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1. Posted by 4Traveler (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Hi ALL! What do you think about Milan? In my opinion, Milan is very stylish city. I went to Milan on a 5 day visit in August 2005. This was my first visit to Milan and I had a great time there. I stayed at excellent hotel in the center city, which I found on the 1st-milan-hotels.com web page. On Via Montenapoleone I found a lot of prestigious boutiques. I got to walk on the roof of the Duomo and saw all the way to the mountains. There are hundreds and hundreds of bars, lounge bars, wine bars, pubs, cafes, bistros, wine cellars, live music bars and lots of others besides. So what?

2. Posted by robsie (Full Member 126 posts) 10y

Hi 4traveler!

I used to live in milan when i was small, and i recently went to visit (like 4weeks ago)....i think its a great city aswell, i wouldnt call it beautiful like rome but its a very 'happening' city. My friend took me to Brera, a little area full with pubs, it was very enjoyable, Shopping is also very very good in Milan! I like the duomo area but when i went they were renovating most of the duomo so i couldnt see much of the outside.

3. Posted by agnez (Full Member 19 posts) 10y

I think that Milan is one of the top spots in Italy, absolutely not to be missed by a tourist even if he's hurry. I will be provocative: better loose Venice than Milano.

I know, in the touristic imaginarium wordlwide Italy means Florence, Venice, Siena, Rome, Naples, a sort of dream of blue skies, antiquities, beautiful views...it's absolutely so, but not only so.

In Italy we say that Milan is the second capital of our country. I personally love so much Rome with is beauty, Tuscany with his peaceful views, Vencie in winter, but Milan is smartest, fastest, all the new things in Italy happens in Milan.
Milan is young.
Milan is open-minded: no matter who you are, where you come from and what you wear, if you have ideas.

Milan has big art treasures, VERY BIG: The Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper, and a wonderful gallery, the "Pinacoteca di Brera" with a Caravaggio masterpiece and many others.
Apart from museums, biggest art exibitions in Italy are in Milan.

Milan is the city where the world famous italian design is born and still lives: you'll find here not only the glamorous fashion showrooms, but the history of industrial design (Artemide and Flos lamps, Kartell furniture, Alessi kitchenware...and many others).

And if you like such kind of thing, April is a wonderful month: with the Furniture Fair all the city is open for designers exibitions and happenings.

If you are travellin'in Italy, do not miss Milano.
Promise.

4. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

ah great POST! I was just debating to stay one more night in Innsbruck this january or go to Milan for a night. thanks everyone!

5. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Im so excited!Im heading to Milan in a few weeks and I cant wait now Ive heard all your great reviews!Taking my Mam on a suprise trip for Xmas!Staying in the station area, we have 3 days there so want to fit in as much as possible, planning on spending a day up at Lake Como also...if anyone would like to shed any light on must sees or any hidden treasure it would be most appreciated!
Emma x

6. Posted by agnez (Full Member 19 posts) 10y

Im so excited!Im heading to Milan in a few weeks and I cant wait now Ive heard all your great reviews!Taking my Mam on a suprise trip for Xmas!Staying in the station area, we have 3 days there so want to fit in as much as possible, planning on spending a day up at Lake Como also...if anyone would like to shed any light on must sees or any hidden treasure it would be most appreciated!
Emma x

Trip to lake Como:
my suggestion is to stay in the city of Como: you can arrive directly with 1 hour of train from Milano Cadorna.

See timetable here:
http://www.ferrovienord.it/

Como is a very beautiful city, very quiet and with a nice view on the lake. If the weather will be good, you can do a short trip on a ferry, but winter is not the best time of the year for such things...
Maybe better to enjoy the peatonal promenade on the lake shore, and the nice Como downtown with the cathedral.

In Milano don't miss the following:

Duomo/Duomo's roof

Sant'Ambrogio /the oldest Romanic Church in Milano

Santa Maria delle Grazie / Leonardo's Last Supper
BOOK YOUR VISIT HERE IF NOT YOU COULD NOT SEE IT:
http://www.cenacolovinciano.org/english/index.html

Navigli Area: for dinner, the Venetian side of Milano with a lot of restaurants and nice shops

Triennale: the design museum http://www.triennale.it/

7. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Agnez!thank you so much for your wonderful advice and the links are great, I really appreciate it!thanks!!! x

8. Posted by maridod (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

Milan is great city with great night scene. Just a note...if you are wanting to see the last supper...make sure to make a reservation in advance. When I visited we didn't know you had to make reservations and was unable to see it. Have fun!

9. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Thanks!!!Yeah Im defintaley going to book it, have been checking it out online and I would hate to risk missing it!