What to do and see in Milan, Italy
Shop till you drop (but do not forget to attend the Course :))
As one of the world’s fashion capitals, Milan is home to some of Italy’s most renowned designer brands as well as a wealth of independent boutiques and international stores. Via Montenapoleone is home to many big designer brands, from Gucci to Prada to Valentino. Corso Vittorio Emanuele II offers many high-street and mid-range brands, making it one of the best places in Milan to shop for young fashion and international labels. The street is also home to La Rinascente, one of the city’s biggest department stores (eight floors featuring everything from luxury women’s clothing to fine perfume and accessories). Corso Buenos Aires is reputed to be Europe’s longest shopping street and is comparable to London’s Oxford Street or Paris’s Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Gelato, pizza, pasta, wine and coffee… Yum :)
Milano is the home to Duomo, La Scala Opera House and Sforzesco Castle. Walk the streets of Brera and enjoy a drink at Collone di San Lorenzo. History lovers can admire the many works of Leonardo da Vinci, including the canals and the famous Last Supper.
Milano also hides a number of anthropologists’ delights, for example the San Bernardino Alle Ossa Church and the anatomical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.
For sports fans, the soccer season commences in September and the San Siro Stadium is the home of both FC Inter Milano and AC Milano.
Want to explore farther? Rome, Florence, Venice, Verona or Brescia are easily reachable by train (for example, by Freccia Rossa 3h to Rome, or by Freccia Bianca 2h to Venice).