16 Jan 2019 - 17 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
I lived in Milan for 9 month, is a wonderful city to explore. Is easy to get by and to find nice places to eat and shop.
Milan is just as posh and fashionable as you have heard. I toured around Milano with a local to took me to a bunch of great places that happened to be local favorites, and we happened to be there during design week. If you want the best in high end fashion and to visit a city that has some history and sites, and great food, Milan is awesome.
Milan hardly seems to get a thought in the minds of those planning a trip to Italy. The country's second city and business centre, it frequently gets overlooked in a nation particularly rich in wonderful cities, whether the monumental Roma, the gritty Napoli or the magical Venice. Still, Milan is a lovely metropolis in its own right -- fashionable and fabulous, with a superb cathedral, pretty parks, and a great medieval centre. For those travelling to the unparalleled Aosta Valley, Milan is also a natural point of entry to the continent.
Many people will tell you there isn't much to see in Milan and you won't need more than a couple of days. But I think it's one of those cities you have to be open to; and when you take the time to explore, you'll find you like it. Don't judge it as industrial - 60% of city was destroyed during WWII. On the exterior, it's a newer city, perhaps with seemingly less character than another Italian metropolis; but Milan's beauties are inside. It's a city of hidden gems - take the Scala, the pinacotecas, the Galleria, the churches, the libraries, the countless museums. Give it a chance. It may surprise you.