Milan Holidays in 2015

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Holidays in Milan, Italy

Known as one of the world’s fashion capitals, a short break in the Italian city of Milan will certainly guarantee a superb shopping experience!

In the Piazza Duomo is the magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, which is thought to be the oldest shopping mall in the world. Another excellent shopping location in Milan is via Montenapoleone, in the Lombard metropolis, where you will find all the fashion houses and shops.

Exploring Milan

Throughout its long history, Milan has been ruled by a number of countries other than Italy, including Austria and France; architectural influences can still be found although there was much destruction during World War II.

Not only is Milan known for its fashion but also for the spectacular Duomo or Cathedral and also La Scala, the world’s most famous opera house which is where Madame Butterfly premiered in 1904 – prices start from around 20 euros per person, so be sure to watch one of the elegant ballet or operas while you’re visiting. Travelling around Milan is easy, with its railway network, trams, trolleybuses and taxi services, so you can be sure to take in all of the sights during your stay.

There is a huge choice of restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from in Milan, day or night. A city that rarely sleeps, start the evening with a little aperitif in a local bar before moving onto dinner or a show, then onto a nightclub or a distinctive bar such as the Bhangra Bar, Rolling Stone or Frida.

Cultural breaks in Milan

The Duomo di Milano is the city’s cathedral located in Lombardy. This grand building is a central point from which the streets either encircle or lead from, and it is an excellent point from which to start a walking tour of Milan. The architecture of the cathedral itself is fascinating and it is well known for roof top pinnacles and spires.

There are countless attractions in this vibrant and fascinating city which are well worth making time to visit. Milan’s church and convent, Santa Maria delle Grazie is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the “Last Supper” mural by Leonardo da Vinci. And football fans may wish to head to San Siro home to the teams of AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano.

In 2015 this city of great food will host EXPO, the international world fair. Focusing on a range of topics, this time around it's looking at food quality and safety. Take your holiday between May and October next year to witness this fantastic cultural event and sample Milan's delicious dishes.

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Other recommended destinations:

Combine a city break in Milan with an Italian lake holiday in nearby Lake Como. For wonderful architecture dating back to the 11th century, stay in the "Pearl of Lake Como" Bellagio.

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family weekend away of sightseeing and shopping, Madrid city has something for everyone.

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Italian
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Local airport: Milan Linate (LIN)
Flight time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Spas

There are a large number of overnight and day spas in the city - whether you want to relax in the sauna and steam room or enjoy a large range of treatments from seaweed wraps to hot stone massage, you’ll be well cared for. Many of the larger hotels have spa facilities offering couples treatments.

Romance

Milan is a quintessentially romantic Italian city. There are plenty of romantic spots scattered all over the city. Piazza San Fedele is the traditional meeting point of lovers. There are a large number of romantic traditional style restaurants all over the centre of the city.

Cafés

Cafes are a great place to stop in for an espresso or a small bite to eat, such as a panino - a small sandwich often filled with ham and cheese. There is also a number of piazzas in the city such as the Piazza del Duomo, which have cafes dotted around them - the perfect place to sit and people watch.

Gardens

There are a number of parks in Madrid which provide a welcome rest from the excitement and bustle of the city. The Giardini Pubblici in the north east of the city has long, winding gardens and grounds and is a great place to relax. Parco Sempione is a large garden with an artificial lake as well as beautifully manicured gardens.