During your business trip to Milan, of course, you have little time to decide where to go, what to visit and places to eat. So, better read a little guide on What to do / see in Milan during a business trip.
You know, Milan is the center par excellence, the heart of Italian business, where events of all types are concentrated. For this reason it is full of clubs, but also hotels and apartments for short rent that you can find on various portals and ads such as Booking and Airbnb. If you want to learn more about what Airbnb is and how it works, I found the practical guide of The Best Rent : a description of what the short-term rental platform is and how it works, deepening the section on how to become a host and manage payments on Airbnb.
After a hard day of business meeting, Milan offers a myriad of alternatives to see and do, which will not make you feel all the tiredness of the working day!
Shopping in the Duomo area
Obviously, after work, it is impossible not to visit the marvelous Piazza del Duomo with the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The Duomo is the symbol of Milan and Italy and is the third church dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente, after San Pietro and the cathedral of Seville. Unique in the world, it was designed by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Lord of Milan, who decided to use Candoglia marble instead of the traditional brick. For this reason, its gothic style makes it unique and incredible. It is possible to go up to the terrace of the Duomo, from which you can admire the wonderful city. If you are short on time, you can buy a skip-the-line ticket to visit the Duomo and take the lift to the terraces via this site. The Madonnina, which resides at the highest point, so loved by the Milanese, is made of embossed and gilded copper plates. The Vittorio Emanuele gallery is included in the things to see in Milan! Shopping is therefore an excellent alternative after work, in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II you can find all the shops you want. The Duomo area is full of restaurants and clubs: do not miss the aperitifs in the beautiful Terrace Aperol or Terrace Martini.
The walk in Parco Sempione
For those who love the green of the trees, lie down on the lawn and admire the immense park, I absolutely recommend the Sempione Park. The largest park in Milan, later the Parco In Porta Venezia and CityLife, about 386 square meters, is a fenced area with video surveillance. The main entrances are: The historic Castello Sforzesco, designed by the Sforza family, which also houses a museum, and the Arco della Pace or called Porta Sempione, the first of the nine gates of Milan. The name of the park derives from the Corso Sempione, which extends after the Arco della Pace.
The park, in addition to relaxation, is also the center of wonderful events, especially in summer, where you can also have typical Milanese aperitifs.
The aperitif on the canals and in Corso Como
The aperitif in Milan, happy hour, is typical of the city. Raise your hand if you've ever heard of it! The aperitif is considered essential, especially after work: a kind of dinner and after dinner in a single moment, and the city of Milan is considered the queen of happy hours.
You can see this from the Navigli, where there are a thousand places (impossible to list them all) of all types and all nationalities. The wonderful Via dei Navigli accompanies you during the pleasant evening. The "Wrong Negroni”Is the absolute cocktail of the city based on sparkling wine, Vermouth and Campari, created specifically at the Bar Basso in via Plinio during the sixties, and still today considered an excellent drink in the best Milanese clubs.
Corso Como and Moscova area are perfect places for those who love to have a chic aperitif among the best clubs, and then visit Gae Aulentis square, a typical style of contemporary Milan, ideal for relaxing after work.
The visit of the Museums also open in the evening in Milan
For those who love art and culture, the art galleries and exhibitions are also open in the evening. If you love contemporary art, don't miss theHangarBicocca, perfect for you. Open until 10 pm from Thursday to Sunday there is also a refreshment area with bar and a restaurant open also on weekends. Therefore also suitable for those who work and do not have some free time after work.
If you are a little traditionalist and prefer modern art and you are right in the Duomo, you certainly can't miss the Royal Palace, with its exhibitions remains open until 10:30 in the evening, and the Museo del Novecento, even on weekends.
Every Thursday until 10, don't miss the Galleries of Italy, to be visited absolutely, surrounded by the former Commercial Bank of Italy.
Shows in theaters and cinema in Milan
An essential step is, if you have the opportunity, the Alla Scala Theater in Milan, but remember before booking your ticket! The Teatro alla Scala, also called simply La Scala it is the main opera house of the city, considered prestigious even all over the world, in which the best opera artists have performed.
The Little Theater, on the other hand, it is the first permanent Italian theater, founded by Giorgio Strehler and Paolo Grassi. As its three halls donated the artists of the Italian theater, it goes on stage every evening, with its extraordinary shows.
If, on the other hand, you are a type who loves going to the cinema, instead of the theater, in Milan there are more than fifty cinemas where you can enjoy the best films released with an avant-garde system. From premieres in absolute terms to old-time films, from original screenings to cineforums. I recommend some interesting cinemas, like the Interactive Museum of Cinema andAntaeus. The latter also becomes an open-air cinema in summer: the film accompanied by the lights of the city and the stars gives an indescribable emotion.