Milan is the marketplace for Italian fashion, and a major world fashion and design capital.
But beyond the allure of fashion and design, Milan is the main financial, industrial, commercial, center of Italy, as well as a leading global city. This should come as no surprise, as the city is located in a key position on the trade routes that linked Rome with northwestern Europe, which ensured its continued prosperity throughout history. Today its business district hosts Italy's main stock exchange, the Borsa Italiana, and the headquarters of Italy’s largest national banks and companies.
But don’t let all this modernity fool you – Milan is actually one of the most ancient cities in Europe, with more than 26 centuries of history and heritage. Its fame is due in part to its wealth of historical sights: the Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world; La Scala, one of the best established opera houses on the globe; the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, an ancient and glamorous arcaded shopping gallery; the Brera art gallery, with some of the finest artistic works in Europe; the Castello Sforzesco, a grand medieval castle; and the Santa Maria alle Grazie Basilica ("Holy Mary of Grace"), a church and Dominican convent, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing one of the world's most famous paintings: Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.
Partly destroyed by Second World War bomb raids, Milan has reinvented itself, becoming a unique combination of ancient and modern. This thriving cosmopolitan business and fashion capital has retained the integrity of its heritage and glorious history, which as with everything here, are all proudly on display.
- Spend a day exploring the treasures of Milan – from the Duomo to Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca di Brera to the Last Supper, taking a journey through a wealth of historic and modern sights!
- Splurge on a day of shopping in the “Quadrilatero d'Oro” – one of the most famous shopping districts in the world – with your own personal shopper!
- Take in an evening at Teatro alla Scala, the world-renowned opera house
Hotel in Milan
Hotel in Milan (B)
Hotel in Milan (B)
At Dolomite Mountains, we hand pick accommodations that best reflect the style of each region, to provide you with the most authentic experience of the unique cultures found in the different cities and towns where we travel. We work directly with the owners of each property, forging strong relationships to ensure you receive the best service and care during your stay. Regardless of whether it is a five-star luxury hotel or a cozy bed and breakfast you desire, we choose the best-in-class accommodations within each category, providing you stays at the most sought after hotels in each region. And, we always make sure you have access to inspired, regional cuisine!
About Dolomite Mountains Extensions
Italy and her surroundings are brimming with opportunities for adventure… so why not add a few days to your trip and explore beyond the Dolomites? Our trip extensions range from one-day tours (great as a transition to help you recover from jet lag) to multi-day trips. You might even feel like you’re on a second vacation! Each extension is crafted to help you experience a region in a short amount of time. We can arrange guided tours and activities, museum and performance tickets, and dining recommendations and reservations… or if you prefer, simply arrange your accommodation and leave you on your own to explore each day… It’s the perfect way to add a little extra adventure to your holiday! We put all of the same care and knowledge into our extension itineraries that we use in crafting our itineraries within the Dolomites – authentic experiences, expert local guides, and best-in-class accommodations, and of course the exceptional level of service you’ve come to expect from Dolomite Mountains. Like what you see? String together a series of extensions and create the Italian adventure of your dreams!
Cost available on request
- In/Out airport transfers
- 3 nights accommodation in Milan
- All breakfasts
- Personal shopper in Milan for 1 day
- Local tourist tax
- Italian VAT tax