Located inland, in the north of Italy, Milan is renowned as being one of the world’s fashion capitals, and rightly so: with its huge number of trendy shopping districts, Milan is said to rival even Paris in the shopping stakes.


Being the design hub that it is, Milan is home to many art galleries, such as the Museo Poldi Pezzoli and the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum. The gothic Duomo (cathedral) is a piece of classic architecture which is well worth a look at, as are the many palaces that can be found throughout the city.


Most famously, Milan is home to hundreds of designer boutiques and shops. Via Montenapoleone and the surrounding roads are the best places to go when hunting for designer stores. Young fashion shoppers should visit Via Torino. For those who wish to stray away from the mainstream, a visit to Corso di Porta Ticinese is called for, where a range of alternative and ethnic stores can be found. Milan is also excellent for visitors not just looking for clothes; leather can be bought in Via Paolo Sarpi, and on the Naviglio Grande canal an antiques market is held one Sunday every month.

Nightlife and Eating out

Milanese nightlife is, unsurprisingly, an important opportunity for both residents and tourists alike to make an impression on the trendy culture. The most popular trendy nightspot is the Naviglia district, where bars, nightclubs and live music venues can be found.

Tourist Information

Milan Tourist Information OfficeVia Marconi 1MilanTel: +44 (0) 20 7408


There are two airports that serve Milan. Malpensa Airport is around 48km from the city centre and has regular flights to almost all domestic and European destinations, with a few flights to major US airports and Russia. Linate is just 7km from the city centre and serves most domestic destinations, and the major European destinations also.

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