If you are lucky enough to spend a weekend in Milan this summer, you will want to plan how to make the most of your stay. One weekend is never going to be enough to experience everything this vibrant Italian city has to offer, but it is an excellent opportunity to take in the highlights and make it a weekend to remember.
If you are able to fly into Linate Airport, you will find yourself close to the centre of Milan and will be able to quickly reach your hotel, ready to enjoy an evening meal. Save yourself even more time by ordering a 48-hour MilanoCard to be picked up at the Milan airport, providing you with free Milan public transport throughout your stay.
A highlight of any trip to Milan is a visit to the Duomo of Milan, it’s gothic cathedral. The view from the roof terrace is particularly spectacular. It is a short walk from Piazza Duomo to Piazza alla Scala, home to the famous opera house. Find out about the history of the theatre and view the auditorium itself at La Scala Theatre Museum. Visit at a discount with your Milan City Pass.
During the afternoon, you could take the opportunity to visit the fascinating Brera district and the important collections in its art gallery.
You will be spoiled for choice when deciding where to eat dinner, but your MilanoCard will give you a discount or a free drink at several of Milan’s top eateries.
Hopefully, you will have time before you leave to see a bit more of Milan. Perhaps stroll through Sempione Park to visit the museums of Sforza Castle of Milan, including an unfinished masterpiece by Michelangelo.
Where to stay
Milan has a wide variety of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets, but as a holder of a MilanoCard you are entitled to a very special deal. Book a hotel at a fixed cost or discount no matter what the season or event.