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Milan is the most modern city in Italy and is the business capital of the country. The city is a buzzing metropolis where visitors will find the urban centre of Italy. It is not without its history though as it is one of the most ancient cities in Europe and is stocked with historical sites. Regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world, tourists will find themselves in and amongst the home of major fashion labels. Famed for shopping, opera, football and nightlife, it truly has everything a visiting party could want from a holiday.
The city has a wealth of historical sites that are a must see for history enthusiasts and architecture buffs alike. The most famous attraction is the Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world. The outer façade is an open air bible as its 3200 statues tell the many biblical stories. Entry to the ground level of the cathedral is free of charge and inside visitors will be fascinated by the many sculptures and art that adorn the walls. The roof is open to the public for a small fee and patrons will find even more magnificent sculptures. The view from the roof is one of a kind, giving a great overview of the city and on a clear day one can see the Alps. Other historical sites on the must see list include the Monumental Cemetery, the Royal Palace and the La Scala( the magnificent opera house dating back to the 18th century).
Milan has always been home to a creative culture and this is apparent in the many art galleries and facilities around the city. One of the most famous pieces of art in the world, Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’, can be found in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. It is a must see for art lovers as it is one of the most studied, scrutinized, and satirized pieces of all time. Fans of Da Vinci’s work should visit the Leonardo Da Vinci Science and Technology Museum where they will find everything from his original drawings to models of his scientific innovations. Other notable locations include the Pinacoteca and Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the oldest museum in Milan which houses works by artists such as Titian and Caravaggio.
The city is hugely famous for its fashion industry. It has a long history of producing high fashion, textiles and design dating back to medieval and Renaissance times. Milan is home to many major Italian labels including Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Les Copains, and Prada to name but a few. One of the busiest times of the year for Milan is during the two fashion weeks when a mass of tourists, designers, photographers and models descend upon the city.
The locals take as much pride in their food as they do their fashion as food is highly critiqued and debated. Restaurants are plentiful and fine dining can be found throughout. There are many Michelin star restaurants found here but tables are hard to come by so book well in advance. Milanese cuisine is based on local ingredients harvested at the perfect moment. Highlights include cotoletta, buttery veal wrapped in burnished breadcrumbs, and mellow yellow risotto Milanese (Po Valley carnaroli rice enriched with bone marrow and tinted with saffron).
Milan has an ever growing nightlife that can cater to any mood. There are martini bars, jazz bars, Irish bars, wine bars, bistros, clubs, discos and the night seemingly never ends. Whether you want to sip on local wine in a relaxing setting or party long into the night you’ll be immensely satisfied by what Milan has to offer.
Milan is a shopper’s paradise whether you’re seeking to spend a little or a lot. The city has been catering for the well-endowed for centuries so quality is of a very high standard. Milan’s boutiques can be found in Quadrilatero d'Oro (Golden Quadrilateral) where shoppers can find the latest fashion trends to stand out from the crowds. Corso Buenos Aires, which claims to be the longest shopping street in Europe, is where you’ll find familiar high street brands such as Benetton and Mothercare. Milan’s main department stores can be found around the Duomo where shoppers can find a variety of shops ranging in price.
Europcar are located at Milan Malpensa Airport, just under 50 kilometres from the city centre, and is an ideal location to start your adventure in Milan and its surrounding areas. Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.