Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Milan
Blog post by: @patrisjo on behalf of Checkout.note by Famous Hostels.
Planning a holiday to the notoriously fashionable Milan, and on the hunt for its most Instagrammable spots? Read on and discover where you and your camera will shine in this gorgeous destination!
Known as one of the fashion capitals of the world, Milan is nothing less than an iconic city dripping in luxury and vibrant architecture. There’s a reason millions of tourists from around the world descend upon this popular Italian city year after year. And if you come with your camera in tow, you’ll be doubly delighted! For photo lovers planning to visit Northern Italy, Milan is a must-see destination. These top ten most Instagrammable places feature some of the most photogenic spots in Milan and truly capture the spirit of this lively city.
1. Sforzesco Castle
Formerly one of the largest citadels in Europe, and once home to Leonardo da Vinci, Sforzesco Castle now makes a great spot to relax and snap some Insta-worthy photos. While you’ll find loads of great spots throughout the castle grounds, there are certainly a few hot spots! Make sure you stop at the majestic fountain in front of the castle. It’s truly the perfect background for your photos!
2. Duomo di Milano
Of course our list of the 10 most Instagrammable spots in Milan would include the Duomo di Milano. Milan’s cathedral is easily city’s the most recognisable landmark. The intricate lattice work, stone statues, and stained glass windows make for an architectural masterpiece. To avoid any potential photobombing, you should aim to arrive early in the morning for that perfect shot without crowds. You can even purchase rooftop access tickets for breathtaking views of the Milan skyline, which is especially beautiful at sunset.
3. Vogue Kiosk
Calling all fashion lovers! The Vogue Kiosk is a photo hotspot for bloggers and social media influencers. And is this any surprise given Milan’s status in the fashion world?! Put on your most stylish outfit, grab a copy of the famous magazine, and head over to this spot that signifies Milan’s legacy in the fashion world. You’re bound to get a few trendy pictures for the gram!
4. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Steps away from the Duomo is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world! With its mosaic flooring and glass-dome ceiling, this mesmerising building is a great spot for stunning pictures, especially at sunrise or sunset. After you snap that perfect Instagram picture, stroll through the luxury boutiques for some window-shopping or enjoy an Aperol Spritz at one of the bars.
5. Bosco Verticale
Recognised as one of the most beautiful and innovative high rises in the world, Bosco Verticale is a must see! And if you consider yourself a modern architecture fan, you really won’t want to miss this. Also known as the vertical forest, this architectural complex makes for some super unique photo opportunities. You likely won’t find anything else quite like it anywhere else!
6. Navigli Canals
When you think of canals, Amsterdam or Venice likely comes to mind. But did you know Milan’s Navigli district boasts its own beautiful canal system? This artsy neighbourhood is known for its bustling nightlife, but the colourful houses also make it a great place for a daytime stroll and a photo op. It’s especially pretty later on in the evening when the sunlight reflects on the water. You’ll see why it’s made the list for the most Instagrammable spots in Milan!
7. Arco della Pace
Arco della Pace features detailed beautiful architecture, similar to the Duomo di Milan, but typically with less crowds. This “Arch of Peace” is located right by the north entrance to Parco Sempione, the biggest park in Milan. Standing at 25 meters tall, the arc will make a striking backdrop to any picture. Afterwards, take a walk through the nearby park to find even more places to snap pictures with its lush greenery!
8. Brera District
Lined with cobblestone streets, art galleries, and aesthetic boutiques, the colourful Brera neighbourhood has loads of opportunities for Instagram shots. Santa Maria del Carmine is also located in this area and with its lovely neo-gothic style architecture, it’s yet another photogenic spot you’ll want to add to your list.
9. Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio
If you want to combine photo ops and a bit of history, then this one is for you. Dating all the way back to 379, Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio is an enchanting photo spot in Milan. It’s among the most ancient churches in all of Italy and located in the center of the city. So there’s really no reason to miss out on it while here!
10. Street Art
And the last mention on our list of the 10 most Instagrammable spots in Milan is a little less haute couture and a little more urban. While venturing throughout Milan, don’t miss out on all the vibrant street art throughout the city. Giant murals portraying all kinds of art can make for a fantastic Instagram photo backdrop. For some of the best areas specifically to see street art, check out Leoncavallo, Navigli, Isola, and Ortica.
Other Notable Instagrammable Spots In and Around Milan
If you’re feeling spent from spending time in the city and around crowds, you can easily escape! Milan also serves as a hub for various day trips to an array of picturesque Italian destinations. Lake Como – famed for its beautiful villas and views – is less than an hour away. Some other day trips to capture awesome photos include Venice, Florence, Bergamo, and Cinque Terre. Even Lake Lugano in Switzerland is just a short train ride away!
Where to Stay in Milan
Whether you’re travelling solo, in a group, or even as a young couple, you’ll want to make Ostello Bello Grande your home while in Milan. With a convenient location, it’s easily accessible and close to all the top sights in Italy’s fashion and finance capital. Start your day with a hearty breakfast in the lounge, and end your day at their incredible bar with a few delicious drinks. Meet other travellers in their cosy common areas, and take in a beautiful view of Milan from their much coveted rooftop terrace. Ostello Bello will more than exceed your expectations!
Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Milan
All these amazing photo opportunities for Instagram worthy pictures in Milan will make all your friends back home green with envy. From the distinct landmarks to colourful buildings, practically every corner of the city is a spot to photograph. Now that you know where the top 10 Instagram Spots are in Milan, you’re ready for your shot!
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