Discover the heart of Milan

piazza duomo milano

Our first itinerary starts from the famous Duomo Square, 10 minutes walk from Secondo pensiero Milan. The square offers one of the most famous skyline of Italy and it’s a meeting point, finding itself where Brera, Torino Road and the districts of the fashion world meet.

After taking a picture with Duomo as a background, walk along Vittorio Emanuele Avenue to San Babila Square, charming for those who love architecture because it is bounded by important buildings dating back to the first half of the twentieth century.

Discover the chic side of Milan walking towards Montenapoleone Road and the Quadrilateral of Fashion: you’ll see the elegant buildings and windows of luxury shops and boutiques as you follow these streets. Unmissable The fashion and image museum (in Sant’Andrea road) and Bagatti- Valsecchi House, an historical mansion, perfectly preserved and which houses important Renaissance collections .

The perfect point to continue the walk is Venice Avenue, with many Liberty style buildings: walking in the direction of Venice Gate you will find Indro Montanelli Gardens, a green oasis in the city centre where milanese people relax since the late ‘800, when the gardens has been opened. During sunny days you can pass an whole day taking sun or having a pic- nic.

For science lovers near the garden there’s the Civic Museum of Natural History and the Hoepli planetary.

After this regenerating break you can head to the exit near the Ramparts to enjoy the view of Palace and Tower Rasini, projected by Giò Ponti. From here starts Buenos Aires Boulevard, one of the most important commercial roads in Milan, almost two kilometers long. The Boschi- Di Stefano house- museum, the Modern Art Gallery and the Oberdan Space, all in the same area, are the most highlights of the district: highly recommended a visit to all art lovers but also to the curious.

Losing yourselves in the streets or following Vitruvio Road you will arrive at Milan Central Train Station, symbol of the entrance to the city. This important building, called the "Cathedral of the Movement", is made with large portions of iron and glass, it also conveys the subway trains. Taking the yellow subway (M3) in the direction of San Donato you will quickly return near Secondo Pensiero, luxury b&b in Milan, getting off at Duomo Station. Slowly coming back at the b&b, almost at dinner time, you can take a small detour to cross Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, admiring the majesty of this building, characterized by the splendid ceiling frescoes, the huge dome and, on the ground, the perfect mosaics.



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