Visit Milan’s parks
Spring is the ideal time to visit one of Milan’s parks. They are filling up with flowers, and the warmer weather will make it pleasant to sit outside and to enjoy the facilities. One of the best ways to explore the parks is on bicycle. These can be hired at a 10% discount to holders of a Milan City Pass. There are many parks dotted across the city. Many of them are in the vicinity of other top Milan attractions, making it easy to combine sightseeing and relaxation.
Milan’s main parks
Sempione Park is home to the Arco della Pace and is a pretty place to explore, filled with shrubs, ponds and bridges. As well as the arch, you will find a number of Milan’s top attractions in and around the park. These include Sforza Castle and the Triennale Museum. Both of these can be entered at a discount with your MilanoCard. Discover XXI Triennale International Exhibition 2016, “21st Century. Design After Design” from April 2nd until September 12th at a discounted price. For stunning views over the park and beyond, visit the Branca Tower. Holders of the City Card are entitled to a 20% discount, or can even visit for free.
Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli is situated in the Porta Venezia area of the city. Filled with statues and water features, this park is the perfect place to escape from the bustle of the city. The park is also home to the Planetarium and the Natural History Museum. These are two of Milan’s civic museums, which can be visited using the Tourist Museum Card. Holders of the MilanoCard are entitled to a reduction on this ticket.
Giardini della Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte is a park with a curious rule – adults can only enter if they are accompanied by a child! It is also home to Milan’s Modern Art Gallery. This is another museum that can be entered with the Tourist Museum Card.
Milan’s parks are the perfect places to enjoy a picnic. Alternatively, make use of the cafés and kiosks that dot the parks, or treat yourself to a delicious Italian ice cream!