Milan centre

Milan centre, elegance, fashion and culture

  • Milan, the capital of the Italian region of Lombardy, is the most visited city in the north of Italy. Home of one of the biggest cathedrals in the world, the Milan Cathedral, it is a great destination to visit: It has all the advantages of a big city but a quite reachable size, it offers historical landmarks, beautiful sights, culture, fashion and fun. Those who like nature will be able to relax in Parco Sempione, and those who like fashion will be able to shop from dawn to sunset. And, besides, all the family will be able to enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine that you will be able to try in its many restaurants.
  • Your neighbours in the apartments in Milan centre will be the elegant Milanese, the proud inhabitants of a city that, besides being known as the Fashion Capital of Italy, it is also known as the Moral Capital of Italy. Milan has the third highest economy of the cities in the European Union, only after London and Paris, and is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy. Besides, it’s the city in Italy that receives the richest tourists, since it is a top destination for fashion and design. So, besides having the elegant Milanese as neighbours, you will also have some fancy neighbour tourists as well!
  • Milan is also known as the Fashion Capital of Italy, and there are tons of places where you can go shopping. In fact, there are many people whose main reason to visit Milan centre is to go shopping there! One of the best places to do so is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a beautiful shopping centre with an impressive glass dome. It opened in 1867 and it is one of the oldest shopping arcades in the world, and the oldest one in Italy. It is the perfect place to buy haute-couture, and you will be able to enjoy a delicious meal afterwards in one of the historic restaurants that you can find there as well. We strongly recommend that you visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, but if you feel like being outdoors, you will find all the haute-couture brands in the four streets known as the Quadrilatero d’Oro, located north-east of La Scala, around metro stop Montenapoleone. We’re referring to Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni, Via Montenapoleone and Via Sant’Andrea, where you will find Armani, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Kenzo, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Alberta Ferretti, Dior, Valentino and many more.
    And if those don’t really fit in your budget, don’t worry, because you can find some bargains if you do know where to go. There are vintage clothing boutiques and second-hand shops, as well as shops that sell things out of season at prices that will make your heart stop – and from haute-couture brands as well! Look for 50% and 70% discounts in the outlet shops in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, and check shops like Il Salvagente and Basement.
  • The apartments in the centre of Milan are in a privileged location, and you will be able to visit the top attractions by foot. However, in Milan you have a convenient metro system as well as several lines of tramway, which is a perfect means of transportation! With the tramway, you will be able to move fast around the city and to reach many different places (there are 18 city lines and 2 long-distance lines), and, besides, you will do so in a beautiful tramway that moves outdoors. This way, you will still be able to see the beautiful Milan centre through the windows. Besides, the tramway of Milan is an attraction and a landmark by itself. Did you know that it has been working since 1881?
  • There are a lot of things to do in Milan centre, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. You can do a walking tour that will explain the history and particularities of the beautiful buildings in the city, or you can do so yourself: Start with the Milan Cathedral or Duomo, an impressive Italian Gothic Marble Cathedral standing in the biggest plaza of Milan Centre. Then, go to La Scala through the iconic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the most beautiful shopping arcade you’ve ever seen. The, you can go to Parco Sempione and visit the Sforza Castle and the Arco della Pace, and go back south to visit the Basilica of Sant’Ambroggio and the Columns of San Lorenzo.
    Don’t forget to go shopping. Milan centre is the Fashion Capital of Italy and hosts the famous Milano Fashion Week, so you’re in the best place to renew your closet!
  • Shopping and sightseeing will make you hungry, so get ready to try some amazing Italian cuisine. Some great options are Maio, La Locanda del Gatto Rosso or the Pizzeria Spontini. For dinner, you can try different wines and delicatessen cured meats at Sapori Solari.
    If you need to eat something fast, don’t hesitate and go to Luini Panzerotti. And if you feel like trying something different, you can enjoy a different side of Italian cuisine in the restaurant Cracco, a Michelin two-starred restaurant for those who enjoy strong and characteristic flavours. Chef Carlo Cracco is for the food adventurers!
  • There are plenty of bars and pubs in Milan centre where you can go have a drink after a busy day. In the Piazza del Duomo itself you will see that the lively atmosphere lasts until quite late! For a nice drink or cocktail, try the Bar Magenta or Blue Note Milano, and don’t forget to go to Rock’N’Roll club if you want to enjoy rock music in an alternative venue. They offer live music sometimes too!
    For the best nightlight, though, you will have to get a bit outside Milan centre – although not too far. In Dry Milano you will be able to try some delicious cocktails (as well as one of the best pizzas of Milano). And, if you want to go dancing, we recommend the alternative Tunnel Club, which offers one of the best clubbing nights in Milan.



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