Destination Guide: Milan
Italian fashion, Renaissance masterpieces and sleek
Browse the latest Italian designer fashions en route to the Gothic Duomo cathedral. Enjoy a night of opera at the world-famous La Scala.
Seek out wooden-beamed trattorias or designer cafés. Dine on saffron-infused risotto in centuries-old trattorias behind Piazza del Duomo square. Elegant restaurants line Brera's narrow streets, and old-style tearooms serve local panettone cake in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. At sunset, drop into couturier-owned bars for aperitifs on fashionable Corso Como.
Stroll through Renaissance palaces and stunning art galleries. Get the best city views from the cathedral's statue-lined rooftop. See da Vinci's magnificent Last Supper next door to Santa Maria delle Grazie church, and Caravaggio's ripe still life at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana gallery. Go backstage to see props and costumes at La Scala Museum.
Try on haute-couture fashion or search for a one-off antique. Visit the legendary Montenapoleone area for designer boutiques and luxury accessories, then see where shopping malls were born in the glass-domed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Browse antiques in Brera or explore Via Durini for top-of-the-range homewares.
Spend the evening at the opera or in designer-owned bars. Don't miss the spectacle of a performance at La Scala, the glittering home of opera. The voguish gather at glamorous clubs on Corso Como, and moody jazz plays at laid-back bars in the Navigli canal quarter.