The 5 Best Areas in Milan for Tourists (First Time Visit)
After giving the matter a lot of thought, we recommend the following areas as good for tourists to stay at in Milan.
The City Centre or Centro Storico, or the Duomo Cathedral area is a great choice for a place to stay. As already mentioned, it has major tourist attractions like the Duomo and Sancta Maria Delle Grazie convent (view ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo Da Vinci) within reasonable distance.
You’ll find all types of hotels and tourist accommodation in the area. It’s linked everywhere in the city by public transport. It’s a central location for tourists visiting Milan. Particularly first-time tourists.
Brera is an arty area in Milan, great for people who like the arty, bohemian vibe. Modern buildings and old buildings stand side by side, giving tourists the authentic Milan experience. It’s good to stay here because it’s less expensive than other city areas and it’s close to the major city sights.
Tourist attractions include the Pinoteca di Brera art gallery and the Sancta Maria del Carmine Church with it’s collection of 15th century frescoes. Like the city centre, everywhere is accessible from here. Hotel and apartment accommodation to suit various budgets are offered.
Stay here because it’s the city’s transport hub. It’s located close to the Corsa Buenos Aires in Porta Venezia. There are international restaurants of every type and hotels and accommodation for various budgets.
There’s a fascinating mix of architectural styles in the area which is worth seeing. It’s also close to La Scala Opera House, the Duomo and the Galleria, an antique shopping centre. A superb location.
4. Porta Romana
This is the surrounding area of the old Roman Gate of Milan city. It was part of the 16th century city walls, but it predates back to the Roman age. This area of Milan features some impressive 19th and early 20th century buildings. It’s grown into a popular suburb of the city.
This fashionable area features the Potafiori, which is part flower shop and part bistro. Another attraction is the Bagni Misteriosi (mysterious baths), an open air swimming pool where the local residents go for a cooling dip when temperatures soar.
5. Lake Como
You can take a day trip to Lake Como or you can stay over there. It’s worth visiting and even because it’s in one of the most beautiful regions in Italy. There are majestic mountains and charming villages within a short trip of hectic Milan.
Although Milan is an exciting city, the peace and tranquility of Lake Como is like medicine for the soul. The beauty of nature on the doorstep of the bustling city of Milan will refresh you like nothing else.