Renowned as the fashion capital of the world, this city is home to more top designers than you can name; Versace, Armani, Dolce& Gabbana and Prada all have their flagship stores in the city, which also boasts its fabulous multi-spired Duomo.
As well as the many grand, ornate buildings, Milan also offers fantastic art galleries, such as Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Poldi Pezzoli, many interesting museums, and beautiful theatres. Milan, with its expensive shops and exclusive restaurants is a favourite haunt of the rich and famous, and the city’s bars and clubs are certainly the places to see and be seen.
However visit to this enchanting city is not just a hedonistic experience, but also one of culture and fine dining. Undoubtedly, fashion does feature predominantly in this city, and the three main streets that are brimming with designer shops, are known colloquially as the Quadrilatero d’Oro (the golden triangle). This combined with the ornate Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, plus all the other hundreds of shopping opportunities in the city is certain to fulfil every fashion devotee’s dream. There are even amazing buying opportunities for those who can’t afford the exorbitant designer price tags, on streets such as Corso Buenos Aires, one of the largest shopping street in Europe.
The city also has numerous opportunities to feast to your heart’s content, featuring cuisines from many different cultures, including traditional Italian fare, such as Gnocchi and tagliatelle bolognese, and Vietnamese and Thai. There are also numerous watering holes in this glamorous city, some of which are most certainly not just pubs. There are many unusual bars where you can be sure of a unique drinking experience, which will be unlike anything you have ever seen or experienced before! Some bars have live music available nightly, some have exhibitions on display and some serve their drinks in barbells! Combine the delicious dining opportunities with the fantastic nightlife available throughout the city, especially in the Navigli district, along with everything else the city has to offer in the way of sights and shopping, and you’ve got one amazing place to visit!