Milan holiday spots are perfect for a short break or, an extended family vacation. Stylish, energetic and powerful Milan is arguably the most important city in Italy when we talk of history, industry, lifestyle, fashion, and commerce. Located in the northwest of Italy and the capital of the Lombardy region it is the second largest city in Italy and houses numerous monuments, museums, and churches including one of the grandest Gothic cathedrals, the Duomo.
For those on holidays looking for the latest trends and retail indulgence, Milan is a place you can’t afford to leave out; this city is famed for its contemporary Italian creativity, fashion, and style all of which are an essential part of the Milan way of life. Milan’s shopping district including Via Sant’Andrea, Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, and Via della Spiga are chocked full of exclusive designer boutiques.
Typical Local Food and Wine
Lombardy has a rich agricultural tradition, which has been tarnished by massive industrial development in the last half century. Crossed by numerous rivers and pastures, typical products of the region range from animal products and derivatives, such as cured meats and cheeses, to cereals, such as rice and maize. Speaking of wine tradition, the DOC and DOCG Lombarde are many and varied from one another, with characteristics of the region and of wines produced. L’Oltrepò Pavese is known as one of the most fruitful Italian areas for cultivating Pinot Noir and producing sparkling wines based on this noble grape. Franciacorta DOCG was created in the same region, which has emerged in the last decade as the most well-known Italian sparkling wine classic, together with Trento Doc.
Typical dishes: Filascetta, Patè di cavedan, Savoiarda, Polenta valtellinese, Pizzoccheri, Casonsei, Schisòla, Casoeula, Codeghì con polenta.
Local Wine: Franciacorta, Barbera.
Tours and Activities
Grand Tour of Milan
Plan in your visit to see one of the most famous and popular works of art in the world, Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’.
You can choose this best-selling tour and be guaranteed advance booking and avoid the ticket lines.
Plus you’ll take a half-day tour of the impressive city of Milan. Leonardo da Vinci’s famous masterpiece, The Last Supper is housed at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan and has been made a Unesco World Heritage site. There is much more to see and explore in Milan asides Leonardo’s masterpiece.
Your half-day sightseeing tour of Milan will include a walking tour, bringing you closer to Italy’s historical city. You can stop by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery. Brimming with original fashionable shops and cafes, it is oft called the ‘salotto di Milano’ (Milan’s drawing room) for its significance as a common meeting point for people of Milan.
Visit the medieval Sforza Castle
The Sforzesco Castle is a regal medieval Castle and fortress which was once the seat and residence for the ruling family of Milan and today houses several of the city’s museums and art collections. Next, we will take a tour of the splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest, and most striking Gothic cathedrals. About 135 spires and 3,200 statues are crammed onto the roof and facade of the iconic building.
Visit Milan’s popular Opera House, the fabulous La Scala theatre, founded in 1778 and still in use today, some of the world’s renowned musicians and opera singers have performed here including Pavarotti and Giuseppe Verdi, who has premiered in this very theatre.
Your entrance ticket provides you 24 hour admission to the theatre and museum so you can return the next day for more exploration.
La Scala Museum and Theatre Walking Tour
La Scala Theatre and museum tour provides a unique opportunity to discover the secrets of one of the most famous distinguished opera houses in the world.
With an expert guide, you can plan a visit to the La Scala Museum, home to a fascinating collection of costumes, musical instruments and iconic portraits.
Our guide will help you discover the various museum rooms, with curiosities and anecdotes about great artists who have performed on this prestigious stage.
You will also visit the spectacular room with its priceless crystal chandelier and the stage.
You might be opportune see the artists rehearse from the boxes of the theatre.
Football Lovers Tour
The Football Lovers Tour provides a great opportunity to visit a real temple of football the Stadio Meazza or San Siro Stadium, home to Italy’s biggest football derby.
The San Siro Stadium hosts the museums of the two Milanese football teams, Inter & Milan, and Casa Milan, the stadium is the new home of international football club A.C. Milan, you can shop in the store and enjoy a meal in the exquisite restaurant, Cucina Milanello.
On Milan City’s Sightseeing open buses you can reach the stops of these tours freely, spending as much time as you want to in each of them.
Casa Ferrari – Day Trip from Milan
Come explore the exact location where Enzo Ferrari was born, explore the original mechanical workshop where he originated the very first car bearing the distinctive horse emblem and visit the museum were more than 30 classic and modern Ferrari are on display. You can shop at the Ferrari Store at Fidenza Village, which offers discount prices on Ferrari official merchandize. Whether you’re a car enthusiast, a Formula 1 fanatic, or just want to pose for photos in a Ferrari, the Casa Ferrari day trip from Milan is the perfect opportunity to make all your sports car fantasies come true.
We depart Milan in the morning heading towards Modena, the birthplace of the founder of the Scuderia, to reach the Museum of Enzo Ferrari. Having about 10,000 square feet (1,000 square meters) of floor space, the Ferrari Museum offers a peek into the glamorous world of these exotic cars. You can marvel at the original Formula 1 cars, road cars, and sports prototypes for hours; trace the brand’s iconic history through famous collections of trophies, photos and memorabilia.
After the museum visit we hop back on the coach to reach the Fidenza Village before heading back to Milan where the tour ends.
Serravalle Outlet Designer Experience
You can visit McArthurGlen Designer Outlets in Serravalle! McArthurGlen Designer Outlets offer a unique village style shopping outlet with winding lanes and small paved squares which are home to more than 180 designer stores that offer up to 70% discount all year round.
While shopping here you can find over 200 top international brands including Roberto Cavalli, Calvin Klein, Prada, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Bruno Magli, Swarovski, Adidas, Nike, Fratelli Rossetti, and many more.
When you get tired of shopping, Serravalle outlet offers several large playgrounds for kids and places where you can relax and enjoy delicious Italian gelato.
Milano fashion district tour
Often called Milan’s fashion quadrangle, the glamorous district of Quadrilatero della Moda is home to many of the world’s leading fashion designers, whose shops are on famous streets like Via Montenapoleone.
Stroll down the pedestrianized Via della Spiga, and see the well-heeled locals shop for Italian designers like Bulgari, Sergio Rossi and Dolce & Gabbana, and then stop for photos by an ornate Neo-Renaissance palace on Via Gesù. Visit the amazing Palazzo Morando and walk through the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, before ambling down Via Manzoni to the Grand Hotel of Milan, nestled between impressive palazzi and chic boutiques. Finally, the tour will conclude with a stroll through Piazza della Scala – home to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Let an expert local guide introduce the quadrangle’s best parts, and see haute couture shops such as Armani, Gucci and Versace while learning about Milan’s fashion history.
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4 Star – Milan
Sina De La Ville Hotel enjoys a privileged location close to Milan’s most exclusive designer-shopping streets.
Their polished rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and marble bathrooms.
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5 Star – Milan
Located in Milan’s high-class fashion quarter close to the Via del Spiga and Via Senato, the fashionable Carlton Hotel Baglioni boasts of refined rooms and suites which come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, high levels of service and stunning attention to detail.