1.6 miles from downtown
Besides functioning as a transportation hub, Milan's Central Train Station is a labyrinth of shops and restaurants. Step just outside and you'll be standing in an expansive square in front of Pirellone, one of Milan’s first skyscrapers, and an area filled with offices, some shopping, restaurants and cafes.
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Despite centuries of rich history, Milan prides itself on being Italy's most contemporary city and fashion capital. The ancient Duomo is just one of many churches around the city, and you'll also find numerous world-class museums, theaters, and opera houses like La Scala.
To discover the city's history, head to the red brick Castello Sforzesco, where the prominent Sforza-Visconti families of Milan used to live. Today, you'll find several museums inside, one of which features the "Rondanini Pietà" – Michaelangelo's final work. Continue exploring down the Corso Magenta, lined with chic cafés and impressive examples of Milanese architecture like the Palazzo Litta. The most famous highlight lies inside Santa Maria delle Grazie church, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s "The Last Supper."
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele blends the best of shopping with impressive architecture. This enormous shopping mall is set inside a glass-domed, 19th century palace and features an intricate mosaic floor lined with designer boutiques like Louis Vuitton and Prada.
Milan's main international airport is Malpensa, with an express train, buses, and taxis into the city.
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|Most popular time to visit||August-October|
|Cheapest time to visit||November-January|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.21|
|Average weekend price||$118 per night|
|Average weekday price||$126 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
Milan was wonderful, great adventures all within walking distance from our hotel near Leonardo's Last Supper. The old city was spectacular, beautiful antiquity with a large city feel, abundant places to eat. The church of San Ambrosio was breathtaking in its beauty, while the duomo was breathtaking in its absolute grandeur. The Sforza castle was immense, while the Michangelo we came to see was housed in a beautiful small room that we shared with only a few others. The pickpockets we were warned about must have been on vacation. We were sad to leave.
We just stay at the hotel at Milan for one night which is quite too short. The hotel is quite far from everything such as restaurants and train station, but the room was large with great facilities. However, we enjoyed our stay.
Arrived at Malpensa airport - miles away - took 8€ coach to town centre, no problem, taxi to hotel, v. cheap Hotel pricey. Just saw the Duomo cathedral and area, v nice, had a good dinner. Took the metro - good clean efficient and understandable - to an industrial estate then a Eurolines bus home from the scruffy bus station.
If you want shopping, then its the place to be though expensive.Look for a hotel near Duomo plazza its the best place to stay if you want to shop for designer products like prada, gucci and other famous brands. July is sale season but a bit hot and too crowded.
Milan is a big city but 2 days was enough for me. Navigli area was my favorite, especially since I was there on the last Friday of the month, which is when they have the antiques fair along the river. There are several restaurants with apertivos, which was good for my budget. The subway system is easy to use and figure out - I recommend getting a full day pass. The Duomo is beautiful but the lines are very long so try to go as soon as it opens or you'll spend most of your time in the line.
Admit to being a shallow person who loves to shop, particularly in Italy. Milano great, but of course Florence also a terrific shopping city. Did a bit of "culture" lol & went to the Armani/Silos Museum, well worth the trip. Also saw the Villa Necchi, a must see. The Metro system is great, so easy to get all around the city & reasonable, just get the 1 day or 3 day pass.
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