Hi everyone ! We just came back from our trip in Milan and we are really excited to share it with you. We went there to celebrate our birthday and escape from the shitty belgian weather.
We had the chance to book a return flight from Brussels-Charleroi to Milan with Ryanair for only 34€. If you are interested by low price flight check often this page on the ryanair website (section: “plan -> fare finder”).
Instead of telling you our trip day by day, we prefer to share our place to go and things-to-do by category so you can read according to your desires; Where to eat, What to do, etc.
How to go and where to stay?
We landed to Milano/Bergamo airport which is located, at more or less, 50′ by bus of Milan city center. Really easy to find outside the airport, the buses to Milan central station offer attractive price ticket; only 5€ per pers. Arrived at the central station, you can find train, bus and metro.
To sleep, we decided to book an airbnb; the one of Dominica. It is very well located; near bars, restaurants and metro station ! Also, the atmosphere of this tiny apartment makes you feel like home.
If you want to get 35€ free on your first reservation with Airbnb, you can register here !
What we did and what to do?
The first thing, you have to visit in Milan, is the cathedral of the piazza del Duomo. We suggest you to book the entrance tickets online in advance (we waited about 1hour for the ticket and 1 hour more at the entrance, so boring…). Count more or less 16€/pers for a pack that gives you the possibility to do the cathedral, the archeological site, the rooftop of the cathedral and the Duomo museum.
In this neighborhood, you could also see the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. And if you do like shopping, you are very close to the Montenapoleon street and its luxury store. This street is located in the Quadrilatere d’Oro which is considered like the fashion area !
We had a very good time at the Sforza castle and the Sempione park. This castle is very impressive and the park very pleasant (good spot to picnic if the sun is around)!
If, like us, you really appreciate design and art, we recommend you to go to “La triennale di Milano” museum. It is near to the Sempione Park. You have different temporary exhibitions about design, art and Italy. We liked the scenography and the way the pieces of art were seated.
Another really cool place to see is the neighborhood of Navigli. There you can find restaurants, bars and chill places to relax. This area is young and dynamic ! Not so far from the Milano University, you can meet people and discover the milano’s nightlife!
Where to eat?
If you don’t already know it, food has an important place in our lives. We always try news places, new recipes, etc.
In Navigli, you have to try the “Aperitivo”! The best moment to visit this neighborhood is during the happy hours (btw 6:30pm to 9:30pm). You pay 10€ your drink (spritz aperol, gin tonic, glass of wine, beer, etc.) and you get a huge plate to share of antipasti.
We wanted to try the gastronomic restaurant “Spazio Milano” located in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Unfortunately it was closed until the beginning of September. The restaurant of the chef Niko Romito offers a gastronomical food cooked by his students at affordable prices.
Located in Navigli, near the Milano canal, we arrived a bit by chance in the Osteria “Al coniglio bianco”. What definitely convinced us was the fresh suggestions dishes. In starter, we took carpaccio of fresh salmon and tuna. We were not disappointed by our choice ! Then Alex tried the fresh mushroom pasta and I chose freshly caught seafood pasta. The pastas were homemade, light and tasty; so delicious ! We were also well advice by the charming waiter for the wine. To end this pleasant meal; I tasted the “fruit crème brulée” and Alex ate a speciality Milanese, based on ricotta and flowers; so yummy. In all points, it was a very enjoyable moment. We would definitely come back on our future trip to Milan !
“God Save the Food” ! Why did we like this place? First of all, because of its name. And secondly, because of the atmosphere. We really like the interior architecture; it was peaceful, designed and bright. We only had a brunch and it was very good.
Hope these adresses are going to please you !
See you soon, Alex and Emeline !