Strolling around Milano

These are some suggestions for areas of the city.

Milan's Historic Centre 1

Start at Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) located in Piazza del Duomo.

Walk through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, connecting Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Scala.

Have a look inside the free museum/art gallery Gallerie d’Italia.

Follow to the Brera Art Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera) located in Via Brera.

Explore the streets of the Brera neighborhood, including Via Fiori Chiari, Via Fiori Oscuri, and Via Madonnina.

Visit the Orto Botanico di Brera located at Via Brera.

Continue along to Via Ponte Vetero and then follow Via Cusani to Piazza Cairoili, and you will be very close to the Sforzesco castle which is worth a visit and Sempione park is just behind the castle.

Milan's Historic Centre 2

Start at Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) located in Piazza del Duomo.

Walk down Corso Vittorio Emanuele II until you reach  Piazza San Babila.

Follow Corso Venezia and explore the area by turning right in Via Damiano and the a left in Via Mozart.

Enter the gardens of villa Necchi Campiglio and have a coffee or tea in the cute cafè.

Exit on Via Serbelloni and then turn right onto Via Cappuccini and looking through the gate of the Villa Invernizzi, you can see a garden full of flamingo.

Turn back onto Via Serbelloni and then right onto Corso Venezia again and cross over the street and turn back left until you arrive at Via Della Spiga.

Walk down Via Della Spiga and then turn left on Via Gesù until you arrive at the entrance of a private museum called Museo Bagatti Valsecchi.

The metro stop at Piazza San Babila is just a few minutes and the Duomo square is also a short walk.

Navigli District and back to the centre

Begin at Naviglio Grande canal, near the bridge called Ponte delle Colonne.

Follow the canal’s banks, passing through streets such as Alzaia Naviglio Grande and Ripa di Porta Ticinese.

Explore the Navigli neighborhood, including streets like Ripa di Porta Ticinese, Via Corsico, and Via Magolfa.

Cross the Piazza Ventiquattro Maggio and take the Corso di Porta Ticinese street.

Have a look at the beautiful church of Sant’ Eustorgio and continue all the way along the same street until you get to the “Colonne di san Lorenzo” that are Roman ruins in the city; you will eventually see another beautiful church on your right the Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore.

Continue on the street that eventually joins Via Torino and you will get back to the Duomo square.

Porta Nuova District and back to the centre

Start your walk at the skyscrapers of Porta Nuova, located around Piazza Gae Aulenti.

Reach the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) buildings, which are situated at Via Gaetano de Castillia and Via Federico Confalonieri.

The architecture of these two twin buildings have won a lot of prizes.

Enjoy the park “Biblioteca degli alberi”.

Go back into Piazza Gae Aulenti and exit on Corso Como.

Enter Corso Como 10 building and head up onto the roof top (gallery side) and admire the contrast between modern and historical buildings.

Cross the Piazza XXV Aprile and enter in Corso Garibaldi that is a pedestrian street full of independent shops and bars and that leads you back to the centre and the Brera district.

On your way through Brera you will come across Piazza Carmine that houses a beautiful church.