24 Hours in Milan: what to do and what to see
24 hours in Milan? It often happens to end up in Milan for only few days, also for less than 24 hours, nevertheless, it is always a pleasure to take a walk in the city, admiring its beauty and artistic heritage. But what to do and what to see in Milan when you don’t have so much time? This is the question of many workers on a business trip, the travellers in Milan for a layover, or all those coming to visit the Capital of Fashion on weekends.
Milan is easily reachable both from Italy and abroad, thanks to the many transportation links with the airports of Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo, and the many trains arriving every day in the city from the main European cities such as Paris, Zurich, Genève, Munich, Stuttgart and Vienna, ending their route in the famous Central Station of Milan. Milan is a crucial centre for many reasons, either for those passing by after a vacation in the mountains, lake or at the seaside, either for those going expressly for some shopping and cultural visits, but also for those going for concerts, opera, theatre, ballet and fairs, that have some free time left from their activities to visit, eating out and go to the shops.
Starting the tour from your arrival to the Central Station of Milan, only few steps away from it, is located one of the longest shopping streets in Europe: Corso Buenos Aires. Differently than what you may think, in fact, Milan is a perfect city to walk around, going to all the main tourist spots without taxis or public transportation. From Corso Buenos Aires, it is possible to keep on walking through the beautiful shops’ windows and explore the vibrant area of Porta Venezia, popular for its many typical ethnic and vegetarian restaurants, and for its beautiful buildings Liberty style.
From here, going through Corso Venezia, you will end up admiring the houses and majestic courtyards of the old Milanese bourgeoisie, such as the famous Villa Invernizzi, with its typical pink flamingos in the garden, right in the heart of Milan. Keeping on exploring Porta Venezia you will get to the Indro Montanelli park, where there is the Natural Science museum (must see is the skeleton of a whale) and the planetarium.