Milan: Fashion Capital of the world
Milan is famous for its financial power and as a fashion capital of the world. It is not considered as beautiful as other Italian city, but it is a perfect mix of ancient and ultramodern. Being almost completely destroyed in WWII, Milan was rebuilt into a modern, cosmopolitan city with many historic attractions preserved, such as: Milan Cathedral, La Scala, one of the most prestigious opera house in the world, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the oldest shopping arcade in the world, the Brera art gallery with works of art from finest Italian and European masters and many others.
Modern side of Milan is represented by Pirelli tower and San Siro stadium as fine examples of ultramodern architecture.
Milan is shopping and fashion paradise that has also lots to offer to art lovers (especially opera), and it is filled with high-end night life venues.
Main attractions in Milan
Top things to do in Milan
Milan has many things to offer and not only for visiting attractions, galleries and museums, you will be able to dedicate considerable amount of time for shopping and night life.
If you want to escape city crowds, we recommend day excursion to Lake Como, where you can enjoy tranquil surroundings and have a relaxing day.
Festivals and events in Milan
Milan has very active festival and art scene, especially in summer, but the biggest event is Milan fashion week (there are two of those) in January and July. Here are some top recommendations:
Carnevale Ambrosiano (February), Milano Design Week (April), Fiori e sapori (Flowers and Flavours) sul Naviglio Grande (April), Milano Food Week (May), Arianteo (Summer), Villa Arconati Festival (July), Milano Film Festival (September), Bookcity (November), Artigiano in Fiera (First week of December) and Christmas markets and fairs in December.
Interesting facts about Milan
Milan’s Opera house (La Scala) is the largest in Europe – it can host 2,000 visitors.
You can ‘adopt’ a gargoyle from the Milan’s Cathedral as an act of preservation of a history of the city.
Milan is famous for aperitivo time, when most of the bars serve free finger food during 7-9 PM every evening with your drink.
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