Dear travelers, campers and caravan lovers, are you ready for a unique experience in Milan, the vibrant metropolis of Lombardy? You are in the right place, because today we are going to take you on a discovery of 10 fantastic activities and places to visit in the capital of Lombardy. And the good news is that, thanks to Agricamper, you can stop for free at farms all over Italy, including stops in Milan. Before you start your trip, don’t forget to download our app to find out through the Demo version where to find the best stops in the area. Are you ready? So get comfortable, it’s time to go!
1. Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery
A unique shopping experience under the imposing dome.
Your weekend in Milan cannot begin without a visit to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the iconic covered structure that connects Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Scala. Stroll among the luxurious boutiques, admire the magnificent architecture, and enjoy a coffee at one of the traditional historic cafes. You will be surrounded by timeless elegance.
2. The Duomo of Milan
Behold the majesty of one of Europe’s greatest Gothic masterpieces. A must-see is a visit to Milan Cathedral, an authentic architectural jewel. Climb to the terrace for breathtaking panoramic views of the city. The sunset light reflecting off the spires makes it even more spectacular. An experience you cannot miss!
3. Castello Sforzesco
A dive into the medieval history of Milan. Continue your adventure by visiting the Castello Sforzesco. This imposing castle dating back to the 15th century offers a journey through Milan’s history. Fascinating place to spend some time admiring the large courtyards, walls, moats, and towers and then take a tour of the battlements and its very large park.
4. Brera and the fashion quadrilateral
Discover the artistic and fashionable heart of Milan. For art and shopping lovers, the Brera district is a real paradise. Stroll through the cobblestone streets and discover art galleries, boutiques, and traditional restaurants. This is the essence of bohemian Milan.
5. Navigli: canals and nightlife
Discover the livelier side of the city. In the evening, head to the Navigli, Milan’s picturesque canals. Enjoy the Milanese nightlife with aperitifs by the water, live music and festive atmosphere. It will be an unforgettable evening.
6. Simplon Park and the Arch of Peace
A break in nature in the heart of the city. Simplon Park is an oasis of tranquility in the midst of urban chaos. Relax among the green lawns, admire the lake and visit the Peace Arch, an iconic neoclassical structure. It is an ideal place for some relaxation in nature.
7. Leonardo da Vinci Museum
A full immersion in Leonardo’s genius. If you are fascinated by the creative mind of Leonardo da Vinci, this museum will leave you speechless. Explore his inventions, designs, and machines in an interactive experience that will make you feel part of his world.
8. The Scala Theater
A visit to the temple of opera. Even if you are not an opera expert, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit the prestigious La Scala Theater. Learn about its history and marvel at the beauty of the theater that has hosted some of the world’s most memorable performances.
9. Brera Picture Gallery
An immersion in Italian art. For art lovers, the Pinacoteca di Brera is a must-see. Admire works by Italian masters such as Raphael, Caravaggio, and Mantegna. It will be a feast for the eyes.
10. Dining in style – Milanese cuisine
Enjoy local culinary delights. Your experience in Milan would not be complete without savoring Milanese cuisine. Try Milanese risotto, ossobuco, “elephant ears” (veal cutlets) and for dessert, the famous panettone. Don’t forget to pair this with a glass of Lombard red wine.
You had an exciting tour through the beauty of Milan! But the surprises do not end there. Thanks to Agricamper, you can experience the true Italian spirit by traveling in a camper or caravan. Download our app to discover free stops at farms in Milan and throughout Italy. Plan your next weekend and immerse yourself in the wonders of this country. Have a good trip! Now that you have discovered the 10 things to see and do in Milan, all you have to do is start planning, purchase your membership now to Agricamper and download our app to discover on the map all the facilities in and around Milan where you can stay one night for free. Are you ready to discover, admire and be fascinated by the atmosphere of Milan!