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MilanItaly

Explore the art galleries, luxury Italian boutiquesand incredible old churches of one of the most fashionable cities in Europe.

Milan is known as afashion capital and the city’s style is evident in everything from its luxuryboutiques and contemporary museums to its world-class restaurants andnightclubs packed with glitterati. The city is also the capital of northernItaly’s Lombardy region and one of the largest cities in Europe, with apopulation of 5 million residents. Milan’s Central Business District is Italy’sfinancial heart; expect modern skyscrapers amongst the beautiful old monumentstypical of Europe.

You’ll find some of thebest art hidden in Milan’s stunning churches. The Cathedral of Milan, which locals call The Duomo, is one of thebiggest churches in the world and its impressive facade is a sight to behold.Stand in front of the cathedral in the bustling Piazza del Duomo. Cross the square and walk a few blocks to see DaVinci’s famous painting The Last Supper in the Santa Maria Della Grazie, a church and convent. Admire morefrescoes alongside ancient relics in the nearby Chiesa di San Maurizio, which also houses the city’s archaeologicalmuseum.

A trip to Milan wouldn’tbe complete without browsing a few of its many world-renowned art galleries.Head straight to the Villa Reale totake in two of the best. The ContemporaryArts Pavilion plays host to temporary exhibitions from some of the world’sgreatest contemporary artists, while the ModernArt Museum has masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Enjoy classicart by Raphael and Carravagio among others at the Brera Art Gallery a few blocks away.

Northern Italy is famousfor its cuisine, including hearty risottos and panettone for dessert. Eat pastaand gelati from trattorias and gelati bars on almost every street. Finish theday with a show at the famous Teatroalla Scala theatre in the city centre.

Milan is hot in summerand cool in winter, thanks to its proximity to the Italian Alps. Hiresnowboards and skis and head to the mountains for a weekend getaway in thecolder months.

Milan’s northern locationis accessible through its international airport and trains from many Europeancentres. Once here, get around using the affordable tram and metro systems.Make the most of long summer days and explore the streets on foot to discoverwhy Milan is one of the most fashionable cities in the world.

Where to stay in Milan

Porta Romana, Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Porta Romana

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

Consider a visit to European Institute of Design and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Porta Romana. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Porta Romana Station or Lodi TIBB Station.

Porta Romana
Bovisa, Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Bovisa

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

The live music and parks are just a few things visitors like about Bovisa. Quanta Sport Village and Museo d'Arte Paolo Pini are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Affori Centro Station or Dergano Station to get around the larger area.

Bovisa
Porta Vittoria, Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Porta Vittoria

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

You might enjoy the coffee shops while in Porta Vittoria. Palazzina Liberty is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Milan Porta Vittoria Station or Monte Velino Varsavia Station to see more of the city.

Porta Vittoria

Top hotels in Milan

Hyatt Centric Milan
Hyatt Centric Milan
4 out of 5
via Pirelli 20, Milan, MI
The price is NZ$187 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.

Located in Central Station, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pirelli Tower and Piazza della Repubblica. Corso Como and Corso Buenos Aires are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (963 reviews)

"Great location and modern design, good service overall"…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2020

Hyatt Centric Milan
Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
4 out of 5
S.S. 336, Ferno, VA
The price is NZ$223 per night from 7 Nov. to 8 Nov.

Situated in Ferno, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Volandia Museum of Flight and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Castelnovate Ruins. Basilica di Saint Agnese and Castle ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,564 reviews)

"Staff were welcoming and courteous. Room was large and comfortable. There is a little bit of road noise in the bedroom The restaurant/bar closes at 10.30 which is too early - our flight did not arrive until after 10pm"…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2020

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Bianca Maria Palace Hotel City Center
Bianca Maria Palace Hotel City Center
4 out of 5
Viale Bianca Maria, 4, Milan
The price is NZ$178 per night from 2 Nov. to 3 Nov.

Located in Milan Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Cinque Giornate, Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory and Palace of Justice. Villa Necchi Campiglio ...

4.4/5Excellent! (804 reviews)

"This hotel was so luxurious! I loved EVERYTHING!!! Breakfast was phenomenal!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr. 2020

Bianca Maria Palace Hotel City Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Milan

Camperio House Suites
Camperio House Suites
4 out of 5
Via Camperio 9, Milan, MI
The price is NZ$226 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.

Located in Milan Centre, this romantic residence is within a 5-minute walk of Teatro Dal Verme and Castello Sforzesco. Teatro alla Scala and Cathedral of Milan ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (493 reviews)

"From my daughter Anastasia: « My new favorite place to stay! Great staff - super helpful. Thank you, dear Camperio House Team. See you soon »"…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

Camperio House Suites
BROLETTO
BROLETTO
Via Broletto 26, Milan

Located in Milan Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro alla Scala, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Cathedral of Milan. Piazza ...

2.8/5 (12 reviews)
Good location

"Great location, poorly cleaned"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2019

BROLETTO
Heart Milan Apartments - Duomo
Heart Milan Apartments - Duomo
Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 20, Milan, Lombardia
The price is NZ$150 per night from 11 Nov. to 12 Nov.

Located in Milan Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Via Torino, Piazza del Duomo and Palazzo Reale. Cathedral of Milan and Galleria ...

4.3/5Excellent! (263 reviews)

"I liked the quiet environment and cleanliness of the property but the entrance was not what I was expecting."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2020

Heart Milan Apartments - Duomo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Milan

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 37.719298245614034%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 49.56140350877193%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 10.526315789473685%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Jan. 2020

The city from which I flew home. Malpensa airport is a very handy location.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Jan. 2020

Well worth a visit but need more time than four days to explore this city and it’s history

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

7 Jan. 2020

Please be aware of pick pocketers at Metro station and even at toilet. They are often in groups and push you around to get to your purse , wallet etc. hold on to them and be aware of strangers saying hello or time to get close to your belongings

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Dec. 2019

A great city to visit with a mix of history and modern features. Metro easy to navigate.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Nov. 2019

It was raining most of the time. Make sure you have an umbrella 

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Oct. 2019

We was only in Milan for a short time, as we travelled to Venice, was pre warned about being vigilante and having safety processes.The town looks very interesting and we will endeavor to explore next time.

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