DuVine Apres Velo - Milan, Italyby Bike tour guru
Milan is packed with stunning architecture in both the Gothic and Renaissance styles. Check out the Milan Cathedral, which is the fourth largest in the world and the largest in Italy, or the Pirelli and Velasca Towers that make this city's skyline truly unique. Milan is also a center for all of the arts, and offers a vast collection of Italian art in its many museums, including Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.
Stop by La Scala opera house, one of the most highly acclaimed in the world, for the performance of a lifetime. And if you forgot to bring your Sunday best along for the evening, fear not. Milan is one of the style capitals of the world and is the home of names like Armani, Versace, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Pucci, and Gucci. Great shopping is there for you at every turn, especially at the quadrilatero della moda, where you're sure to find the style for you.
And we would be remiss if we didn't tell you to check out an AC Milan or Inter Milan game if either team is in town. Soccer (or football, really) is a way of life here. Even if they are not, Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, or San Siro as the locals call it, is still well worth a visit.
With all the work you did on your DuVine bike tour, you've earned the right to indulge a little (or a lot). Italy is famous for its divine gelato, and the gelateria Il Gelato Centogusti and Leonardo come highly recommended. Grab a scoop or two and take it along with you while you stretch your legs in one of Milan's gorgeous public parks in the Parco Agricolo Sud Milano that surrounds the city's southern border.
If you have any energy left after your week on the bike and taking in all the sites in Milan, consider spending your last few days in the Lake Como region, just an hour away, for more gorgeous riding and outdoor adventures like hiking and boating.
With an incredible and diverse culture like Milan's, it's a guarantee that you'll be instantly enchanted. This city is the perfect way to cap off your Giro d'Italia cycling tour, and may even leave you wanting more.