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Things to do in Milan, Italy

September 18, 2016


If you’re into shopping then I would recommend Milan its the global capital of fashion and design. Milan is also ideal if you fancy splurging or going on a romantic getaway as it has many high end shops and restaurants. Here are some things to do in Milan.

Milan Cathedral

Visit the iconic Duomo Di Milano cathedral. Be aware it does get busy and there are big queues outside. There are lot of tourists taking photos outside the cathedral and there is a ridiculous amount of pigeons as well haha.

Galleria vittorio emanuele

This shopping centre is right next to the Cathedral and has a mix of high end shops and restaurants. It is well worth a visit for the beautiful ceilings and patterns.

milan-italy-shoppingNavigli District Canals

Great place to go at night full of people in bars and restaurants. The Italians have an apertivo also known as happy hour. This is pre drinner drinking, with the purchase of a drink you get to have some nibbles from a buffet. I think this is an amazing idea and Milan is a great place to have an Aperol spritz and enjoy the view of the canal.



Ostello Bello Hostel 

This is one the of best hostels I’ve ever stayed in. I arrived at night around 10pm and was pretty hungry and feeling tired from travelling. The receptionist was super friendly asked me if I was hungry and bought me a bowl of pasta and some wine. I had such a friendly welcome and this hostel has such a great atmosphere.


Ostello Bello photo from

Hostel info

  • Free breakfast and dinner! Breakfast consists of cereals, toast, eggs, juice and tea. Dinner is a buffet style with bread, salad and pasta
  • Free welcome drink on arrival
  • Bar downstairs
  • Good for solo travellers as people are friendly and the dining area is a good place to meet people at dinner or after for drinks
  • Guitar and piano for guests to use also had bands and enterainment in evenings
  • Free wifi
  • 24hr reception
  • Open air terrace with hammocks
  • Free towels – always useful as a backpacker
  • Good location near shops



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  • Reply Curlygirlabroad September 18, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Milan seems really pretty, and a great place to shop!

    • Reply enjoytheadventures September 19, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      Yeah its has so many shops and had some good sales when I was there!

  • Reply anywherewithbrooke September 19, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Very dearly noted!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

  • Reply Mascaras&Motherhood September 19, 2016 at 10:06 am

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  • Reply vinneve September 19, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I was there in July and what a surprise lots of sale from 3-8 euro! Your photo of Castello reminds me of 2 occasions 🙂

    • Reply enjoytheadventures September 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Yeah they had some great sales 🙂 and the inside of that shopping centre is so beautiful.

      • Reply vinneve September 19, 2016 at 4:36 pm

        I will also post about Milan when ready hope you can check out my blog for the meantime 😉 Cheers!

  • Reply EmilyGoesForth September 19, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    That hostel sounds immense! Definitely going to try and remember it for my next trip!

    • Reply enjoytheadventures September 19, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Yeah you should definitely go there it’s such an amazing hostel 🙂

  • Reply 76sanfermo September 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Being from Milan…, I knew nothing about the hostel you mention!
    (I’ll tell my friends who live abroad…)
    Thanks for sharing and for appreciating my home town

  • Reply iamioana September 19, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I didn^t see the canal 🙁
    I’ve liked Milan for real! Kisses

  • Reply APlaceWeLike September 20, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Very nice read 😊

  • Reply milfordstreet September 22, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    You have some great images here. Cheers!

  • Reply byungafallgren September 28, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Beautiful photos.

  • Reply euniceisblogging September 30, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Never been to Milan but heard it’s a gorgeous place. Your blog and pictures confirms it all 🙂

  • Reply jesh stg October 10, 2016 at 12:45 am

    We vacationed in Venice, and Lucca, but friends tell me Florence, Rome and Milan, because of all the art there:)
    Thanks for the “like”

  • Reply saragoli November 20, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    My favourite city in Italy x

  • Reply alexraphael December 10, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Beautiful people and so stylish. So want to go back. Did you buy many clothes while you were there?

    • Reply enjoytheadventures December 11, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Yes everyone is so fashionable! I bought a few clothes not too many as I didn’t have much room in my backpack haha

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