Tuesday 9 November 2021

Quick Fall Getaway: A Weekend in Milan

(Guest Post) 

The leaves are changing colours, the air is crisp and cool, and it's time to plan a quick getaway. With this in mind, there's no better destination than Milan for this autumn. The city of Milan has so much to offer for travellers during the fall season. Here are just a few reasons why autumn is one of the best seasons to visit Milan.

The Duomo

One sight that can't be missed while you're visiting during this time of year is Milan Cathedral, also known as Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milano. It's one of the biggest and most popular attractions in the city and a must-see. Once you visit this site, you'll understand why it draws so many visitors each year. During the day, this gorgeous cathedral will sparkle while reflecting sunlight off its golden fa├žade; at night, this sight is illuminated by thousands of lights, making it easy to spot from anywhere in the city.

Sforza Castle Gardens

Another must-see during this time of year is Sforza Castle. This castle is extremely popular with visitors who want to snap a few photos of its ancient ruins or climb its towers for panoramic views of Milan during the summer months. While it's not possible to get past the gates during the day, winter hours allow you to explore some of the castle's amazing gardens after dark. It's quite a romantic setting with its beautiful lights and peaceful atmosphere.

The Fashion District

Better known as the Quadrilatero Della Moda, the Milan Fashion District is another sight worth visiting. This area gets its name from its four streets that form a perfect rectangle and are lined with independent boutiques selling clothing and accessories. It is the home to high-end jewellery and watch stores such as Pisa Orologeria and to all of the designer boutiques like Armani, Fendi, Versace and many more.

Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio

While in Milan, it's hard to miss the beautiful domes and spires which adorn this massive cathedral located in the heart of the city's oldest neighbourhood. The inside of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio is just as impressive with its gold-leaf altars, marble floors, and impressive frescoes. There are free tours available for those who want to learn more about the history of this site.

Parco Sempione

If you're looking to spend a day outdoors exploring the sights and sounds Milan has to offer, then look no further than this amazing park located in the heart of the city's centre. There are dozens of interesting sights which make for great photos, including Arco della Pace, two massive fountains, and the city's National Museum of Science and Technology. If you're lucky enough to visit during this time of year, there will also be several autumn-themed events taking place here. They include pumpkin carving contests, food festivals, and various other games for children.

Pinacoteca di Brera

Pinacoteca di Brera cannot miss in this list. This art gallery is home to Milan's most impressive collection of paintings. You will find some of the best artists in history, such as da Vinci, Tintoretto, and Raphael. Visitors can explore all five floors of this museum or take a break at one of the outdoor cafes which overlooks the surrounding park.

Navigli District

After exploring these amazing sights, you'll probably be hungry, so the next place worth visiting is Navigli District. This area was once home to canals which have since been converted into street markets selling everything from cheese and wine; to flowers and handmade trinkets. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes serving up delicious Italian cuisine.

Have you ever been to Milan? Well, if you have, we would like to hear about your experience and your favourite places.

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