Explore the trendiest districts and enjoy cultural experiences that Milan can provide. While taking in the stylish city natives and resisting gelato on every corner, begin to discover the diverse and niche neighbourhoods of the posh, Italian city. Known for its financial importance nationally, Milan has a lot more to offer with its booming art, design and fashion scenes.
Shopping: Milano Montenapoleone/Spiga
As one of the world’s fashion capitals, it is to be expected that Milan’s luxury shopping areas are just as impressive as the brands that call it home. Shopping on the streets of Via Montenapoleone and Via Della Spiga is an experience at all times of year. The cobbled streets and beautiful historic buildings set the scene for ‘La Dolce Vita’, while the designer shopping will make sure you look the part.
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Entertainment: Navigli District
Venice isn’t the only place in Italy that has canals. Choose from a diverse list of restaurants to indulge in the traditional Italian aperitivo. The bustling atmosphere is a great place to begin the night. For those who want to enjoy the vibrancy of an Italian club, head over to B38. This popular night club is known for hosting some of the best parties in all of Milan, especially when celebrities are in town.
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Milan houses some of the best treasures in Italian Renaissance art. The Pinacoteca di Brera has sculptures and paintings ting back to the 20th century. For those who are fans of Leonardo da Vinci, Brera is home to one of his most famous paintings. The Last Supper is located in Santa Maria della Grazie, and has been open for the public since 1999. Make sure to book tickets in advance, because it’s almost always sold out.
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Historical: Central Milan
Just like most of Italy, Milan isn't an exception to historical sights. Nestled in the heart of Milan, the Museo Teatrale alla Scala is a theatre and opera house. Only the best is performed on this stage. Located on the outskirts of the center, Sforza Castle is a 15h century masterpiece that reflects the elegance Milan's architecture.
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