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3 Days in Milan: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2014

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Milan is like an espresso for the soul. From the Gothic Duomo to the serene canals of the Navigli District to the San Siro football stadium, it’s like stepping back into a beautiful era where buildings have ornate augmentations, where pizza shops sell pizza made by real Italians, where sports cars suddenly make sense because they are driven at appropriately sporty speeds.

Day 1: Art and Culture in Milan

Pick 10 things to do in Milan to get started and off you go! Opposite Milan station is the Pirelli Tower. Built in the 1950s, it is much admired in architectural circles and is still the tallest building in Milan. Take the hop-on hop-off bus, or get your bearings from the rooftop terrace of famous Gothic Cathedral the Duomo, then head to 14th century Castello Sforzesco.

Devote the afternoon to art. Visit Da Vinci's Last Supper. The painting is rapidly fading, so book a ticket and move it to the top of your travel list. Stop by one of the many bars to sip an aperitivo in the golden sunset light and snack upon olives and cheeses, before the opera at La Scala.

Day 2: Shop 'til you drop 

Milan: world center for glamor. Tour the design ateliers and showrooms for inspiration, then visit one of the designer outlets and outfit yourself in Prada, Dolce and Gabbana and Versace for a fraction the retail cost. Head for the Fashion Quadrilatero, the crisscrossing streets with the big fashion labels. Visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele - Milan's 'drawing room' is a four level, glass vaulted shopping arcade dating from 1870. Full of cafes, restaurants and Prada's original store. Very elegant.

Day 3: Day Trips from Milan

Milan sits in the middle of some of the most spectacular places in the world. Visit the playground of the rich and famous in Lake Como, enjoying a boat cruise in beautiful Bellagio town. Take a day trip to unique Venice, historic Verona or the delightful fishing villages of Cinque Terre.

Spend an afternoon exploring Bergamo, or ride the Bernina Express railway line through the Swiss Alps to luxurious St. Moritz.

Tours & Tickets

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Milan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2426 Reviews

Guarantee your visit to see one of the most famous works of art in the world, Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'. Reservations to see this legendary ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $91.15

Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 397 Reviews

Take a ride on the Bernina Express, Switzerland's alpine delight. This train journey takes you along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world – ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $168.28

Lake Como Day Trip from Milan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 537 Reviews

Take in the stunning scenery of world-famous Lake Como on this day trip from Milan, just a quick 1-hour drive away. Explore the fashionable lakeside town of ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.17

Genoa and Portofino Day Trip from Milan

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See the best of the Italian Riviera on your Genoa and Portofino full-day trip from Milan! After a guided walking tour of Genoa, explore the best bits of these ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $168.28

Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 277 Reviews

Discover Milan using three different tour routes! See all the main sights aboard an open-top double-decker bus and with up to 16 stops to choose from you can ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $35.06

Milan Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Coast your way through Italy's economic hub and fashion capital on a guided Segway Tour through the streets of Milan.

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.17

Dolomites Day Trip from Milan: Renon Plateau and Bolzano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Spend a day in the UNESCO-listed Dolomite Mountains and explore Renon Plateau and the charming mountain town of Bolzano. After traveling from Milan by coach, ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $182.30

Milan Super Saver: Verona and Lake Garda Day Trip Plus Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan

See the highlights of Verona, Lake Garda and the Swiss Alps over two days with this combination of two best-selling guided tours, now at a 15% discount! This ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $244.35
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Italian Cooking Class in Milan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Dive into the world of culinary Italy! Learn how to make mouthwatering pastas, pizzas and pastries the traditional Italian way during this intimate cooking ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.19

Milan Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram with LeonardoCard

Ride around Milan aboard an eye-catching vintage tram while enjoying a hop-on hop-off tour of the city! As you explore the city center by Milan’s vintage means ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $21.03

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