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A Romantic Itinerary

For all the couples in love, a tour of the most poetic corners of Milan

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4.5 miles
Duration: Full day
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Overview :  Milan is a metropolis of work, business, advertising, and fashion…
When one thinks of love, the italian cities that come to mind are... more »

Tips:  If you’re looking to surprise your date/mate/partner with a romantic experience, end the walking tour with a unique dinner on the tram... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Roof terraces of the Duomo

In Milan a couple in love always has the means to touch the sky.
In Vittorio De Sica’s poetic film Miracle in Milan (1951), the characters use magic broomsticks to get closer to the clouds.
Today it’s enough to make the climb up the 250-step staircase of the Duomo: that is, if you’re athletic, but the rest can take the elevator!
Once you get... More

2. Loggia of the Merchants

The fantastic Via dei Mercanti was the beating heart of commercial life in the Medieval Age.
Check out the Palace of Reason, which divides the Via dei Mercanti from the Piazza dei Mercanti.
Owned by the City of Milan, who organize exhibitions of art and of contemporary culture, it was constructed in the first decades of the 13th Century.
It is ... More

3. The Kiss by Hayez at the Pinacoteca di Brera

It is one of the most famous kisses of all time, “The Kiss” par excellence, in fact, copied and re-painted in a thousand ways. It is an absolute must that a couple in love make a pilgrimage to this icon when in Milan!
The Italian artist Francesco Hayez painted this beauty in 1859. Today it resides in the Pinacoteca di Brera.
It is an oil on... More

4. Brera District

Brera is one of the most picturesque areas of Milan. It is a tiny but rather particular quarter of the city, criss-crossed by pedestrian streets and sprinkled with antique shops, fashion boutiques, and curated aristocratic residences.
Wander a while through the neighborhood, then stop for a coffee or tea at one of the numerous bars and cafes -... More

5. Sforzesco Castle

Castles are often the setting for some of our favorite fairytales and love stories. Which is why Milan’s Sforzesco Castle, with its regal beauty, should make an appearance in your own real-life love story.
Built in the 1360s, the castle endured its upmost splendor from the 1450s, with
Francesco Sforza (Duke of Milan), and then with his son... More

6. Branca Tower

After the terrace of the Duomo, another romantic sit with a view awaits you inside Parco Sempione, near the Sforzesco Castle: the Branca Tower.
There, you should certainly not go alone, but rather with the special person in your life!
At 108.6 m tall, Torre Branca was constructed in 1933, under the design of architect Gio Ponti.
It is a work of... More

Termemilano is rather far from the other romantic spots on our walking tour.
You can reach it by taking the metro yellow line to the Porta Romana stop.
If you prefer, you can also arrive on foot, and you would certainly be rewarded for the extra effort!
Termemilano is the city’s high temple of wellness and beauty, with its relax halls,... More