Updated: Jul 18
"Milan is grey": you could hear regarding to the Lombard capital. Certainly, the positive aspects of Milan are more about all the opportunities and activities the city offers, from social events to museums, from restaurants to workplaces.
Against all odds, however, the city is full of green areas that are perfect for a relaxing post-office stroll (while wearing your awesome tech shoes, of course). For this reason, we have created a careful selection of the 3 most unmissable parks in the centre of Milan.
Let's start with the Indro Montanelli Public Gardens, in the Porta Venezia area. Among fountains, small bridges, monuments and historic villas, the Public Gardens seem almost like an enchanted place that allows you to escape from reality. Here you will find Palazzo Dugnani, an elegant 17th-century building, and two creations by renowned architect Piero Portaluppi: the Natural History Museum and the Planetarium. Leaving the park on the Via Palestro side, just 200 meters away, you can admire wonderful pink flamingos in the gardens of Villa Invernizzi. The story goes, in fact, that at the time the owner of the villa did not want to move to the city, and the only thing that convinced him was precisely to have beautiful flamingos to observe from the window of his studio.
Equally peaceful is offered by the Guastalla Gardens, in the Porta Romana area, located between the Policlinico Hospital and the Statale University. Among horse chestnuts, maples and magnolias, this park is a great place for a walk in serenity. You won't be able to miss the Baroque-style fish pond and neoclassical temple.
Last but not least, Sempione Park, the "green lung" of Milan, 38,6000 square meters wide. Inside it is home to several places of interest, such as the Arco della Pace, the Milan Aquarium, La Triennale and the Arena Civica. Not to mention, Castello Sforzesco, the medieval castle that welcomes you everytime you come from Duomo. Suitable for long after-work walks or a nice Sunday in nature. You can’t miss the several little kiosks where you can stop for a good happy hour.