One of the main cities in Italy in terms of industry, finance and of course fashion and design, Milan is a true bustling metropolis perfect for an Italian holiday. A Milan city break promises a grandiose city in which you can spend countless hours shopping, exploring or just enjoying a great cup of Italian coffee on one of the many scenic piazzas.
The largest city in Italy, Milan is a modern urban centre where old cathedrals, domes and castles stand in perfect contrast to the glass-clad towers and skyscrapers. These impressive architectural feats reflect the sun and the surrounding Alpine peaks, as they rise on the horizon of the city. A Milan holiday offers countless treasures in the form of culture, experience, and scenery – it’s a real treat and perfect for your next city break.
Start your discovery of Milan’s gems in the heart of the city, at the great Duomo di Milano - one of the largest cathedrals in the world. Here, you can scale the 150 steps to the top, or take the lift and save valuable energy, for a phenomenal view of countless rooftops and domes, as well as the numerous spires that pierce the sky. Apart from the Duomo, you’ll also find the Palazzo Reale and the Palazzo della Ragione, where history and great artwork are blended perfectly. Additionally, the iconic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II symbolises the importance of design, fashion and commerce in the city. Stroll through the arcade and marvel at the great arched roof that encases this stunning building.
If you’re seeking to make the most of your Milan city break with hours of shopping then head to the Quadrilatero della Moda – or Fashion Square. This district is home to some of the biggest fashion houses in the world, such as Armani, Prada, Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana, and even if you aren’t prepared to spend big, you can simply do a bit of window-shopping instead. If you fancy something a bit more affordable then head to the Navigli Distict, where flea markets, small shops, and numerous cafés line the beautiful canals. Alternatively, you can stroll around the Parco Sempione that surrounds the breathtaking Sforza Castle. Home to various museums that span across millennia, you can lose yourself in the many spectacular pieces of art that adorn the rooms of the castle. Art-lovers should also stop by the Brera, which houses one of the most impressive art collections in the world.
Whether you’re a fashionista visiting Milan for the shopping experience of a lifetime, or just love Italian food and coffee and want to experience the cuisine, we have the holiday for you. Our city breaks to Milan are varied and designed to meet the needs of all different kinds of travellers. Take a look at our listings and check them out individually for a guide to what’s included as well as the specific location of each luxury hotel. Fleetway Travel is an ATOL-protected provider of Milan, Italy holidays so you can rely on us to provide you with the holiday of a lifetime. What are you waiting for?
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