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Free Ways to Enjoy the City of Milan

  1. By Kevin
  2. On Oct 23, 2017
  3. Europe
  4. Travel Tips

When you get tired of museums,crowds,and shopping head to one of Milan's parks.Free ways to enjoy the city of Milan as below.Milan has several large parks where you can relax or stroll peacefully.Two of the best are Parco Sempione,between the castle and Porta Sempione,and the Giardini Pubblici or public gardens,just outside the historic center off Corso Venezia where you'll also find the Natural History Museum.

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Milan's Parks

Escaping the hustle and bustle of modern Milan is free and easy in the city’s parks.Two of the most accessible and best parks are Parco Sempione and the Giardini Pubblici.Between the Castello Sforzesco and the Arco della Pace(a triumphal arch reminiscent of the Arch of Constantine in Rome)lies Parco Sempione,which is dotted with monuments and fountains and also includes a small lake and winding paths ideal for jogging or strolling.Closer to the Quadrilatero​d’Oro is the Giardini Pubblici(Public Gardens).The Giardini Pubblici occupy a wide swath of green space of about 40 acres,on which there are three small lakes and the Milan Natural Science Center.

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Window Shopping in the Quadrilatero d'Oro

The Quadrilatero d'Oro(Golden Rectangle),an area bound by four main streets-Via Montenapoleone,Via Manzoni,Via del Corso,and Via Senato–and traversed by a few more boutique-laden thoroughfares,including Via della Spiga and Via Sant’Andrea is the high-fashion hub of Italy.Here is where you will find many flagship stores of the big names in Italian fashion,including Dolce e Gabbana,Roberto Cavalli,Versace,and Giorgio Armani.Browsing the latest runway fashions decorating the storefronts in the Quadrilatero d’Oro–as well as the clientele in the stores–is a thoroughly enjoyable spectator sport and won’t cost you anything but time(unless,of course,you’re tempted to buy something).