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.
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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