24 HOURS IN MILAN

Si la vida te presenta un fin de semana sin planes y un billete de ida y vuelta a Milán por 30 euros, no hay mucho que pensar. Un cambio de ropa, un paraguas y un estómago vacío y listo para ingerir cantidades industriales de pasta y risotto son las únicas cosas que necesité para huir a esta ciudad en el norte de Italia./ If life knocks at your door with a weekend with no plans and a round trip ticket to Milan for 30 euros, there is not much to think about. Some clothes, an umbrella and an empty stomach ready to eat industrial quantities of pasta and risotto are the only things I needed to flee to this city in northern Italy.

🇮🇹 SPEND A MEMORABLE DAY IN MILAN! 👋🏽

Pero seré honesto, Milán no es el lugar al que debes ir si tu objetivo es descubrir la Italia pictórica de Call Me By Your Name o Vacaciones en Roma; más bien se trata de una ciudad un poco gris y oscura que exterioriza su encanto de otras maneras que también merecen ser exploradas. Milán no tiene las maravillas de Roma o los ejercicios artísticos de Florencia, pero logra brindar una inspiración visual inagotable, que disfrutarás especialmente si eres un amante de la moda y el diseño./ But I’ll be honest, Milan is not the place you should go if your goal is to discover the pictorial Italy of Call Me By Your Name or Roman Holiday, rather it is a city with a grey color palette that exteriorizes its charm in other ways that also deserve to be explored. Milan doesn’t have the wonders of Rome or the artistic exercises of Florence, but it manages to provide an inexhaustible visual inspiration, which you will enjoy especially if you are into fashion and design.

9:00 AM UN CAFFÈ PER FAVORE! ☕

Lo mejor para comenzar el día en Italia es un desayuno donde el café sea el principal protagonista. Nosotros visitamos Panini Durini cerca de la zona Quadrilatero della moda, y después aprovechamos para hacer window shopping./ The best thing to start the day in Milan is a breakfast where coffee is the main protagonist. We visited Panini Durini near Quadrilatero della moda, and later we had the chance to do some window shopping in the area. 

📍 Via Durini, 26

11:00 AM THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS 📸

Pudiera colocar al Duomo de Milán en la lista de los edificios más impactantes que he visto en mi vida, se trata del punto turístico más importante de Milán y es la quinta catedral más grande del mundo. Justo enfrente la Galería Vittorio Emanuele II te espera con un espacio lleno de detalles y escaparates que incitan a sacrificar la tarjeta de crédito./ I could say that Milan Cathedral is on my list of the most impressive buildings I’ve ever seen, it is the most important tourist spot in Milan and it is the fifth largest cathedral in the world. Just cross the street and you’ll find Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II , a space full of details and window shopping that will encourage you to sacrifice your credit card.

📍 Piazza del Duomo

14:00 PM BUON APPETITO! 🍕

La elección de una trattoria casi al azar para resguardarnos de la lluvia resultó en una experiencia culinaria que alimenta mis ganas de mudarme a Italia poniendo como pretexto su gastronomía. Después de eso un paseo por los canales de Navigli para acelerar la digestión. Barriga llena, corazón contento./ We picked a random trattoria to protect us from the rain and the result was a culinary experience that fuels my desire to move to Milan using its gastronomy as a pretext. After that, a walk through Navigli area to speed up the digestion. Full belly, happy heart.

16:00 PM FONDAZIONE PRADA 🏫

Milán tiene muchas exposiciones de arte y diseño y tan poco tiempo, pero el plan que más nos convenció fue cruzar la ciudad en un tranvía amarillo para visitar Fondazione Prada y fue una experiencia que repetiría: tanto por su recinto como por las exposiciones de arte contemporáneo. Indispensable y diría, lo que más disfruté del viaje./ Milan has many ways to show you art and design but we had so little time, but the plan that convinced us most was to cross the city in a yellow tram to visit Fondazione Prada and it was an experience that I would repeat: both for the venue and for the exhibitions. I would say, this was the part I enjoyed the most in my trip.

📍 Largo Isarco, 2

18:30 WES ANDERSON PRESENTS:

Al inicio del post mencioné que Milán es un buen destino para los amantes del diseño, y si además de esto eres fan de las películas Wes Anderson, aquí tienes un sueño hecho realidad. Bar Luce dentro de Fondazione Prada es una cafetería diseñada por el director norteamericano, parada obligatoria para sentirte un protagonista de cualquiera de sus películas./ At the beginning of the post I mentioned that Milan is a good destination for design lovers, and if you are also a fan of Wes Anderson movies, here’s a dream come true. Bar Luce inside Fondazione Prada is a cafeteria designed by the North American director, a mandatory stop to feel a protagonist of any of his films.

AND BEFORE THE AIRPORT…

Hacer una carrera contra el reloj para probar un poco de gelato en Cioccolatitaliania pesar del frío vale la pena. Experiencia que me dice de nuevo: Pablo, múdate a Italia./ I ran against the clock to have some gelato at Cioccolatitaliani despite the cold. One more experience that tells me: Pablo, you should move to Milan.

📍 Via S. Raffaele, 6

ARRIVERDERCI! 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽

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  • The Italian gelato is the best isn’t it….I can understand why you would want to move to Milan just because of it. I’ve actually never been to Milan. I’ve only been to Milan’s airport and if I remember well this airport had a lot of gigantic fashion billboard which I thought appropriate since Milan is one of the centers of fashion industry.

    I really enjoyed reading your Milan travel log. Good that you managed to find a nice place to eat…and you visited great places. I imagine that Prada foundation is a nice place to visit. If I ever manage to visit Milan, I’ll go straight to Prada Fondazione. I’m sure it was interesting and I can see why it was your favourite stop. Bar Luce seems like a great place to hang out:).

    It seems that you managed to enjoy Milan in a short span of time! Good that you didn’t let the weather stop you. Perhaps it is better to discover a city during the colder seasons or bad weather- less tourists that way. Great photos and I always enjoy your collage art!

    • Hey Ivana! Thanks for your feedback!

      And yes, fashion is an important part of Milan life and you can see it almost everywhere and I would say this is one of the best cities to live if you’re really into fashion, design and art 😉

      Hope you can visit this city soon! I’m sure you will like it especially for the museums 😉

  • I’ve been in Italy a few times but never in Milan actually! Sounds so lovely though with a 24 hour stop and with that price and everything, it’s a total go! Well I obviously love design and fashion so from that point of view I know I’d love the city. So cool with the Wes Anderson café too, I can imagine that it’s quite cinematic huh? ! Will definitely bring up this guide when I’m in Milan, perfect way to get a quick feeling of the city. Have a lovely week Pablo! Xx

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  • Oh this looks so nice. I love your photos and layouts. Your trip looks like it was great fun and that coffee looks soooo good! I so want to travel more but as I was laid off and not working it is going to be a while : ( in the mean time I can live through you and your blog!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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  • Hi Fungi! How’s it going?

    Reading your awesome travel experience you’re making me want to move to Milan. I’m sure everyone who reads this post will feel the same way. I love that you got to do so much in so little time. Coffee, gelato and walking the streets is always a must. So cool that you got to visit the Fondazione Prada as well.

    Thanks for sharing your adventurous travels. They’re always a joy to read.
    Hope you’re having an amazing week!

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  • Me encantó!!! Estuve en Milan hace muchos años y volvería sin dudarlo, en el aire se respira tanta moda y los escaparates de las tiendas son espectaculares!!!

    Veo que hiciste mucho para lo poco que estuviste, definitivamnente sabes viajar de forma eficaz hhaha!

    Chris,
    xx

  • Amé este post, sin duda Italia es de los países a los que uno siempre quiere regresar.
    Lastima que no pude recorrerlo completo Milán, Venecia y Nápoles aun están en mi buckelist, muchas gracias por compartir las fotos que son siempre espectaculares.

    Muero conocer Milán y pedir un capuccino en la cafetería de Wes Anderson ¿Verdad que el café de Italia es el mejor del mundo? cuando fui tome distintos tipos de café en diferentes sitios (hasta en el metro) y no hubo alguno que me decepcionara.

    Te mando un abrazo 🙂

    • Sí Stef, Italia es uno de mis países preferidos y no creo que eso cambie nunca, he estado dos veces y las dos han sido experiencias muy especiales… podría regresar mil veces.

      Venecia también te lo recomiendo mucho y en Nápoles no he estado, pero dicen que el sur es otra cosa totalmente diferente y que también vale la pena ponerlo en la lista de deseos (sobre todo por la pizza, oops jaja).

      Y también concuerdo en que el café de Italia es el mejor que he probado, y no es que haya yo viajado demasiado pero en Suecia y en Dinamarca también sirven muy buen café, así que si algún día vas tienes que tomarte muchaaaaaas tazas jaja!

  • What a fantastic Milan!!
    I haven’t been there and I would love to visit.
    It is first time that I saw such an interesting trip!
    Bar Luce inside Fondazione Prada looks so great, and I just checked the gallery website.
    I’m very interested in it.
    And I enjoyed twice because I have seen some pictures on your instagram!!

    akiko

  • Ahhhh what a beautiful place full of art and PASTA!
    I’m afraid that once I’ll set foot in Italy, I won’t come back in the Philippines because the place is too good to be left behind and store in memory. Great shots Pablo. Super love the photos Pablo! I hope you enjoyed your gelato <3

    love lots,
    Tin