Milan in autumn is a true spectacle for the senses. When the summer heat gives way to cool breezes, the city turns into a palette of colors, providing a unique and fascinating atmosphere. The trees that line the streets, the gardens hidden among the historic buildings, and the green parks that dot the metropolis are tinged with warm hues, creating an enchanting scenery. In this context, discovering Milan in autumn becomes even more enjoyable.
Our suggested itinerary will take you to magical places, revealing a side of the city often hidden from visitors’ eyes. You will be immersed in a unique atmosphere of art, history, and nature while enjoying the beauty of autumn colors.
The city is ready to unveil its most fascinating side!
We will guide you to discover five places that will immerse you in a true autumn atmosphere, leaving you spellbound by the colors of nature and artistic beauty.
Villa Necchi Campiglio is an authentic treasure of art and architecture located on Via Mozart, in the most elegant area of downtown Milan. Built in the 1930s by renowned architect Piero Portaluppi for the Necchi family, this villa offers an extraordinary experience.
The garden is an oasis of old plants, perfect for admiring the fall colors.
The villa’s interior preserves the original furnishings and a rich collection of artworks, including masterpieces by artists such as Picasso, Fontana, Modigliani and Matisse.
After your visit, you can stop by the elegant bistro located in the old greenhouses. In 2001, the villa was donated to the FAI, making public access possible with guided tours. Don’t miss the events that are organized during the fall.
TheBrera Botanical Garden, founded back in 1774, was opened to the public in 1998. In addition to housing more than 300 different botanical species, this place offers the chance to admire historical architecture such as the striking greenhouse attributed to Giuseppe Piermarini and an 18th-century pool adorned with irises and water lilies.
The Botanical Garden is located within the Pinacoteca di Brera complex, which houses one of the most important art collections in the world, with works ranging from the 13th to the 20th century. Before you leave this magical place, we recommend a stop at Café Fernanda, an elegant 1950s design-style bar.
In the Brera district, a short walk from the center, you will find the Perego Garden, a green oasis surrounded by sumptuous 20th-century-style buildings.
This small English-style park is ideal for admiring the colors of autumn because of the many species of trees, including maples.
The garden is a perfect place for a relaxing walk surrounded by nature and culture. Although it is little known to visitors, it offers an amazing autumn atmosphere.
A walk from Castello Sforzesco to the Arco della Pace will take you to explore all the hues of autumn.
Parco Sempione is one of the largest green spaces in central Milan and offers hidden nooks and crannies, museums such as the Civic Aquarium and the Milan Triennale, attractions such as the Civic Arena and Burri’s Teatro Continuo, as well as spectacular views from the Branca Tower. This 108.6-meter-high tower offers a unique panoramic view of the city.
It is a must-see stop to view the metropolis from above and capture the beauty of autumn colors.
The Monumental Cemetery is an open-air work of art designed by architect Carlo Maciachini. During autumn, the pathways are tinged with a thousand hues, creating a striking backdrop for the sculptures and monuments created by great artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.
We recommend exploring some of the most beautiful tombs, such as that of the Campari family, known for the famous aperitif brand, with its life-size bronze representation of the Last Supper.
A walk here will allow you to discover the Lombard capital in an unusual light, rich in history and art.
Milan in autumn reveals itself in all its beauty, with these places that turn the season into a unique experience. Each walk becomes an opportunity to view the city in a new light, to immerse oneself in its history and culture in an unusual way.
With the guidance of this itinerary, you will be able to adopt a novel perspective discovering treasures hidden among the hues of foliage and being enchanted by the beauty that gives this fascinating season.
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