This year, Milan is opening its doors to tourists from around the globe as it hosts the Milan Expo 2015. The event, which runs through October 31, showcases the very best gastronomic and agri-food traditions of each of the countries that are participating. Those spending time at the Expo who have booked accommodation there can also take the opportunity to explore the city and the wider region.
Northern Italy is a stunning part of the world at any time of the year, but it is particularly beautiful in the autumn months. Those staying in the city can easily get to a range of attractions using the fast and extensive rail network. For instance, Bergamo is a delightful medieval town set on a hilltop that is just an hour away from Milan by train. You can spend time visiting the quaint piazza or the Palazzo della Ragione and the Palazzo del Comune.
If you want to experience the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda is around 90 minutes from Milan. The lake was carved by glaciers in the Ice Age and has vertical limestone walls surrounding it, which make for a breathtaking view. The Dolomite Mountains are easy to access from Lake Garda. They consist of huge limestone peaks, setting this region apart geologically from the rest of the Alps. In this area, you can participate in a number of activities, including mountain climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking and swimming.
When you’re staying in Milan, you will find plenty of different ways to see the true natural beauty of Italy.