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Milan

Europe's Shopping Mecca

Milan, Italy

Rome, Venice, and Florence have the beauty, the history, and the romance, but while Milan may lack a great dose of all of that, it beats them all in shopping. In fact, Milan just may be the world's greatest shopping city, and that's mainly what attracts millions of visitors each year to its streets.

Via Montenapoleone together with Via della Spiga and Via Sant'Andrea nearby reunite all the big brands, and if they're not enough, step into the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The huge Duomo is right outside, from where you can then walk to another center of design and fashion, or to the opera at La Scala.

This being the city of affluence and attitude, the restaurants and clubs also appeal to those who come for the Milan Fashion Week, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture show, or the Milan Triennale. Milan is one long catwalk for the elegant and sophisticated Milanese, and joining them at their most glamorous venues is the city's main attraction.


Top 10 Sights and Attractions

  1. THE LAST SUPPER in Santa Maria delle Grazie.
  2. The majesty of the DUOMO.
  3. The elegant shops in GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II.
  4. Chic shopping in VIA MONTENAPOLEONE and nearby streets.
  5. The Italian masterpieces of Pinacoteca di Brera.
  6. A performance in La Scala Theater.
  7. The landmark Sforzesco Castle.
  8. The best of Italian design in the Triennale Design Museum.
  9. CIMAC's contemporary art collection.
  10. The ancient SAN LORENZO MAGGIORE CHURCH.

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Where to Stay

Look for the hotel or hostel that best matches your budget, type of trip or personality. Here you can guarantee a room but you do NOT pay anything at the time of booking. Payments are only made at the hotel and there are no booking fees. Most hotels allow cancellations with no penalty if done up to 24 or 48 hours in advance. You'll see that information at the time of booking and again in the confirmation email.

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Eating and Drinking

You'll eat very well in Milan, and we mean eat in style. The city has a variety of restaurants, and their Italian or international menus are presented in elegantly-designed spaces to match the city's fashionable crowds. Join the smartly-attired Milanese for pre-dinner aperitivi and enjoy the Milan life.

Shopping

Shopping is Milan's major attraction and many visitors come to town just for that. There are several shopping streets with some of the world's best boutiques and fashions, the landmark Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and a great number of sophisticated shops. Most of those are found in the "Golden Triangle," meaning the streets Via Della Spiga, Via Sant'Andrea and Via Montenapoleone.

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