Senior Travel in MilanEdit This
Be it a short vacation, retirement escape or romantic holidaying, destination Milan will offer an enlivening experience to senior travelers with its amalgam of swanky boutiques and heritage structures. From fashion to food, shopping to music, style to fun, history to culture, Milan has everything to please older citizens. Here are a few spots seniors will enjoy in Milan.
Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Located in the heart of the city, this 19th century museum will enthrall senior travelers with its captivating paintings, sculpture, furniture collection, carpets, tapestries, weapons and clocks. The museum highlights include the portraits of Virgin and the Child, Giovanni Francesco Brivio, The Knight in Black, Pendant of the Spanish Armada and the painting - Gondolas on the Lagoon . The museum has penchant for offering visitors a comfortable, familiar feeling. Museo Poldi Pezzoli is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A visit to Milan is incomplete if one misses the Duomo. For older citizens, the Duomo will be a heavenly experience. This magnificent Gothic-Lombard architecture, second only to St Peter’s Cathedral in Rome, consists of almost 135 spires and 3500 statues, including the golden statue of the “Madonnina”.
Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio
Senior travelers will love to explore the architecture of the Basilica of Sant Ambrogio. The structure promises an enriching religious and cultural experience. Consecrated by St. Ambrose in A.D. 387, the church became the model for all Lombard Romanesque churches. The main attractions of the church are the apse mosaic, portraying the Christ Pantokrator and the tomb of Emperor Louis II.
Other museums that might interest senior travelers include Cenacolo Vinciano, La Scala Theater Museum, Pinacoteca di Brera, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and The Museum of Ancient Art.
Nightlife and Entertainment
Nightlife in Milan assures fun, frolic and relaxation. The senior-friendly cafes, restaurants, clubs and pubs in the Navigli quarter and at XXIV Maggio Square will make the visit a memorable one. Milan’s most crowded night spots include the Colonne di San Lorenzo and Piazzale Susa.
Shopping and Sightseeing
Shopping offers an opportunity to get something special for children and grand children back home. Milan is a shopper’s paradise with top brands Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada. Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferré and Versace. Apart from that, craft works, antiques, furniture, perfumes and jewelry may also appeal to senior travelers.
A few other places senior travelers will enjoy include Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Porta Venezia Gardens and some historical buildings, namely Castello Sforzesco, the Royal Palace and the Monumental Cemetery.