Milan, known to the world as a fashion capital, with endless opportunities for chic shopping. The second most populous city in Italy. The Italian city of the future is where fashion, creativity and good looks is considered an art form as well as big business. Not only a hub for fashion Milan is a destination for business owners and is a world centre for banking.
What to See and Do
Il Duomo di Milano
Standing proud in Piazza del Duomo, this behemoth cathedral has seen more than 600 years pass by and has the history awaiting your exploration. The fifth largest Christian church in the world, this church covers a surface of 109,641 square feet. The age of the building adds to how amazing this feat is, to be ranked one of the top 5 in grandeur and as the oldest building on the list of the top 5 largest churches in the world.
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Fondazione Prada is an arts and culture institution created in 1993. Dedicated to the creation of art exhibitions as well as cinema, photography, philosophy, dance and architecture projects. Located in a former gin distillery dating from 1910 in the Largo Isarco industrial complex on the southern edge of Milan. The new home of Fondazione Prada is a coexistence of new and regenerated buildings including warehouses, laboratories and brewing silos, as well as new buildings surrounding a large courtyard.
Visit the beautiful institute and be a part of their constant reinvention.
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Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle) was built as a fortress during the fourteenth century and is one of the most famous landmarks in Milan. Presently, it houses one of the best museums in the city. In fact, this monument is home to an array of museums that focus on different eras and time periods. Art museums, an Egyptian museum and even an antique furniture & wooden sculpture museum.
Visit the official website of the Castle and prepare for an amazing tour!
Flights are available all over the world to this fascinating destination. People flocking from all walks of life to experience the designer lifestyle. Utilising our resources you can find flights to Milan starting from as little as £20 return – THAT IS THERE AND BACK! I bet you didn’t expect to find out that you can travel to the fashion hub of the world for less than a takeaway!
The preferred choice of accommodation for globe trotters. You can find many hostel rooms available for much less than a standard hotel room. With prices starting from £16 per night, you can enjoy your holiday much more knowing that you’re saving money to spend on the memories, adventures and exploration.
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The choice of the many, and the most popular form of accommodating travellers. Although hotels provide great space to rest, and recoup your energy, the prices vary from £35 per night all the way up to you your desired royalty treatment. With en-suites available, double and single rooms. £35 is the cost per night for single room. Booking.com is our go to for finding the right hotel room for out getaway and stay.
The holy grail of accommodation. Airbnb is the perfect middle ground when looking for something worth the amount you spend. Airbnb enables travellers and tourists to rent an apartment, flat, property or villa for the duration of your trip. With millions of properties available, you can find yourself an entire flat, house or bungalow to reside in. Perfect for business, or to add the extra level of privacy to your vacation. For the same price of a single hotel room, you can find a luxury one bedroom apartment to stay in – £35 per night.
Milanese cooking is the product of a rich urban culture. The powerful commercial presence in Milan also aided its bolstering of certain Italian cuisine. Marrying Mediterranean fruits, spices and herbs with alternate cooking styles, pastry techniques. Finally mixing it with eating styles from France and Central Europe. Milan continues to push the boundaries with its cuisine by taking foods from other traditions and making it its own. The city holds the most Michelin star restaurants in the country.
Public transportation in Milan is excellent, and is therefore the preferred method of getting around Milan. The public transportation system includes:
- Four underground/subway lines (#1 – red, #2 – green, #3 – yellow, #5 – purple ); a fifth subway line (#4 – blue) is under construction (scheduled to be completed in 2022). This new line will reach out to Linate airport, East of the city centre.
- One (mostly underground) suburban rail link (AKA “Passante”, drawn in blue on subway maps).
- About 70 surface lines operated with trams, trolleys, and buses.
The entire network is operated by Azienda Trasporti Milanesi, more commonly known as ATM. The suburban rail system is operated by Trenord, but ATM city tickets can be used on trains within the city limits.
The biggest central park in the city is Parco Sempione, which you’ll find at the rear of the castle (Castello Sforzesco). There are several ways into the park, but the route through the castle itself is preferred by us because of the way it opens up before your eyes as your step through the castle gates.
Available for 24h, 48h or 72h and valid for unlimited access on all means of public transport (metro, trams, buses) within the Milan urban area. Free or discounted access to museums, tours, restaurants, tourist attractions, Milan City Sightseeing, Airport Bus and much more are included in the price.
Prices: 11 € (24h); 17 € (48h); 19 € (72h).
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Pizza Rustica alla napoletana
All over the world the word “pizza” usually refers to a slab of hot bread dough topped with savoury bits and pieces. However, in Italian cookery, and particularly in Southern Italian cookery, “Pizza” also means “pie”: one can talk of a “pizza di ricotta”, for instance, a sweet ricotta pie or of a “pizza di scarola”, a savoury pie with an escarole filling.
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Find yourself in wanderlust on your 7-night stay in Florence? You can get on the next train to Milan starting from £36 return. Everyone needs a holiday, enjoy a short break on your long stay and see what the centre of fashion has to offer!