In Milan you can travel in time, riding a bike (or aboard a bus).
When summer draws closer, days get longer and you definitely long for an open-air trip: that may not always be feasible, or time may be scarce. However, there are many enjoyable and pleasant destinations right within the Milano Area, ranging from urban, post-industrial landscapes to suspended-in-time rural countryside. One of the most fascinating excursions goes from Fondazione Prada to Abbazia di Chiaravalle and back, with a little break at Bar Luce (a museum-hosted Milano bar), or in any local bar.
Fondazione Prada is one of the most important art institutions in town.
It hosts a permanent collection and several temporary exhibitions and is the starting point of our itinerary for this time.
Riding down Via San Dionigi, you will very soon reach the countryside, riding along open fields.
If you prefer to go by bus, take n. 77 in Via San Dionigi, for 5 stops, and enjoy the window views.
Abbazia di Chiaravalle (Chiaravalle Abbey)
One of the most ancient abbeys in the Milano area, it is home to a community of monks following the rule of Saint Benedict.
An oasis of peace, it will transport you in a different time.
Among the attractions are the church, rich in splendid frescoes and important architectural details; the cloister; the mill; and the shop where local products are sold.