Travel to Milan
The second largest city in Italy and the center and capital of the Lombardy region. It's home to Italy's most famous opera house, the Scala, and is known as the epicenter of Italian fashion and design, and of course, it's a shopper's paradise. Milan is both the modern center of the affluent north and also boasts significant historical landmarks like The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci and other major artworks, for instance from the Pinacoteca di Brera, as well as a spectacular Gothic cathedral, the Duomo.
The heart of the north, fashion, innovation, and design! Milan, the capital of Lombardy, is a cultural, modern, and vibrant city rich in monumental beauty and artistic masterpieces. The Duomo, or the Cathedral, with its marble facade and late-Gothic architectural style, symbolizes the metropolis of Northern Italy. From the roof of the Duomo, you can enjoy a unique panoramic view dominated by the 135 spires of the church pointing towards the sky. The Piazza Duomo is the heart of the city featuring the Palazzo Reale, the seat of Milan's city government, and historical halls where major art exhibitions are held. Beside the Palazzo is the ultra-modern 20th-century museum; Museo del Novecento. Nearby is another famous city icon, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, essentially a pedestrian crossroad covered with glass-vaulted arcades. Inside, there are historic restaurants, bars, and fashion boutiques, as well as magnificent mosaic floors. If you cross the Galleria, at the end, you'll find the Piazza della Scala with one of the most important opera houses in the world, the beautiful Teatro La Scala. The Milanese theater tradition is not just found here in La Scala but also in several other venues around this beautiful city - including the Teatro del Piccolo, founded in 1947, and the Teatro degli Arcimboldi, the local cabaret theater. Most of these and more of our favorite spots in Milan you will find back on the interactive map.
Our Travel Reports about Milan
You guessed it, or maybe not. Italy has one of the most packed conference agendas of any city in the world in any one month, say January you'll find conferences on Feline Dentistry to Drug Tourism, and you were wondering why the hotels were full, right? Of course, not all of these conferences are expected to attract millions of visitors to the city of Rome. I mean, how many feline dentists are there? However, I just want to make it purrrfectly (pun intended) clear that there are definitely a few events that you will want to keep an eye out for.