Would you like a week or a long weekend in an Italian city buzzing with life, what is more simple than the metropolis ? So embark with In-Italia on a city break in magnificent Milan A city that allows you to live the city life in true Italian style.
A stay here can be combined with day trips to some of Italy"s most romantic and breathtaking destinations as Lake Como or the iconic Venice .
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Milan is Italy"s financial heart, the city is home to the Italian stock exchange and many large industrial companies have their headquarters here. The wealth is visible and gives the city and its inhabitants a stylish and substantial look. On the immediate level, many travelers find Milan does not have as much soul as other Italian cities, however if you really want to know what Italian pride and Italian sense of aesthetics contains, then Milan is the right destination for you.
Here in this ancient Roman capital they love all what is magnificent and beautiful. Milan also known from the city"s prestigious opera, Teatro Alla Scala or the extravagant cathedral Duomo to the vibrant luxury fashion industry, as the city is world famous for, radiates pride and quality. Night Life festivities bustle and the traditional Italian food in Milan"s abundance of restaurants leaves nothing to be desired.
As in other Italian cities, Milan is created to be explored in the calm pace by a stroll in the city center. Visit for example from Sforza Castle ; a medieval castle and Fort from the 1400s to the Duomo. If you can tear yourself away from the Sforza castle"s many interesting details, it is time to stroll along Via Dante and really soak up Milan"s elegant and historical atmosphere. This famous pedestrian filled with theaters, shops, restaurants and cafes. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Via Dante restaurants, while enjoying views of the many fine 17- and 1800-century buildings that adorn the streets.
You can then proceed to Piazza Cordusio, which today forms the heart of Milan"s financial district. Here you can see many elegant buildings in the neoclassical and Art Nouveau style. Continue to historic Piazza Scala, where the Scala Opera House is located. Here, many of the world"s greatest opera singers appeared over the past 200 years, and the opera is still known as one of the world"s finest. The songs and the talent of the dancers" matches the building"s beauty you will never forget. Especially La Scala is an impressive sight, and we recommend you to experience an opera or a ballet here one of your evenings, when you are in Milan.
Magnificent city break experience: Milano"s Duomo
If you only have a few days in Milan, for example. a long weekend, it is important to prioritize the sights and where our little walk ends is one of the most important. The Duomo, this lavish, gothic cathedral represents the essence of Milan.
Milan is packed with restaurants serving a variety of international and Italian cuisine in high quality. Like all Italian cities Milan has its own traditions and those you look forward to exploring. In recent decades there has been some migration to Milan from all over the world and it has strengthened the ability to taste the exciting food from the rest of the globe.
Take for example the port of Venice, if you want to taste African food from eg Eritrea, Ethiopia or Egypt. And consider a trip to Paolo Sarpi Street (Chinatown) if you like good Asian food.
It is, of course, traditional Italian food, most travelers in Milan mainly are going for. It lacks nothing in Milan where Italian restaurants in all price ranges are centralised. In Navigli district are a handful of very affordable trattorias where you can taste the local specialties. Try "risotto alla Milanese" (creamy risotto with safron). Another local dish that tastes for more, "cassoeula" (a rich and satisfying stew of cabbage and the best pork).
For a truly authentic experience in the Duomo neighborhood, visit the local institution, restaurant "The Ugly Duckling", where you will be surrounded by local dining guests.
When exploring the Duomo, consider taking a quick round tour in local Luini just behind the church; a take-away window from where Milan prices have been handed steaming hot Panzerotti for centuries. Panzerotti is dough with baked tomato and mozerella. When you let the glorious taste of the fresh, well-prepared ingredients fill your mouth, you will quickly understand why there is always a queue at Luini.
Look forward to enjoy a fantastic extended weekend or a week stylish city break in Milan with your Italian experts: In-Italia .