Our first trip took place in 2014. Seeing all those beautiful postcards pictures we’ve decided to visit Italy. Gladly, there was a 2 hour direct flight from Gdansk to Bergamo and that is not far away from Milan. We wanted to see as much as we can so the plan was simple:
- Get to Milan directly from Bergamo by train and spent a few days in Milan.
- Rent a car and take a one day trip to Genova (it is always nice to see the sea).
- Return to Bergamo and spend there some time as it was our returning departure place.
Getting to Milan was easy. You can get there by bus directly from the airport (the cost is only 5 euro for one-way ticket). However, we took the second option, which was taking bus to the city and travel by Trenitalia. It seemed a better option as we are not that keen on travelling by bus.
TOP places to see in MILAN
Milan known as the fashion capital is the capital of Lombardy, northern Italy. For more information visit the official website: http://www.comune.milano.it/wps/portal/ist/en.
Milano Centrale Railway Station
What I’ve remembered about this place is this interesting roof of the railway station and magnificent arrival hall. The whole impression was like the place is really amazing as it is one of the biggest railway station in Europe.
Piazza del Duomo and Palazzo Reale
That’s the best known place in Milan, you will find here famous Duomo di Milano. I highly recommend not only getting inside the cathedral but also to it’s rooftop as there is a great view of the city. On the rooftop you will be able to see all the sharp elements and towers with sculptures of saints.
You can read more here: https://www.duomomilano.it/en . There is also Palazzo Reale in Piazza Duomo area, which is now a cultural centre of the city.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
As you get to Piazza del Duomo, you will notice that Galleria Vittoro Emanuelle II is just nearby the cathedral. The building is huge and is known for the iron-and-glass roof. Fashion lovers can find here exclusive restaurant and international luxury brands like Prada, Louis Vuitton, etc.
Sforza Castle, Sempione Park and the Arch of Peace
Those three attractions can be visited the same day as Sempione Park is situated between Sforza Caste and the Arch of Peace.
One day in Genova
For those who really like port cities Genova will be a great idea. This beautiful city is located in the region of Liguria (on the Gulf of Genua in the Ligurian Sea). To get there, we’ve rented a car in Milan. It was easy to get by A7 do Genova and the trip took like 2 hours one way.
Unfortunately, we had only a couple of hours to spend in Genova, so we saw mainly the port area as we got there by foot. This city deserves to stay there longer in order to discover it’s charm.
More info: http://www.visitgenoa.it/en/homepage.
Back to Bergamo!
Bergamo is situated only 40km from Milan in the region of Lombardy and spending there like 1-2 days will give you and overall impression of what it’s like. In brief, it’s another lovely Italian city which has so much to offer… 🙂
Porta San Giacomo & Città Alta
Città Alta is the historic centre of Bergamo which is situated in the upper part of the city. The medieval old city is surrounded by Venetian walls and can be entered through gate called Porta San Giacomo. This place has a great view of the lower part of Bergamo.
Piazza Vecchia and Cappella Colleoni
Walking through the old city you won’t miss Piazza Vecchia or nearby Cappella Colleoni. Once you get there you should definitely try one of the traditional food like casoncelli alla bergamasca – homemade pasta filled with meat and relax drinking coffee in one of caffee’s.