All girls planning a trip to Milan need to have one thing in mind – Milan is the number one fashion capital. Alongside Paris and New York, Milan is the place where fashion is born, but the Italians tend to be even dressier than the French and the Americans. Going shopping in Milan without putting on your best dress simply won’t do, so you can imagine how seriously they take their fashion scene. Although it might seem that the bar is set high, you can still make a fashion statement in this city. Keep in mind that Milan is also an architectural masterpiece, so continue reading to find out what it has to offer for curious travelers.
Pick the right time to take photos
Milan is a city booming with tourists and its many picturesque spots tend to get crowded quite early in the morning. If you want to get the most out of your trip to Milan photo sessions, you ought to be an early bird. Getting up as early as the sun rises will enable you to take photos on empty squares, and catch a frame of the sunrise as well. Milan’s Duomo looks magnificent in the morning, and the empty streets will only make it light up with beauty even more. The same goes for the rest of the streets, where you can walk around freely and feast your eyes on the wonders of Italian architecture.
You can also stop by the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II as soon as the shops open in order to avoid shopping during rush hours. The Galleria is considered to be one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, so make sure to leave your mark on the pavement by turning around three times counterclockwise over the famous bull mosaic. This is said to bring good luck!
Always dress to impress
As we’ve already mentioned, Italians take their fashion very seriously, which is why it might be hard to live up to these standards. If you have been following Milan Fashion Week regularly, you’re on the right track to nailing the right look. When packing for your trip, try to pack as many luxury clothes as you can.
You can also leave free space in your suitcase and shop your heart out in this fashion capital, but before setting off, make sure you pack the must-have of the season – a stylish bodysuit, which is perfect for wearing on many occasions. It comes in many forms, like a tank top, a short sleeve top or even like a turtleneck. You can wear it on an everyday basis, to a party, and also underneath other layers of clothing to keep your torso warm. When in Milan, think about both style and functionality, so pack some comfortable clothes, too.
Walk around the city as much as you can
Milan has a rich metro network, but traveling underground might not be the best idea. Exploring the city by foot will let you experience your trip to Milan in all its glory. By walking around, you can run into some cultural monuments that you might otherwise miss out on. For example, Colonne di San Lorenzo is a lovely colonnade of Roman ruins that is underrated as a tourist attraction. If you walk a bit further away from the city center, you might find yourself in the beautiful canal district of Navigli. It’s best to come here in the evening, when the locals come out for a drink in one of the many cafes and restaurants by the canal, so it seems like the city has instantly come to life. One of the best lush green places to come across during the day is Leonardo da Vinci’s Vineyard, which he actually got as payment for the famous Last Supper painting.
Also, along the road, you will run into some of the most beautiful roman-catholic churches in Italy. Make sure to pay special attention to Basilica di San Lorenzo, Sant’Alessandro in Zebedia, Sant’Ambrogio, Santa Maria Delle Grazie, and San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.
Finally, don’t forget to stop for some traditional Italian dishes in one of the many restaurants. Italians may take their food even more seriously than their fashion, so you basically can’t have a bad meal during your trip to Milan. Fuel up with a short espresso right from the bar and get ready for another day just like a citizen of Milan would.