Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II,
If you only have a day to tour Milan, here is a guide to the essential
things to do in this fascinating city.
For starters, take the number 20 tram, which is
identified by a large Ciao Milano sign painted on its side. It will
give you a well-rounded tour of the city, commencing from the Piazza
Castello, complete with English commentary in five languages. Tours
can last 45 minutes to an hour, and are held daily at 11am and 1pm.
Afterwards, purchase a combo ticket that will
allow you entry to various points of interest: the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana,
Museo del Duomo, and the Museo Diocesano. The combo ticket should
cost around €12, but is well worth the price and can easily
be purchased at the participating museums.
One should also not miss visiting the Teatro alla
Scala, which was built in the 18th century. It holds the distinction
of being the most significant opera house in the world. Classical
music enthusiasts will certainly find a trip to this venue delightful
in every sense.
Afterwards, you can unwind and take a stroll along
the Piazza Duomo and the adjoining Galleria. Strolling through the
neighbourhoods around the area will give you a good glimpse of life
as a Milanese. A short walk further along will take you to the Golden
Quadrilateral, which is one of the best places to shop in Milan.
Magenta, found west of the piazza, is an old residential area, and
is now filled with churches and other interesting sights.
A visit to the Brera will then bring you to the
various bars and affordable restaurants that you can try out. At
the southern end of Milan, one can find the Navigli, another great
place to shop for bargains.
For the finishing touch, end your day in Milan
by stopping at a café or a local gelateria.
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