If you are travelling into Milan on business then you may be interested in our Milan City hotels, all are ideally situated for the main business districts of the city - also home to Italy’s stock market. Aside from the business traveller the majority of visitors arrive in Milan to see the sights and to shop! The city centre is the place to be, but anyone just coming for the sales will truly miss out on some fantastic landmarks.
Our Milan City hotels offer some excellent accommodation in the heart of the old town where you can find the Biblioteca Ambrosiana and the Teattro alla Scala. Visit Santa Maria Delle Grazie, where Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ is on display or the Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi – considered one of the finest museums in Europe. If there is one attraction that you shouldn’t miss, it’s the Milan Duomo; you’ll see architectural styles ranging from Gothic to Baroque to Neoclassical. If you’re in town purely for the shopping then one of the most fashionable locations you must visit is Quadrilatero d'Oro incorporating Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, where many of the leading Italian and international fashion designers can be found. You’ll find the funky designers on Corso di Porta Ticinese.
For those tourists interested in football, we have a selection of Milan hotels located near the world famous San Siro stadium - home to both Milan teams Inter and AC Milan. Football aside, just to the north of the city is the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza race circuit which is home to the Italian Grand Prix – the fashion capital of the world just wouldn’t be complete without the most extravagant of sporting events coming to town once a year!
Fashion, architecture, art galleries, Italian Masters, football and F1… So much to see and do in Milan! Why not book your Milan hotel today and then you can start planning your trip!
Romans to Renaissance
Modern Milan may conjure up images of fashion houses and boutiques, but if the urge to shop until you drop should desert you, it's worth remembering that the city's history, which dates back to 400 BC, is all around you. As capital of the Western Roman Empire, a medieval center of trade, and later under periods of French, Austrian, and Spanish control, Milan's history is long and varied and the city sights are a testament to its importance across the centuries.
A guided Milan city tour will take you through the city's key points of historical interest including Castello Sforzesco, a former palatial residence now open to the public as a museum and art gallery, the imposing gothic cathedral Il Duomo, and La Scala theater. The tour also takes in a viewing of Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper', viewable only by appointment and housed in the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
While Milan is rich in Renaissance, Gothic, and Baroque works of art (the Brera Art Gallery alone brings together Italian masterpieces from the 14th century to the modern day), this artistic center looks towards the future and contemporary art exhibitions are held in PAC (Padiglione Arte Contemporanea) and CIMAC (Civico Museo Arte Contemporanea).
Eating and drinking
Milan has a profusion of restaurants offering cuisine from all over the world; brunch is big news in Milan and the nightlife in this eclectic city starts early, with hundreds of bars and clubs to suit every taste. The essential Milanese ritual of happy hour is a famously loosely applied term, and between the hours of 6 PM and 9.30 PM most clubs offer drinks, cocktails, and buffet food at reduced prices. The majority of clubs can be found in the Porta Romana, Porta Ticinese, and Navigli regions of the city, but excellent food and drink are never far away. Getting around Milan is easy too, with a public transport system that includes three subway lines, trains, buses, and an extensive network of trams.
Beyond the city itself, the glacial Lake Como, the third largest lake in Italy and one of the deepest in Europe, is celebrated for its beauty and tranquillity. Take a day coach tour of the lake and the historical center of Como, explore the scenery, and visit one of the many silk factories. Hide