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Two hidden gems in the center of Milan

Parks in the center of Milan

Written with love by Matilde

Two hidden gems: Brera and via Pepe

Milan is grey. This is the sentence most heard about the city and of course, it is not true. Winter weather does not help but Milan is full of parks and gardens, small and big. Even the city center hides some gems where it really seems you are not in the most international Italian city.

The first one, more known: the botanical garden in Brera. Brera is a beautiful neighborhood full of small streets, boutiques, and a great art museum. Amazing, definitely a must-see but very touristic. What if there were a place to relax and walk with no crowd? There is. The botanical garden is a small paradise in one of the most frenetic Milanese areas, it is just perfect to chill out and forget the city for a while.

Another great place to rest and maybe play a match at table tennis is the Garden in Via Pepe. It is located in a super cool and hipster area, Isola, full of vintage shops and bars where to have a drink. It is close to the most modern area of the city, Porta Nuova, with its stunning Bosco Verticale, Unicredit Tower…

In this garden anyone can garden his aromatic herbs, children can play, workers can have a lunch break in the green.

Popular parks in Milan

There are many more parks to discover in Milan, here are the most popular: Parco Sempione, Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli, Giardini della Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte, Parco Giovanni Paolo II, Parco Segantini, Parco Monte Stella, Parco del Portello and Giardini della Guastalla.

My favorite among these is Monte Stella, a small hill built on rubble from the bombings of the Second World War. Here you can hike along some short trails.

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