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Best Day Trips from Milan (A Detailed Guide on How to Explore)

Updated: Mar 26


Best Day trips from Milan. The view of Duomo di Milano

Milan, the city of Fashion and the financial capital of Italy, is one of the most important cities in Italy and Europe. More than 10 million visitors visit Milan every single year either for Business or leisure purposes.


Apart from the Historic city center, Milan is mostly a commercial city, but it is surrounded by beautiful countryside with typical Italian villages, lake districts, and medieval towns that are easily accessible from Milan.


If you want a weekend getaway from a business trip or have a spare day in your leisure trip, a day trip to fascinating Italian villages is always a rewarding idea.


In this article, we have mentioned the top 16 Italian places you can visit in a day from Milan. The places are ranked from 1 to 16 based on travel time from Milan and level of comfort to avoid over-exertion.

So, let’s start exploring the best day trips from Milan, Italy!


1. Day trip from Milan to Bellagio and Varenna (Villages on Lake Como)

Best Day trips from Milan. View of Bellagio streets

Being very close to Milan, Lake Como is our top pick in the list of the best day trips from Milan.

Lake Como is one of the most beautiful and luxurious Italian destinations. Since Roman times, lake Como has been a popular destination for wealthy people around the world. Lake Como is the second largest Italian lake after Lake Garda with an area covering 146 Square Kilometers. fully exploring the lake and its surrounding villages would need approximately 1 week time. However, the most beautiful villages on Lake Como are Bellagio and Varenna and can be comfortably visited as a day trip from Milan. Spending a day in these two villages would be an unforgettable experience and will leave you with wonderful memories for a lifetime.


Bellagio:

Bellagio is the most popular and picturesque destination of Lake Como. The village surrounded by a beautiful lake is a combination of colourful houses and shops, picturesque alleyways, luxurious villas, and mesmerizing views on every corner. Strolling in the village would give you the feel of real Italian living. Bellagio is a perfect destination to take a day off from a hectic week or to spend romantic quality time with your loved ones.


Varenna:

Varenna is another gem of Lake Como and the neighbouring village of Bellagio. The beautiful fisherman village is full of beautiful views with colourful tiny restaurants, shops, villas, and alleyways. The romantic walkway from the ferry terminal to the village is a special highlight of the village. The gardens of the famous villa Monastero offer the best views of the lake, and it is one of the popular tourist attractions in Lake Como.


Guided day trips from Milan to Bellagio and Varenna:-

If you are a first-time visitor, then we recommend taking a Guided day tour to Bellagio and Varenna from Milan. The mode of transport will be an air-conditioned bus from Milan and a lake cruise by private boat. The Guided trips are not just visits to these two villages, but you will be offered lifetime knowledge of the history of Lake Como from Roman times till the modern era. So, why not?



By Trains:

Varenna is directly connected by Train from Milan. The trains left every hour from Milan’s central station. We recommend using the following Itinerary for a comfortable day trip to Bellagio and Varenna from Milan: -

  • Leave from Milan, at 8.20 AM by Train.

  • Arrive Varenna at 9.26 AM.

  • Catch the Ferry boat from Varenna to Bellagio at 10 AM approximately. The ferry timetable usually changes every year. Usually, there is a ferry every half hour or 40 Mins from Varenna to Bellagio and vice-versa.

  • Reach Bellagio at 10.20 AM.

  • Stroll the villages, explore its alleyways, take a good photograph, and have your lunch.

  • Catch the Ferry from Bellagio to Varenna at around 2.30 PM

  • Reach Varenna at 3 PM

  • Visit Villa Monastero first and then explore Varenna Village.

  • Catch the return train from Varenna to Milan at your comfort and convenience.


Ferry tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter near the ferry terminal at Varenna which is just a 5 to 10-minute walk from the train station.



2. Day trip from Milan to Stresa (Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands)

Best Day trips from Milan. View of Stresa and Borromean Islands

Stresa is another picturesque lake Village on the coasts of Lake Maggiore which is the neighboring lake of Lake Como. The one-day trip to Stresa and Borromean Islands is equally relaxing and worthy as compared to Lake Como.


Lake Maggiore is 3rd largest lake in Italy and part of the Lake is also extended in Switzerland. Stresa was a simple fishermen's village in the old times. From the 19th century due to developed infrastructures, it was later transformed into a resort destination, special thanks to its unique picturesque location.


Stresa is a good starting point to explore the Borromean Islands of Lake Maggiore. The name Borromean comes from the wealthy Borromean family who have owned the islands since the 16th century. Borromean islands are a group of 3 Islands namely Isola Bella (which means beautiful Island), Isola Madre (which means Island of Mother), and Isola dei Pescatori (which means Fishermen’s Island). The Borromean family had transformed the islands of Isola Bella and Isola Madre into luxurious residences. Isola dei Pescatori was left for their original residents who were mainly traditional Fishermen.


All these 3 islands have their uniqueness and are equally beautiful. The islands of Isola Bella and Isola Madre were famous for their Villas and world-class luxurious gardens and the Island of Pescatori is famous for maintaining its vintage touch and simplicity.


Guided day trips from Milan to Stresa: -

If you are visiting for the first time, then it is worth booking a guided trip from Milan to Stresa and Borromean Islands. The guided tour consists of a Transfer from Milan by a private coach and the tour of Borromean islands by ferry boats.



By Train:

Stresa is connected by Direct trains from Milan. Trains usually take 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 Mins to reach Stresa from Milan. The islands can be explored from Stresa by Hop-on hop-off boat tour.



Train tickets can be booked from Trainline or Trenitalia's official site.



Check out more details about a day trip to Lake Maggiore from Milan.


3. Day trip from Milan to Sirmione and Desenzano

Best Day trips from Milan. View of Sirmione

Sirmione is another scenic village situated on the Peninsula midst of Lake Garda and easily reachable from Milan. Its unique location offers mesmerizing views of the lake which makes it a must-visit place in Italy. Sirmione is also popular as a romantic destination in northern Italy.


Sirmione is a very old village from the Roman Era. Due to its location, it became an important headquarters for the Military during the Middle Ages. The main highlight of the village is its Scaligero Castle from Medieval times which is built at the entrance of the Village. The houses and shops in the village still maintain the medieval touch which gives the feeling of being in another time.


Desenzano is another picturesque village located on Lake Garda and directly connected by Trains from Milan. The attractive fishermen's Village is also popular as a bathing resort. Desenzano is a starting point for buses departing to Sirmione.


Guided day trips from Milan to Sirmione:-

Guided day trips from Milan to Sirmione are more convenient and worth booking. Different travel agencies arrange day trips from Milan to Sirmione which include scenic boat trips around the Sirmione village and transport from Milan to Sirmione Via Desenzano.



By Train:

Desenzano is directly connected by Train from Milan. Trains run every 30 minutes from the central station of Milan. The train journey from Milan to Desenzano takes around 1 hour to 1 hour 30 mins. Desenzano to Sirmione is connected by Bus. The bus usually runs every hour from Desenzano to Sirmione.


If the guided tour is not an option, then you should consider booking a romantic boat trip around Sirmione Peninsula.



Train tickets can be booked from Trainline or Trenitalia's official site.



4. Day trip from Milan to Lugano

Best Day trips from Milan. View from gardens of Lugano

Located on the coasts of Lake Lugano, the picturesque City of Lugano is another gem of a place you can comfortably visit from Milan in one day. The city is surrounded by a beautiful lake and numerous mountains. Geographically Lugano is in Switzerland, however, Italian is the main language of the city. Being on the border of Italy, the culture in Lugano closely resembles the North Italian region of Lombardy. Lugano is also the third most important financial centre in Switzerland. Its historic city centre is traffic-free and has a touch of Mediterranean Architecture. The coast of Lugano offers mesmerizing views of the Lake and mountains from every corner.


The mountains around Lake Lugano offer spectacular Panoramic views of the Alps. The Famous Mount Bre is easily reachable by Funicular and panoramic points can further be explored by walking.


Guided day trips from Milan to Lugano:

There are guided day trips available from Milan to Lugano. En route to Lugano, you will also be having stops at Lake Como including Bellagio.



By train:-

There are direct trains that run from Milan Central Station to Lugano every half hour. The journey takes around 1 hour and 30 Minutes.



5. Day trip from Milan to Florence

Best Day trips from Milan. View of Florence Ponte Vecchio

Florence needs no introduction. Florence is well known to the world for its rich history and world-class architecture. The city is far from Milan, but it is reachable from Milan in 1 hour and 55 minutes (Thanks to Italy’s super-fast trains). Although just one day in Florence would not do justice to City’s caliber, it would be enough to see just the main attraction of the city and experience the City’s unique atmosphere.


Florence was one of the most important cities in Italy and Europe. The city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Italy in the 18th century for 6 years. Florence has a rich history. The city formed in the Roman era was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. The city attracts Millions of tourists every year due to its unique architecture, especially the Cathedral of Santa Maria which is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. The dome of Santa Maria Cathedral is the largest in the world.


Florence has so many things to do. During the day trip, you can explore as much as you can according to your pace. However, it is recommended to visit at least the following places in Florence during a day trip. To avoid wasting time in Queue, make sure to book your entry tickets in advance.

  • Santa Maria Cathedral:

Built in the 14th century, the majestic Santa Maria cathedral is the main attraction of Florence. There is always a waiting line to enter the cathedral, therefore, It is important to book your entry ticket in advance.

  • The Uffizi:

The art gallery is famous for its world-class collections of sculptures and paintings, the Uffizi is one of the top attractions of Florence and a must-visit place.

  • Michelangelo Gallery:

The main reason to visit Michelangelo’s gallery is to admire the masterpiece sculpture of Michelangelo’s David.

  • Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo is a square offering a Panoramic view of the city. It’s a great place to experience the romantic Sunset over the city.

  • Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio is the bridge from medieval times famous for its shops built along the bridge. It is a notable symbol of the city of Florence.


Guided Day trips from Milan to Florence:

There are guided day trips to Florence from Milan operated by travel agencies. Due to the long distance, the transport during the guided trips is offered by fast trains.



By Train:

Florence is directly connected by train from Milan. It is necessary to book fast trains instead of slower ones to save time during travel. Fast trains run every hour from Milan to Florence and vice-versa.



6. Day trip from Milan to Verona:

Best Day trips from Milan. View of Verona

Verona, the romantic city, was Home to William Shakespeare’s Masterpiece setting “The Romeo and Juliet”. Formed during the Romans Era, Verona is also a part of UNESCO world heritage sites. The city settled across the Adige River has a rich history of Poetry, art, and music. The famous Amphitheatre from the Roman era is one of the main attractions of the city which hosts numerous events, music concerts, Opera, etc. throughout the year.


The city is said to be a favorite of William Shakespeare. In addition to Romeo and Juliet, Verona also featured in William Shakespeare’s play “Two Gentlemen of Verona” which made the city more popular among tourists around the world.


Verona has many things to do during the day trip, the top attractions of the city are the Roman Amphitheatre, Castelveccio, the House of Juliet, Piazza Ebre, Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore, Duomo di Santa Maria, San Fermo Maggiore, etc.


Guided day trips from Milan to Verona:

If you are visiting for the first time, then it is good to try a Guided day trip to Verona.



By Train:

Many direct trains are running from Milan to Verona including fast trains and regional trains. Fast trains take around 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Verona and the regional train takes around 1 hour and 50 Mins.



7. Day trip from Milan to Bologna

Best Day trips from Milan. View of Bologna from Tower

The city famous for its food, Bologna is also called the Gastronomical capital of Italy and would be a great idea for a day trip from Milan. If you are a food lover, then you must visit Bologna to try fresh kinds of pasta with rich Italian flavours.


Bologna is one of the oldest cities in Italy and has a very interesting history dating back to BCE. The well-preserved historic city center of Bologna gives a feel of being in another time. Most of the tourist attractions of the city are walkable from the city center.


The leaning towers built during the Middle Ages are recognized as a main symbol of the city and one of the top attractions to visit in Bologna. The towers offer mesmerizing panoramic views of Bologna city. The other attractions to visit during a day trip to Bologna are Piazza Maggiore, Basilica of St. Petronius, Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, Basilica of Saint Stefan, etc.


Bologna also hosts the Longest-running university in the world. It is recommended to visit the University if you have spare time during the day trip.


Guided Day trips from Milan to Bologna:

There are guided group day trips available from Milan to Bologna. It is recommended to book a guided trip to Bologna if you are visiting in a group.



By Train:

Bologna is directly connected by train from Milan. Since Bologna is far from Milan, it is recommended to book fast trains to save more time for sightseeing in Bologna. Fast trains depart from Milan Around every 30 minutes. Fast trains usually take 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Bologna from Milan.



8. Day trip from Milan to Bergamo (Citta Alta)

Best Day trips from Milan. View of Bergamo Citta Alta

The city awarded as a Cultural Capital of Italy for the year 2023, Bergamo is a neighboring city of Milan and easily reachable by trains from Milan. The Citta Alta (which means upper City) is the old city of Bergamo from Medieval times situated on the hill and isolated from modern Bergamo. The old city is circled by massive defensive walls built in the 15th century which are part of UNESCO world heritage sites. The Bergamo Citta Alta is accessible by Funicular or by walk. Simply strolling in Medieval Bergamo Citta Alta gives vibes of being in Medieval times.


The main attraction to visit during the day trip to Bergamo is the old town itself which includes Piazza Vecchia, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, a cathedral of saint Alessandro Colleoni chapel, the city gates, and walls of the old city, etc.


There are no guided day trips from Milan to Bergamo. However, you can easily reach Bergamo by train from Milan. Trains are run from Milan to Bergamo every 30 Mins. Some trains depart from Milan Central Station, and some depart from Milano Porta Garibaldi.



9. Day trip from Milan to Venezia (Venice):


Best Day trips from Milan. Saint Mark Square Venice

Venice is not meant to be visited in a day. It needs time, that’s the reason we have kept it at number 9 in a ranking of best day trips from Milan. Venice is unique in all of the places mentioned in this article, However, the day trip would not do justice to the city’s potential. If you are really in a hurry, then a day trip to Venice from Milan would be a great idea. During the day trip from Milan to Venice, it is still possible to see most of Venice.


The city of Venice needs no introduction as It is one of the most famous places in the world and of course in Italy. Dating back to the Medieval era, the city was and still is the important trade center of Italy and Europe. The city is entirely located in the water and has no roads, as the boats are the only means of transport in the city if you don’t prefer to walk. The city is unique of its kind in the world, therefore, the city itself is an open museum to explore and admire its unique atmosphere. Saint Mark Square is the main attraction of this old trade center which is home to famous the Saint Mark’s Basilica and its bell tower. Don’t forget to experience the Romantic Gondola ride in the Grand Canal of Venice.


To experience the unforgettable day trip from Milan to Venice, try to leave as early as possible from Milan and try exploring the city by walking instead of by boat to admire its unique atmosphere. Strolling through the picturesque canals of Venice through the old bridges would leave you with wonderful lifetime memories.


Guided day trips from Milan to Venice would be another great option to see most of Venice in one day. The guided trips also provide precious knowledge of the city’s rich history, art, and culture.



By Train:-

Venice is reachable by train from Milan. It is recommended to book a fast train to reduce transit time. The journey from Milan to Venice takes around 2 hours and 30 Mins. Fast Trains usually run from Milan’s central station to Venice's central station every hour in the morning. Remember to catch the train to Venezia Santa Lucia train station which is the main train station located in the old city of Venice. Don’t book a train running to Venezia Mestre since you need to catch another train to reach Venezia Santa Lucia from Venezia Mestre.


Also, remember that the Old City of Venice has no roads, if you are driving to Venice, then you need to park your cars at Piazza Roma which is located near the entrance of the old city. From there, the city can be explored on a walk or by boat.



10. Day trip from Milan to Portofino


Best Day trips from Milan. View of Portofino

Portofino is a great idea for a romantic day trip from Milan. Portofino is a charming, romantic, and picturesque coastal town situated on the coast of Liguria in Italy. This beautiful Italian town is rich in culture and famous among the locals for a weekend getaway. The town is surrounded by Ligurian Hills on the one side and clear blue sea on the other, the colorful houses arranged in a curve along the coast, the parked fishermen’s boats dancing in the sea, the scent of delicious Italian recipe, is all Portofino has to offer.


The picturesque abbey of San Fruttuoso is just a 20-minute ferry ride away from Portofino. San Fruttuoso is an isolated place and can only be reached by ferry. Due to its clear blue water, the San Fruttuoso is also famous among Scuba divers. It also has the submerged statue of Jesus Christ which can be seen by scuba diving.


A guided trip would be a great option to visit Portofino from Milan which also takes you through the city of Genoa. Also, guided trips would reduce travel time.



By Trains:

Portofino can be reached by train from Milan. Your nearest train station in Portofino is Santa Margarita Liguria. From Santa Margarita Liguria, Portofino can be reached by 15-minute Bus ride. There are direct trains that run from Milan to Santa Margarita Liguria, but the frequency is not so great for a direct train. If you cannot match the timing of direct trains, you can always book trains with 1 change at Genoa.



11. Day Trip from Milan to Sant Moritz by Bernina Express


Best Day trips from Milan. Views from Bernina Express

Bernina Express is the most famous panoramic train that crosses through most scenic routes in the alpine landscapes of Switzerland. The Scenic route of Bernina Express is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The train passes through dramatic landscapes, snow-covered mountains, numerous bridges, and tunnels.


Although the day trip from Milan to Saint Moritz will be a very long day, at the end of the day, you will be amazed and equally satisfied by the scenic train journey and the beauty of Saint Moritz.


Sant Moritz is a Swiss town located around 1800 Meters from the sea level. Being located at a higher elevation, the town is famous for its ski resorts and winter activities. Saint Moritz has also hosted 2 Winter Olympics so far and is well-recognized in the world. Visiting Saint Moritz in winter is a magical experience. Sant Mouritz Via Bernina Express can be visited from Milan either by Guided trips or personally by trains.


Guided Trips to Saint Mauritz via Bernina Express:-

A guided day trip to Saint Mauritz via Bernina Express is the easiest way to due to the long distance of the journey and travel time. With the Guided trip, the travel time will be reduced due to one-way transport by a private coach.



By Train:

To reach Saint Mauritz by Train from Milan, 1st you need to catch the train to Tirano from Milan. The train runs every hour from Milan to Tirano. The journey from Milan to Tirano takes around 2 hours and 30 Mins. From Tirano, you need to catch the Bernina Express to Saint Mauritz. Bernina Express runs from Tirano to Saint Moritz 5 times per day and vice versa. The Scenic train journey between Tirano and Sant Mouritz takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes.


The total journey time for the day trip from Milan is around 10 hours. Therefore, try to leave as early as possible from Milan to catch the 1st train running from Tirano to Saint Moritz.



12. Day trip to Cinque Terre from Milan:-


Best Day trips from Milan. View of Monarola village in Cinque terre

Cinque is an Italian word translated in English as the number “Five” and Terre is translated as “Lands”. “Five Lands” is a group of 5 unique Italian villages, together they called Cinque Terre. Being a visit to five villages, the day trip from Milan to Cinque Terre would be a very busy day. Although, if you have time, it is better to spend more time in Cinque Terre (at least 2 days).


The five villages of Cinque Terre are Riomaggiore, Monarola, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Monarola located on the Italian coast of Liguria region. All these five villages are unique and are equally beautiful. The villages with picturesque colorful houses facing towards the coast of the blue sea have a unique atmosphere and give a glimpse of the Italian way of living.


If you don’t have enough time to visit all five villages during a day trip, then at least visit the top 3 villages which are Riomaggiore, Monarola, and Vernazza. All these five villages are connected by trains which run every 20 to 30 mins. To explore the Cinque Terre villages, you can get a Cinque Terre train pass which is valid for one day for unlimited travel within the Cinque Terre.


Cinque Terre can be visited from Milan by trains, cars, or by Guided trips. The guided trips to Cinque Terre are recommended due to the long distance and travel time. Also, for the Guided trips, transport between the villages will be done by cruise instead of train.


By Trains: -

Cinque Terre is Far from Milan, however, direct fast trains run from Milan to Levanto which is the starting point for trains running between Cinque Terre villages. Direct train from Milan to Levanto takes around 3 hours. Therefore, it is recommended to catch the earliest possible train to have more time during the day trips.


From Levanto, you can either purchase a single journey ticket to Cinque Terre villages or you can buy a day pass for unlimited train travel within Cinque Terre villages. If you want to explore villages by boat instead of train, you can purchase boat tickets for one day within Cinque Terre villages. Consider that the Village of Corniglia is not located on the coast, therefore, you cannot reach Corniglia by Ferry boat.


13. Day Trip from Milan to Turin


Best Day trips from Milan. Panoramic view of Turin

Turin is the capital city of the northern region of Italy called Piedmont. Turin was previously the capital of Italy for some time in the 18th century, and now it is an important financial hub of Italy. Being ruled by many empires including Romans in the past, Turin has played an important role in the History of Italy.


Turin has so many things to offer its Visitors. The most famous attraction of the city is its Egyptian Museum which is an Archaeological Museum with a collection of a wide range of vital Egyptian Artifacts. Some collections of the Museum are said to be 4000 years old.



The next best thing to do in Turin is to explore its royal palace located in the city center. The palace is full of royal interiors and rich decorations. The palace also hosts the world’s largest collection of weapons of old times. Due to its Uniqueness, the Palace is also listed among UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.



With a Few minutes walk from the City center, you will find the symbol of the City of Turin called Mole Antonelliana. Mole Antonelliana was built in 1889 and was the tallest building in Europe at that time. The mole Antonelliana offers the best panoramic views of the city.


If you have an interest in the evolution of the Automobile, then visit the Automobile Museum in Turin which has a collection of numerous vintage cars that demonstrates the History of Automobile evolution.


Turin is directly connected by Trains from Milan. Direct trains run from different train stations in Milan every 30 minutes. The train journey from Milan to Turin takes around 1 hour by fast trains and around 2 hours by slow trains.



14. Day Trip from Milan to Genoa and the largest Aquarium in Europe


Best Day trips from Milan. View of Genoa City

Genoa, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, also called the port city of Italy, is the sixth largest city in Italy. Genoa is also home to one of the largest ports in Italy and Europe, which was once a very important maritime trade center for Europe.


The main attraction of the city of Genoa is its Aquarium which is the largest Aquarium in Europe. Home to over 12000, specimens, 600 animal species, and 200 vegetal species, the Hi-tech Aquarium of Genoa is a must-visit place in Genoa, especially if you are travelling with kids. The Aquarium is also home to the species like sharks, Dolphins, and Penguins.


The aquarium usually takes 2 to 3 hours to explore fully. For visiting Genoa Aquarium, you need to buy your entry tickets in advance and reserve your timeslot for entrance.



After the visit to the Aquarium, the next best thing to do in Genoa is to visit its old port. The old port is a very important symbol of the city of Genoa and is popular among the locals. The area is also filled with restaurants and bars and a great place to try some delicious Genoese Seafood.


The main city center of Genoa called Piazza de Ferrari is also worth a visit. It is recommended to visit a Palazzi dei Rolli which is a royal palace that was home to Genoese nobilities.


Genoa is directly connected by Trains from Milan. Trains are running for Genoa every 30 minutes from various stations in Milan. The journey from Milan to Genoa takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes.


15. Day Trip from Milan to Pavia

Best Day trips from Milan. View of Pavia City

Pavia, the little city located in the south of Milan is an Ideal place to have a comfortable day trip from Milan. Pavia was once the capital of the Lombardy region of Italy. Later the capital was changed to Milan. Pavia is mainly famous for Its 14th-century Monastery called “Certosa di Pavia”. The monastery is one of the largest in Italy and it is dedicated to Carthusian monks. Now the Monastery is also open for tourists free of cost.


Pavia is a Medieval city. Therefore, the city has well-preserved Medieval architecture like the Duomo di Pavia, Medieval towers, the Basilica di San Michele, Castello Visconteo, etc. Pavia also hosts 2nd oldest University in Italy called the University of Pavia which was 1st built in the 9th century as a school and later in the 14th century was transformed into a university.


Ticino River passes from the middle of Pavia city, therefore, you will always find a pleasant atmosphere in Pavia, especially at the bridge Ponte Coperto, which is the 13th-century bridge built on the Ticino River. Ponte Coperto is also one of the top attractions in Pavia.


Strolling through the cobbled lanes of Pavia, exploring its city Centre and discovering medieval architecture is always a great idea for a day trip from Milan.


Pavia is directly connected by Trains and buses from Milan. The preferable option is the train. Trains run from Milan to Pavia every 30 minutes. from various underground stations including Milano Porta Garibaldi train station. The train journey from Milan to Pavia takes around 50 Minutes.


16. Day trip from Milan to Varese


Best Day trips from Milan. View of Varese Lake

Varese is a small Italian city located on the north side of Milan. The town famous for its Gardens and villas, Varese is also called “Garden City”.


The main attraction of the city is Monte Sacro, translated in English as Sacred Mountain, which has 14 chapels situated on the slopes of a mountain. The Monte Sacro is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Another main attraction of the city is Palazzo Estene, which was once a summer residence of the Habsburg family.


Varese is also known for its lake called Lake Varese. The soothing and picturesque lake is a great location for spending some quiet time with nature.


Also, walking through the cobbled lanes of the city center will give a glimpse of the city’s history.


Varese is directly connected to Milan by train. The direct trains run every 30 Minutes from Milano Porta Garibaldi train station. The train Journey from Milan to Varese Takes around 1 hour and 15 Minutes.


We hope that this blog will help you to plan the best and most comfortable day trip from Milan. If you need any professional advice or support for planning a trip to Italy, then reach out to Guidemyvoyage experts based in Italy. Also, check out our other blogs on different travel tips for travelling in Europe.


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