Unlike other big cities, Milan doesn’t have its own “Central Park” or a single huge green area. Instead, the city boasts more than 80 public gardens. Here are our best picks if you want to enjoy a nice stroll on a sunny day:
Parco Sempione, near the Sforza Castle, is by far the most favourite Milanese public garden. It was created in 1888 in response to the increasing urbanization of the city. The park – with its British-style jogging tracks, green lawns and romantic bridges – is the perfect place to relax or do some outdoor activities.
The public gardens Indro Montanelli were designed in 1786 and boast wonderful geometric flower beds and wide paths. The gardens host the Museum of Natural History and the Planetarium.
Other small gardens can be found at the Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte, described in the past as the “Royal villa of Milan”.