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Milan City Breaks

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Milan holidays

A city of style and substance

First inhabited in 222 BC, Milan rose to become the capital of the Western Roman Empire under emperor Diocletian. Today, it's Italy's most populated metropolis. Choose a holiday to Milan City, and it won't take you long to discover the secrets behind its popularity. Present day visitors flock to experience its mix of ornate historic architecture, mastery of modern design and chic urban Italian lifestyle. While there's a lot to keep you on your feet, you'll have to forgo the comfortable footwear if you want to fit in with the well-heeled Milanese. Once you've picked out your outfit - or bought a whole new one at the Golden Quadrilateral chic shopping district - strut your stuff along to see the city's unmissable sights such as the cathedral which took 600 years to complete. There's no doubt about it, holidays to Milan City are definitely in fashion.

Your Milan questions, answered

You'll be able to many of Milan's best city centre attractions on foot. For anything else, hop on a public metro, bus or tram.
Made with Po Valley grain, Risotto alla Milanese is top of the list. Other must-try dishes include ossobuco bone marrow broth and filled piadina flatbreads.
While tipping isn't expected, rounding up your bill to the nearest euro will always be appreciated if you're particularly pleased with the service.

Best things to do in Milan City

Visit Milan Cathedral

You can't visit Milan without seeing its 14th century cathedral, the symbol of the city. You'll find this Gothic behemoth in the Piazza del Duomo.

Shop until you drop

Make your way to the famously chic Golden Quadrilateral where you'll find the biggest fashion brands advertising their wares with show-stopping window displays.

Enjoy a Michelin-star meal

Lombardy holds Italy's record for Michelin-starred restaurants. With a third of those residing in Milan, you'll want to experience a top-class meal or two.