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.
The Last Supper
The Parmesan at Peck