Milan Holidays 2014

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Milan City Breaks

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.

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.