Why choose Milan? Is just an industrial city with nothing to see.
Said some bad mouthed people. I might not be an Italian lover, but I`ve found the South in this Northern town. I found art, fashion and delicious food! But let me start with the beginning:
This was my first time in Italy and these are 3 MUST THINGS TO DO IN MILAN:
1. Eat at Spontini!
One of the highlights of this trip was eating pizza at Spontini. I ate pizza in different places while in Milan, but none was as good as the one in Spontini.
Fluffy base, orgasmic stretching cheese and real tomato feeling – yes, I might have fallen in love!
It worth every coin I`ve spent on it!
2. Head to Museo del Novecento
The museum of modern art is a must see in every new city I visit. Helps you take a peek in the mind of youth artists from that country.
In this case, the museum won`t disappoint your artistic tastes, even if you might get a bit lost in it.
It offers a different view over Duomo and it`s crowd free!
The museum has several paintings of Picasso and other famous Italian painters/sculptors.
One of my favorite artists present here is Umberto Boccioni. Keep your eyes open for him!
PS: free entrance if you`re an EU citizen under 25 years old.
PPS: you`ll need to leave your backpack locked at the entrance.
3. Aperitivo in Navigli District
After 7pm, Canali is the place you need to be. Spend €10 for a cocktail and then eat as much as you can since it`s open buffet!
There are several restaurants which offers Happy Hour discounts, but in the southern part of the city, you can also enjoy the buzzing crowd and the gorgeous view over the river from several bridges which cross it.
#Bonus I wish I knew about:
- Dance in the street
Since clubs are very expensive, two groups of tango and folk dance crews decided to organize impromptu dance parties on the streets of Milan at night.
I think it`s such a incredible idea for strangers to join and dance together as old friends under a starry sky *insert further romantic scenes here*!
Locations are kept secret, but two of the most poplar venues are in Piazza Affari and in the courtyard of Palazzo della Regione. You can find more on their Facebook group – Mazurka Klandestina’s FB group.
A friend told me about it AFTER I returned from Milan.
2. Local Markets
There are local markets every day in different neighborhood and every Saturday on Fiera di Senigallia – a popular retro flea market.
You can find everything from food and a new pet to clothes, shoes and home repair.
3. You will fight against pollution even if you don`t want to!
The law doesn`t allow companies that provides heat to the population to turn it on before 15th October to help reducing the pollution.
Which is a good thing and at least in Europe, in most of the countries you won`t have heat before October if you`re linked to the common heating system anyway (although there is no law to forbid it).
But if you are a soaked wet tourist shivering form cold and your rented apartment doesn`t have a private heating system, you might not appreciate it!
- If you plan taking the metro as the main way of transport on a short stay in Milan, I recommend taking a 24h metro card which costs €4.5 (a single trip is €1.5).
- You`ll find the best pizza in town at Spontini (€3 the cheapest). You can find one on a lateral side in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, next to Duomo. Thank me later.
Until next time, you might want to read about a more warmer place where rain rarely touch you and you have an infinite beach! Reporting from Sahara, let me tell you about that sunrise!
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