Milan is for me one of the most beautiful Italian cities: a mix of history, culture, and modernity. Unfortunately, many times, you do not have enough time to fully visit it. So, here’s to you: what to see in a day in Milan? In the milan tours this is the perfect deal to visit.
8:00 a.m. – Milan Central
If you want to visit Milan during the day, surely you will arrive by train from some neighboring city, for this start your tour proposal, right from Central Station.
It’s better to arrive early in the morning and take the time to enjoy a breakfast in the delicious bar Motta, inside the station, or in the new Arnold Coffee, in Starbucks style.
9:00 a.m. – Duomo
After breakfast, take the yellow metro (M3) immediately towards San Donato and get off at the Duomo stop. And here you’ll find yourself in front of one of the symbols of the largest Lombard city. Here a souvenir photo is a must. If you wish, you can also come and visit it. The problem is that there is always a big row and you risk losing a lot of time.
A great experience is to go up on the terraces to admire Milan from above (12 dollars with a lift and 7 with stairs) and see the famous Madonnina d’oro up close. If you absolutely don’t want to give it up, this must be your first goal to avoid long lines and waiting.
After admiring the Duomo, continue along Corso Vittorio Emanuele until you reach Piazza San Babila. From there, you can then take the famous shopping street, Via Montenapoleone. Stop to admire some luxury showcases, then turn left at the end of the street and continue on Via Manzoni. Here, too, you’ll find plenty of classy shops. Continue until you reach Piazza della Scala and admire two other symbols of Milan: the Teatro Alla Scala and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
Teatro Alla Scala
Every time you walk in the Gallery, you realize the majesty of this work. Stop to admire the splendid frescoes on the ceiling, the enormous dome and, on the ground, the perfect mosaics.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
The most famous place is, surely, the Mosaic of the Bull. Remember: in order for luck to be on your side; you must be able to make three complete turns at your “jewels” balanced on a single heel. It seemed simple, didn’t it?! Over the years, tourists, with this practice, have created a large furrow at that point. A few weeks ago, however, the famous Mosaic was restored and returned in all its glory.
Bull mosaic – Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
After visiting the Gallery, leave the Duomo behind and continue along Via dei Mercanti, Via Dante, until you reach Piazza Castello. Unfortunately, in a one-day itinerary, there is no time to enter the castle. However, you take a nice walk inside Parco Sempione to admire the famous Arco Della Pace.
2.00 pm – Advice for lunch
At this point it will already be lunchtime, therefore, go back to Piazza Castello and take the red metro (M1) in the direction of Sesto FS, to the Duomo stop.
Your favorite will be definitely a good panzerotto from Luini. It is the best in all of Milan, to the point that many times, you have to make a big queue. Alternatively, if you feel like dessert, Italian Chocolate is perfect. It is located exactly in front of Luini, and you can enjoy an excellent ice cream or a waffle with melted chocolate. Attention only to the prices: they are a little high!
Last chance is the classic McDonald’s. In the Duomo area, there are 2 of them: one next to Cioccolati Italiani and one right in front of the cathedral. However, you should leave it as a last choice.