What to Do in Milan in 3 Days

Day 3 in Milan
Shopping time!

There is a multitude of places where you can go shopping, and this is not just about expensive clothes of the most renowned and adored labels from history: Gucci, Moschino, Prada, Dolce&Gabanna, Lui Vuitton. You can easily find among them already popular, yet cheap labels such as H&M, Oviesse and other. The Quadrilatero della Moda or Via Monte Napoleone fashion district is a high-class shopping district in Milan. Among the most famous shopping spots are also La Rinascente, Brian&Berry, 10 Corso Como, Corso Buenos Aires.

Via Monte Napoleone fashion district, a high-class shopping district in Milan | What to Do in Milan in 3 Days
Via Monte Napoleone fashion district, a high-class shopping district in Milan / Copyright Simone Simone

Come into “La Cantinetta” for a lunch rich in proteins, we are speaking particularly about meat. The restaurant is specialized mainly in traditional Tuscan cuisine. The restaurant is of classical style, with simple white walls and brick stones, that will immediately embrace you with its comfortable familial atmosphere.

In the afternoon, head to the Santa Maria delle Grazie. This is a Milanese gem included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites list. The church is worth visiting for the mural “The Last Supper” of Leonardo da Vinci. In 1495-1497, Leonardo painted this masterpiece of confusion and betrayal on the wall while the church was a Dominican convent. Leonardo’s fresco was named the “saddest work of art in the world”, mainly due to the fact that it deteriorated even before being finished. Unfortunately, what you can see now is just the result of a series of retouching, being just a shadow of Leonardo’s opera.

Amazing view of Santa Maria delle Grazie castle in Milan, Italy | What to Do in Milan in 3 Days
Amazing view of Santa Maria delle Grazie castle in Milan, Italy / Copyright muratart

End your day by walking on Navigli – a system on channels and waterways that were built during 7 centuries in order to connect Milan with the main lakes and rivers from proximity. The Navigli was one of the main system of transportation of materials for the construction of Milan. The area is full of restaurants, bars, and clubs. You can take a boat trip on the channels, or ride a bicycle on the banks of the waterways. If not, buy a gelato or a cornet of French fries with some sauce and stop on one of the small bridges and enjoy the absolutely magnificent views.

Spectacular view of Naviglio Grande canal in Milan, Italy | What to Do in Milan in 3 Days
Spectacular view of Naviglio Grande canal in Milan, Italy / Copyright Sergey Dzyuba

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