Milan is the powerhouse of Italy: it produces 10% of the country’s GNP; 25% of domestic research, it is home to 10 universities and every year it attracts over 4 million tourists. Today, it is one of Europe’s most accessible and welcoming cities: 200 destinations linked by 364,000 flights a year, 380 hotels with over 21,000 guest rooms.
Milan is situated in the centre of Europe and it is one of Europe’s most accessible cities: every day 800 direct flights link Milan with 200 destinations all over the world.
Malpensa airport is Southern Europe’s major intercontinental hub. Milan is served by two other international airports: Linate, just 7 km from the Duomo, and Orio al Serio.
As soon as you get to Milan, you appreciate just how compact it is, with everything within easy reach. And if you want to move from one side of the city to the other, the convenient Metro network will take you there for just 1 euro!
An immense system that comprises services, culture, entertainment, art, cinema, television, NGOs, fashion, sport and research.
2,400 years of history have left a rich legacy. And don’t worry if you are pushed for time, because the great thing about Milan is that you can find an amazing number of attractions right in the centre of town. All within walking distance.
Milan boasts a unique, world-famous artistic heritage, of which the best known is Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.
- The Cathedral
- Brera art gallery
- The Last Supper
- Basilica of Saint Laurence
- Santa Maria delle Grazie
- Sforza Castle
- Basilica of Saint Ambrose
Milan offers absolutely the best of everything and, consequently, the most tantalizing temptations.
You can feast your eyes in the emporia of the world’s top designers in the pedestrian fashion precinct, or browse round the vintage shops in the bohemian Brera quarter. Don’t forget to have a look at the Navigli canals and Porta Ticinese, where you will find a host of “alternative” shops. For the fashion conscious we suggest a visit to Corso Como 10. The widest choice of all is in Corso Buenos Aires: hundreds of shops stand one after the other along all 3 km of this street. But if you have an eye for a bargain, you simply cannot miss the largest Fashion Outlet in Europe, just outside town.
Food and wine lovers will find nothing to surpass Peck’s, Italy’s number one gourmet food and wine shop!
- Fashion Preci
- Antiques street market
- Navigli canal
- The Vittorio Emanuele II arcade
- McArthur Glen Designer Outlets
In Milan eating out is a real delight and you can choose from over 700 restaurants and 150 wine bars: don’t miss the chance to try flavours from all over the world here!
After-dinner hours are even more exciting: over 100 clubs; plus 500 pubs, bars, bistrots, cafés, live music bars and a lot more besides; 50 theatres, including the world famous La Scala opera house.
- Corso Como
- Navigli canal district
- La Scala
- Isola Garibaldi