12 Very Best Day Trips from Milan Italy

12 Very Best Day Trips from Milan

While any day is an enjoyable day in Italy’s fashion capital, day trips from Milan will lead you to adventures, exploring captivating medieval cities, cultural gems and simple, beautiful lakeside towns where moments are frozen in time.

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With high-end shopping galleries, finest architectural and artistic masterpieces, along with a myriad of winding streets, Milan offers so many things to do for a visitor on any given day. If you can build into your itinerary a day or two to venture out of the city on a day trip, to experience something different, exploring the hidden cultural gems of medieval cities, castles and lakeside towns, then selecting from this article on 12 very best day trips from Milan curated just for you will be a great starting point to a perfect itinerary and timeless travel.

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1 | Lake Como | Day trips from Milan

Spend a day at Lake Como, Italy’s third largest lake and only a stone’s throw from the city of Milan. In under an hour in what is a seamless train journey, you will experience the most beautiful of the northern Italian lakes. The natural beauty of its settings, steep wooded shoreline and pristine aquamarine waters has been the playground for the aristocrats and wealthy since Roman times.

What to do in Lake Como

Enjoy a luxurious cruise around its waters and take in the sights of beautiful villas and stunning alpine scenery. Combine this lake visit with a tour of the larger town of Como, located in the southern tip of the lake. Spend at least a couple of hours exploring the hidden gems of Como city, notably the neoclassical building of Villa Olmo, Como Cathedral and Piazza Duomo. Don’t forget to ride the historical Brunate Funicular, operating since 1894. It connects Como city with the village of Brunate. A 7-minute ride up gives you panoramic views over the lakes and the Swiss Alps.

Along with the stunning landscapes and medieval villages, Lake Como has been Italy’s silk capital since the 16th century. World famous, Como is home to Mantero, just 15 minutes drive from Como city centre. If you can’t get to Mantero, then stop by at A.Picci, trading since 1919 and is the last remaining silk shop in town, dedicated to selling Como silk.

A day trip to Como typically involve a visit to the smaller town of Varenna and hopping onto a ferry to Bellagio. All three offering different landscapes to the lake.

Best time to go to Lake Como

The best time for visiting Lake Como is between March and November. The warm temperature allows you to enjoy boat tours and walks.

Best ways to experience Lake Como

There are two best ways to experience Lake Como when visiting Milan:

1 | Self-guided

A self-guided visit to Como allows you to explore at your own pace and longer day as you could take the last train or bus back to Como. Both are seamless and cost-effective.

TTS recommends: If you are exploring on your own, I would highly recommend a train journey from Milan Central Station.

Como by train

2 | Join a group tour with an established tour operator in the travel industry

Join a group tour and enjoy a full day trip to Como from Milan onboard a luxury coach with a knowledgeable guide. L

Join a group tour and enjoy a full-day to Como from Milan onboard a luxury coach with a knowledgeable guide. Guided tours takes you to some of the key points in Como and you do get to see and experience quite a lot in a day! Guided tours are offered by way of a train journey or a coach. If you opt for a coach tour, you can be assured of a relaxing and comfortable journey back to Milan after all the walking you’d do in Como 🙂

Georgina: Lake Como is often combined with other nearby destinations such as Bergamo but I think to fully experience Lake Como, a full day should be dedicated to exploring this picturesque area of the lake district in Italy.


2 | Lugano and Bellagio from Milan

2.1 | Lugano

Known as “Monte Carlo of Switzerland”, Lugano sits on the southern Swiss border, Italian Canton of Ticino, south of the first ridge of the Alps. Lugano is easily reached in less than an hour from Milan offering breathtaking vistas of the Swiss Alps and shopping opportunities, a destination often high on a tourist list to this region.

What to do in Lugano

Immerse in the wild beauty of the lakeshore, the dominating San Salvatore and Brè Mountains. Fall in love with the Italianate architecture in the city, chic shopping streets where you buy the best Swiss chocolates. The villages are huddled to the mountainsides over the lake, offering picturesque sights for perfect photo opportunities.

San Salvatore – From Paradiso, take a 12-minute ride up onboard a funicular to reach the 900 metres for amazing views over the lake and the Alps.

Monte Brè – At 925 metres above sea level, Monte Brè is regarded the sunniest mountain in Switzerland and a perfect home to a special flower, Christmas Rose, which usually only found in the Mediterranean climes.

Combine Lugano with a trip to Bellagio: The “Pearl of Lake Como”, in less than an hour from Lugano.

2.2 | Bellagio

Known as the “Pearl of Lake Como”, Bellagio is located in less than an hour from Lugano. Bellagio is unique – for its cobbled lanes, elegant buildings and an 18th-century terraced garden with lake views.

What to do in Bellagio:

Enjoy the charming town with its cobblestones and Villa Serbelloni, an 18th century terraced garden with lake views.

Best ways to experience Lugano and Bellagio:

1 | Self-guided

Best way to reach Lugano or Bellagio is by train from Milan. The journey time from Milan Centrale to Lugano is a little over an hour.

If you want to reach Bellagio by train, take the train from Centrale to Varenna, nearest station to Bellagio. From Varenna take the ferry across to Bellagio. The are regular services to Varenna.

Check train schedule to suit your itinerary:

Milan Centrale to Lugano

From Milan Centrale Station to Varenna-Esino

2 | Group tours

Join a small group tour from the centre of Milan, seeing the very best of Lugano and Bellagio and plenty of time to explore on your own. There are various options offered, with some tours taking off from Como. Check and book now, on the one that best fits your itinerary.

For off the beaten path adventure in Bellagio:

Join a 2-hour activity exploring a wilderness trail in a place that is so close to Bellagio and yet, little known and little visited. The village of Lezzeno, between the mountains and the lake.


3 | Bergamo – Day trips from Milan

A visit to Bergamo is often combined with a visit to Lake Como but I think it’s worth dedicating a day exploring this historic town. With hills stretching for miles and its incredible surrounds, a remarkable experience awaits.

What to do in Bergamo

This charming, yet hidden and unexplored city has plenty of medieval architecture to marvel at including the 5 kilometres of medieval wall encircling the old town. Explore Bergamo Alta, the hidden city at the top of the town, accessed via a funicular. Visit the Venetian Works of Defence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for incredible views over Bergamo.

Other incredible experiences at Bergamo Alta not to be missed: Bergamo Cathedral, St. Maria Maggiore Basilica, and the Colleoni Chapel.

Best ways to experience Bergamo:

1 | Self-guided

Getting to Bergamo:

2 | Group tours

Spend a day on a walking tour of this medieval city and explore its history and culture.


4 | Lake Maggiore & the Borromean Islands – Day trips from Milan

Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Island are perfect destinations as day trips from Milan, an escape to the peaceful haven from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy a day hopping-on and off the 11 islands that form this cluster of pretty charm.

What to do in Lake Maggiore and surrounds

The main attraction here are the three distinct islands, Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori (also known as Isola Superiore). Explore their individual charms at leisure and enjoy the tranquility of the natural beauty of the islands. Visit Palazzo Borromeo, a unique 10-tiered baroque garden design in Isola Bella that has remained intact. Isola Madre is home to a fabulous Palace Museum and Gardens which should not be missed. Isola dei Pescatori is a fisherman’s village and the only village inhabited all year round.

Best ways to experience Lake Maggiore

1 | Self-guided

Begin your day of island hopping at Stresa, a lakeside town which is about 1 hour 7 minutes from Milan by train. All the islands are a short ferry ride of each other.

Travel by train to Lake Maggiore from Milan options:

2 | Group tours


5 | Verona – Day trips from Milan

Best time to visit Verona

Anytime between March and September is a great time to visit. July and August are the busiest months of the year for tourism – expect to pay premium prices for accommodations and long queues at attractions. From mid February/March to June and September to early November, the weather is mild with less rain, which also makes a perfect time to visit Verona.

What to do in Verona

Best ways to experience Verona:

1 | Self-guided

How to reach Verona from Milan

Pro tip: Verona is a beautiful town and offers so much to see,, do and experience. I spent 3 days in Verona and wished I could have stayed longer. Dedicate 1 day in its entirety at the very least in Verona, because Verona is so much more than Juliet’s balcony.

Recommended read: Unique experiences in the City of Verona

2 | Group tours

Join a group tour onboard a luxury coach from Milan to Verona and Lake Garda.


6 | Lake Garda – Day trips from Milan

Lake Garda, the largest, cleanest and the most famous of lakes in Italy definitely warrants a visit. It’s crystalline waters, the beautiful backdrop of snowcapped mountains, charming towns of Bardolino, Sirmione and Desenzano will captivate you from the moment you arrive here.

What to do in Lake Garda:

Take a quick cruise out to scale the shores and be captivated with the villas of the rich and famous. In Bardolino, there are two Romanesque churches which you simply must see. Sirmione, the “Pearl of Lake Garda” has so much to offer visitors including a medieval fortress, Roman villa and the Catullo caves.

Best ways to experience Lake Garda:

1 | Self-guided

Getting to Lake Garda:

There are two ways to get to Lake Garda from Milan by train. First option is to arrive at Desenzano del Garda from Milan. The journey is 51 minutes and there are 25 trains each day. Secondly, a train journey to Peschiera del Garda will take 57 minutes, also 25 trains in a day.

1 | Group tours

For convenience, group tours are a popular option. Day trips from Milan by coach to Lake Garda are in comfortable air-conditioned coaches accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. As well, day trips from Milan to Lake Garda often combined with a trip to Verona. This makes an excellent value for money experience.


7 | Venice – Day trip from Milan

Venice needs no introduction! This romantic city of canals, bridges, cobbled streets and gondolas must be in everyone’s list of things to do when in Italy.

What to do in Venice:

You may not be able to fit all of Venice’s delights in a day trip from Milan but if a day is all you have, then allow yourself to be charmed by the fantastic architecture that characterises one the world’s favourite cities. Wander the little alleys and stop for coffee at the infamous Piazza San Marco. Hop over to Venice’s nearby island, Murano and experience the colours of the island and its historic tradition with glass-blowing. If you could do a gondola ride through its many canals at sunset, it will surely be memories well worth the money!

Best ways to experience Venice on day trips from Milan

1 | Self-guided

If you wish to explore Venice independently, the best way to do so is to make your way to Venice is by train. Make an early start so you have a full day in Venice.

Getting to Venice: 

Takes a little over 2 hours to reach Venice by train from Milan. The average travel time between Milan and Venice is 2 hours and 32 minutes. The quickest route is 2 hours and 10 minutes. There are 22 trains in a day between Milan and Venice, leaving approximately every hour.

2 | Group tours

Group tours are highly popular and the following tours have been carefully selected for you.


8 | Cinque Terre – Day trips from Milan

Visit one of Italy’s most scenic landscape with layer upon layer of rainbow-hued medieval houses perched upon hillsides – the five villages of Cinque Terre are sure to captivate and delight visitors of all ages. A UNESCO World-Heritage is also one of the most Instagrammable site!

What to do in Cinque Terre:

A day is too short a time to explore all five medieval villages but there will be enough time to wander round Monterosso al Mare (the largest of the Cinque Terre villages) and Vernazza.

Ways to experience Cinque Terre: 

1 | Self-guided

Getting to Cinque Terre: 

There is a direct train from Milan to Monterosso which takes about 3 hours. There are other routes that require a change at Genoa.

Book with your preferred carrier:

2 | Guided Group tours

Book a coach tour from Milan to Monterosso. Spend one day exploring this picturesque Italian villages. Some tours include a 1.5 hour boat trip to Vernazza, a beautiful fishing village in every sense.

TTS recommends the following day trips from Milan to Cinque Terre

1 | From Milan > A full day tour to Cinque Terre

2 | Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup

You may like also the following popular tours

1 | 4 Day Italian Riviera from Milan

2 | Cinque Terre Sunset Boat Tour

3 | Cinque Terre: Ferry and Tour of Porto Venere and Vernazza

4 | Cinque Terre: Boat Cruise to Riomaggiore and Monterosso


9 | Genova and Portofino – Day trips from Milan

Get away for a day and go on a scenic drive along the coast to the three colourful gems in the beautiful Ligurian Coast. Genova is Italy’s largest port and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Together with the colourful villages of Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, it is a delightful area of the Italian Riviera to explore as day trips from Milan.

What to do in Genova & Portofino:

The historic streets of Genova is home to monuments dedicated to its maritime history and memorials to Christopher Columbus. Sail along the coast to the glamorous fishing village of Portofino that dates back to Roman times, take in the picturesque sights of the fishing boats and spend some time exploring the Santa Margherita Ligure.

Ways to experience Genova & Portofino

1 | Self-guided

You can explore independently by car or train. However, parking is very limited here and the recommended option is to take the train.

Getting to Genova or Portofino:

When taking a train to this area, you may have to decide between Genova or Portifino. Genova has a lot to offer and can typically involve a full day of discovery if you wish to explore the off-the-beaten paths as well.

Alternatively, take the train from Milan to Santa Margherita and from here, walk to Portofino. It is quite an easy trek. When in Portofino, take a boat ride to visit the abbey – San Fruttuosa. To catch your return journey from Santa Margherita, you could get the bus from Portofino.

Check train schedule to suit your itinerary:

2 | Guided group tours

Onboard a coach tour from Milan city centre with a tour guide. This day trip from Milan includes a boat trip to Portofino.

TTS recommends the following day trips from Milan to Genova & Portofino

1 | From Milan > A full-day tour to Genova and Portofino

You may like also the following popular tours in Genova

1 | Food Tours > Do Eat Better Experience

2 | Genoa Day Tour: 4 hours of Wine Food History and Joy

3 | Gulf of Portofino Private Boat Tour

4 | Portofino Boat and Walking Tour with Pesto Cooking & Lunch

5 | Andrea Boat Charter Portofino

6 | Ligurian Sea Day Sailing Trip by Set Sail Tours/ Lavagna, Italy

Note: For those who do not know – Genova is the original Italian word for this city while Genoa is the English version of the word.


10 | Interlaken & the Swiss Alps – Day trips from Milan

Venture to another country while visiting Milan! Just a few hours and you would arrive in Interlaken – one of the most scenic places on earth!

What to do in Interlaken:

Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Swiss Alps onboard the Green Train of the Alps.as it takes you on a journey through Simplon pass, one of the most beautiful crossings in Switzerland. Take an amazing cruise on Lake Thun and explore Interlaken at your own pace before your return journey.

Best way to experience Interlaken & the Swiss Alps

Onboard a high-speed train from Milan to the town of Domodossola to board the Green Train of the Alps.


11 | Florence

Florence is an unmissable destination for most visitors to Italy, especially so for art aficionados. Considered to be the birthplace of Renaissance, Florence is home to many Renaissance masterpieces, architectural delights and monuments.

What to do in Florence

One of the most iconic sights in Florence is the Duomo. The Cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome was designed by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. This impressive Duomo offers panoramic views from the top. Make time to visit the Uffizi Gallery, exhibiting Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”.

The Ponte Vecchio is another experience not to miss – the first arch bridge built in the west which crosses over the Arno River. There are many jewellery and souvenir shops along here as well.

Best ways to experience Florence as day trips from Milan:

1 | Self-guided

Getting to Florence by train is the best option if you are not driving. You can reach Florence from Milan in under 2 hours on the high-speed trains! There are 36 trains in a day. The last train leaves Florence at 10:00 p.m. giving you ample time to explore the city.

Florence Day Trip From Milan By Train – this option includes the following

City map and guidebook;

Florence hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket (valid for 24 hours);

Round-trip high-speed train ticket between Milan and Florence;

Skip-the-line ticket for the Uffizi Gallery (if option selected);

Book Florence day trip from Milan by train

Note: This is not a guided tour


12 | Turin – Day trips from Milan

Last but not least is the Unmissable Turin! The capital city of Piedmont in northern Italy is captivating. It’s refined architecture of baroque buildings, old cafes and grand boulevards makes Turin one of the best Italian cities to visit. The bustling piazzas of Castello and San Carlo draws many and so are the miles of arcades to be explored. To top it off are a number of Michelin-starred restaurants.

Certainly, of course, Turin is most famous for “Shroud of Turin” also known as “Holy Shroud”. A piece of linen believed to be the garment in which Jesus was covered with after his crucifixion. The garment has been preserved since 1578 in the royal chapel of the cathedral of San Giovanni Battista.

Best ways to experience Turin when visiting Milan

1 | Self-guided

The most convenient way to get to Turin from Milan when exploring the city independently is by train. Take the high speed train for a journey time of 1 hour 27 minutes. There are about 40 trains in a day. Last trains are at 10:00 p.m. giving you plenty of time to explore.

Note: Schedules may differ on weekends

2 | TURIN in the heart – Tour from MILAN

Your guided tour begins in Turin. You need to make your way to the train station in Milan. This tour includes:

TURIN in the heart – Tour from MILAN

High-speed return train ticket from Milan (standard class);

Guided walking tour of the city;

Sandwich and glass of wine.

Other tours you may like also while in Turin, Italy

1 | Turin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

2 | Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Mystery Tour

3 | Turin: Egyptian Museum & City Tour Guided Experience


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Important tips to consider:

Train travel in Italy

When planning ahead on your train travel journeys, one thing to bear in mind is that in Italy, point-to-point train journeys works cheaper. Therefore, when planning your day trips from Milan and your trip is a one-off journey, purchase a return ticket for your trip. However, if you are visiting a couple of the cities and planning on travelling by train over several days, then the Interrail Pass is a cost-effective option > Check Interrail for best options

Places to stay in Milan

A selection of hotels carefully selected for you to consider > Beautiful places to stay in Milan


Final thoughts on day trips from Milan:

These are the very best day trips from Milan which we have put together for you to design your itinerary your way. You have options to explore either independently or by joining a group tour for when you visit Milan. We recommend group tours because we find day trips are excellent value for money excursions. You can’t experience everything a destination offers but it certainly gives an overview of a destination and opportunities to return to explore deeper.

We hope that this list on 12 very best day trips from Milan is of value to you. Our suggestions are carefully curated for the discerning traveller who wants to create their very own timeless travel memories. As well, consider using the links to book your flights, train travel, places to stay and activities. We earn a commission from qualified stays and bookings at no cost to you at all. As always, we appreciate your continued support. You may wish to support us in other ways also.

Have a great time exploring Milan and surrounds.

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Milan at a Glance – An overview of what to expect

Milan at a Glance

Milan is one of the most travelled cities in Europe and a magnificent destination. You can spend hours or days getting lost here. Milan at a glance sets out an outline of what to expect on your first visit.

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Milan at a Glance

Milan at a Glance

1 | Legal Entry to Italy – Visa

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Italy is part of the common travel area known as the Schengen Zone. This means that if you are a national of EU/EEA, you can travel to Italy with just an Identification Card. However, if you are non EU/EEA, you will be required to present the following as a minimum at the port of entry to Italy:

i | A valid passport or travel document.

Your passport or travel must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of your planned exit from the Schengen Area.

The passport or travel document must be issued in the last 10 years.

ii | A Visa

If you are a national of a country that is subject to the Italy’s visa regime.

iii | Additional information

At border control, you may be asked about your purpose of visit, how long you intend to stay and your financial means during your trip.

iv | Entry stamp

Ensure your passport is stamped by the border control officers so that you could move freely within the Schengen Area. Without a stamp, you could be fined or detained.

**EU – European Union | EEA – European Economic Area

***British passport holders are exempt from the criteria of passport validity and issuance date.

Recommended read: Italy Tourist Travel Visa – A Simple Overview

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2 | Language

The official language spoken in Milan is Italian but the majority of Milanese speak Milanese. Milanese is a dialect of Italian’s commonly spoken in the Lombardy region.

3 | Currency

The currency in Italy is the Euro (€) and was introduced in 1999. Euro is the only form of legal tender in the country. It’s predecessor, the Lira was taken out of circulation in 2002.

*1 Euro equals 0.85 Pound sterling (August 10, 2021)

4 | Credit Cards and ATMs

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In Milan, there are no problems in finding ATMs or cash machines that accepts foreign credit cards or bank debit cards. Most shops, restaurants and tour operators will also take credit cards as a form of payment. You only really need cash for small purchases like metro tickets, bottles of water, coffee, gelato and small souvenirs.

5 | Power plugs

The plugs and sockets in Italy are type F and L. The standard voltage is 230V and the standard frequency is 50Hz.

6 | WiFi

7 | Safety 

While Milan is generally a safe place to be, you may want to keep a close eye on your belongings. There are always that elements of pickpockets and theft.

8 | Getting around


9 | Activities to do in Milan

In short, Milan is a city that has so very much to offer its visitors that even a few days may not be enough to soak-up the Milanese culture. Read through the following articles for some ideas on activities to do in Milan.

Tip: Discover Milan with a 48-hour City Card

10 | Resources to support your travel plans

Travel resources at a Glance

Planning your dream vacation? Excellent! Here are all the Resources and Practical information you need for your self-guided or guided vacation.

Flights

I have a few choices. Search Google flights because they offer very competitive prices. You could also try Opodo for cheap airfares. For special experiences, go to On the Beach and Jet2Holidays. My all time favourite has been Qatar Airways for long-haul flights for the comfort and their first-class service. I use British Airways as well. For all other global deals >> kiwi.com

Accommodations

My favourite website for booking hotels is booking.com – I love their flexible cancellation policy which means I’m covered till the last minute. I also like that the totals show up for the whole stay so it helps me budget better. Other favourites of mine are Millennium & Copthorne Group of Hotels and Resorts for their consistent high quality accommodations and service. You could also take a look at the Radisson Hotels chain that caters for all budget. For accommodations in UK that has a personal touch and affordable luxury, stay at Hotel du Vin.

Unique experiences & tours

My all time go to resource for unique experiences and tours is Get your Guide. I am also a fan of Viator for their special deals.

Travel insurance

Never travel without travel insurance and never overpay for travel insurance! I use and recommend World Nomads for your travel insurance needs. They even insure on the go. Before purchasing any any travel policy, read through the terms to ensure that the plan is right for you and your trip.

Travel essentials

Never travel without these! I use and fully endorse all the products on this page but especially: High powered wireless power bank, Universal travel adapter and unlimited portable pocket wifi.


I hope this overview has given you a taster of what to expect when visiting Italy. Browse through all related articles so you can make an informed decision and know before you go. Milan is a fabulous city and one not to miss on your travel bucket list.

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Milan Centrale Station | An Overview

Milan Centrale Station | An Overview

Milan Centrale Station is no ordinary Station, for sure! Its imposing, grandiose architecture has sculptures of winged horses, lions, bulls and eagles adorning its roof. Not only is it one of Europe’s largest stations, it depicts various architectural styles and art deco. The only thing you must not forget to do is to Look Up!

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This post provides a quick overview on Milan’s and one of Europe’s largest train station which is an attraction in itself. An architectural masterpiece showcasing various styles, it is a reflection of the grand city as a center of commerce and fashion. In addition, the station is home to a dedicated memorial as well as many restaurants and high-end fashion stores. There are practical information included for travellers using this station.

Milan Centrale Station

Milan Centrale Station is the main train station for Milan, a city that is the centre of commerce and fashion in northern Italy. It was opened in 1931, replacing an older and smaller station that was built in 1864. The station showcases an imposing, grandiose design to reflect the dominance of the then fascist regime of Prime Minister of Italy, Benito Mussolini. Milan Centrale Station is the second largest station in Italy, following Roma Termini.

The Station is centrally located in Milan, giving easy access to Milan’s top attractions, such as the Piazza del Duomo, Duomo di Milano, the Brera District and the many museums located around the city. The Station itself is home to high-end designer shopping which the City, as one of the fashion capital of the world is popularly known for.

Architectural design

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“They told me that when Frank Lloyd Wright came to Milan, and he came only once, he was really impressed by it and said it was the most beautiful station in the world. For me it is also more beautiful than Grand Central Station in New York. I know few stations like this one”.

Aldo Rossi declared in an interview of February 1995 to Cecilia Bolognesi (Aldo Rossi, Luoghi Urbani, Unicopli 1999, p. 31)

There are no definite architectural style that can be associated with this grand station. Though beautiful and adorned with sculptures of winged horses, lions, bulls and eagles, it appears to be a blend of many different styles of Art Deco and Liberty, but not limited to those.

The platforms are covered with a canopy of soaring glass and metal arched roof, which is 341 metres (1,119 ft) long. It covers a total area of 66,500 square metres (716,000 sq feet).  

As I mentioned earlier, don’t forget to look up – this is a magnificent building.

The Shoah Memorial of Milan

The Milan Centrale Station played a key role during the holocaust in Italy. It was the centre where the station transported Jewish inmates of the San Vittore Prison and other persecuted people to concentration or death camps. They were taken to a secret track, located deep, on a sub-level below the train tracks, Binario 21. Between 1943 and early 1945, a total of twenty deportation trains and prisoners were sent away from here.

Today, this part of the station is a place for memory, gathering and awareness.

The Shoah Memorial of Milan

The Shoah Memorial of Milan occupies a vast space of train yard underneath the Centrale Station. Covering an area of twenty-four parallel tracks which were originally used for mail wagons, it is laid out on two levels, the ground floor and mezzzanine floor.

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An overview for travellers using Milan Centrale Station

There are twenty-four platforms at Milan Centrale Station, with daily service to cities throughout Italy and Europe. It serves about 320,000 people each day.

Access to platforms

The platforms and concourse are above ground level but these are fully accessible from ground level via lifts and escalators. Thus, providing level access to all platforms and concourse.

If you are without or with manageable luggage, you may want to walk-up the grand staircase from the station’s main entrance on the Piazza Duca d’Aosta.

Helpful information on facilities around Milan Centrale Station

The following useful information may be handy when navigating Milan Centrale Station:

1 | The station has free WiFi. 

2 | On platform level, there is an information office and a few shops and restaurants.

3 | There are restrooms near platform 22.

4 | Executive class & Business Salottino passengers on its Frecciarossa trains have access to Sala Freccia Club located near platform 21.

5 | Passengers with disabilities who need special assistance have access to Sala Blu, located near platform 4.

6 | On ground level, there is a large ticket office, the KiPoint left luggage facility, a post office, shops and restaurants.

7 | Currency exchange is on platform level – Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.


Practical information on transportation – Connections to Airports from Milan Centrale Station

The city of Milan is served by 3 international airports – Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo. All three airports are within reach of a train, bus or car ride. If you are accessing the airports from Milan Centrale Station, the following information is what you need to know:

i | To Malpensa Airport

Malpensa Airport (MXP) is the main international airport for Milan. The airport is located 49 kilometres northwest of the city and is accessible by train, bus and private transfers. The most convenient way is to use the Malpensa Express. For budget travellers, the bus transfers from Centrale to Malpensa or Malpensa to Centrale is the preferred option.

Know before you go:

For Malpensa Express travellers from Milan Centrale to Malpensa Airport – here’s what you need to know:

Malpensa Express is the fastest way to get to Malpensa Airport. Trains run every 20 minutes from Milan Centrale Station and takes 50 minutes.

For up-to-date train times, platforms, journey times, and to buy your tickets, go to Trainline as at most times, Trainline offers cheap last-minute tickets which you may wish to take advantage of.

Check tickets for Milan Centrale Station to Malpensa Airport or from Malpensa to Milan Centrale

Recommended read: All about Trainline and how to get cheap tickets for your journeys

For travellers using bus transfers from Milan Centrale to Malpensa/Malpensa to Centrale – here’s what you need to know:

1 | From Central Station: Buses depart every 20 minutes from 4:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., then every 30 minutes from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

2 | From Malpensa Airport Terminal 1: Buses depart every 20 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 10:40 p.m., then every 30 minutes from 11:00 p.m. to 12:40 a.m.

3 | From Malpensa Airport Terminal 2: Buses depart every 20 minutes from 6:10 a.m. to 10:50 p.m., then every 30 minutes from 11:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.

Malpensa Direct Shuttle | Departs every 20 minutes | Journey is 1 hour

Direct transfer in comfortable, airconditioned coaches: Buy tickets to/from Malpensa Airport from/to Milan Centrale Station. The price of this ticket includes luggage as well.


ii | To Linate International Airport

Milan Linate is located at only 8 kilometres away which makes this airport the nearest to the city. There are no train stations here but there is a good regular shuttle service from /to Linate to/from Milan.

Book a ticket for a hassle free journey onboard an airport bus transfer from Linate Airport to Milan Central Station and from Milan Centrale to Linate Airport. This transfer assures a direct connection between Linate Airport and Milan Central Station by providing buses from early morning until late at night. Get you and your luggage where you need to go when you need to go.

Know before you go:

Milan Centrale to Linate Airport

Bus schedule from Milan Centrale Station to Linate Airport:

5:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

From 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every 30 minutes;

8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Bus schedule from Linate Airport to Milan Centrale Station

From 7:45 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. every 30 minutes;

From 5:45 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. every 30 minutes;

Then – 8:15 p.m. 9:15 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.

Bus | Departs Milan Centrale every 30 minutes | Journey is approximately 25 minutes | From 5:30 a.m.

Book your airport transfers to/from Linate International Airport from/to Milan Centrale Station and take your luggage with you.


iii | Milan Centrale Station to Bergamo Airport

Bergamo Airport (BGY) or better known by its official name Orio al Serio is located 45 kilometres northeast of Milan, near the city of Bergamo. You have a couple of options here.

Know before you go:

1 | Bergamo Bus #1

There are no direct train to /from Bergamo Airport from/to Milan Centrale but the airport is connected to Bergamo train station by regular bus services.

The Bergamo Bus that connects the airport to the train runs every 30 minutes from 6:00 a.m. The journey time is between 10 to 15 minutes. Lookout for Bus #1. This bus takes passengers from Bergamo Airport and drop them off outside the train station to continue their journey. The bus then collects the awaiting passengers at the train station to be taken to the airport. You need a ticket for this journey. This page gives you all the up to date information on fares and schedule.

2 | Direct shuttle service

Alternatively, for your comfort, take the direct shared shuttle service from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport. You will be dropped off at the Terminal and there is no need for a further connection as would be the case if you take the train to Bergamo station.

Learn more about the direct shuttle service from/to Milan Centrale to/from Bergamo Airport and reserve your place well in advance of your travel as this is a popular option.


From Milan Centrale Station to Milan city centre by Metro

Depending on where your departure point is in the city centre to Milan Centrale Station or from Milan Centrale to city centre, the following 3 subway lines will help you plan your journey:

M1 [RED] – Connects Duomo di Milano with Porta Venezia, the castle, Corso Magenta and the Fiera;

M2 [Green] – Connects Porta Garibaldi with Brera and Navigli;

M3 [Yellow] – Connects Quadrilatero with Porta Romana;



Other related information on train services at Milan Centrale Centre

Train services that operate via Milan:

Le Frecce | Thello | City Night Train


Cities commonly travelled to from Milan Centrale Station:

Basel | Florence | Geneva | Lugano | Lucerne | Nice | Paris | Rome | Venice | Zurich


Getting to Milan City Centre from Milan Centrale Station

From Milan Centrale Station:

To get to the Cathedral, you will need the Piazza del Duomo. The distance between Milan’s Central Station and Piazza del Duomo is 2 miles / 3.2 km. There are Three ways to get to Milan Cathedral from Central Station. I took a taxi and it was 10 Euros. Have a look at the following and you can decide what suits you.

The quickest way to get from Milan’s Central Station to Piazza del Duomo is to take a taxi. It takes 7 to 10 minutes depending on traffic. It costs around 10 Euros.

If you are considering the cheapest way to get from Milan’s Central Station to Piazza del Duomo, then it is the line 3 subway which costs 3 Euros and takes 15 min. It is located right in the Piazza del Duomo.

You can take a direct bus departing from Central Station m2 m3 and arrives at via larga. It is about 7 to 9 minutes walk to Piazza del Duomo, The bus services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 min. Costs 3 Euros.

Learn more from this page that tells you all about getting around Milan like a local using public transport


Milan Centrale Station location

Address: Piazza Duca d’Aosta, 1 20124 Milan | GPS: 45.4870° N, 9.2055° E


Places to stay in Milan

Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Milan, IT

Radisson Blu Hotel, Milan, IT

Recommended read: Beautiful places to stay in Milan

Take advantage of last-minute deals in Milan:

Booking.com

For more choices on accommodation, use this link and check on the vast choices available in Milan – Accommodation in Milan


On a final note

If you train travel to Milan or if you ever find your self at Milan Centrale Station, take a moment to look around. This magnificent, awe-inspiring station building is no ordinary station and it is indeed an attraction in itself!


Sincerely hope that this post is valuable to you when at Milan Centrale Station and you find the suggestions helpful in designing your timeless vacation in Milan. If so please let me know in comments below or via Contact Form, I would love to hear from you. As well, use the links to book your stay, buy your transit tickets and things to do in Milan. TTS earns a commission from qualifying stays and purchases at no cost to you at all. You could also support TTS in other ways if you wish. As always, we appreciate your continued support.

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Arco della Pace | An unmissable monument in Milan

Arco della Pace | An unmissable monument in Milan

An elegant Neoclassical architecture stands gallantly at one of Milan’s oldest city gates surrounded by lush green oasis. The Arco della Pace is freely accessible and one not to miss!

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Arco della Pace or the Arch of Peace is an elegant Neoclassical architecture and a symbol of Milan. It stands at Porta Sempione, one of the five oldest of the City’s gates. This symbolic monument is surrounded by the largest lush green oasis of this fashion capital, Parco Sempione, which is a popular tourist attraction in itself. The area is freely accessible and the Arco della Pace is an unmissable attraction when visiting Milan.

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History of Arco della Pace

Designed by architect Luigi Cagnola in 1807, it echoes Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. It was originally named Arco delle Vittorie (Arch of Victory) to celebrate Napoleon’s victory. The Arch is built at the start of Corso Sempione, a road that connects Milan to Paris along the Simplon Pass. This meant that Napoleon would pass through the Arch on his way into the Italian city. However, with Napoleon’s fall in 1814, this Neoclassical facade was left unfinished.

Post-Napoleonic era, the Arch was renamed Arco della Pace in 1815. Work resumed in 1826 and completed in 1838, in time for the crowning of Ferdinand I as King of Lombardy-Veneto. Ferdinan I dedicated the Arch to Francis I. Later, and with another change of power in 1859, the Arch was rededicated to the unified Italy. Sadly, Luigi Cagnola died in 1833, not having witnessed the completion of the Arch.

The architecture of Arco della Pace

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The design of Arco della Pace is similar to the Arch of Septimius Severus at the Forum Romanum in Rome. It features a large passageway along with four Corinthian columns, decorated with bas-reliefs and sculptures. At 23 metres, this monument was built using several materials, including the Baveno granite and Creola d’Ossola marble.

At the top of the Arch, there are three groups of bronze statues. The central one is of a Goddess led by six-horses – the Chariot of Peace, sculpted by Abbondio Sangiorgio. The statues on either side of the arch were created by Giovanni Putti and are known as the Victories on Horseback. The sculptures were intended to face Paris but their position was modified by the Hapsburgs after Napolean’s defeat. The horses were turned 180 degrees to face the City.

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Just below the statue, in the four corners of the columns are representations of the four rivers that flow through the former kingdom of Lombardy-Veneto region – Po, Ticino, Adige and Tagliamento. Bas-reliefs along the sides of the monument depict scenes of Battle of Leipzig which led to Napoleon’s defeat rather than his military victories. Other bas-reliefs depict major events in Italian history.


Practical information to support your visit

1 | Location of Arco della Pace

If you are accessing Arco della Pace via Sforzesco Castle, then it is located at the far end of Parco Sempione. Parco Sempione can be accessed at the rear of the Castle. With so many attractions in Parco Sempione, this map shows you where exactly you need to head to.

Location of Arco della Pace in Sempione Park


2 | How to get to the Arco della Pace

Attractions in Milan are all located within walking distance. If you decide to use public transport, then the following might be helpful. The starting point is from Piazza del Duomo, the central square and the meeting point for most in Milan.

Take Line 1 Subway and Line 1 Tram

This journey involves a 6-minute transfer

From the Duomo, take the Metro (M1) to Cadorna Fn . Journey is 3 minutes and costs 2 Euros.

At Cadorna, change to Tram 1. A 8-minute journey to Arco della Pace and costs 2 Euros.

Take Line 1 Tram

From the Duomo Metro Station, walk to Cordusio M1 – about 4 minutes.

Board Tram 1 to Arco della Pace. Journey is about 20 minutes, costs 2 Euros

Alternatively, you can take a taxi which costs around 8 Euros.


Recommendations

When visiting Milan, consider joining a tour or two to learn about the history of the City. If you are a foodie, join a food tour so you get to experience the authentic Milanese restaurants that only the local experts know. If time permits, get away from the City for a day and experience the Lake Districts or the mountains or better still, visit a neighbour!


Lake Como with Bellagio and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

Milan Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 72, 48-Hour or 1 Day Ticket

Milan: Da Vinci’s Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour


Sincerely hope that this easy guide is valuable to you in planning your visits to the Arch of Peace and I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Parco Sempione (Milan) | 5 must-see attractions

Parco Sempione (Milan) | 5 must-see attractions

A perfect haven in the midst of a bustling metropolis, Parco Sempione offers much more than tranquility. Here is a guide on the unmissable 5 attractions within the Park not to miss.

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Parco Sempione is the largest green space in the city of Milan. It is located at the rear of Sforzesca Castle, in the northwest of the city. Covering an area of about 95 acres (38 hectares), it is a perfect haven to relax, to walk, jog, to bike ride or just about anything you wish, to fly away the time. The shaded area, sculptures and ornate fountains are especially inviting. Flora and fauna abound here as is the tranquillity in some areas where it is not crowded. This peaceful haven is popular amongst tourists as well as Milanese who seek respite from their hectic city life.

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First established in 1888, the park was used as a hunting ground by the Sforza family, the Dukes of Milan. Then it was landscaped when Napolean came, with a few orchards. In 1891, a large park was constructed for the public.

Today, Parco Sempione has a number of attractions on site which should not be missed when you are visiting this peaceful and tranquil haven. There are 5 attractions which are made up of the Sforza Castle, Arch of Peace, an aquarium, a sporting arena, and Torre Branca, one of the tallest tower in Milan.

1| Sforza Castle in Parco Sempione

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Sforza Castle is a landmark in Milan. An impressive red brick fortress which was initially built in the 14th century by the Visconti family. The Castle was almost destroyed during the Golden Ambrosian Republic. It underwent massive improvements and reconstruction later in the 15th century when the Sforza family became the Dukes of Milan, to be one of the largest palaces in Europe. Today, Sforza Castle is home to several museums that houses valuable art and masterpieces. Notably, Michelangelo’s unfinished last work, the Rondanini Pietà and Sala delle Asse, frescoes by Da Vinci.

Address: Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano MI, Italy | Hours: Tue – Sun 09:00 – 17:30


2 | Arco della Pace

The Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace) is a symbol of Milan and marks one of the historic gates. This was the strategic route taken by Napoleon when he invaded Northern Italy. This triumphal monument, is a beautiful structure made of marble and was completed in 1838. Standing at 23 metres and topped with horse-drawn chariots. is a landmark not to be missed when visiting Milan.

Address: Piazza Sempione, 20154 Milano MI, Italy


3 | Arena Civica

Also in Parco Sempione, there is Arena Civica which is one of Milan’s most popular sporting venues. The official name is Arena Gianni Brera, named after the famous Italian writer and journalist. Designed by Luigi Canonica, the Arena Civica was Napolean’s mini-colosseum which he opened with a chariot race in 1807. This Neoclassical stadium hosts major sporting events such as soccer, rugby games and concerts. The Arena is open daily to the public.

Address: Viale Giorgio Byron, 2, 20154 Milano MI, Italy


4 | Acquario Civico in Parco Sempione

The Acquario Civico di Milano (Civic Aquarium of Milan) is tucked away in a convenient corner of Parco Sempione. Opened in 1906, it is beautiful. but a rather small aquarium. Home to over one-hundred species of fish, it tells a story of the mountain streams to seabeds. The are video presentations on the rare species.

The Acquario Civico is open to the public every day except Monday. Entrance is free.

Address: Viale Gadio, 2, 20121 Milano MI, Italy


5 | Torre Branca

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Torre Branca is no ordinary tower!. It is narrow and made completely of steel. At 108.6 metres, Torre Branca is one the City’s tallest buildings. The Tower was designed by Gio Ponti and erected in just two-and-half months in time for the 5th Triennale exhibition in 1933.

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Take the elevator to the top, step out to see the incredible views over the City of Milan, the skyscrapers both old and new as well as the snow-capped mountains in the distance.

Opening times varies:

On mid April-mid October: 

Tues and Thurs 9.30pm-midnight

Wed 10.30am-12.30pm/4pm-6.30pm/9.30pm-midnight

Fri 2.30pm-6pm/9.30pm-midnight

Sat and Sun 10.30am-12.30am/2.30pm-7.30pm/9.30pm-midnight. 


On mid October-mid April: 

Wed 10.30am-12.30am/4pm-6.30pm

Sat 10.30am-1pm/3pm-6.30pm/8.30-midnight

Sun 10.30am-2pm/2.30pm-7pm.


Full ticket €5.

NB: The Torre Branca is closed for visits in case of bad weather.

Address: Torre Branca
Parco Sempione, viale Milton
M1-M2 Cadorna FN
T:+39.02.3314120


Practical information when visiting Parco Sempione

1 | Map of Parco Sempione

To support your visit to the Park, below is a map of Parco Sempione in Milan with markers for the 5 attractions I have listed on this post.


2 | Plan ahead

When visiting Milan, consider joining a couple of city guided tours to enhance your experiences. There are hundreds of unmissable activities in Milan for all ages and interests. Plan ahead and secure your ticket/s especially if you are planning on visiting “The Last Supper” at the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Pre-book your tickets and stay flexible with easy cancellation up to 24 hours before. Save time, avoid queues and purchase skip the line tickets for major attractions. The following may be of interest to you:

Milan hop on hop off bus tour
Milan Cathedral and rooftop ticket
Milan City highlights E-bike tour

3 | Travel Resources

Travel resources at a Glance

Planning your dream vacation? Excellent! Here are all the Resources and Practical information you need for your self-guided or guided vacation.

Legal entry/Tourist travel Visa

Check Visa requirements with iVisa, a leading independent company in the travel documentation industry.

Flights

I have a few choices. Search Google flights because they offer very competitive prices. You could also try Opodo for cheap airfares. For special experiences, go to On the Beach and Jet2Holidays. My all time favourite has been Qatar Airways for long-haul flights for the comfort and their first-class service. I use British Airways as well. For all other global deals >> kiwi.com

Accommodations

My favourite website for booking hotels is booking.com – I love their flexible cancellation policy which means I’m covered till the last minute. I also like that the totals show up for the whole stay so it helps me budget better. Other favourites of mine are