Milan, always “alla moda,” is the perfect Italian city. Both cosmopolitan and charming, there's a little something for everyone here. It's impossible not to be awed by Milan's wedding cake of a Duomo, and you can explore the terraces to see its spires up close and get a great view of the bustling Piazza del Duomo. Just next-door, you'll find the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II housing designer shops amidst skylights and frescoes. Continuing on, you'll find the Piazza della Scala crowned by a statue of Italian legend Leonardo da Vinci plus the Teatro Alla Scala with its sumptuous crimson and gold interiors and top-notch Italian operas. See Da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper, at the pinky-hued Santa Maria delle Grazie Basilica, and then spend an afternoon wandering through the lush Sempione Park. Exploring Italy is quite a feat, so make sure you allot time for resting, relaxing and cocktails at one of our incredible hotels in Milan.
Food & Drink:
Mouth-watering Milanese cuisine is as much a feast for your eyes as it is for your taste buds. Try risotto alla Milanese, vibrant yellow with saffron and plenty of butter and Parmesan. Carnivores will love the crispy cotoletta alla Milanese, veal breaded and sautéed in butter, which could be accompanied by the creamy polenta Milan is famous for. Vegetarians will adore hearty minestrone, a vegetable soup perfect for chilly days, but also served cold in summer. And whatever you do, don't forget to save room for gelato!
Off the Beaten Track:
Did you know Milan has its own network of canals? The area, known as Navigli, is the perfect place to sip an Aperol spritz or a glass of Prosecco as you nibble tasty aperitivo canal-side.
All of this and more make Italy's fashion capital a must-see, so check out our hotels in Milan and cross this city off your travel bucket-list.