Milan, Italy Travel Advice

Milan is a city of shopping, great leather goods, and fashionable people – it’s the place to head when you want a more upscale version of Italy. Whether you spend your whole day shopping north of the Duomo at Quadrilatero d’Oro or you simply stick to the more local shopkeepers, you can find something for yourself and for everyone back home. Going to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a must too.

Milan travel tips & advice

But if you’re looking to see Italian architecture, you should head to Duomo. This church took so long to build that the name has become an Italian expression for use when something is taking too long ‘ la fabricca del duomo. How long did it take to build? Only five centuries, but it’s projected to be completed by now – hopefully.

If you want to see some art (that’s already completed), you can head to Santa Maria delle Grazie where The Last Supper is displayed. This Leonardo da Vinci work is breathtaking in person ‘ perhaps even causing you to agree with conspiracy theorists about its true meaning.

Flights to Milan / How to Get There

Aeroporto Malpensa is the airport you would fly into, normally from another European hub. From that airport, you can travel further into the city with the help of the Malpensa Express train. To get around the city itself, you might also want to use one of the three subway lines and 120 trams. And if that still isn’t enough options, you can always find a taxi, rent a car, or travel by boat or ferry from another part of Italy.

Hotels in Milan & Where to Stay

The Carlton-Baglioni is the place for those with high fashion sense and a desire to head right to the stores after breakfast. But the Ariston is another well-established hotel choice too. If you want to look into hostels, there are several: Hostel Diablo, Ostello Hostel Bernina, and Hostel Demo’ to name a few. Milan Motels are available to book too. Related: Restaurants in Rome