Milaan or Venice city
Geplaatst op 22-09-2022
Are you looking for a nice destination in Italy for a city trip? Then it is obvious to visit the famous cities such as the capital Rome, the Tuscan pearl Florence, the fashion capital Milan or the beautiful Venice city. What do these last two cities have to offer in terms of sights?
Milan is located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. Main reason to visit Milan is mostly for shopping as this city is the heart of the trendy fashion in Italy. But Milan has much more to offer than just shopping and good restaurants. The absolute top attraction of Milan is the Duomo, or the Duomo of Milan. The impressive cathedral is located on the Piazza del Duomo and many tourists visit the roof of the cathedral for a magnificent view of Milan's sights. Another much-loved landmark is the Santa Maria delle Grazie Monastery, where you can admire a mural of Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Last Supper'. Furthermore, take a walk through the park of Milan (Parco Sempione), taking in neighboring sights such as the triumphal arch Arco della Pace and the Castello Sforzesco. The latter is the castle of Milan, which today houses numerous museums. Cultural enthusiasts can take a tour of the La Scala theater building or visit Brera's Pinacothèque in the artists' quarter of Brera. Football fans will get their money's worth with a tour of the San Siro stadium where both of Milan's top clubs (AC Milan and Internazionale) have their home base. Not far from the stadium is also Casa Milan, the museum of AC Milan. In the evening, round off your visit to Milan's sights with a visit to I Navigli, the canal district, where you can enjoy typical Milanese aperitifs on one of the many terraces.
For many tourists, Venice is becoming increasingly deterrent as a city break destination as mass tourism has spiraled out of control in recent years. However, if you decide to visit Venice attractions and its sights outside the high season, you will still enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Venice consists of more than a hundred separate islands in the Venetian lagoon and has an extensive network of canals, over which you should definitely take a gondola ride. Most of Venice's sights and highlights are located around the famous St. Mark's Square. Here you will find the St Mark's Basilica with its splendor and adjacent the Palazzo Ducale, the former palace of the Doge. Both attractions should not be missed on your visit to Venice. Other sights in Venice are the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal (Canal Grande) and the richly decorated La Fenice opera theatre. The Dorsoduro district is also well worth a visit; it is the place where you will find many cozy restaurants and cafes, but also many cultural activities, such as visiting one of the museums. Venice's most famous museums are the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Galleria dell'Accademia. A walk through the Cannaregio district, including the Jewish ghetto, is also a way to avoid the busy tourist crowd of Venice. Finally, it is also recommended to visit a number of islands in the lagoon. A popular activity is a boat trip along the colorful and picturesque islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello, but the islands of San Giorgio Maggioire or the beach island of Lido di Venezia can also be worth a visit. In short, Venice has more than enough to offer to entertain you during a city trip of a few days.