|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.
.:. A Medieval setting
What about the abbeys of Chiaravalle or Morimondo?
.:. 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, Bellagio or Stresa and its islets?
.:. Industrial archaeology
What about the Unesco Heritage site of Crespi d'Adda?
What about Gardaland?
Why not browsing the what's on / out of town section?
|.:. If you
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 offices at the Central Station or close to the Duomo.