Discover Italy - Lombardy and Milan

Discover Italy

Lombardy and Milan

Famous worldwide as the capital of fashion and design, Milan is certainly one the best experiences for anyone who loves to shop. However, it is much more than a shopping experience. The amount and quality of monuments, art exhibits, and cultural events make Milan a city of art with a strong appeal for travelers. Any visit to Milan must start with a visit to the Duomo (Cathedral), historic symbol of the city. Begun in 1386, this Gothic style Cathedral was not completed until the age of Napoleon. Continue your tour of Milan with a visit to La Scala, one of the world's most famous opera houses. Browse through the shopping district known as the quadrilateral of fashion where every famous name in fashion has a boutique. Last but not least, visit the "true Milanese" quarters of Navigli (canals) and Brera, the most characteristic of the city with their typical houses, coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. After dark, enjoy an aperitif like Milanese do and experience the nightlife this vibrant city has to offer.

Lake Como

The villages lying on lake Como are full of old charm, cobbled streets, cafes and shops where old traditions are still alive. Small steamers ferry passengers across the lake and offer them the best view of elegant neo-classical villas, set in terraced gardens. Once summerhouses of noble families, they are today home of industrialists, fashion designers and Hollywood celebrities. Lake Como offers distinctive scenery and superb views of the Alps. A drive along the lakeside road is a constant discovery of bell towers, arcades, and gardens.  An ideal choice for a relaxing holiday, it is just an hour away from the hustle & bustle of Milan, fashion and design capital par-excellence.

Discover Italy - Lombardy and Milan
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