You will either love Milan at first sight or will not understand this city. If you decide to impress your girl and take her to Milan, you should prepare an interesting program to make her fall in love with this city and forget about shopping which is so exhausting for you.
A place which is perfect for proposing.
Probably, every traveler begins his day with Duomo! It can become an amazing place for proposing to your sweetheart. Just imagine a pleasant August evening, classical music, a sunset view with a panorama of a changed city! In the foreground, there are the carved statues of the cathedral, illuminated high arches, like sand castles, and an incredibly rich marble decor! And in the background, skyscrapers of famous architects Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind are dissolved in the pink haze, wonderful music subsides, viewers take their seats and that’s your cue.
Two best Milan programs.
If you have only 2-3 days to visit the city, you can try two routes, one of them is “classic Milan” and another one is “non-tourist Milan.”
The first route is the Duomo, Castello Sforzesco, the Pinacoteca Brera art gallery with the adjacent charming area of Zona Brera, the Parco Sempione, and Porto Venezia parks, Villa Necchi, Teatro alla Scala, Tower of Velasca (Torre Velasca).
The second route represents a new, modern, changing city. Milan can be called a phenomenon of European cities. Here you can find a new modern architecture, business districts with high-rise buildings together with ancient charm.
Fondazione Prada is an incredibly public space with a museum of a fashion house and a Bar Luce cafe, built by a world-famous architect Rem Koolhaas. The area near the station Garibaldi Portaz Nuova is undoubted must see. Here you can find the building of the bank Unicredit, which is the highest building of the city and “Vertical forest” (Bosco Verticale) with a wheat field in front of it. In the famous area of Tortona (Zona Tortona) you should visit 2 new museums, the Mudec Museum, built by the English architect David Chipperfield and the Armani fashion house museum.
In general, the Tortona area, like the Isola area, is a Milanese example of an urban phenomenon called “gentrification”.
Secret places in Milan.
Parco delle Culture is a new place where you can sit and relax with your beloved one in the shade with a view of the stylish graffiti of the famous artist Milo.
Speaking about graffiti, the city is proud of the work, probably the most famous artist in this field Blu Blu on the wall of the Museum of Contemporary Art Pac (Pac Padiglione D’Arte Contempotanea). Behind it, by the way, is a small park with a lake and swans, about which almost nobody knows, and there are usually no people. Ideal place for a quiet picnic!
Darsena is the new embankment of the channels Naviglio. In 5 minutes’ walk, there is the incredible building of the economic institute Bocconi, which is very effectively highlighted in the evening.
Many residents call a house on Viale Majno, overgrown with greenery, “the house of the devil”, but it is very beautiful and unusual.
Residential areas Arco della Pace and Concordia/ Indipendenza, located in 10-15 min walk from the center are a real local life with colorful pathos facades, picturesque old women, and young people, loudly cursing in the streets, endless flower shops, and cute little cafes. Here you can see the real spirit of the city.
Colonne di San Lorenzo is not only a portico in front of one of the oldest churches in the city but also a meeting point for all Milanese youth on weekends. It is the perfect place for a Saturday evening with you beloved and with a glass of Aperol Spritz! Thanks to our friends from Brides stars for providing this article.