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6 Amazing Things To Do In Italy, Milian

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Milan is a city in northern Italy, the capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome. I did a cheeky weekend getaway with one of my best girls to Milian a few years ago.   

6 Amazing Things To Do In Italy, Milian

We arrived in Milan on a Friday ready for the weekend using Alitalia airlines. This airline was good because it allowed us to purchases cheaper tickets – being under 27 at the time. Worth having a look at their deals.

The hotel we stayed in was called Glam Milano and was pretty decent for the two nights we stayed in Milian. Below I have noted a few things you can get done in a weekend away in Italy, Milan.  

1.Sempione Park  

During the day we went to a beautiful park, called Sempione Park. I fell in love!

2.Terrazza Boscolo  

My friend suggested heading over for a drink and some food. Terrazza Boscolo is up on a roof terrace. Here you will be able to feel the wind in your hair and capture a view of the famous Milan Cathedral.  

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We were welcomed with a warm welcome and friendly service. Grab yourself an Aperol spritz and tuck into a few canapes.  

Aperol spritz and tuck into a few canapes.

3. Museo Nazionale Della Scienza e Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci  

Head over to the largest science museum in Italy.  Here you will see so much art.  

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4. Duomo di Milano  

Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Milan, Lombardy, Italy. Dedicated to the Nativity of St Mary, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Archbishop Mario Delpini. The cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete!!  

duomo di milano

5. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II  

Italy is renowned for its shopping

You have to go to the most famous shopping mall! Italy is renowned for its shopping!  The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Italy’s oldest active shopping mall and a major landmark of Milan, Italy.  


6. Take a Trip to Lake Como x  

Lake Como is in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region, it’s an upscale resort area known for dramatic scenery.   It’s about two hours drive from Milan and is worth going for a late dinner.  

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Hope you enjoyed my six amazing things to do in Italy, Milian. If you would like to keep up to date with my blog posts then don’t forget to subscribe.

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An Expert Guide: What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

Packing for a weekend getaway is a difficult task, believe me. The thought of packing now gives me shudders. 

I’ve been travelling for over six years, and I still hate the thought of packing especially for a weekend getaway. Why do I not like packing you ask? Well, it’s simple. You can carry way too much, which means you have things you are not going to wear. Or you can pack what you think you need and be surprised by new weather or worst not have anything you need!

I’ve had many trips where I’ve got all my packing wrong. This can be forgetting basic essentials such as a toothbrush to overpacking, with then having to pay extra to check my luggage in.  

This year I feel like I really learnt how to pack my suitcase and only take what I really needed. So, upon my friends request I have decided to give you the tools on how to pack for a weekend getaway for ALL weather types.  

A few quick tips for a weekend getaway…

1. Check out what’s happening in your hotel, motel holiday inn…. 

Sorry, I stole that annoying title from Char of Memoirs and Musings

Lots of hotels provide toiletries, disposable toothbrushes, cotton pads, shower caps etc. – some go beyond this and add things like sun cream, insect repellent, and after-sun. Unless you check ahead, it’s likely you’ll bring those things you don’t necessarily need – do some research.

2. Check the weather 1/2 days before setting out  

Don’t get caught out by the weather. Make sure you’ve checked the weather forecast before you start packing to make sure you’re packing appropriately. In saying that I would say that the weather is not always reliable – so try and pack for all occasion if possible. By this, I mean carrying a coat and jumper.

3. Packing cubes  

I hate packing like really hate packing! However, I have always been told to get packing cubes. I have never used them myself, but they could work, right? I have heard that they allow you to organise your luggage efficiently – this sounds good, right?

Not were sure where to buy them? Have a look on Amazon

4. Roll your clothes

If packing cubes are not for you. Then why not think about rolling your clothes? I have been doing this for years and it has worked out for me!

5. Have a go-to travel cosmetics bag.

This is one is for the ladies! I am always stopped at security for my makeup! ALWAYS. I have learnt the hard way honestly.

Buy some travel-size bottles from Superdrug and fill these up for just your travels. That way, you have your makeup ready to go. You can thank me later. x

Need further assistance? I have you covered…

In any getaway you will always need the following items: 

Romantic Weekend Getaways

Sex toys (take out the batteries to avoid awkward airport scenes). 
  • A pair of comfortable shoes (girls take this seriously) 
  • A pair of jeans/pants or comfortable trousers  
  • A dress 
  • A universal travel adapter 

Winter Weekend Getaway 

  • Two Tops (good to take one for going out just in case)  
  • A towel (if you are not staying in a hotel) 
  • Travel-sized toiletries (shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, face-wipes, toothpaste, hair products, cream)  
  • Four sets of underwear 
  • PJs  
  • A day bag 
  • A passport and any other travel documents 
  • Cash and two plastics (credit card and debit just in case one doesn’t work) 
  • Battery pack for the phone 
  • Headphones 

Summer Weekend Getaways

Save these pictures for later and you will always know what to pack for a weekend trip whatever the weather! You will need the other items listed above also.

Please note. The most important items to take on your getaway are listed above. Can you think of things that should be included in the list?

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