The point of departure for this family itinerary is the attractive and well-equipped landscaped area of the Giardini Pubblici (Public Gardens) on Via Palestro. It is recommended to take as your starting points the Museo di Storia Naturale (Museum of Natural History) and the Planetarium, both of which always have a host of things to delight and entertain youngsters. Similarly fascinating, and just a short distance away, is the Albergo Diurno (Daytime Hotel) in Piazza Oberdan, which allows you to enter an entirely unexpected, underground “beauty salon”. You are at the start of Corso Buenos Aires, and nearby you can choose from various places where you – and crucially, your children – can get a bite to eat. Worth a visit are: the Italian Bakery on Via Cadamosto, Pasta Fresca Brambilla on Via Melzo and Drogheria Plinio, on Via Plinio. The historic Hotel Diana (on the site of what was the oldest swimming pool in Milan) also offers family-oriented brunch options. Games and toys are just waiting to be tried out at La città del sole on Via Spallanzani. If you have a literary bent, get yourselves along to Libreria dei ragazzi (Children’s Bookshop) on Via Tadino. You can end your itinerary visiting Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano.