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A stroll through the green

Some of the city's most poetic and relaxing spots

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3.3 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  When you’ve had enough of the traffic, the crowds and the chaos, and need some peace and quiet, there is nothing better than an... more »

Tips:  Be sure to pack a good book, a picnic blanket, a snack and something to drink, and you’re ready to fully enjoy the magic of “green... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Guastalla Garden

An evocative corner of green sits right in the heart of the city, and better yet, you will never have to share the space with many people at once – guaranteeing you an authentically-peaceful and relaxing experience.
Conceived in a style “all’italiana” (geometric forms and perfect symmetry), the Guastalla Garden, realized in the 1500s, extends... More

Just inside the gate of this magnificent home, you will feel as if you have left the city behind.
Located in Milan’s heart, Villa Necchi Campiglio is an exemplar of the few urban villas in the city. Completed between 1932 and 1935 by the architect Piero Portaluppi for a family of industrial magnates, today it is the property of the Italian... More

3. The flamingoes in Villa Invernizzi

In a city whose characteristics include heavy traffic and important business deals, you might find it strange that it is possible to hit flamingo traffic as well!
But that is exactly what you will happen upon if you stop in front of Villa Invernizzi, near Corso Venezia. These beautiful birds have lived here for many years now.
The villa is... More

4. Indro Montanelli Public Gardens

Remaining in the city’s center, we can happen upon one of the most beautiful of public gardens! As soon as you step inside, this relaxing atmosphere will wash right over you.
This 42.5-acre park sees a lot of life in both summer and winter: grandparents and nannies push strollers past the plants and flowers, children jump and run round the large ... More

5. Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte Garden

Via Palestro separates the Montanelli Gardens from yet another peaceful oasis (even if a bit smaller, at 4.7 acre): the garden of Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte, also known as the Villa Reale.
Finished at the end of the 18th Century, it is one of Milan’s first gardens done in the English style. The English garden varies from the more rationalized and... More

6. Botanical Garden of Brera

A magical little corner of Milan resides in the Botanical Garden of Brera. A peaceful haven known by many Milanese, it is appreciated as a verdant and relaxing environment.
It is one of the few places in the city where silence reigns: the protected position, close to Palazzo di Brera, and the tall plants, absorb and muffle the sounds of the city.
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7. Sempione Park

This is the city’s largest park, loved by the Milanese who come here to relax and commune with nature.
You can enter the park via the Porta del Barchio (from the Sforzesco Castle). Some distance ahead of you, you will find the Arch of Peace – seemingly right in front of you, thanks to a game of perspective – realized by the architect Luigi Cagnola... More