What to Do in Milan in 3 Days

Day 2 in Milan
Visit the second key symbol of Milan

Castello Sforzesco is the second main touristic attraction of Milan, thanks to its 12 mini-museums and diverse objects that date from the Paleolithic till 1950. The tourists enter the castle through the Piazza d’Armi. The gates lead them in the Rochetta – the oldest part of the castle and in the Cortile, or the yard of the Castello, where you can look at rows of all kinds of sculptures. Wander through the corridors of the Castello Sforzesco, find and visit the museums in which you are interested more. However, do not pass by the Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco, which exposes the manuscript of the Codex Trivulzianus of Leonardo da Vinci, Rondanini Pieta by Michelangelo and Trivulzio Madonna by Andrea Mantegna.

Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco), the oldest castle in Milan, Italy | What to Do in Milan in 3 Days
Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco), the oldest castle in Milan, Italy / Copyright Claudio Divizia

Right in the close vicinity of the castle, the Parco Sempione is. This is the perfect place where you can taste the best espresso or cappuccino that you have ever tried! The park was designed by the architect Emilio Alemagna, creating panoramic views between two monuments from the city. The third prominent monument is located in the Parco Sempione – the Palace of Art, which currently represent the headquarters of the Triennale di Milano art expo. Another places that are worth your visit are Arena Civica and the Torre Branca tower.

Beautiful view of Castello Sforzesco and Parco Sempione in Milan | What to Do in Milan in 3 Days
Beautiful view of Castello Sforzesco and Parco Sempione in Milan / Copyright WeronikaH

The Parco Sempione stands between two Milanese landmarks: the Castello Sforzesco and the Arch of Peace, being part of the Porta Sempione. This is considered the city gate of Milan. The Arch dates back to the 19th century, but the origins can be traced back to a gate of the Roman walls of Milan. The gate is situated in the center of a wide round square called the Piazza Sempione. It is built in neoclassical style, measuring 25 meters high and 24 meters wide, being ornamented with lots of bas-reliefs, statues, and Corinthian columns of different materials, starting with wood, ending with bronze and marble.

The Arch of Peace in Milan, built in neoclassical style | What to Do in Milan in 3 Days
The Arch of Peace in Milan, built in neoclassical style / Copyright Athikhom Saengchai

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