Whether it's work, a passion for fashion, or a love for design, the inspirations to take a trip by train to Milan, Italy's most international city, are becoming more and more numerous.
For a round trip in one day, the must-see destinations of a visit to Milan are the Duomo with its Madonnina, the most famous symbol, Castello Sforzesco, the Church of Sant'Ambrogio, Piazza della Scala with its Teatro alla Scala, and the imposing Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. From here, with just a few steps, you can reach Italy's most famous department store, La Rinascente, and with just a ten-minute walk, you can reach the Fashion Quadrilateral, the ultimate shopping area, which is comprised of the four streets of via Montenapoleone, via Manzoni, via della Spiga, and Corso Venezia.
During Milan's Design Week, industry professionals from all over the world are drawn to the city, and the neighborhoods of Brera and Tortona come alive with events outside the main fair, showcasing the best of Milan's nightlife. To discover the trendiest area of the city, one must go to Darsena and explore its famous Navigli (Pavese Canal and Grande Canal).
But Milan is also art, where you can admire Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper, or visit the exhibitions at the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Triennale, or the Foundation Prada. The city of Meneghina, the economic engine of the country and home to the stock exchange and the prestigious Bocconi University, also hosts the most important fairs and events in Europe, such as the Salone del Mobile, the Milan Fashion Week, or the Artigiano in Fiera. For a business trip, a visit to the newly developed Porta Nuova area is a must, a project that has enriched Milan's skyline with new skyscrapers, including the Unicredit Tower and the award-winning Bosco Verticale.
But Milan is not just culture and business, the city also offers a wide choice of traditional dishes and culinary specialties. True gourmets cannot miss the famous Milanese risottos, with their characteristic saffron yellow color and rich, creamy flavor. Other typical dishes to taste are casoncelli alla milanese, a kind of meat-filled ravioli, and the famous cotoletta alla milanese, a breaded and fried veal cutlet. For desserts, one must not miss the panettone, the typical Milanese Christmas cake, or the torta della nonna, a tart filled with pastry cream and pine nuts. For a complete culinary experience, we recommend pairing the dishes with a glass of red wine from the region, such as a good Amarone della Valpolicella or a Barbera d'Asti.
To reach Milan, we recommend choosing the Italo train. Italo offers a high-quality service with modern and comfortable trains, equipped with free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and luggage space. Furthermore, Italo guarantees great flexibility in terms of schedules, with numerous daily trains connecting Milan with major Italian cities.
What are you waiting for? Buy your Italo ticket to Milan now and get ready to experience an unforgettable adventure in one of Italy's most fascinating cities!