MILAN – WHY GO?
Italy’s catwalk capital is packed with shopportunities for those in search of some serious retail therapy, but it’s also crammed full of fascinating sights and is the perfect urban launchpad for the luscious Italian lakes.
MUST SEE, MUST DO
Milan is all about fashion, darling. So put your gladrags on and get ready to flex your plastic in the Giorgio Armani superstore on Via Manzoni or the original Prada shop in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
For a cultural fix, buy tickets for La Scala – Milan’s world-famous opera house. If you miss out on tickets, visit La Scala Theatre Museum to see costumes and art related to the history of opera.
Duomo di Milano
Most of Milan’s central streets radiate out from its impressive white marble Cathedral. Climb up to the roof for wall-to-wall vistas of the city and to get a closer look at the stunning spires and pinnacles that make up the intricate design.
If you’re feeling shopped out, head to the medieval fortress Castello Sforzeco and pay a visit to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper fresco.
Food and drink
Round off a real supper afterwards with Milan’s most famous dessert – panettone studded with raisins and candied orange peel, washed down with a fiery local grappa chaser.
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Rub shoulders with models, buyers and beautiful people at Milan Fashion Week.
The opera season commences at La Scala.
Head to the top of the Duomo at sunset for spectacular views of the city through the spires.
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