Milan city break for 48h – little update guide to visit Milan in 48 hours
If you are visiting the city of Milan in 48 hours, here you can find an up-to-date useful guide with tips and useful information for your stay. Start your trip:
First day in Milan
Start your day by getting up at 10.00 am as a true Milanese with a real cappuccino in the city center. After a good breakfast in the heart of Milan, start your Milan city tour starting from one of Milan’s symbols, Piazza Duomo.
You can reach Piazza Duomo by taking the yellow Milan metro or the red Milan metro and going down to the Duomo stop (click here to find useful information about Milan transport).
Walking around the city center you can shop at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Piazza Duomo offers not only shops where shopping, but also numerous Milan museums.
Among the museums you can find near Piazza Duomo is the Milan Museum of Novecento. Housed in Palazzo dell’Arengario in Piazza Duomo, the Milan Museum of Novecento of Milan hosts about 4,000 20th century Italian art works. The museum preserves, studies and promotes the heritage of the 20th century Italian artistic avant-garde with the aim of involving a broad and transversal audience. Thanks to MilanoCard, the Milan City Pass, you can get discount for Milan civic museums. Click here and find out more about the Milan Museum of Novecento.
Moving towards Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and heading towards Piazza Scala, you can discover the Gallerie d’Italia. The museum is divided into two sections, one dedicated to the nineteenth and one to the twentieth century. The main collection tells the story of art on a path called From Canova to Boccioni. Click here and find out more about the Gallerie d’Italia.
After your visit, for dinner you can stop at the Pizzeria i 12 Gatti and enjoy a real Neapolitan pizza overlooking the skyline of Milan. With the beautiful terrace overlooking the roofs of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and Milan, Pizzeria i 12 Gatti is the first restaurant on the rooftos of Galleria. Click here to book your table.
Second day in Milan
After your first day in Milan past in the shopping streets, discover Armani Silos the museum that houses the collections of the famous designer Giorgio Armani. Take the green Milan metro and go down to Porta Genova, you will discover the museum that houses the Armani collections (click here and find out more). Don’t miss the opportunity to take a walk along the Navigli of Milan. The Navigli of Milan are a navigable system that communicated the lakes of Como, Maggiore and the lower Ticino. Navigli’s construction was carried out in the 12th century. On April 26, 2015, on the Naviglio Grande, was inaugurated the new Darsena which was re-navigated and two cyclographical walks along the water were made.
To end the day in beauty, return to the center of Milan by taking the green Milan metro and get off at Cadorna stop. Just a short walk from the station, if you have a good time, you can take a stroll in Parco Sempione. The park rises where the Visconti’s ducal park called “Barcho” once stood and is located near the Sforza Castle (click here and find out more about promotion with MilanoCard to visit Milan civic museums). With the fall of the Sforza, the park was used as a weapon for the military and the castle was used as a barracks. Sempione Park was built between 1888 and 1894 according to the design of Emilio Alemagna according to the romantic model of the English parks.
As a last stop before returning to the hotel, do not miss the Triennale of Milan. The museum is housed within the Palace of Arts, an international cultural institution that organizes exhibitions, conventions and art events, architecture, fashion, cinema, communication and society. He also organizes exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art, architects and designers, designers and social topics. Find out more about the Triennale of Milan by clicking here.
Third day in Milan
If there is good weather on your last day in Milan, do not miss Milan from above. Arrived in Piazza Duomo, visit the Highline Galleria, the path over rooftops of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The Highline Galleria is the trail suspended along the roofs of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. A route that allows you to admire the skyline of Milan. Thanks to MilanoCard, Milan City Pass, you can visit Highline Galleria for free, click here and find out how to get free access.
MilanoCard doesn’t offer benefits only in the city, with your Milan City Pass you can get a discount on the buses that take you from Milan Central Station to the main Milan airport, click here for more information.
If you want reach Malpensa Milan Airport, find out MilanCard + Malpensa Express promotion and get a 20% discount on the total, click here.
If you have to leave from Linate Milan airport, thanks to MilanoCard you can travel for free on the X73 bus. This bus takes you to from Piazza San Babila, near Piazza Duomo, to Linate Airport for free (click here and find out more).
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