While most people who stay in Milan make Lake Como their day-trip, some people instead make Milan travel day-trips instead. Here is a small guide on what to expect when visiting Italy’s fashion capital.
Milan may not be the capital of Italy. Nevertheless, it is the official “trend” capital of Europe. Everything about Milano is trendy, you sense it immediately and revel in it. It is fast, interesting, full of lifestyle and a place where you can forget your dreary existence while having a load of fun. Airfare to Italy is not any obstacle, especially when you travel to major Italian cities. What is most exceptional in Milano, is the lure of window shopping and the natural hole in your bank account which results after visiting it. The most effective brand-name fashion stores are everywhere – as are the superb restaurants.
Let’s Start With Dining… Milan Travel
Restaurants in Milano can be extremely elegant and expensive, serving global culinary dishes from around the globe.’ Ristorantes’, as the Italians call them, are elaborate eateries that serve meals and wine in a formal atmosphere. Also, Milan has comfortable eateries that serve traditional Milanese cuisine and a number of the best Italian dishes in Italy. When you travel to Milan, Italy, don’t forget to eat at Trattorias, which are family-oriented and very budget friendly. Italian foods served at Trattorias are exceptionally delectable and could easily match the food at a 5-star restaurant. Trattorias would be the heart and soul of restaurants serving authentic Italian food in Italy. In fact, as nighttime draws in, why not work up an appetite before dinner having a conventional evening stroll (passeggiata)?
A Little History on Milan Italy…
By 1300 the Holy Roman Emperor turned their focus away from Italy. The emperors were primarily concerned about German issues while the popes invested more time into attempting to distribute more influence over the remainder of Europe. This was met with significant opposition from the French, who moved the papacy to France. This lack of hindrance lasted in northern and central Italy until almost 1500. The Black Death of 1347-48 killed about a third of the residents of Italy. This set a short-term halt to the 400 years of continuing prosperity and growth of the sforza family domination
The Downsides of Milan Travel
A 2009 study recorded Milan as being the most smog polluted of any town in Europe, which certainly isn’t a claim you’ll see in most Milan tourist booklets. Yes, Milan is a smoggy town – there are seemingly beautiful days when you can’t see the mountains that you’re presumed to see from the rooftop of the Duomo. But then again, there are a couple of pretty large parks right in the center in which you are able to pretend the town outside doesn’t exist. These little lungs flush out the pollution – at least you’ll temporarily forget about the problem at hand.
Sure, Pisa’s got the renowned leaning tower, while the Amalfi coast has a killer coastline. But that’s not why people go to visit Milan. It is only in Milano that one can admire the La Scala (the famous Opera House) as well as the Gothic Cathedral, also known as the Duomo. Its marble facade bristling with over two thousand statues and over 130 pinnacles! And then when you miss nature, you can always head back for the holiday resort on lovely Lake Maggiore or Lake Como (our favorite). Do take the time to marvel at these architectural gems and then get some nice shopping done – after all, that’s Milan travel in a nutshell!
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