Do you have only one day to visit Milan? We can help you. This is a program to discover at the best the city of Milan.
Things to see in Milan: morning
You can start your tour of Milan with a morning walk in Piazza del Duomo (Duomo - M1 and M3 lines). In addition to the majesty of this Gothic Cathedral with its Madonnina, the universal symbol of the city, it will be possible walking along the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to observe the shop windows of its historic boutiques. Now we recommend at those people interested in shopping and fashion to continue their tour by visiting the nearby Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, the streets of fashion in Milan. While to the people more interested in culture we recommend to visit Piazza della Scala, with its famous opera house, or to go to Museo del Novecento and Palazzo Reale to see one of their art exhibitions.
It's not a problem to find a place to have lunch in the center of Milan. A lot of restaurants surround the central streets of this city, but there will be way later to taste the specialty of the cuisine of Milan, for this moment we suggest a lunch in one of many fast food restaurants.
What to see in Milan in the afternoon, between history, culture and movida
In the afternoon, nothing better than a walk starting from the Castello Sforzesco (Cairoli - Line M1) crossing the Parco Sempione and going up to the Arco della Pace. Here, in addition to admiring the beauty of a 15th century castle in its entirety, you will discover a green part of Milan. Before the dinner there is the Aperitivo, fixed appointment of the life of the people of Milan. For this event you can reach the Darsena (Porta Genova - Line M2). Here you will arrive at one of the centers of the nightlife of Milan and you will just have to choose which bar to stop to drink your cocktail on the Navigli shore. In addition to the classic Spritz, we advise you to try the Negroni Sbagliato, alcoholic cocktail originally from Milan.
In the same area you will be able to find a restaurant where you can, finally, taste the specialty cuisine of Milan. In addition to the classic Italian food, here you must absolutely try Risotto and Cotoletta alla Milanese. We're sure these dishes will win you over.
Ending the day in Milan: what to see in the evening
To finish the day, with nightfall, we recommend a walk in the most modern part of the city in the area of Porta Garibaldi (Garibaldi - Line M2). Here you can see Piazza Gae Aulenti with its skyscrapers and Bosco Verticale, two of the new symbols of a future-oriented city. A few steps from here, to conclude your tour of the city of Milan, people who love nightlife can reach Corso Como. Between cocktail bar and discos, having fun at night wont be a problem.