THE SECRET GUIDE TO MILAN | POSTCARD FROM MILAN

Hello, my lovelies! 😘 In between all the fashion and beauty content I published, I also wanted to add a bit of travel and planning projects into my Blog. So it is time to show you more travels. Starting with Milan. Of course there is so much more coming.

THE SECRET GUIDE TO MILAN

The best time to travel to Italy is generally during spring and fall, when the temperatures are comfortable and there are far fewer crowds. The same applies to Milan – the iconic, fashionable city lying at the feet of the Italian Alps.

If you find yourself in the north of Italy, then don’t leave without a trip to Milan – not just the home of fashion but also a scintillating destination with so much to offer. Whether you’re a culture vulture with a thirst for the arts, or a loved up couple enjoying a romantic break, Milan is abundant in style and beauty. It is Italy’s financial centre and also houses the country’s Stock Exchange. A cosmopolitan city with a modern central district overlooked by skyscrapers, it is also home to a historical quarter lined with ornate palazzi (palaces), each with hidden courtyards. Amongst all of these megastructures and famed courtyards lie a range of hidden secrets. To get a taste of an untainted, quieter Milan, these destinations will be perfect for you.

GIARDINI DELLA GUASTELLA

The Giardini Della Guastalla is a small park, nestled next to the city’s university. A beautiful space full of plant beds and a large pond, it’s not uncommon to find residents here on an afternoon off or having their lunch. The vast majority of tourists that come here accidentally stumble upon the garden on their way to other attractions, but end up settled and comforted by the serene surroundings that the park provides. Previously a part of the college, and closed off for centuries, the Giardini Della Guastalla is a treasure now open to the public. Although not often visited by tourists, it is a must for anyone seeking a quiet, serene hour or two

VIA LINCOLN

A street to the east of the city, Via Lincoln was initially designed to be a small “garden city” style project in the late 19th century, where artistic types could go to live and put their own personal stamp on the area. Although it’s not the most famous region of the city, Via Lincoln is showered in dazzling colour – impacted by generation after generation of artistic residents. Areas like this separate Milan from many other monochrome cities, and with most tourists’ attention on streets such as Corsa Como or Via Torino, you can have as much time as you like to take all the colours in.

PALAZZO DAL VERME 

Hidden between the modern architecture of a more modern Milan, Palazzo Dal Verme is an excellent metaphor for the architecture of the city as a whole. From the Renaissance courtyard at the heart of the Palazzo, you can see the sprawling metropolis that Milan has become in more recent decades. Having survived the bombings of the Second World War, the Palazzo’s age, beauty and history make it a destination for anyone interested in the city’s long history.

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