Though Milan is a "I-have-no-time-to-lose" metropolis - by European standards, at least - its environs offer a wide range of much softer environments
(or harder, if you might like, for instance, to climb a rocky mountain close to Lake Como). Both art and nature are here to please you, within easy reach by car.
What about the abbeys of Chiaravalle
.:. A Renaissance setting.
What about the Certosa of Pavia
, the square in Vigevano
or the 16th century "ideal town" of Sabbioneta
.:. Lakes and mountains.
What about Como
and its islets?
.:. Industrial archaeology.
What about the Unesco Heritage site of Crespi
What about Gardaland
(the Lakes, the Mountains, Central Europe)
You could drive to Como
(Lake Garda, Venice)
You could drive to Crespi d'Adda
(the Po river, Florence, Rome)
You could drive to the abbey of Chiaravalle
or the Certosa di Pavia
You could go to the abbey of Morimondo
or drive through Vigevano
Why not browsing our what's on / out of town
don't have a car, and are not going to rent one, some of the places we mention - namely the Charterhouse of Pavia, Como and Stresa - are located on main railway
lines (to Genoa, Stuttgart and Simplon-Paris respectively).
You can get more information by going in
person to the tourist
close to the Castle or at the Central Station.