How To Do Milan

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  • Italy

  • Milan

  • Black Travel

  • Family Travel

  • Honeymoons

  • Luxury Travel

  • Entertainment

  • Fashion

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A cobblestone street in Milan with a scooter and some cars.
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Milan gets overshadowed by Florence, Rome, and Venice. Yet, it is a world-class city with an infectious verve that courses through every via. Street style is like a spectator sport here. Make sure you taste the region's signature polenta and rice based cuisine. Getting around this centralized city is simple because of an abundance of taxi stands and a safe subway system. You will be glad you added Milan to your Italian tour.

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Where to stay In Milan

Bulgari Hotel Milano

A chic oasis in the heart of the city’s shopping district, home to a see-and-be-seen aperitivi bar and rare treat indoor swimming pool.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast for two daily.

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VIU Hotel Milan

An elegant and contemporary property hosting 124 rooms, a spa and a gym.

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  • Complimentary bottle of wine.

  • Welcome treat in room on arrival.

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Park Hyatt Milan

Elegant property nearby the Duomo di Milano with upscale rooms and suites.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

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Things to do In Milan

A white gothic church opening up to square at Duomo Cathedral Square in Milan, Italy.

QC Terme Milano: After a long day of exploring the city, you deserve a spa day.

Milan Fashion Laboratory Experience: See why Milan is a world fashion capital.

La Scala: Experience one of the world's most opulent opera houses.

Last Supper Painting: See one of Da Vinci's most celebrated works.

Sfrozesco Castle: Medieval Castle vibes in the heart of the city.

Starbucks Reserve: One of the world's few Reserve experiences in the heart of Milan.

Fondazione Prada: A contemporary art compound curated by the famed fashion brand.

Navigli: A reminder of when Milan was a canal-centric city that is now a lively commercial district.

Duomo di Milano: A gothic cathedral and the most historically iconic site of the city.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: A luxuriously-appointed shopping gallery adjacent to the Duomo.

Day trips:

  • Lake Cuomo

  • Venice

Places to eat & drink In Milan

White and bubbly cheesy pizza with red sauce and thin crust on a wooden board with green rosemary and red tomatoes.

Luini: A venerable Milanese establishment featuring the cheesy goodness known as the panzerotti.

Spontini: An Italian pizza chain that features thick crust pizza.

Bar Luini: An adorable and chic cafe designed by famed filmmaker Wes Anderson located at Fondazione Prada.

Da Giacomo: An elegant Trattoria showcasing traditional Italian fare.

Osteria Da Fortunata: A must-visit for pepper and cheese pasta.

San Mouri: Wonderful wine selection. Excellent service. Wonderful farm-to-table options.

Aalto: An intriguing blend of Japanese and Italian cuisine.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Ali Duvarus's guide, A Complete Guide to Shopping, Food, Art and Culture in Milan.

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