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Park Hyatt Milano
Milan 237 yd from city centre
This top-notch luxury hotel is located in hip Italian fashion capital of Milan. The hotel enjoys an excellent location right...
Milan 336 yd from city centre
The hotel is located very close to Piazza Duomo and Piazza Missiori which is in the historical heart of the city and also...
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Located in northern Italy, Milan is the capital city of the Lombardy region. Steeped in amazing history and culture, Milan is the second most populous in Italy, behind Rome, the capital.
Having served as the capital of the Western Roman Empire, the Duchy of Milan, and the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, you can only imagine the levels of history that are encapsulated in every corner of the city.
Milan has a population of 1.4 million and a 3.2 million in its wider metropolitan area, and this number is vastly increased at any one time thanks to the droves of tourists that flock to the historic city during all seasons of the year.
One of the best factors of tourism for Milan is the fact that there is an abundance of cheap and affordable hotel accommodations available.
Neighbourhoods of Milan
Milan consists of a number districts:
- Centro Storico: As well as being the centre of the fashion district (aka Quadrilatero della Moda), the historical centre is home to the world-famous Duomo, the recognisable cathedral that is the fifth-largest in the world.
- San Lorenzo: This area has a reputation as a place where friends and families come to meet and gather to enjoy Milan evenings. Filled with local shops, cafes, restaurants, and vibrant street art, it is a hidden gem of an area in a city that moves at such a fast pace.
- Isola: The trendiest neighbourhood of Milan, it’s a quirky area with a vibrant nightlife, chic boutiques, and fine-dining spots.
- Brera: Brera is an area of the city that offers some of the best sightseeing opportunities. It features one of the city’s most important art museums in the Pinocotera de Brera, and several other galleries and parks are just a short distance away.
- Navigli: The Navigli district is the place to head to if you are looking for exciting and vibrant nightlife. A pair of canals are lined with shops, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs that give guests the opportunity to dance and party the night away. The area was recently upgraded in 2015 to provide an even more modern feeling experience.
What to see and do in Milan
As you can imagine, a city with as much history and culture as Milan has plenty of sites and attractions to keep tourists entertained. Some highlights include the Colosseum, Milan’s world famous ancient gladiatorial arena, La Scala, the city’s grand opera house, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Italy’s oldest active shopping mall, and the Palazzo Reale, the city’s former Royal Palace).
What to eat in Milan
Milan, along with the rest of Italy, has a huge reputation for exceptional cuisine. Some of the dishes that any visitor needs to try include risotto alla milanese which is the region’s signature saffron rice dish, cassoeula which is Milan style casserole, and panettone which is Italy’s beloved sweet bread with candied fruit pieces. If you want to try something different head to Porta Venezia for some Eritrean food, or to Milan’s Chinatown in Paolo Sarpi.
Typical events and festivals in Milan
It is no surprise to learn that a city as famous as Milan hosts a number of high profile events and festivals during the year. Some of the most prestigious include Milan Fashion Week in February, the Carnival Ambrosiano every Easter, Design Week in April and the Milan Jazz Festival every November.
How to move around in Milan
Milan boasts one of the best and most integrated public transportation systems in the whole of Europe. This includes four metro lines and large numbers of trams and buses. Those who prefer a more personal and immediate form of transport can utilise one of the many taxis that operate throughout the city.
The climate in Milan
Milan is a city that experiences cold and foggy winters counterbalanced by hot and humid summers. Temperatures can vary from 2 degrees to 20 degrees, and the most popular time to visit for tourism purposes tends to be June to August. There is a chance of rain during all months of the year.