5 REASONS TO VISIT MILAN

ART & CULTURE

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Milan is a city thriving with attractions and architectural works of great artistic interest. Beginning from the city's landmark, the Cathedral, up until the spectacular St. Mary of Grace housing Da Vinci's Last Supper, and the Da Vinci vineyards, opened on occasion of the Expo. The Scala Theatre, a temple of music, the Sforza Castle, the Brera Art Gallery, the churches and buildings: everything speaks of the noble and prestigious history of this Meneghino city. Palazzo Reale, the Pac, the Triennale and the Prada Foundation host all the most important international exhibitions, not to mention the galleries, ateliers and private institutes where you can discover works by acclaimed artists as well as the new promises of contemporary art.

PRIVILEGED POSITION

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Thanks to its strategic position, Milan is not only a holiday destination, but also a point of departure from which to explore the beauty of Italy. An international hub, Italy's major cultural cities can all be reached in just a few hours by air; the city is surrounded by the Alps, while the most famous ski slopes such as Bormio or Livigno can easily be reached by hire car. Likewise, in just 30 minutes the spectacular landscapes of Lake Como can be reached, a popular and privileged destination for location shooting, while Lugarno and Switzerland are just an hour away by car.

SPORT & EVENTS

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Everybody knows about Fashion Week and Salone del Mobile: watch the city transform into an international stage with fashion parades featuring all the latest trends. But the events and shows offered by this vibrant metropolis are truly endless. Motoring enthusiasts can visit the famous Monza Speedway just a few kilometres outside the centre of Milan, a fixed leg of the Formula 1. The San Siro stadium, known as the "Scala del calcio" (the Scala of football), hosts Inter and Milan football matches every week, in addition to housing a museum dedicated to football. Not to mention the International MiTo Music Festival, the Milano Film Festival, or the StraMilano, a famous marathon attracting thousands of runners every year.

NIGHTLIFE

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The Milanese Sweet Life has a few special favourites: the Columns of San Lorenzo, the Ticinese, the Navigli, Garibaldi and the popular Porta Nuova, are some of the trendiest destinations for the local nightlife. In the city that invented the Happy Hour, all venues offer traditional aperitifs that roll into dinner, sipping on a drink while chatting away in company from sunset till late. Music lovers can choose between the trendiest venues and exclusive nightclubs, while those who prefer a more relaxed atmosphere may opt for historical Bistros and Bars, such as the legendary Jamaica in Brera, traditionally a refuge for famous artists such as Fontana, De Chirico, Puccini, Verdi or Hemingway.

SHOPPING

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First and foremost, a city of fashion. The fashion district and its famous Via Montenapoleone is well known for its designer shopping, hosting all the most important international luxury brands. Corso Vittorio Emanuele and via Torino, just a stone's throw from the Cathedral, are home to the best-known fast fashion chains, while those looking for exclusive ateliers and independent boutiques can visit Brera or Isola, a new district and popular destination for artists and emerging talents.