Milan

Milan is the place to be for those who love fashion, history and art!

The city is inhabited by 1,200,000 people and it is the wealthiest city of Italy since business and finance take root here.

Getting to Milan is quite simple since there are 3 airports (Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo-Orio al Serio) available to people who wish to arrive in or depart from the city. Visitors can buy cheap flighs to Milan thanks to the numerous low cost companies. Moreover, lots of trains connect Milan to Rome daily.

Among the highlights of the city, one can see the Duomo. The first rock for its construction was put in 1386. It consists of an arch the history of which is 5 centuries old. The main features of the Duomo are: 3,400 statues and long mosaics depicting saints and passages from the Bible and creating plays of lights and colours. The Duomo has a Latin cross shape and 5 naves while many sarcophagi of Milanese bishops and saints are housed there.

The Castello Sforzesco is another worth seeing place of Milan. Its construction dates back to the 14th century when the ruler of the city was Galeazzo II Visconti. Nowadays, visitors cannot admire a real Renaissance building since the tower was destroyed due to a fire occurred in 1521. The castle fascinates people thanks to its grandeur.

Milan is a beautiful city ideal to be visited all year round yet at Christmas it becomes magic.

From December 4th to 8th, visitors can enjoy one of the Milan's most folklostic traditions: the "Oh bej, oh bej" Christmas market. In Milanese dialect "Oh bej, oh bej" is an exclamation resembling something like "Wow!" The stalls of this historical market sell everything from antiques to gifts and food. At the same time, adorned with Christams items and lightened with colorful lights they contribute to the creation of a magnificent romantic and joyful Christmas atmosphere.

Visitors can experience the feast for the opening night of the Scala Opera House, on December 7th, the day commemorating Sant'Ambrogio, the patron saint of Milan.

Moreover, Milan is the capital of Fashion worldwide. Just 600 meters away from the entrance of the famed Opera House, visitors can find the "Quadrilatero della Moda", the largest luxury fashion district in the world. It offers a fabulous array of shop windows which will literally make visitors catch their breath. A stroll along via Montenapoleone allows seeing one famous designer's label after another. If visitors are interested in cheaper shops, they can go to Corso Buenos Aires, which has more than 200 shops for all tastes and budgets. Another interesting part of Milan is Brera, one of the liveliest areas in the city: its narrow cobbled streets host an incredible number of interesting chic antique shops, caf├Ęs, restaurants and bars.

Finding a good hotel in Milan is very simple. The city is full of places offering excellent services. If visitors require special services, they will find them in some of the most luxurious hotels of Italy which are located in Milan. Their location allows visitors to have an immediate access to the main landmarks and the underground (the easiest way to get around Milan) as well as to an unlimited number of amenities that keep visitors happy.