Milan, Italy’s fashion capital and home to La Scala is a city that boasts romance, culture and style.
Milan holidays are perfect for a short break or, a twin centre holiday. Stylish, energetic and economically powerful Milan is probably the most important city in Italy in terms of fashion, industry and commerce.
Located in the Po Valley in the northwest of Italy and capital of the Lombardy region it is the second largest city in the country and home to numerous museums, monuments and churches including the most grandiose of Gothic cathedrals, the Duomo.
For those on Milan holidays looking for the latest trends and retail indulgence, this city is famed for its fashion, contemporary Italian creativity and style all of which are an essential part of the Milan ethos. The shopping district including Via Montenapoleone, Via Mazoni, Via Sant’Andrea and Via della Spiga rival Bond Street and Fifth Avenue in terms of exclusive designer boutiques. City breaks to Milan are a shopper’s heaven and because the shops are set in elegant 18th century palazzo, a day of retail therapy simply has to be concluded with a cocktail in the historic Bar Cova before dinner in one of many stylish restaurants. The nightlife is vibrant with an avant-garde theatre scene and nightclubs aplenty.
With a fantastic offering of shopping, entertainment, architectural and religious sites, holidays to Milan are a fantastic way to experience bustling, cosmopolitan Italy. Whether part of a multi-centre holiday or simply luxury city breaks to Milan, Classic Collection Holidays will tailor-make your perfect stay.
There is an abundance of things to do in Milan and most of the sights are within a comfortable walking distance with many concentrated in and around the city centre.
A few of the top sights not to miss include Santa Maria delle Grazie where Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is on display and the most grandiose of Gothic cathedrals, the Duomo di Milano. The cathedrals are amongst the top things to do in Milan and with their magnificent architecture, art and history they are captivating places to visit. Constructed in pink-hued marble from Candoglia and with its 135 spires and 3,200 statues it took almost six centuries to complete.
To the northwest of Piazza del Duomo is Castello Sforzesco, a huge, sprawling 15th century brick fortress home to several museums, a gallery and attractive grounds.
Teatro alla Scala is the largest theatre in Europe and world famous for its opera with the opening of each season Milan’s greatest social event of the year. For those wondering what to do in Milan, especially in the evening, we highly recommend visiting La Scala. Contact our reservations team for information about tickets to La Scala.
The bohemian yet chic Brera is the city’s traditional artisan area and home to one of Italy’s most prestigious art collections, the Pinacoteca di Brera. Set in an lovely 17th century Jesuit palace highlights include paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto and Donato Bramante.
Exploring further afield there is the great charterhouse, Certosa di Pavia, the most spectacular monument in the region. Plus, for those still wondering what to do in Milan there is picturesque Monza and delightful Bergamo, which make for easy day trips from the city.