Milan is the third most important fashion capitals, along with Paris, New York and London. So, if you are a shopping goer, then a short trip of 3 days in Milan is a must for you!
Besides shopping, the city of fashion offers each traveller a perfect symbiosis between modern and old buildings, transforming it into an essential Italian touristic destination. So, here is our Itinerary for three days in Milan.
Friday Afternoon: Drop bags, find Jollibee
We arrived at 14:45 in Linate airport, we dropped our bags off, had a quick freshen up, and headed straight out to Jollibee which is the best choice we could’ve gone for: Filipino food with a yummy jolly hotdog, tasty chicken joy, good jolly spaghetti (cravings satisfied), it’s nearby in our hotel and also cheap food.
No photos because we were too hungry to spend time around with lighting. Damn delicious jolly food though.
At this stage, we still have energy, so we planned to visit Isola Street Art and Bosco Verticale. We tried to catch the Metro which is only cost 1.50 Euro for a single journey and is valid for 90 minutes. Also, we used the City Rail Map app on my phone to easily finds the route.
It was a Friday afternoon, and many shops closed. Usually, it wouldn’t be a good idea to take a tour at this time, but it’s the ideal time to see street art, as many pieces painted on shop blinds.
Isola means ‘island’ in Italian. The Milan neighbourhood that goes by the name of ‘Isola’ is precise that an urban island. This place is the best spot in Milan to discover public art and graffiti.
Then after exploring the Isola Art, we headed straight to Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) where each flat has a terrace with a tree and bushes. I wonder how the people who live there are using their balcony 😊
If you are in Milano and are interested in modern architecture, this is for you. We enjoyed it a lot and took some great photos.
Saturday Morning: Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
I think Duomo seemed like an excellent place to start. You can’t impressed by the size of the Duomo and how bloody beautiful it is. For the photo sake, we woke up at 5 in the morning, get ready at 6 and headed straight to Duomo. We intend to visit Duomo in the morning so that no stranger is walking while we are taking photos 🙂
The outside of the Duomo was stunning and inside was equally exquisite (you can pray, confess and light a candle too.)
Honestly, I have visited many cathedrals, and this is my favourite so far. Also, It is indeed a joy for every traveller’s eyes.
Well, since Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is right next to the cathedral, we still had enough time for admiring both Italian architecture and style.
This location associated usually with a shopping mall, but which is very elegant.
Due to its multiple functions which the Galleria accomplishes, it is also called the living-room of Milan.
The gallery was designed by Giuseppe Mangoni in the second half of the 19th century, with the epoch’s distinctive glass and steel dome and vaults construction. So, don’t forget to admire the mosaic from the ceiling from the octagonal yard which represents Europe, Asia, Africa and America.
Also, the base of my research that if you spin three times below the central dome, it will bring good luck. I did do that, and only afterwards read that this is causing damage to the floor mosaic (note to self- don’t act like a classic tourist).
Saturday Evening: Navigli
At this stage, it was time for dinner.
We headed to the Navigli district where we had a fabulous bottle of wine and local Italian food at Trattoria Milanese (it’s such a great experience).
And then took a long walk down the canal. The canal side had just the right kind of busy but not boisterous atmosphere you want in an evening, but I can tell it was the best experience to visit this place in the evening because of festive and viby view.
Sunday Morning: Via Della Spiga, QC Termemilano
It’s our last day in Milan, and we had zero plans.
Instead, we decided to meandered around, and window shopped in the Galleria Emmanuele (and said how even if we had the money, a high-end designer isn’t what we’d buy) – before grabbing some drinks and snack at Terrazza Duomo21.
Then, we headed to Terrazza Duomo21, and I can tell it was worth a visit.
This place is right to visit if you want a different angle of the Duomo while enjoying cocktails and food. It’s a bit pricey but worth it if you want to relax and be in a different new spot.
Then after having a little snack, cocktails and whisky, we headed straight to Via Della Spiga which is considered one of the most famous fashion streets in Milan.
This place packed with luxury shops and boutiques. Perfect for window shopping. 😁
No photos of the main place because we are too busy scrolling the area. 😉
Tagged the happy hour special onto the last day of our trip and this activity was a perfect ending. 👌😊❤
We spent the rest of the evening in QC Termemilano, and it was the perfect place to relax after long haul exploring!
We loved wandering around the outdoor pools, saunas, steam rooms, waterfalls and different water rooms. They served free light buffet too, wine and champagne.
We enjoyed the Roman inspiration of this place; it’s like a modern interpretation of an ancient Roman bath station!
It’s good to experience this once in a while. 👌
Following the QC Termemilano, we made our way back to Jollibee to order a takeaway food before speedwalking back to our hotel.
Then the next day, we arrange our luggage, wait for our taxi back to the airport. And just like that, our Milan trip was over. Take me back!
One more thing, the video below was our travel video when we visited Milan.
Have fun watching. ❤😘