THE MILAN TO DISCOVER
Very few words are needed to describe Milan in short: fashion, economy and design. In reality it is easy to fall into clichés with these definitions: Milan deserves more because it offers more and is much more.
Fashion calls style, in every sense. If it is Milan then, it is clear that style is an attribute that just does not lack. Walking around the city you will realize that the atmosphere is truly unique and at the same time varied. Milan is cosmopolitan, elegant, modern and fascinating at the same time.
The Duomo is certainly the main attraction of the city: to see it from afar it almost looks like a sand castle but when you get close it can silence anyone with its grandeur. Begun in far away 1386, it is a grandiose work of Gothic architecture: among 3500 statues, stands the Madonnina, almost wanting to watch over the city from above.
From Piazza Duomo you enter the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II which connects it to the square where the Teatro alla Scala is located . The Gallery, nicknamed the “Milan salon”, houses some of the oldest cafés in the city. Alternatively, to regain your strength from shopping and cultural visits, the best solution is an aperitif in the canals !
Another pearl is the Castello Sforzesco, which gives that extra touch of elegance to the city and houses the art gallery and various museums. With the Parco Sempione as a backdrop, it is an excellent destination if you are a lover of culture . Milan is therefore not only aperitifs and catwalks: culture plays an important role in this city. Leonardo da Vinci gave her a great contribution: the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie hosts “Il Cenacolo”. Moreover, the Pinacoteca di Brera is a fundamental step: in fact it houses an unparalleled ancient and modern art collection.
NOT JUST HAPPY HOUR
The important thing to know is what is the best time to visit Milan. In reality, for a city with a thousand faces and full of interesting activities, each period is the right one.
The glittering fashion week is certainly the unmissable event for fashionistas: in February and September the city is filled with fashion victims who invade the city on a sort of pilgrimage. A prominent Italian catwalk and admired all over the world, Milan has always been home to the latest trends and the most important designers. City of adoration and destination not to be missed for the most passionate fashionistas, it is full of proposals: you can start with a shopping session in the infamous Fashion Quadrilateral, which includes Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni and Corso Venezia. This area, famous like the fashion districts of Paris and New York, is located in the historic center of the city. Finally, Corso Buenos Aires is also full of shops.
And if you want to enter the real Milanese climate, then you can’t miss the moment when the kaleidoscopic Navigli area becomes a real event: during the first ten days of June, the Festa del Naviglio takes place, which also marks the beginning summer. The Navigli canals are the most fashionable location in Milan: here you can find restaurants and bars that satisfy every palate. The locals on the boats anchored in the Naviglio Grande are absolutely characteristic, a must try.
Another period that allows you to enjoy all the beauty of Milan is New Year. The streets are full of people, especially from the outside: even latecomers who want to take advantage of the last minute will find the best offers.
What is certain is that in order to fully enjoy what the city has to offer, you must spend at least an entire evening and breathe the Milanese air. Now the fateful question is: where to sleep in that of Milan?
LIVE MILAN IN ALL ROUNDS
The peculiarity of Milan is that it is suitable for everyone: a low-cost hotel is what many would like, but it often happens to organize holidays in a hurry. Anyone who happened to find themselves organizing a trip and the fear of spending too much. This is also why Milan is the right place: you can find cheap B & Bs and hotels in the center or near the central station, like the nearby Hotel Stazione and Hotel Bernina . Among the trivago pages you will find various proposals: all you have to do is choose!
Milan is the right destination even for just one weekend. In this case, time is everything: if you want to savor the city as much as possible, even for those traveling with your family , a hotel that offers a half-board formula is what you need. In any case, in the center you can find various hotels and bed and breakfasts to suit all budgets: those looking for the luxury hotel with a spa will be satisfied as well as those who want more affordable accommodations. Many prefer a hotel that is also comfortable, so maybe placed in the central station area to be well connected to the major attractions of the city. For anyone who decides to visit the city, the Milan station is in fact an important hub.
For the youngest, who always try to find the cheapest offers, the ideal solution could be a hostel, especially if you stay in the city only for the time of a trip to San Siro!
Milan is also business and in fact offers two exhibition centers. For those in search of more sophisticated rooms, close to the MilanoCity fair , it is not difficult to find the ideal result. This area offers many 4 and 5 star hotels that can meet your needs: the Enterprise is a great mix of style and services, while the Meliá Milano offers conference rooms and wellness areas for relaxing moments. The other exhibition center is the great Rho Fair: for those who want to breathe a professional air, the NH Fiera is the right place.
All you have to do is lose yourself in the discovery of this Milan to drink, to dream … to live!
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