Congratulations, you have chosen Milan for your language stay in an Italian city, you couldn’t have made a better choice!
Milan is the capital of Made in Italy, of fashion and design, is rich in history but looks to the future, never misses international events and knows how to satisfy every palate.
But Milan is also in a privileged position to visit the main Italian and foreign cities, thanks to its central geographic location and its being well served by all means of transport.
This is why it will not be difficult for you to organize day trips from Milan, taking advantage of weekends or even afternoons free of lessons.
Below are the suggestions of ELLCI to organize your trips from Milan. This is not an exhaustive list, (did you know that Lombardy is the Italian region with more UNESCO sites ??!) But it is certainly a good starting point to start planning your trips from Milan!
The 3 best one day trips from Milan to explore the Italian culture
1.The Venetian walls in Bergamo.
Venice in Lombardy? Yes, the Venetian domination reached the orobic hills and from the 16th century the imposing walls encircle the Upper Town, the medieval part of the city.
Bergamo has a wonderful combination of historic architecture such as the Colleoni Chapel, and modernity. The city in fact consists of a upper, medieval, and a modern downtown the Lower city.
Just one hour away from Milan, Bergamo can be visited in an afternoon, if you have little time, but we know you’ll come back to spend the whole weekend there.
2. The lights of Lake Como.
The city of Como is ideal for spending a day at the lake without giving up cultural activities. It is known for its Gothic-style Cathedral, the panoramic funicular and the pedestrian path along the lake. Few know that Como has a close relationship with Alessandro Volta, the inventor of the electric battery to whom the Voltiano Temple is dedicated.
To the north are the gardens overlooking the lake of Villa Olmo and other elegant villas, a meeting point between natural beauties and masterpieces of art.
3. The Caves of Catullo in Sirmione.
Just two hours away from Milan there is Lake Garda, the largest Italian lake, a hinge between three regions, Lombardy, Veneto Trentino-Alto Adige. ELLCI recommends visiting the Grotte di Catullo, on the southern coast of Garda, in the beautiful village of Sirmione, where there are the evocative remains of the famous Villa Romana that belonged to the Latin poet of the “Odi et amo”. You will be able to admire the marvelous views of the lake from the privileged position of the terraced corridors, once reserved only for noble patricians.
These are just some of the most curious tips to discover Italy with the best day trips from Milan. Continue to follow us to learn the secrets of the locals.