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Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano), and Piazza del Duomo, Milan


Italy's stylish second city

Milan short breaks


Milan, in northern Italy's Lombardy Region, 30 miles south of the Alps and a stone's throw from the Italian Lakes, is one of the fashion capitals of the world. Milan is Italy's industrial hub, but its inescapable connection to the fashion world - the likes of Versace, Gucci, Armani and Prada launched their careers on Milan's runways - means that this historic city simply oozes style and elegance. Experience both high art and high-end boutiques as well as lavish hotels in Milan's manicured centre.

See the famous La Scala Opera House and Milan's elaborate marble cathedral - the third largest in the world - which contains one of the most famous pieces of art ever created: Leonardo da Vinci's painting ‘The Last Supper'. The ornate Piazza Duomo houses the Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) and Sforza Castle, which once housed the Duchy of Milan, now holds a collection of art galleries and museums, including Michelangelo's last sculpture, the Rondanini Pietà. Take a break from Milan's cultural treasures and indulge in some shopping at one of the flagship designer stores found along the Quadrilatero d'Oro (Golden Quad). 

Italian Lakes

Lake Maggiore and Lake Como are less than an hour by train or car from Milan and are ideal for a day excursion to the Italian Lakes. Lake Maggiore is famed for its picturesque towns, including Stresa, and the beautiful, flower-filled Borromean Islands, which are scattered throughout the lake. Take a boat to Isola Bella, a paradise of peacocks and ornamental gardens. Due north of Milan is the dazzling Lake Como. Lombard Kings once retreated to its only island, Isola Comacina, after an invasion. Visitors today are more likely to seek sanctuary from the bustle of Milan's busy streets and explore Como's rugged mountains, luxury villas and hill towns of Bellagio and Menaggio.


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Milan holiday ideas

Varenna, Lake Como

Northern Italy and the Lakes fly-drive

13-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,135 pp incl. flights

Calm blue lakes, snow-crested mountains, grand villas and some of Italy's finest Belle Époque hotels provide the backdrop to this tailor-made driving holiday through beautiful northern Italy. Its bookended by stays among Milan's ultra-fashionable repose and Verona's fabled past.

Italian Lakes - Lake Iseo Italy

Hidden Lakes of Northern Italy

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,775 pp incl. flights

Explore northern Italy without the crowds, stepping a little off the beaten track to discover some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, with stays at four of the region's lesser-known lakes.


The Tastes of Milan & Bologna

5-day Exclusive tailor-made city-break from £2,075 pp incl. flights

This twin-centre holiday showcases Italy's finest gastronomic destinations. Enjoy a sommelier-led tour before heading to Bologna for a tour of the region's famous cuisine. Finish with an excursion to Modena and Parma where sumptuous tasting are paired alongside neoclassical and Renaissance beauties.

Top places to stay in Milan


Sina Hotel De La Ville, Milan

Traditional hotel

A hotel famed for its class, style and dining. Situated right in the heart of Milan, overlooking fashionable Via della Spiga, with Via Montenapoleane, the cathedral and the famous La Scala theatre close by.

When to go to Milan

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