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28 October 2021 | 3 nights | 2 people
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About Milan

Exuding Italian style, Milan is everything you imagine; cosmopolitan, glamorous and chic. The fashion capital of Italy, this modern city is also home to the world's largest Gothic Cathedral, the magnificent San Siro football stadium and the best known of all the great opera houses, La Scala.

Food and drink

Typical Milanese dishes are risotto all Milanese, rice simmered in a saffron-flavoured stock, and the traditionally heavier dishes such as polenta and salamis are all considered as specialities of this city.

The Emporio Caffe Armani in Piazza Duomo is ideal for a light lunch or frothy cappuccino in stylish surroundings. For an authentic Milanese experience, the quirky Ristorante Bagutta restaurant is considered an historical landmark, and the melt-in-your-mouth spinach gnocchi with gorgonzola are popular with locals and visitors alike.

Shopping

The heart of Italian fashion and the city in which all the latest trends and designs are decided, a holiday in Milan is not complete without a touch of shopping! Home to fashion greats like Armani and Versace the streets of Milan are sure to delight fashionistas with their range of stores and arcades.

For the designer boutiques that the city is best-known, make your way to Via Monte Napoleone and Via Della Spiga, where you will find all the famous names from Gucci and Prada to Valentino and Versace. For the more price conscious head to the wide shopping street, Corso Buenos Aires, where you are sure to find plenty to please at all budgets. There are also many designer outlets in the vicinity of Milan which offer some serious retail therapy opportunities. Around the Naviglio Grand, to the south of the city, antiques fairs are popular at the weekends, and there is a street market on the Viale Papiniano on Saturday.

Milan Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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12th November 2020 by Hand Luggage Only

13 very best places in Northern Italy to visit

Italy is a totally diverse country to explore! Especially with the gorgeous spots in the south of Italy being totally different from the best places in northern Italy. And, truth be told, this is what makes Italy so great to visit in my opinion. It’s long history, gorgeous natural sights and the yummiest dishes. ...

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20th January 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

13 best things to do in Milan, Italy

Milan is easily one of the more famous and lovely Italian cities to visit! It’s packed full of promenade-style streets, castles and, of course, the Duomo, too; to name a few. This all means that there’s a heap of the best things to do in Milan once you arrive and you’ll be totally spoilt for choice on places to see when you visit. Now, after visiting Milan quite a few times, we’ve been able to scout out some of the most historic and gorgeous spots that you really can’t miss when in...

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15th August 2019 by Rachel Nicole

Italy for opera lovers

If you are a big opera fan, Italy is a great place to head to. It is quite literally the home of opera. Most historians agree that the first opera, Daphne, was performed in the home of Jacob Corsi, in Florence. From that moment, the Italians took this musical art form to their heart. So, if you want to enjoy opera in all its forms, Italy is the place to head. As you will see, when it comes to Opera Tickets Italy offers plenty of choice. Below, is a quick round–up of the towns and cities where...

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10th February 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

Chiavenna Italy: What to see beyond a day trip from Milan

Chiavenna, Italy. The mountain air sketches my breath into wistful clouds and they linger. Linger between the views from a summery Italian dream: vineyards, frescoes and spires of crumbling stone. And yet here they all are. The figures of classical Italy, framed by snow-encrusted clouds....

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26th January 2021 by Charlie, Distracted

How NOT to do a day trip to Lake Como from Milan

An area where the super rich go to holiday, with ever-beautiful weather and even more beautiful people; it’s not really somewhere I’ve imagined visiting, yet everything I read insisted that I take a day trip to Lake Como from Milan....

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20th June 2018 by Stuart

Ryanair announces London Southend Airport base and flights from 2019

Ryanair is opening a new base at the somewhat confusingly named 'London Southend Airport' in, umm, Essex - from April 2019. With three aircraft and an investment of $300 million, Ryanair clearly see Southend as a viable alternative for future expansion and air travel opportunities. The airline will be offering 13 routes to 8 different countries:Alicante, Barcelona Reus, Bilbao, Málaga and Palma in SpainBrest - FranceCorfu - GreeceCluj, RomaniaDublin - IrelandFaro, PortugalMilan Bergamo...

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1st March 2021 by TravMonkey

Legal high you have to try – Zip lining in Como

I discovered something more effective than a super-strong Italian double espresso to get me out of my early morning brain fog and slumber. To be honest, it actually felt more like I’d been hooked up to a drip full of the finest freshly brewed Italian coffee. “What is this legal high?” I hear you ask. Well, it was barely after 9 am when I felt the rush of speeding through the leafy tree tops of Caglio, hanging from a harness, helmet on and zip lining in Como....

Weather in Milan

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Milan

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