Milan is a wonderful city to visit with lots to see and do
Located in Lombardy, Milan is regarded as one of the cultural capitals of Italy and indeed, the world. Combining beautiful architecture alongside a modern aesthetic, Milan is Italy’s New York, distinctly cosmopolitan and sleek. Combining substantial art collections, interesting museums, a pilgrimage to the famous San Siro football stadium for football fans and the status as the capital of Italian fashion, there is something for everyone in Milan.
One of the must see places in Milan is the Duomo, the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world. This impressive building has an incredible collection of over three thousand statues and is adorned with 135 spires. The view from the top of the cathedral, whilst not for the faint-hearted, is simply magnificent. You can also visit the nearby Santa Maria della Grazie church and see Leondaro da Vinci's famous painting, The Last Supper. This impressive work of art is even more incredible up-close than its many reproductions and will certainly leave an impression upon any art lover. Continuing upon this cultural adventure, make sure you set aside plenty of time to discover the Castello Sforzesco. The former residence of the Duchy of Milan is one of the largest citadels in Europe, a veritable labyrinth home to 12 museums and a vast array of archives that would require a whole holiday to pore through.
A trip to Milan - picturesque architecture and delicious Italian food
Art fans will be overwhelmed by the collections hidden away within this Castello complex. Among the most important is the Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco. This civic museum is home to an expensive and diverse art collection which boasts famous works by the likes of Mantegna, Michelangelo and da Vinci. Magnifico! However, lovers of nature will surely enjoy a relaxing trip to Lake Como, less than an hour from Milan, where they will be close to Lake Lugano and Switzerland as well. Why not try some real Swiss chocolate? The Milanese shops and boutiques in the Quadrilatero d'Oro (golden rectangle), offer countless opportunities to purchase your own piece of bella moda or splash out on souvenirs for friends and family. With Milan accommodation spread out all over the city and close by to all of the main sights and attractions, you can be sure to find the perfect Milan apartment for your stay.
The paintings, sculptures and architectural masterpieces will certainly have given you some food for thought. Just make sure you don't forget to get some food for your stomach too! There is plenty of mouth-watering cuisine on offer in this region, including 20 Michelin starred restaurants. You don't have to fork out for authentic Milanese cuisine though, as the smaller, homely restaurants tucked away behind the picturesque plazas are almost always home to amazing food with special recipe’s, perfected over generations of cooking. Ask a local for their top tips and discover your own pizza paradise. With fabulous Italian food, warm Italian hospitality and stunning scenery, eating in Milan will be a memorable experience. Those who love to cook can also give it a try in their holiday apartments in Milan.
A romantic boat ride along one of Milan's many canals is the perfect after-dinner treat, second only to a generous portion of tiramisu and offers an alternative way of travelling back to your comfortable villa or apartment in style. Our broad range of accommodation in Milan means you're likely to find the perfect holiday home for you throughout the year but we advise booking in advance during the summer months though, when demand naturally peaks due to the warm weather. Whether you're a romantic, a Roman architecture fan, a fashionista or a family-man, you're bound to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime in one of our luxurious Milan apartments.
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