Many people overlook Milan for other romantic and historic cities such as Venice, Rome, and Florence. However, did you know that Milan is a perfect destination to travel to with family and has a bucket list of things you can enjoy doing? It also has the advantage that it is easily accessible from many cities in Europe. There are also safe and easy airport transfers from the airport to your hotel room. In Milan, you can enjoy the best of Italian ice cream. Kids will love it. However, Milan has more fabulous things to offer them than dairy products. Below are some places to visit while traveling with kids to Milan.
• Indro Montanelli Public Garden
This garden is a public park located on the northeastern side of the city center in Porta Venezia district. The park has been around since 1784 making it the oldest park in Milan. It occupies 172 meters squared with small playgrounds enough for kids to play and run around, walk or just take leisure strolls.
• Civic Aquarium
This magnificent remnant of the 1906 World Expo, located at the Simplon Park, has a Nouveau style. Through the years, it underwent several closures. However, in 2006, it became the official home of the Civic Aquarium. This aquarium is now an attraction for both tourists and locals. Though small, the Civic Aquarium holds an impressive history collection of sea life. It has 36 tanks containing over 100 species of fresh and salt-water creatures. Moreover, the aquarium has a café, bookshop, tech-savvy classrooms, library, and activity spaces. You can travel with your kids there to wander through ponds, springs, marshes, and other aquatic environments.
• Natural History Museum Milan
Located at the edge of Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli is the two-floored Natural History Museum of Milan. The vast 19-century building houses an extensive collection of preserved animals, skeletons, fossils, and minerals. There is a lot of history to learn here although you might need an interpreter since most of the information is in Italian. Kids under 18 years enter the museum free while adults pay only $5 per head. These prices are affordable.
• Leonardo da Vinci Science and Technology Museum
While visiting Milan with your family, make sure you visit the Leonardo da Vinci museum, which is the largest technology museum in Italy. The museum, dedicated to the renaissance scientist and painter known as Leonardo da Vinci, is one of best cultural centers in Europe. It has an extensive collection of technical-scientific and artistic objects that portray Italian history. Here, you will explore Da Vinci’s drawings and more than one hundred scaled models created using his sketches.
Various artifacts and sites celebrate the growth of the transport industry in Italy. In the water transport, you will get to see a racing catamaran and a cruise ship. On the gardens outside the museum is Enrico Toti, an Italian submarine. There is a collection of locomotives and carriages when it comes to the development of the Italian railway. Moreover, several airplanes are hanging from the ceiling and a full sized helicopter highlighting Italy’s prowess in the aviation sector.