City Guide Milan, Italy

Visiting Milan

Said to be of Celtic origin, Milan has just as much culture and history as Italy's capital but without the emphasis. It is both the fashion and economic capital of Italy. Having been conquered by the Romans in 222BC, both cultures have left their mark on the city.

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Milan City Reviews

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    Milan - Fashion Capital of Italy

    Milan is a beautiful city and should be a must visit for anybody heading out to Italy. The biggest attraction of this city is just to walk around the different places, try some of the food, party, chill out and relax.

    Insider Tip:Try the Pizzeria Spontini - close to the Duomo. I really loved their large single slices of Pizza. Also the gelato on the way to the riverfront. There are several shops and most should be very good.

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    THE BEST!!!

    ask the staff for any kind of tip and you'll get everything you need. We caught a few "extra" jaunts when we found "extra" time on our hands before we left, and were led to the castle in Milan that ended up being one of our highlights!

    Insider Tip:Don't forget the hammocks on the roof!!! And the wonderful cafe lattes served in the restaurant around the corner toward the bus station!

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    Plain ole' cheap bed.

    You can't complain too much for the price. But for the price I would expect to be a little closer to a metro and at least have bread breakfast.

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    milan rules

    nail salon, shopping, walking, people, cultute, weather, food, sexy people, passion! i love this city so much!

    Insider Tip:buy a Roma Pass or Omina Pass so u can see more for less!

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    Shopaholic Heaven

    With a few tourist spots and sight-seeing areas, Milan is a great stop-off for avid travellers, but perhaps not ideal for a long stay. The Duomo and surrounding square are definitely worth a visit - paying 8 euros to walk the steps to the top of the duomo is worth every penny for breathtaking views accross the city! However, the city is mainly a hub for shopping and up-market brands and is therefore most ideal for someone looking for a short break with a bit of pampering!

    Insider Tip:Visit for two nights on a tour of Italy and take a picnic up to the roof of the Duomo.

Italy: Itinerary

Forgotten by too many travellers when visiting Italy as it is more commonly known for its fashion and rather than its culture, Milan is somewhere you should stick on your itinerary. Granted, it can be slightly more brazen than other Italian cities, but it also has some breathtaking architecture and intriguing museums.

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