If you’re trying to choose your next city-break destination, check out our reasons to visit Milan!
Milan is currently one of the most interesting and surprising cities of Italy! Milan is sophisticated, a bit snobbish but, at the same time, dynamic, frenetic and lively as a true metropolis.
So, here is our list of 5 Reasons to visit Milan this year!
1) FASHION AND SHOPPING
First of all, Milan is a world renowned capital of fashion! A walk through the glittering windows of the so called ‘Fashion Quadrilateral’ is a must if you search for the finest luxury labels. Exclusive ateliers and independent boutiques host the creations of artists and emerging talents in the districts of Brera, Isola and Navigli. Good deals in via Torino or Corso Buenos Aires, home to the best-known fast fashion chains. Shopping or window-shopping…it’s up to you!
From the Roman memories of the ancient Mediolanum to the contemporary skyscrapers shaping a brand new skyline, Milan is a mix of past and present. So, go traditional with the Duomo, the Sforza Castle and La Scala Opera House, then keep the edge of Modernity with Porta Nuova district, Fondazione Prada Osservatorio and Pirelli Hangar Bicocca. In Milan you cannot get bored!
The Milanese cuisine is based on meat, butter and rice, full of simple and tasty traditional dishes. Boost your appettite with a typical milanese aperitivo, drinking Campari and eating nibbles…then start with the mouthwatering local dish, the yellow Risotto alla Milanese (with saffron and parmesan cheese) and as a second taste the Cotoletta (veal meat, breadcrumb, fried!). On Christmas treat you sweet and don’t forget a slice of Panettone, a delicious butter cake with candied fruit. Postpone your diet plans.
Mix and mingle as a true local while sipping a drink and chatting in the trendiest Milanese districts. The Columns of San Lorenzo, Ticinese, Navigli, Brera and Garibaldi are some of the top destinations for the local nightlife. Exclusive trendy discos with national and internationals celebrities or alternative clubs with rocky crowds. From sunset till late, Milan has the right solution for your vibrant nights
5) STRATEGIC POSITION
Finally, thanks to its strategic position, you can choose Milan as a central spot to visit the amazing surroundings. Less than 1 hour and you can reach all the breathtaking lakes around the metropolis as Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda and the swiss Lake Lugano. The city is surrounded by the Alps so you can enjoy day trips to popular ski venues. In addition Milan is a perfect spot to reach Northern Italy’s major cultural cities in just a few hours such as Torino, Bergamo, Mantova, Verona and Venice.
Still there? Come and visit Milan with a private local guide and you’ll discover much more than 5 reasons to visit Milan 🙂