How to Spend 2 Days in Milan
With two days in Milan, you can spend one day discovering the historical and cultural attractions in the historic city center and another on activities that highlight more of the city and other essential Italian experiences. Here are a few ways to plan an itinerary that suits your interests.
Day 1: Milan’s Top Sights
Morning: Begin by viewing Milan’s most revered attraction, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Book with a guide to hear about the painting’s history and restoration during your allowed 15-minute visit, or opt for a combo walking tour and skip-the-line ticket to see additional Milan sights.
Afternoon: Discover Milan’s culinary culture on a food walking tour of the Brera district or a beer-tasting tour in the Navigli district. For a culture fix, opt for brief tours of the Duomo di Milano and La Scala opera house.
Night: Wine enthusiasts and novices alike will enjoy a sit-down wine-tasting session with a sommelier to learn about the varietals of Italy’s Lombardy region, while a walking tour of the Navigli district allows you to fuel up on appetizers and wine as you explore.
Day 2: Activities and Experiences
Morning: Fashion lovers don’t want to miss the chance to find discounts on Italian designer labels like Armani, Fendi, and Gucci with a trip to the Serravalle Designer Outlet, an elegant shopping complex outside Milan. If you’re more into cars than clothes, discover the power of an Italian vehicle with a Ferrari racing experience.
Afternoon: Explore Milan on two wheels with a Segway tour or bike tour, which lets you cover more ground than you would on foot and enjoy the fresh outdoor air as you pass by sights such as Castello Sforzesco, Piazza della Scala, Piazza del Duomo, and Colonne di San Lorenzo.
Night: Learn how to make Italian cuisine with an evening cooking lesson, where you’ll prepare a meal with a local chef and then enjoy your creations for dinner with your fellow classmates. For something more relaxing, book an evening spa experience that includes pre-dinner snacks and wine, known in Italy as an aperitivo.