Romantic Things To Do in Milan
Milan is known for its fast-paced, fashionista vibe, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find pockets of romance even in this cosmopolitan city. Enjoy its soaring views, historic neighborhoods, and solid wine game—all perfect for lingering gazes and strolling hand in hand. Here’s how to explore the romantic side of Italy’s capital of style.
Admire the City from Above
Leave the urban bustle far below to take in the city from one of its lofty perches. The most famous scenic overlook is the rooftop terrace of the cathedral (duomo), in the heart of the city. Join a private tour with skip-the-line access to the roof as the sun sets over the rooftops. Less famous but equally spectacular, the Torre di Brenta observation tower in Sempione Park also offers sweeping panoramas, the ideal backdrop to a kiss.
Capture Your Love on Film
Milan has some of the most striking historic monuments in Italy, from the Gothic cathedral to the 19th-century Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Take advantage of the theatrical setting for a couple’s photo shoot with a professional photographer, snapping posed and spontaneous shots of the two of you in locations across the city.
Soak Away Your Cares
The stress of daily life can take its toll on a couple, so spend an evening relaxing in one of Milan’s most exclusive spas. Unwind in the hot tubs, pool, sauna, and steam bath while enjoying a light aperitivo of finger food and drinks. You’ll both come away rejuvenated.
An Aperitivo for Two
One of Milan’s most beloved rituals is the evening aperitivo, a happy-hour repast of finger foods and drinks. Grab a table for two in the city’s trendy Navigli neighborhood along the canal, or opt for a more upscale cocktail hour at a landmark wine bar in the center, and settle in for sips and nibbles.