Day Trips From Milan To Escape The City

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If you’re planning to travel to Milan soon you might want to consider these day trips from Milan that are the perfect escape from the city you need!

Milan, considered by many to be the Italian city of design is a great destination! During the month of April in particular, when the Milan Design Week happens, Milan is a cultural hub for all things design, from iSaloni to Fuorisalone and all the events in the design districts.

But Milan is so much more than that, it’s a city defined by luxury, fashion, and art! And even though there is plenty to see around it, there are many places nearby that make for the perfect day trip.

Discover 5 incredible destinations outside Milan below!

Lake Como

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A favorite destination for celebrities, royal families and important people alike, Lake Como had to be included on this list. A luxury cruise around the lake will allow you to appreciate the beauty of this place and its shores. Como, a charming lakeside town, packed with luxury stores and great food is the perfect stop before you head back to Milan.

The entire northern lakes region is a wonderful option for day trips, discover here some hotels to book if you plan to stay more than one day!

San Pellegrino

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San Pellegrino is the ideal destination if you’re looking for a truly relaxing escape. With one of the best spas in the world located in the area, beautiful natural wonders, as the Grotte del Sogno and the Valle Brembana, San Pellegrino is not only renowned for its sparkling water but is also a wonderful place to visit, even if just for a day.


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Just outside Milan, Bergamo is definitely worth a visit. With an old city on a hill that overlooks the new part of Bergamo and historic walls that stretch for five kilometers, tourists can find a lot of impressive buildings from the 12th-century as the Pallazzo Della Ragione and the Santa Maria Maggiore.


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The Franciacorta wine region offers its visitors the ultimate wine destination. Those traveling to this stunning area can expect to taste award-winning wines in the most beautiful scenery, with views over the nearby mountains. Offering great food and great opportunities to shop in lovely wine boutiques, Franciacorta is one of those day trips from Milan you’ll not want to miss!


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Located to the south-east of Milan, Cremona is known worldwide as the capital of Violin, with a museum dedicated to this musical instrument: the Museo del Violino. With many attractions waiting to be explored, as the Torrazo, many churches (some of which date back to the 11th century) and palaces.

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