There’s nowhere quite like Milan. The stylish city in northern Italy is where it all started for fashion superstars such as Armani, Versace, Prada, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. The city’s gilded city centre is packed with their flagship boutiques, plus locals who really know how to put an outfit together. It’s a centre for interiors too, so if you fancy browsing the most cutting-edge design, you’re in the right place.
However, Milan holidays are not only about style worship. A visit is a chance to encounter some spectacular bucket-list treasures, including Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper and the city’s extraordinary Gothic cathedral. Milan really knows how to have a good time. There are some superlative restaurants in the city centre, and the city is famous for being the home of ‘aperitivo’, a delicious buffet of snacks to accompany your sundowner.
As well as the dazzling architecture of the city centre, Milan boasts the charming Navigli district, a network of canals lined with bars and restaurants that’s a favourite nightlife spot for glammed-up locals. Holidays to Milan will thrill those who love clothes and design, but there’s plenty here for everyone, from art and architecture to fantastic food and wine.
Milan’s Duomo is a Gothic masterpiece, with 135 spires and more than 3,000 statues, that took over five centuries to build. Take a walk around its terraces for superb views.
The Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco of Christ and his disciples is one of his most famous works, a huge mural housed in an adjoining a church. You can visit by reserving ahead.
The Parmesan at Peck
Open since 1883, this glorious food and wine emporium is a Milanese institution. Check out the huge range of cheeses, great places to eat, ice cream and foodie gifts.