Milan, Italy

Sempione Park/Brera Neighborhood

This park is one of the largest in the city. It’s possible to do 2–3 miles in the park, around the perimeter and park trails. Our 2.5 mile route lined with amazing monuments, it is a perfect blend of natural beauty and tourist sites. Beginning from Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace), you’ll run past some of the most important Milanese historic buildings including the Civic Aquarium, the Civic Arena and the Castle of Milan (Sforza Castle), with its museums, and the Palazzo dell’Arte (“Palace of Art”). The park is very safe so it is the choice route if you have to run alone.

For a good add-on, run the 1 mile along tree-line Corso Sempione to the traffic circle. Another good add-on is to run in the Brera neighborhood, just to the east of the park. Rather than a proscribed run, enjoy some of the smaller streets and lanes. Also, Via Guiseppe Verdi and Via Dante.

Notes: One neat option to know about is Runbase, at corso Sempione 10, run by Adidas, which offers free lockers, showers and the chance to try on the latest models of Adidas shoes. Also, Check before you go, the park hours vary depending on the seasons.

  • 2.5 mile loop
  • 47 ft.
  • Arco Della Pace (Arc of Peace)
  • Arco Della Pace Light Rail Station