Florence is known as the “cradle of the Renaissance”, la culla del Rinascimento in Italian and it is no doubt one of the most visited towns in the Tuscany region. I have seen a lot of blogs and websites add Florence to the list of places you should take a day trip to from Milan. With the fast train Freccia Rossa, it takes only about an hour and a half – so in the past, I agreed it was a great idea for a day trip from Milan. However, after I visited this beautiful city nestled in between the hills in Tuscany, I […]
Cefalù is a coastal city in northern Sicily, Italy well known for the beautiful beach. It’s known for its Norman cathedral, a 12th-century fortress-like structure with elaborate Byzantine mosaics and soaring twin towers. Nearby, the Mandralisca Museum is home to archaeological exhibits and a picture gallery with a portrait by Antonello da Messina. The beaches of Mazzaforno and Settefrati lie to the west. It takes about an hour by train from Palermo to Cefalù. You can find information on train tickets on Trenitalia.
If you are a lover of countrysides and serenity, you had love Travo. This little town, nestled up against the hills in Emilia Romagna region is one and a half hour drive away from Milan. Travo is best known for Agricultural Tourism (called Agriturismo in Italian) and hiking. You can find a list of Agriturismo centres in Travo here.
Lecco is a lake city with a lot of attractions and things to offer. Rocky, colourful and serene are three words that can perfectly describe the city. This lake city is in the same region as Milan – Lombardy. It is a perfect choice if you looking to escape Milan for a day to somewhere peaceful and with a beautiful view. Lecco is only 39 minutes by train from Milano Centrale. You can visit the Trenitalia website for information on train schedules and ticket price. There is a fair share of tourist attractions in the city of Lecco. I will […]
Mondello is a little posh town located in Southern Italy. The fact that this little posh town is a 10 minutes drive from the centre of the Capital City – Palermo, makes it one of the most visited destinations for tourists – and locals too. In Mondello, you would find luxurious villas and cute old houses dating back to 100 centuries or more. There is a popular notion that many rich Italians who live in Palermo simply go to Mondello during summer to relax at their villas – which is a stone throw from the sea. The town is at its […]
Monza is the third-largest city of Lombardy Region in Italy. It is a city on the River Lambro and just about 15 kilometres (9 miles) northeast of Milan. The proximity of the city to Milan puts it on the list of one of the places to take a day trip to from Milan. Taking a train from Milano Centrale, I arrived at the tranquil city of Monza in 20 minutes. Just in case you are pondering on whether to visit I will give you five reasons Monza makes a perfect day trip from Milan: The Walk: Taking a walk from the Train […]