Most people associate Milan to fashion, it being the home of such labels as Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Armani. What is less commonly known is that Milan, being the second largest city after Rome, is also seen as the economic capital of Italy.
If in Italy then is one of the must go destinations, the city offers cultural events, exhibitions, fashion and design events all year round. Gourmets will appreciate the milanese touch and shopping lovers will find something for any taste or budget.
Art and History
Milan is a city with many faces, you can start from the Milan – Postcard, the one in Piazza Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the Castello Sforzesco, symbols of the ancient wealth of Milan.
Then there is the Milan of , who put his architect genius at work to make Navigli, recently recovered and fashionable place. Leonardo also donated one of his greatest masterpieces to Milan: the Cenacolo, painted in the refectory of .
Then there is the international Milan, the one that attracts riches from all over the world: that of San Babila with its beautiful neo-Romanesque church, but above all with the fashion streets, the windows of the big brands, the models around and the parked cars.
Being the second largest city in Italy, Milan is easily reachable by plane, train or even bus. There are three airports that you can choose from when looking for flights to Milan. If you want to reach Milan by train, the main station of Milan is “” but you could find a train that also stops at the “Garibaldi” or “Porta Genova” stations. Alternatively, there are the Ferrovie Nord which will take you to the “Milano Cadorna” station. In case you come by train to Milan Central, it could be useful to take a few minutes to look at the station from the outside, which is considered a real monument.
Another possibility is to reach Milan by car, if you dare, Italien drivers have earned themselves a special reputation. Renting a car at the airport is an option if you plan on driving through the outskirts of Milan but for the city itself it won’t be necessary. Public transportation in Milan will get you wherever you want, taxis are reasonably priced but not really cheap. If you feel a little lost and insecure on arrival then you can use private taxi services to and from the airports, there are a few larger providers like if you are not sure about the smaller local ones.