From luxe leather pieces and elegant separates to jewelled cocktail dresses. From retro-inspired daytime chic to casual downtime dressing. Whatever look you’re after, the fashion houses of Milan will help you nail it. A hotbed of fashion and design, Milan is a paradise for shopping – make for Quadrilatero d’Oro for superior, branded fashions and the many outlets of Corso Magenta, Corso Buenos Aires, Corso Vercelli and Via Brera. Come for Milan Fashion Week in spring or autumn and view the world’s top fashionistas, with veterans and up-and-coming designers displaying their latest creations on the catwalk and in the street.
Another reason to come to Milan is for La Scala, a world-famous address for opera, ballet and choral concerts. Another to see Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, an iconic mural on a refectory wall at the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Book tickets for both in advance. Milan is full of artistic riches, from early Renaissance to cutting-edge contemporary. Don’t miss Pinacoteca di Brera for outstanding collections without crowds. Or the spectacular Gothic Duomo in the heart of the city. Throw in football, nightlife and delicious Lombardy food. What’s not to like?