Explore these Northern Italy gems from Milan

9 April 2019

Northern Italy holds some fascinating destinations to suit all types of travellers. Glacial lakes, scenic towns clinging onto rugged cliffs and metropolitan cities stacked with things to see and do. With Air Malta’s direct flights to Milan, you too can absorb the wonders of Northern Italy faster than you can say cappuccino (well, almost!). 

Let us inspire you with our suggestions on must-visit Italian gems you can readily reach from Milan Linate!

Lake Garda

lake garda from milan

This spectacular lake is the largest in Italy, famed for its crystal-clear water and unspoilt nature. There are plenty of water sports to try out, and activities suitable for all the family. Nearby the theme park of Gardaland is sure to keep even your inner child happy!

Italian Riviera

cinque terre from milan

For scenes straight out of a retro movie, be sure to head to the picture-perfect coast of Liguria. Towns such as the glamorous Portofino are a hotspot for celebrities and locals alike, and the stunning fishing villages simply ooze charm. Its lower half, the Riviera di Levante, is characterised by rugged cliffs, turquoise coves and pastel seaside architecture, including the colourful Cinque Terre. Frequently voted as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the five towns of Cinque Terre make for an unforgettable train trip between them. 

Turin

turin from milan

Home to the iconic Italian brands of Fiat, Martini and Ferrero, Turin makes for the perfect weekend bolthole. A plethora of wine bars around the central piazzas is well worthy of a visit, to sample the local wines the region of Piemonte is so renowned for. Football enthusiasts cannot miss a visit to the remarkable Allianz Stadium and if you’re lucky, perhaps catch Juventus in action while there too! 

Verona

verona from milan

Best known for its Shakespearian links, Verona to this day is a favourite getaway destination for couples. The romantic Renaissance architecture and labyrinth-like streets culminate in one of Italy's most underrated cities. Sitting in the centre of the city is an unmissable ancient amphitheatre, the perfect cultural place to explore after your obligatory Romeo and Juliet styled photos at the world’s most famous balcony, of course!

Bologna 

bologna from milan

If you consider yourself a foodie, then we need not explain why Bologna should be at the top of your bucket list. Known as the culinary capital of Italy; Mortadella, Prosciutto, Spaghetti Bolognese, Lasagne, Tortellini in Brodo all stem from Bologna and the vicinity. If your mouth isn’t watering yet, perhaps we can tempt you with a Torta di Riso- a typical sweet rice cake. 

Northern Italy harbours some real treasures waiting to be explored- art, culture, history, architecture, nature and above all, exquisite cuisine. You’re just a step away from experiencing all this…book your flights from Malta to Milan today and kick off the countdown for your dreamy Italian escape!


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