One day Travel Guide in Milan, Italy: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Duomo di Milano, Naviglio Grande
The city of Milan is unique for all those seeking artistic activities and experiences
22 Aug 2021

The city of Milan is unique for all those seeking artistic activities and experiences. Whether you're looking for quick previews of famous landmarks or want to spend some time exploring the neighborhoods and parks, there's something for everyone here. You can get around the city by arranging your own personal itinerary or go with one of the tour companies available in Milan. Milan offers a unique experience every time you visit it. Here's a one-day guide in Milan, Italy.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II /
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II / u/Frauenquote

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the oldest shopping gallery in Milan, Italy. This shopping gallery is named after the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. The largest and most luxurious shopping center in Italy, opened to the public since 1963. In modern times, shoppers are looking for the best deals especially when it comes to fashion at Galleria Vittori. Every year, more than one million tourists visit GV, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy.

Duomo di Milano

The splendor of the Duomo di Milano
The splendor of the Duomo di Milano
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The Cathedral of the Duomo di Milano, or Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of the Nativity of Saint Mary, is a cathedral church in Milan, Lombardy, Italy dedicated to the birth of Saint Mary.

The Duomo is often called one of the most beautiful and stunning religious buildings in all of Italy. Inside the Duomo you will find various exhibits and displays devoted to various aspects of the history of Milan and Italy as a whole.

Brera District

Alley atmosphere in Brera district.
Alley atmosphere in Brera district.
Public tram in Brera district.
Public tram in Brera district.

The Brera district is an elegant district and home to the Pinacoteca gallery and a centuries-old collection of Italian art. Upscale food stores and fashion boutiques line the streets. At night, the cobblestone alleys come alive with unique and sumptuous Milanese cuisine in lovely streetside cafes and restaurants.

You'll find everything you need in the Brera District: great food, cool hangouts, historic sites, interesting shops and galleries. You can get around the Brera district by public tram (but be careful: at some points the journey is quite long).

Bosco Verticale

Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italia.
Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italia.

Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) are a pair of apartment towers in the Porta Nuova district of Milan, Italy. The building has a height of 111 meters and 76 meters respectively and contains more than 900 trees above the terraces (about 550 and 350 in the first and second towers).

The tower which was inaugurated in October 2014 was designed by Boeri Studio, by designers Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra and involved input from horticulturists and botanists. The Bosco Verticale tower is built with green roof technology which prevents flooding in case of heavy rain

Naviglio Grande Canal

Naviglio Grande
Naviglio Grande

Naviglio Grande, translated as "great canal", was built 850 years ago, this great man-made river route has served important trade and transportation purposes within the city. Historically associated with the city's artist and creative type, Naviglio Grande now plays a social role in the city. Locals and tourists alike enjoy romantic walks lined with shops, galleries, bars and markets, plus opportunities for unforgettable boat trips. Located a little off the beaten track, the thriving Naviglio Grande is right at the top of the alternative list of things to do in Milan.

Naviglio Grande in the evening / Sumber:
Naviglio Grande in the evening / Sumber: in-lombardia

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