INTRODUCTION TO Milan TRAVEL
Italy’s second largest city is where old meets new, and where modern Italian fashion, design and food are on show to the world. Milan’s historic center is found in the area around the Piazza del Duomo. This magnificent Gothic cathedral dominates the city skyline and is an emblem of Milan.
From here, the streets radiate out and you’ll find the epicenter of Italian fashion on the Via Montenapoleone in the Quadrilatero d’Oro. Walk through the Brera district and on to Parco Sempione where the Castello Sforzesco is home to countless Renaissance (without the crowds you’ll find in Rome or Florence). And of course, Milan was home to Leonardo da Vinci. The master left his mark throughout the city – from the canals of the Navigli district to the Duomo itself.
What to see in Milan
Milan is for history and art lovers, foodies and shoppers. While it doesn’t have the immediate beauty of some of Italy’s other famous cities, it makes up for it with fresh takes on old traditions. Milan is where you’ll find modern Italy – looking to the future but always paying respect to her glorious past. Listen to our podcast episode – Milan highlights – to hear all about the must-see sights of Milan and for more ideas read our 3 day Milan itinerary.
Culture, food, fun, fashion and design. Milan has it all. We love uncovering Milan’s hidden secrets. Here you’ll find cutting edge modern design next to ancient manuscripts and quirky bars alongside historic stalwarts. It’s the best of modern Italy.
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Milan ACCOMMODATION guide
Milan is a major financial and business hub as well as a tourist destination. There are hundreds of accommodation options but you should check your travel dates against major events like Milan Fashion Week when rooms sell out quickly. Check our guides to discover the best places to stay on your trip to Milan.READ: WHERE TO STAY IN MILAN
MILAN tours and tickets
Information on skip the line tickets to the major attractions, the best tours of the city and unique activities that are sure to make your trip memorable.