Milan, the capital of the Lombardy region and the second most populated city in Italy, has plenty of famous landmarks and sightseeing opportunities as well as great shopping. However, if the fashionable districts of Milan have already lightened your wallet and you still have a few days of your visit left, here are some of our tips for day trips from Milan for less than €10. Some of the places may be less well known, but they are all fascinating to visit. A large number of  regional, express and high-speed trains connect the Stazione Centrale di Milano (Central Station of Milan) with almost all big Italian cities and towns.

Trains to Bergamo

Day Trip Bergamo

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Take the train from Milan to Bergamo, a medieval hilltop town with rich history, which is located close to Milan and full of things to see. Among them are the Piazza Vecchia, the Palazzo del Comune and the Palazzo della Ragione. The city is divided into upper and lower town – Bergamo Alta – the hilltop medieval city – and Bergamo Bassa – the lower city.

  • Distance from Milan: 40 km
  • Duration of the train journey: 1 hour
  • Cost of the one-way trip: less than €5

Trains to Sirmione

Trains from Milan to Sirmione cover the journey to one of the most popular destinations on Lake Garda for under €10. The town is located on Sirmio peninsula, and thousands of visitors flood into the town each day to view the picturesque peninsula with the castle and Roman ruins.

  • Distance from Milan: 110 km
  • Duration of the train journey: 1 and a half hours
  • Cost of the one-way trip: less than €10

Trains to Como

Taking the train from Milan to Como seems to be a popular choice for visitors to the region – Como is the most visited city in the province of Lombardy after Milan and Bergamo. The most popular landmarks of the city are the Duomo, the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio, Villa Olmo, public gardens with the Tempio Voltiano, Teatro Sociale, the Broletto and the 20th Century Casa del Fascio. Como is located on the banks of Lake Como, which is considered the most spectacular lake in Italy. It’s no surprise to find out that many celebrities own a home on its shores!

  • Distance from Milan: 40 km
  • Duration of the train journey: less than 50 min
  • Cost of the one-way trip: less than €5

Trains to Pavia

Taking the train from Milan to Pavia will reward you with a city which is home to a big number of universities abound with fine Romanesque and medieval buildings and an interesting historic center. The city is easily accessible by train, making it a good option for day trips from Milan.

  • Distance from Milan: 30 km
  • Duration of the train journey: 20 min
  • Cost of the one-way trip: less than €5

Trains to Parma

Take the train from Milan to Parma – a place known around the world for its gastronomic offerings, especially for its ham and cheese. Besides that, it’s home to one of the oldest universities in the world, as well as simply being a city with stunning architecture. We advise you to arrive in Parma hungry!

  • Distance from Milan: 120 km
  • Duration of the train journey: less than 1 and a half hours
  • Cost of the one-way trip: less than  €10

Trains to Turin

Trains from Milan to Turin arrive in a city with rich history and culture, making it a great option for people looking for day trips from Milan. As well as a great architectural heritage with its renaissance, baroque, rococo, neo-classical and art nouveau styles, the city is also home to art galleries, palaces, parks, theatres, churches, monuments, bridges and all manner of other important landmarks.

  • Distance from Milan: 130 km
  • Duration of the train journey: less than 2 hours
  • Cost of the one-way trip: less than €10

Cover Photo Credit – Flickr: Bryan Allison

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