Short weekend in Milan: 5 places to see

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So I came back from an amazing Italian-style weekend and here are the things I recommend you to check out in Milan if you are short on time and want to taste a little of everything – here is a list of 5 places I recommend you to check out in Milan, the fashion capital of the world.

The Duomo (Piazza del Duomo) is the central square of Milan, named for the Duomo Cathedral which is at its head. The square is right in the middle of the city and for a good reason, it is not only the geographical center but also the artistic, cultural and social center of Milan. The square is full of tourists, so I recommend that if you want to have cool pictures to get up early in the morning and arrive before everyone arrives, I didn’t really have the strength to do it.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the world’s oldest shopping center, located on the north side of Duomo Square. The gallery sums up the atmosphere in Milan – a combination of old and new architecture, luxury and fashion.


Bar Luce – Instead of a movie, this time American director Wes Anderson made his efforts in designing a bar: Bar Luce – Italian Light, inspired by the atmosphere of Milan cafes in the 1950s and 1960s, opened on May 9, 2017 at the new Prada Foundation location , On Largo Isarco in Milan.



Brera district – is one of the vibrant neighborhoods in Milan, offering a variety of activities and attractions day and night. The district is just north of Duomo and invites you to get lost among the Bohemian streets, between galleries, cafes and boutiques.

Naviglio Grande- Naviglio quarter is located about a mile southwest of the city center and is known as the Milan Canal Quarter. The district is full of galleries, cozy cafes, and of course the canals that give the place a momentary Venetian atmosphere. Even in the evening, it is very worthwhile to visit a place that is lively and popular.

Oh, and go see some exhibition, because there are lots of options and a variety of art consumers, I was at De Chirico’s exhibition and I recommend you to enjoy some art beyond the shopping. Giorgio de Chirico (Volos, Greece, July 10, 1888 – Rome, November 20, 1978) was an Italian pre-surrealist painter born in Greece. De Chirico has had a great influence on surrealism in painting and design and is considered the precursor of surrealism.




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