There are few cities in the world more stylish than Milan. For fashion, incredible shopping, culture, and all-round luxury, it is the place to go.
If you are considering visiting Milan, here’s a guide to help you to enjoy the elegance and style of the city to the full during your visit.
Enjoy the Best Designer Shopping
The first thing you will want to do is hit the shops—and especially the designer stores. You will find no end of up-market designer stores throughout the city, and whether you are just window shopping or planning to splash the cash, they are certainly worth visiting.
But where to go?
First of all, head to Via Monte Napoleone. This is the most famous of the city’s shopping streets, and here you will find Gucci, Prada, Versace, Giorgio Armani, D&G, and more. It’s easy to get to if you stay somewhere central like the Marriott, which is only a short walk away.
Also check out the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a beautiful arcade near to La Scala. This is a very upmarket shopping center that is fun to look around even if you don’t plan on buying anything.
Explore Trendy Areas
Exploring is one of the most interesting activities in Milan, and you can easily go off wandering and see what you can find. But you should also aim to explore some of the trendier areas if you want to see more of the stylish side of the city.
Zona Tortona is the place to start. Located in the south of the city, it is full of exhibitions and people from the world of fashion. It used to be an industrial area, but it has been renovated, and there are lots of things to see include the MUDEC (Museo delle Culture di Milano) and many art galleries.
Experience Milan Fashion Week
Milan Fashion Week is held twice a year in the summer and winter, and it’s one of the most important fashion events in the world. Visit for either of the events and you will experience the best of Milan’s fashion scene with over 40 shows held in stunning settings such as Palazzo Reale.
Enjoy Luxury Experiences
You can also enjoy a wide range of luxury experiences during your visit. For example, you can enjoy dinner on a vintage tram ride on the ATMosfera tram where you will experience fine dining and the best wines while taking in a tour of the best bits of Milan.
You could also take a short trip out of the city to Lake Como in a hired Ferrari. Choose your own itinerary, take along a personal assistant to help you out, then explore the highlights of the region in style.
See a Show at La Scala
For the best entertainment, you can’t beat a visit to La Scala, the famous home of opera. Make sure you book an evening here during your trip and enjoy the best of Italian opera in one of the best opera houses in the world.
Soak Up the Style
Milan is a stylish and luxurious city for visitors, and it’s one of those places that you want to spend time exploring slowly. So plan your itinerary when you visit the city and make sure you don’t miss out on the best of Milan during your stay.