ITALY ROAD TRIP (By a Native): The High Locations You Should Embrace In Your Itinerary!




Milan is likely one of the coolest cities in Italy. It’s the metropolis of vogue and the financial capital of Italy, that are each fairly clearly seen if you’re strolling round. There are fashionable and stylish skyscrapers dotted right here and there, surrounded by stunning historic buildings all around the metropolis heart.

Lots of its most fascinating sights and sights will not be readily obvious, so that you’ll have to dig a bit of deeper to find the gems that basically make town distinctive.

Fortunately, Milan is surprisingly walkable and at instances feels extra like a compact city than a significant European metropolis.

And when you begin chipping away at its foreboding exterior, you’ll discover untold treasures beneath the floor: priceless artistic endeavors, eccentric stunning buildings, world-class eating places and oases of calm. Discover the most effective issues to do in Milan and bear in mind: appearances aren’t all the pieces.


The itinerary on your Italy Highway journey began within the superb metropolis of Rome and it couldn’t finish in a much less superb vogue within the superb Lake Como’s setting.

Chill out within the shade of a tree on Lake Como and admire its stunning views … nd, who is aware of? You would possibly even spot George Clooney(proprietor of one of the vital stunning villas in Lake Como), his buddy Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise or in truth some other A-list customer right here, however there’s a lot extra to this vacation spot than its famed guests.

The glacial lake Como is a mere 1.5 hour’s drive north of Milan and solely 30 minutes or so from the border of Switzerland. For me, the most important draw to Lake Como is its pure magnificence – particularly the dramatic mountainous area that all the time attracts me in!

Don’t overlook to hop on the ferries that cross the lake, it’s an ideal solution to discover the attractive cities encompass it like Menaggio, Bellagio, and Varenna, to say however a couple of of my favorites.


In Milan, as beforehand said, is definitely tremendous simple to get round, both by strolling a bit or by way of their environment friendly public companies (the underground metropolitan system is superb). This fashion you’ll in a position to do rather a lot in someday.

The issues you may’t miss in Milan are:


Actually? If it was for me (private style!) I’d spend simply half day in Milan and purpose straight to Lake Como, however the itinerary is yours so perhaps you’re a vogue addict and need to spend an entire afternoon procuring in Milan 🙂 Both approach, Lake Como would deserve no less than 2 days of exploring in my books!


So what you may’t miss in Lake Como?

Greatest Issues to do and see in Milan:

Il Duomo Di Milano: Do I really want to let you know why you need to go to it? There may be a lot data on-line already and the images communicate for themselves. It goes with out saying that this ought to be your first cease in Milan, no query about it. And it’s as stunning as the images would recommend. My solely tip: Go there tremendous early within the morning, you’ll take advantage of out of the expertise!

Castello Sforzesco: Close by the Parco Sempione, The Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castel) can be a compulsory cease in your go to to Milan, put aside for its well-known towers, it hosts a number of museums from the Historical Arts to the Pinacoteca and the Egyptian museum, simply to call a couple of. When you love historical past, it is a excellent place to go to.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: Simply on the left aspect of the Duomo di Milano, it’s structure (particularly the roof) will go away you in awe. You’ll discover all form of retailers, from luxurious ones to good cafes the place you may sip an espresso and chill out, bookstores, eating places and extra. Because it’s in Piazza Duomo, you may simply make it your second cease in Milan.

Greatest Issues to do and see in Lake Como:

Villa Del Balbianello:  Situated on the left wing of the Lake, close to the village of Lenno, it’s a Should see for certain. Stunning views of the Lake and the Villa itself with its terrace backyard is really out of this world! Top-of-the-line spots to admire Lake Como mighty magnificence. It’s absolutely one of the vital touristy and well-liked Villas to go to.

Villa Carlotta:  Only a few kilometers away from Villa Del Balbianello (heading north of Lenno), it’s a real gem with its botanical gardens, museums, stairs and the beautiful entrance proper on the lake. To not be missed! (I’ll write an article only for the villas to go to round Lake Como as they’re all jaw dropping materials!)

Take the Ferry: Top-of-the-line methods to get pleasure from Lake Como is by Ferry. There are each public and personal Ferries. The general public one is sort of low cost however clearly, it doesn’t allow you to hop off to discover what you need. For the Non-public firms, you both discover them on-line in search of “personal ferry lake Como” or, as urged beneath, I’d suggest the tour from Milan with out the trouble to drive there and again.


I Navigli Di Milano:  A system of Canals operating within the coronary heart of Milan, stuffed with beautiful cocktail bars, are the right location to spend your dinner and after-dinner hours, to not be missed for a terrific aperitif. Nice for a romantic stroll at sundown as effectively. It’s simple to achieve by public transport which is all the time a bonus!

Parco Sempione: Situated within the coronary heart of Milan, Parco Sempione is a beautiful park the place you may chill out and chill and in addition go to the Sforza Castel and the Arch of peace, two of probably the most well-known landmark in Milan… As for the Duomo, you may’t say you will have seen Milan if you happen to miss this spot!

Through Montenapoleone:  If you’re in Milan and love Trend, by way of Montenapoleone is the place you need to be! Full of luxurious retailers, no matter model you might be in search of, you’ll find it there! Splurge as a lot as you need and luxuriate in!


Trekking/climbing Lake Como:  You probably have a while or, throughout your Italy Highway journey planning you determine to skip a spot or two, this is likely one of the finest and extra rewarding actions to do, with breathtaking views over the lake. Probably the most well-known walks/hikes are the Greenway Del Lago and Spina Verde (appropriate for everybody, they’ll take you to the highest spots like Villa del Balbianello). For extra superior Trekking and Mountain climbing, it’s higher to prepare with the personal firms.

Castello di Vezio:  Situated in the course of the Lake Como, with an outline of Varenna village, it’s a beautiful spot for the jaw-dropping sights over the Lake and historical past offered. It was constructed over a thousand years in the past. Don’t overlook to climb its well-known tower to get pleasure from much more unimaginable panoramic views!



Within the metropolis heart, accessed immediately from Bellagio’s primary sq. by 38 cobblestone steps, Resort Bellagio is strolling distance from the city’s retailers, cafés, and eating places. Parking accessible, free cancellation and unimaginable views on the lake in fact. Try this Resort!  When you want to take a day tour to Lake Como and base your self in Milan, take a look at the NH PORTA NUOVA resort, handy and effectively positioned.


Given the proximity of Lake Como with Milan, you may go for reserving one of many nice excursions from the Lombardy Capital, as a substitute of spending cash (and time) utilizing your automobile. Many individuals select this selection and they can get pleasure from a full day in Lake Como with out stress and seeing all the highest sights said above.

Often, when speaking concerning the excursions,  I recommendation to determine both approach (automobile or tour) however on this particular case, the tour from Milan is really the best choice additionally money-wise. Extremely really useful