For the opening of the EXPO 2015 I was in Milan. I’ll cut straight to the point – I like the city. Maybe it was due to the sunshine, the nicely dressed people, the atmosphere in the outside cafés. Indeed, Milan is a fantastic, vibrant and unique city. You just got to know what not to miss in Milan and hit up these spots in a day or two. Be on your way!
Your hotel, of course, will impact your stay. If you can afford it, a stay at Armani Hotel Milano will surely get you in the mood to enjoy the city. Or just drop by for an aperitif in the Bamboo Bar Lounge.
However if you’re on a budget, one of the best ways to enjoy the city is to go to a Bed and Breakfast or stay in one of the innumerous small and economic hotels near the central station. Or rent a small apartment and feel like a local.The Cathedral
It is no doubt an architectural marvel and has to be on your list of things to see and do in Milan. Many travelers come to Milan just to see the Cathedral. This Gothic monument took nearly 6 centuries to complete. Just have a close look and you see why!
Teatro alla Scala
Are you in the mood for an evening out? Do you want to do something very special? Then go to the Teatro alla Scala or simply “La Scala”. It is Milan’s glorious opera house that is one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. Just see a performance while you are in town, you won’t regret it.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
You can’t go to Milan and not pass through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – situated right next to the Milan Cathedral. It is here where you will find all of the luxury brands, but if you don’t wish to buy anything it is still worth a look! Don’t forget to look up to the beautiful roof!Via Montenapoleone
There’s a kind of magic in the air when you visit Via Montenapoleone, especially when you like to shop! Here you will find them all: Louis Vuitton and the Italian designers, like Prada, Armani, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci! The list is endless. And you see all of the pretty designer handbags – in the shops or even on the shoulders of the women walking around. And there are just any type of shoes you can imagine.
Santa Maria delle Grazie
This church is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and is certainly worth a visit. The church contains the mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, which is in the refectory of the convent. It is one of the world’s most famous paintings and measures 460 cm × 880 cm (180 in × 350 in) and covers an end wall of the dining hall at the monastery.
The work is presumed to have been commenced around 1495 and was commissioned as part of a plan of renovations to the church and its convent buildings by Leonardo’s patron Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. The painting represents the scene of The Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples. Leonardo has depicted the consternation that occurred among the Twelve Disciples when Jesus announced that one of them would betray him. Due to the methods used, and a variety of environmental factors, very little of the original painting remains today, despite numerous restoration attempts, the last being completed in 1999.
It is one of the fashion highlights in Milan: 40 years of Armani. May 1, 2015
opened the museum ARMANI/SILOS with an area of 4500 square meters. It is divided over 4 floors, with a selection of clothes from 1980 until today. The exhibition tells the story and shows the styles divided by themes, which have inspired and continue to inspire the creative work of Giorgio Armani.
Buon Viaggio! Ci vediamo in Italia!