Milan is the perfect blend of a charming, glamourous and cosmopolitan Italy. The capital of style is also home to modern design, high-end fashion, commerce and finance. Set amidst cobblestone streets and enchanting alleyways are trendy and old school restaurants, the iconic opera house La Scala, the most important design fair in the world, the majestic Duomo and a myriad of less renowned small churches that are hidden gems. The Milanese are elegant and fashionable, and have adorable habits like the “aperitivo” (happy hour after work, before dinner), now adopted practically everywhere. If you are a culture buff, Milan will call and raise your bet, just step into the Pinacoteca Brera or check out paintings of world heritage importance like Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Is shopping a must? The latest runway fashion designs can be found in the lavish shops of the world famous Quadrilatero della Moda. This northern Italian city is logistically efficient in both its location and transportation system. A few hours from the grand Milano Centrale train station or the Malpensa airport, you will find the ever-popular Rome and Venice, as well as other hubs in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France. If you have the opportunity to spend some days in Milan, take it. We are certain one of the most prestigious cities in Europe shall surely delight you.
Where to Stay
Milan is the fashion, design and business center of Italy. Depending on your interests, you may have to move around a little, but the city is beautiful and flat, making walking easy and pleasant. Our preferred part of Milan is downtown, where you will find major businesses, commerce, the financial district and most of the attractions, including the stunning Duomo and other beautiful religious buildings, the Vittorio Emanuele II gallery, fashionable Quadrilatero Della Moda, Brera and Castello Sforzesco. A ten-minute taxi ride can take you to Milano Centrale, the busy train station that can basically take you anywhere, as well as to Navigli’s nightlife and trendy Tortona. All of our suggested hotels are located in these areas to ensure you have an enjoyable stay.