The Flavour of Italy

Milan, the capital of fashion, designer furniture, devoted football fans and delicious gelato, is an adventure all on its own. Boutiques are bursting at the seams with famous home-grown names like Armani, Versace, Gucci and Prada alongside crisp cuts from emerging designers and fabulous seconds stock for the bargain hunters.

Known as Italy's second largest city as well as being the business capital, Milan also has many museums, cathedrals and galleries to visit. The Pinacoteca di Brera houses fine renaissance and medieval art.

Insiders' Tips

  1. See The Last Supper in Milan: See a mural painting dating back to the 15th century by Leonardo da Vinci located on the main church building.
  2. Shop Milan's Fashion Strips: Some of the best shopping experiences are found at Milan's shopping distract. See some of the famous streets Via Montenapolene, Via Della and Via Manzoni.
  3. Castello Sforzesco: Visit Milan's castle, located near the centre of Milan. View the seven museums inside and wader around the courtyard.

More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Italy chapter in our online Europe Essentials brochure. Click here.

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