Experience the best of Milan in 3 Days

At the end of three days, Milan and you will be Best Friends Forever! Here's a headache-free itinerary that you can follow on your own. If you really want your trip hassle-free yet affordable, with plenty of time and money saved, click on the links and reserve the activities on City-Discovery.com.-------Milan lures visitors with its class, cosmopolitan swagger, and shopping culture. Its club-hopping ways and lively arts scene are also powerful attractions. As a world leader in fashion, Milan gives Paris a run for its money. Don’t be surprised then at the broad array of activities in the city... Sightseeing, splurging, and partying—our three-day trip guide introduces fabulous Milan and a traveler’s ultimate cosmopolitan dream.

Day 1The Last Supper, a City Tour, and a Glass of Wine

Discover Milan’s treasure chest of historical and artistic sights. In the morning, enjoy a guided visit to the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, one of the most famous and important Italian museums for its prestigious collections of ancient and modern painting. The museum is famed for the famous masterpieces by Piero della Francesca, Giovanni Bellini, Mantegna, Raphael, Tintoretto and Caravaggio. The area surrounding the Pinacoteca di Brera with the magnificent church of San Marco is one of the oldest areas of town and is today one of the most distinctive and fascinating imbued with history, art, culture. In the afternoon, devote time to Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper and a comprehensive city sightseeing. See Arco della Pace, Cadorna, and the bustling Piazza Fontana. Marvel over the beauty of The Scala and Duomo. Grab the chance to see Leonardo da Vinci’s celebrated painting “The Last Supper” located near the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. End the day with a glass of luxurious wine specially selected by a Sommelier. We recommend wine matched with the traditional flavors of the Lombardia countryside. Enjoy your wine tasting in a typical wine bar located in the heart of Milan.

Day 2Shopping and Nightlife in Milan

Hope you slept soundly the night before because there's a full day ahead of you, filled with shopping and partying. Be ready by 11am for the daily bus service from Foro Bonaparte 76 to the Vicolungo Outlet. Vicolungo Outlet is a shopping center near Milan. All clothing and fashion items enjoy 30% to 70% off the retail price. You will find more than 130 italian and international brands such as Benetton, Enrico Coveri, Levi Strauss & Co, Rifle, Fornarina, Samsonite, Fila, Nike Factory Store, Yamamay, Caleffi, Zucchi. Try to get hold of a shopping card to get additional discounts of up to 15%. The first link at the bottom of this entry leads to an activity that offers this shopping option. After six hours of shopping, Milan by Night awaits. Drop by the famous “La Scala” Theater. Sample some real Milanese goodness in posh cafés and restaurants lining Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Survey the boutiques too for designer handbags. At night join the Happy Hour at the trendy Corso Como and Corso Garibaldi districts.

Day 3Off to Lake Como

Out of Milan and into Lombardy you can find Lake Como, one of Europe’s deepest lakes surrounded with breathtaking mountain views. Lake Como gained its fame in the last century because of Alessandro Manzoni’s novel “The Betrothed,” which was set on the Lecco branch of the lake. A boat cruise in the lake is an unforgettable experience. Before going to Bellagio, explore Sant' Abbondio Abbey, a beautiful Romanesque church with magnificent frescoes. In Bellagio highlights are grand villas and exotic gardens.

Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan

Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan

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Unforgettable Milan: A three-day itinerary

Many travelers know Milan primarily as Italy's fashion capital. Milan is home to the oldest shopping mall in the world, the Galleria Vittoria Emmanuele in the Piazza Duomo, but it has Leonardo da Vinci’s world-famous Last Supper painting in one of its museums. Statistics showed that a tourist in Milan stays an average of three days in the city, enough to cover most of the attractions in the city. By planning an itinerary weeks before your visit to Milan, you can select the attractions you want to visit and include nearby cities in your schedule. As a transportation hub of Italy, Milan has a network of high speed train lines that links the cities of Florence, Rome, Bologna, Turin and Naples. Here’s a recommended three-day itinerary which includes a tour of the city’s landmarks, a trip to nearby cities and of course, a shopping trip to Milan’s fashion districts.

Day 1Day and Night in Milan

Start your first day in Milan with a hop-on hop-off tour by bus, by tram or a guided city tour and discover Milan's top attractions. Get a panoramic view of the city as you spend an hour on a walking tour to visit  The Scala, Duomo and the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery. View "The Last Supper", the world-famous painting of Leonardo da Vinci, located near the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.If you're feeling more adventuristic, you can explore Milan by segway or bike. Experience the Milanese nightlife to cap your first day in the city. Go on an evening sightseeing tour of Milan’s landmarks before going on club-hopping in the districts of Navigli Corso Como, Corso Garibaldi and Brera.Alternatively, you can begin your day at the Brera Museum and take an afternoon bike tour or go for wine and food tasting. The Pinacoteca di Brera houses a collection of masterpieces by Piero della Francesca, Giovanni Bellini, Mantegna, Raphael, Tintoretto and Caravaggio. Visit the church of San Marco and explore the surrounding area of the museum where you can find galleries and bars frequented by artists and students.

Day 2Charm and Romance in Genoa and Portofino

Spend the second day exploring the old district of Genoa, known for its Romanesque churches. After lunch, drive by bus to the town of Santa Margherita Ligure. Take time to explore this charming town full of historical buildings. Then take a boat to Portofino, a small Italian fishing village which has become a popular vacation spot.Or visit Milan's famous lakes: Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda.

Day 3Shopping!

Milan is one of the world’s fashion and design capitals so don’t leave Milan without going to any of the designer outlets around the city. Grab this chance to get high end clothing and fashion items at discounted prices. Join the trip to the Serravalle Designer outlet with 170 stores offering clothing, shoes and accessories. Discounts on brands like Versace, Nike, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Roberto Cavalli, Calvin Klein, Prada can range from 30% to 70%. Just remember not to exceed the luggage limit on your flight back home the next day.

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