Milan Holidays 2014

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Milan City Breaks

Renowned as one of the most fashionable destinations in the world, this Italian city is as stylish as you’d imagine. Italy’s industrial powerhouse, it might be a world away from the romantic city of Florence or tourist-led Rome, yet Milan city breaks have plenty of charm that keep holidaymakers flocking back year on year.

Aside from business and fashion, you’ll also be surprised to discover a wealth of history beneath its glamourous facade. The grand gothic cathedral, the duomo, is a striking sight at the heart of your city breaks to Milan - a must-visit for keen photographers for its spectacular architecture as well as its stunning views from the top. Nearby you’ll find some fantastic destinations to escape the bustle of the city - head to La Spezia for a laid-back day trip with a dose of culture thrown in.

Sightseeing and Shopping

With plenty of iconic landmarks and attractions, you’ll be hard pressed to run out of things to do on your Milan city breaks. From traditional churches to fascinating museums and world class theatres, there are plenty of beautiful buildings to explore. Head to the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology to immerse yourself in all things scientific or browse the vast contemporary art collection found at the Museo d’arte Paolo Pini.

If its history you are craving in Milan, ensure you make time to drop into some of the city’s finest churches. With some of the oldest religious buildings in the whole of Italy, you’ll find beautiful architecture from varying time periods - from the renaissance feel of the Saint Mary of the Graces to the Romanesque architecture of Saint Ambrose. Simply by strolling its streets, you’ll be revealed to countless churches, with most of them free to explore - head to the nearby city of Turin for catch a glimpse of even more fine religious buildings.

Of course, Milan city breaks are incomplete without embarking on a shopping trip and with the iconic Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle shopping mall on your doorstep, it’d be rude not to! A spectacular 19th century building with a stunning mosaic floor, you won’t help but feel like royalty when you’re laden up with shopping bags from its glitzy boutiques or sipping coffee at one of its stylish cafes. Alternatively you can head to the nearby destination of Genoa if you’re looking for unique souvenirs.

Architecture

The architecture across Milan is truly phenomenal, and one of its finest examples is the Renaissance church - The Duomo. This stunning building is made up of thousands of spires and statues that stand proudly amongst its exterior. San Babila is a charming Romanesque church that sits near the Piazza San Babila, which is filled with Art Deco buildings.

Shopping

Shopaholics will find their heaven here, with a huge number of shops that range from upscale designer boutiques to high street stores. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is a stunning shopping mall, with a glass roof and a mosaic floor. Fashion lovers should head to Via Montenapoleone, Milan’s famed designer street, which is lined with only the best high end brands.

Eating & Drinking

Milan is proud of its gastronomic heart and there is no better place to try a variety of Italian specialties than here. Its vast array of restaurants vary from upscale fine dining establishments to pizzerias and Chinese restaurants in Paolo Sarpi, otherwise known as Chinatown. Drinking in the city is a pleasure, with venues ranging from stylish clubs and cocktail bars on Commo Avenue, to the open air cafes and cosy bars of the Navigli quarter.

Hotels

Hotel Sanpi sits in the centre of the city, with beautiful gardens furnished with contemporary sculptures and art work. This boutique hotel is ideal for visiting the historical centre and Milan’s popular shopping area. The Ramada Plaza Milano is a unique, modern hotel found in the city’s main shopping district.