What to see and do in Milan in one day

Founded around 590 BC by a Celtic tribe, Milan is one of the most popular tourist destinations. But what to do and see in Milan in just one day? Here are some ideas, some suggestions if you only have one day to visit the Lombard capital.

The welcome to Milan given by the Duomo

Every year, millions of tourists visit Milan. Not for nothing, it is a magnificent city rich in history,

as much as culture. Indeed, among historical monuments to admire, art galleries and exhibitions to visit, the tourist has, at his or her disposal, a very wide choice of beauties.

On the other hand, there are excellent architectural and artistic examples in Milan such as, for example, the Brera Art Gallery, the Palazzo Reale in Milan, the Cenacolo Vinciano in Santa Maria delle Grazie, as well as the Castello Sforzesco, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Navigli and the Darsena di Porta Ticinese and the Teatro alla Scala.

However, while there are so many beauties, without doubt, what makes Milan particularly famous is the

presence of Milan Cathedral. This is why, if you only have one day to visit Milan, this monument is a must-see. An iconic Milanese monument, as well as being a

one of the city's best-known landmarks, has a very popular and popular museum inside.

The Fashion Quadrilateral: the best of international fashion

Another unmissable destination for those who only have one day to visit Milan, is the world-famous Quadrilatero della moda, an incredible, fantastic and absolutely enthralling melting pot of design, creativity and more. An essential destination for those who love luxury shopping, the Quadrilatero della moda in Milan, in fact, gives hospitality and welcome to the best Maisons of the multifaceted and dynamic world of fashion.

So, if from a street identification point of view, the Fashion Quadrilateral incorporates streets belonging to the

historical centre of Milan, such as Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni, Via Montenapoleone and Corso Venezia, is actually one of the places to visit in the Lombard capital.

Milan's fantastic culinary tradition: an experience not to be missed

To visit Milan and not sample its fantastic cuisine would be a real sin. So, perhaps after admiring the beauty of Milan's Duomo and shopping in the fashion district, you can indulge in this must-try experience. Among the typical Milanese dishes that we suggest you try, for example, are risotto alla Milanese, costoletta alla Milanese, not to mention ossobuco and cassöeula.

The Brera Art Gallery: the place where masterpieces of incredible value are preserved

Although it is visited by large numbers of tourists, few are aware that the birth and grandeur of the Brera Art Gallery is attributed to Maria Theresa of Austria, who, by imperial decree, decided on its foundation in 1776.

Today, its more than twenty-four thousand square metres are an essential destination, even when visiting Milan in a single day. An enlightened and far-sighted woman, it was, therefore, precisely Maria Theresa of Austria who decided that the district should be equipped with advanced cultural institutes. It is not for nothing that visitors will find here, among others, the Botanical Garden, the Astronomical Observatory, the Braidense National Library, the Lombard Institute of Science and Letters, and the Academy of Fine Arts.

A fascinating riot of works of art of incredible beauty and absolute value.

Retreating to Milan's living room, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

After so much wandering, it is only right to take a moment of well-deserved rest. Why, then, not decide to reinvigorate yourself in Milan's living room, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II?

Built in a charming neo-Renaissance style, it has long been one of the most popular meeting places for the Milanese. So, even if you only have one day to visit Milan, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a must-see.

Mysterious Milan: a little-known side, waiting to be discovered

If the Milan on the surface appears to be chaotic and frenetic, a completely different aspect is proposed by the Milan underground.

If you want to visit some of Milan's darkest and creepiest places, don't miss a visit to the Church of the Skulls, the Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio, Via Bagnera and the Church of Sant'Ambrogio and the Devil's Column.

La Scala Theatre, the best way to end a visit to Milan

Among the most important theatres in the world, La Scala, as the Milanese are used to calling this theatre, is, without a doubt, one of the places to choose to end a visit to Milan.

Inaugurated in 1778 and designed by Giuseppe Piermarini, it also owes its birth to Maria Theresa of Austria. On 3 August 1778, the exact day of the inauguration of the Teatro alla Scala, 'L'Europa riconosciuta' composed by Antonio Salieri for the occasion was staged.

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