Milan is an elegant and sophisticated city in Italy and considered to be the fashion hub of the world. It not only has classy markets and restaurants but is also seen as Italy’s industrial and financial centre.
WHAT TO SEE IN MILAN?
Places in Milan that you must see.
- Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery
Very close to Piazza Duomo, there is the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a walkway with Gothic features of the Cathedral of Milan leading to Piazza della Scala. The style of the Gallery is the elegant one of the second half of the nineteenth century, with shops on the sides to tempt the passer-by. Here everything exudes luxury and impudence: there is even a 7-star hotel (the only one) in the world … A pleasant walk, among elegant cafés, antique bookshops and boutiques of the biggest international brands.
- Piazza Duomo
How many “Piazza Duomo” in Italy, and yet … That of Milan is the square par excellence! The gothic profile of its Cathedral, with its soaring spiers tickling the sky and the surprising number of statues that decorate its beautiful façade, left me speechless. One of the places in Milan where you feel a bit ‘at the center of the world, really. Discover and visit the Duomo
- Il Cenacolo – Santa Maria Delle Grazie
The Dominican convent, built between 1466 and 1490 by Giuniforte Solari (and subjected to subsequent modifications by the Bramante), is considered a must for all those who decide to visit the city. The reason? Inside the former refectory on the side of the monument is jealously preserved “The Last Supper”, the masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci also known as the “Cenacolo”.
The painting, realized on the north wall of the great hall between 1494 and 1498, is known not only for the religious theme of strong impact – the last supper held between Jesus and his apostles, before the dramatic betrayal of Judas – but also for the innovative “dry” technique preferred by the artist to the usual fresco technique. Both the convent and the painting were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980. Visit The Leonardo’s Masterpiece
- Pinacoteca di Brera
Brera ‘s picture gallery
There are two beautiful places that you absolutely must see in the Brera quarter: the Pinacoteca and the small and wonderful Botanical Garden. The Pinacoteca di Brera is a beautiful complex, born as a convent in the fourteenth century and today home to one of the most beautiful collections of the city, with works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Milanese authors, but above all paintings such as: The Marriage of the Virgin, Raphael and incredible Christ Scurto (the dead Christ) of the Mantegna. Take at least an hour to admire all the beauties on display, and maybe you will stop to walk a bit ‘between the galleries of the courtyard, even more beautiful when sunny and always full of students on break to get some’ air. In fact, the Academy of Fine Arts is also housed in the same historical complex
- I Navigli
Hydraulic structure, to which Bertola da Novate and Leonardo da Vinci worked. Designed as an ideal connection system between the city of Milan and northern Europe, between the center and the large lakes in Lombardy as well as the sea, considered a means of irrigation, water supply and safe transport of people, today the Navigli are the “romantic” part of the city.
The best-known channel in the metropolis is the Naviglio Grande, a destination for tourists every day ready to immortalize in photos in this romantic postcard setting.
We are talking about one of the areas preferred by young Milanese (and off-site), characterized by parallel channels populated by a varied choice of bars, clubs and restaurants. In general the whole area of Porta Genova offers a wide choice for the evening.
ACCOMMODATION IN MILAN
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NH Collection Milano President – Set in the historic centre and just 500 m from the Cathedral and Milan’s famous shopping street, Via Monte Napoleone.
EXPERIENCES IN MILAN
Milan is the world’s fashion industry powerhouse, its shops filled with a litany of designer brands from Italy and beyond. Start your day in the shadows of Duomo Cathedral, followed by a walk in the expansive grounds of Castello Sforzesco.
GETTING AROUND IN MILAN
We suggest the best way to get Milan from Malpensa and Linate airport. Private transfer, bus coach transfer or by train.
Bus Shuttle: from Malpensa Airport to Milan city center
Shuttle bus service fast and non-stop from Milan Malpensa international airport to Milan Central Station.
FLY TO MILAN
Milan has 2 airports:
- Milan Malpensa Airport – Malpensa airport is northwest of Milan and in the Varese province, which is about 49 km away.
- Linate Airport – This airport is closer to the main city and is located just 8 km from central Milan.
MAP OF MILAN
WHEN VISIT MILAN?
The best period to visit Milan?
- Best time to visit April September October
- Lowest prices January February March December
- Hotels – Apartment has an average price € 135