pic of Luca Giarelli -His own work- CC BY - SA 3.0
If you want to spend the afternoon admiring Tiepolo's frescoes, the Procacci Castle is the place for you. The castle it is not well known (it is a private property and often used as wedding location) but in spite of this it's worth a visit: it is big, monumental and the interior rooms are well preserved. The visits are guided.


Short trips from Milan

4. SONCINO

Soncino, Cremona: 70 km from Milan Central station.

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Soncino Castle by night


You're going to see over the small village in Soncino, the beautiful and majestic Rocca Sforzesca, the basement, the mill and the Museum of printing. Visit the castle costs 5€ (2017 prices) without guidance. The castle is empty inside but is well preserved.


TIP: to enjoy the medieval climate you can arrange a visit to Soncino medieval fantasy festival that occurs once every year or make a "night visit" to the Dungeon of the fortress. Very impressive.
cities near Milan
Beautiful Cremona
If you want to prolong your tour, you can visit the city of Cremona with its beautiful churches: the baptistery, the Cathedral, the monastery, the Cathedral square and, for enthusiasts, the Museum of the violin.

TOURS AND TRIPS FROM MILAN

5. Bellagio

Bellagio: 70 km from Milan Central station.

Bellagio is a tourist country and therefore quite expensive. Car park (few), restaurants and entrance to Villa Melzi are not the cheapest. However, if you want to enjoy a romantic day, with your partner, a visit to this country is required (you can also arrive by ferry).


Bellagio what to see: 


1. The Villa Melzi gardens in the months in which they are open long, are worth a visit. Different varieties of plants and flowers make the Park a very relaxing place, colorful, fragrant and pleasant. Nice panoramic view of the Lake.

Lago di Como
Photo: Pinterest: Bellagio.
2. Basilica di San Giacomo Romanesque church with Baroque notes due to a remodel done in that period with various works of art inside. You will see it walking through the Center.


3. Villa Serbelloni on tour of villa Serbelloni provides only a visit to the Park and not the building. The visit is only accessible with a guide. The beauty lies in glimpses and views that can be seen from the top of the park. The guided tour is on foot and takes about 1 hour.

4. Navigating Lake Como. In front of Bellagio, on the other side of the Lake of Como, there are 2 villas that recommend you visit: Villa Balbianello and Villa Carlotta (the first one I loved more than the second). If you want to prolong your visit you can take a boat to visit Lake Como and the famous villas.

More info in this post:


SHORT TOUR FROM MILAN

6. ZAVATTARELLO

Zavattarello, Pavia: 90 km from Milan Central.

You can spend an enjoyable Sunday in the heart of Oltrepo Pavese strolling in the streets of the old town of Zavattarello with an additional visit to Verme Castle found on a promontory with a beautiful and relaxing view which is lost among vineyards and hills.

Unfortunately this castle was completely burned down during the Second World War but was subsequently reconstructed and now is now fully open from late March to the beginning of April every year.

The guided tour of the castle takes around 1 hour.
Foto da Pinterest. Castello del Verme, Pavia.
TIP: To drop even more in the medieval atmosphere, you can attend to the "medieval days" where is possible attend like a spectator to the historical evocation. Usually this event is held on the 15th of August - a public holiday. There are many interesting events planned as the "the mystery tour", concerts and shows ...

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    Well, that's everything for this week. Now you have several ideas at your disposal for your holiday in Nord Italy in Lombardy. Please, help me to promote the beauty of Lombardy by sharing this article. Thanks 😍



    updated january 2019
    Moira R.
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