Milan is one of the most important cities of design and fashion. The heart of design and fashion is thrown in Milan irrespective of stylish, trendy or traditional. Salone Internazionole del Mobile, a design fair held every spring, and fashion weeks held in the winter and autumn are among the most important and most visited events in the world.
In fact, there is no need to wait for fairs to go to Milan. The streets of Milano are smelling fashion all the time. You can find a vintage shop or bookstore to explore in every street of Milan. It is also said that you can see the most elegant people in the world on the streets of Milan. Just seeking the elegant and stylish people walking on the street can give joy to you. So, do not forget to take classy clothes as well as comfortable ones while going to Milan. Most importantly, do not forget that you will get tired while looting the streets, going up to the cathedrals and watching the Milan view, thus take a flat and comfortable shoe with you.
As soon as you arrived to Milan, start to explore the city without losing time. You can start from Brera which is a nostalgic neighborhood full of local trattorians, pastors. In the last few years, the sleek brands, design boutiques, popular cafes and bars make Brera one of the most popular places. Brera Academy, a fine arts academy that has also raised the important artists of the 20th century, also takes place in this region.
The Duomo Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) is one of the most known places in Milan. The DuomoCathedral which is one of the world’s largest gothic cathedrals is also considered as the center of the city. If you did not visit before, you should definitely go inside the cathedral and then step out 166 steps to reach the top. The magnificent view of Milan is worth the tiredness of the steps.
La Scala, famous opera house is at the top of the list of places to be seen. La Scala, which is Europe’s oldest opera house, was built in 1178 by architect GuiseppePiermarini. There is also an Opera Museum near the opera house. In Milan, art is important as well as design and fashion. It is possible to see the works of the artists we encountered in the art galleries. If you visit Santa Maria della Grazie Church, you can see Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Last Supper table. However, you have to make reservations a few weeks before your visit.
For luxury shopping, you can go to Via Della Spiga, Via Santa Spirito or Via Montenapoleone streets. You can have a cup of Italian coffee in stylish cafés located amongst the luxury boutiques. If you want to shop in bohemian boutiques, you must go to Corso Como.
Trattoria, a traditional Italian restaurant, that you can see many different types in Milan. But, before meals going to aperitivo is a tradition in Milan. Before dinner, the canapes are eaten with wine, martini or cocktails. 10 Corso Como, Trussardi, Ristorante La Briciola, Il Salumario Montenapoleone, Nobu, Ceresio7, Cipriani are the restaurants to go for a good meal and a fairy atmosphere in Milan.