How To Plan A Luxury Trip To Milan

Milan Cathedral, called Duomo di Milano in Italian at sunrise

Milan is a charming city that has beautiful traditions, culture, luxury and fun spots.

It is often described as Italy’s business center that has everything you need for your trip and much more. The city boasts fantastic restaurants, high-end hotels, luxury shopping malls, live performances, delicious cuisine, golden-age buildings and lovely individuals.

When considering a luxury trip to the city, do not forget to include the following activities in your itinerary;

Luxury Shopping

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy

Milan is at the heart of Italian luxury shopping with an amazing array of boutiques and high-end designer stores: from jewelry, clothing, shoes, accessories, bags and much more, this is the place to shop luxury items. Milan has a long history of craftsmanship and jewelry making, so make sure to pay a visit to some of the most iconic shops, like the flagship store of Pisa Orologeria, the best place to buy luxury watches and jewelry in Milan.

The Opera

Teatro alla Scala (Theatre La Scala) at night in Milan, Italy
Teatro alla Scala (Theatre La Scala) at night in Milan, Italy

Head to the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, a world-famous opera house that opened its doors in August 1778. It hosts some of Italy’s most outstanding opera performances and some of the best singers from around the globe. Check its program to know the artist performing on the day of your intended visit. Expect mind-blowing music, dance vocals and stage crafts. If you have the time, you can also enrol in a professional music, dance or stage management lesson at the opera house.

Sightseeing

Night at Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy
Night at Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy

Milan hosts several top-rated tourist attractions scattered across the city, many of which date back several centuries. Start your adventure by visiting the Il Duomo (Milan Cathedral), one of the world’s largest churches designed in a unique gothic style, before admiring the Gothic brick church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. You may also head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to enjoy a cup of coffee as you purchase a souvenir. Do not forget to visit Sforza Castle, a great fortification built in the 14th century and enlarged over the centuries. It has a public park and opens to a museum.

Wine Tasting and Aperitivo

Treat your tastebuds to some fantastic wines from leading wineries, such as Cantina Urbana, Leonardo da Vinci’s Vineyard, Signorvino and several other bars around the city. You may also visit the Brescia and Franciacorta region to taste wines and learn the winemaking process. Most wineries have a tasting event every other day for visitors. The aperitivo is akin to the American happy hour, where you get beers and cocktails at discounted prices in various bars.

Gourmet Dining

Sample some of the best Italian delicacies at the leading restaurants in Milan. Do not leave without having at least one gourmet meal and enjoying some of the delicious dishes of the Italian cuisine.

If you are planning to visit for the first time, use our guide to plan the activities for the period you will be in town. Have you been to Milan? What was your experience? Share your experience in the comment section below!

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