Jun 19, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
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Where to Stay in Milan
The capital of Lombardy, Milan has a lot to offer the intrepid traveler – from the best in fashion and retail therapy to incredible art and architecture, the city has it all in abundance.
Getting around is fairly straightforward thanks to a public transport service that includes tram, bus and subway options, so even after you’ve shopped yourself out getting back to the hotel need not be expensive or a fight with the Milanese traffic. There are, however, numerous car rental options if you wanted to get out of the city and explore the Lombardy countryside.
Milan is made up of nine zones so where you stay will depend on what you want to see or do and how much time you may have.
Piazza Del Duomo Hotels
The glamorous heart of the city is the area around the famous Piazza Del Duomo, which is a great place to base yourself if time is of the essence and you don’t mind higher prices and being among throngs of visitors. Known as the centro storico, the area is perfect for luxury shopping and tourist attractions.
A luxurious five-star hotel choice in the beating heart of Milan, the Park Hyatt enjoys close proximity to the nearby Piazza del Duomo and Teatro alla Scala, while the Cathedral of Milan and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II are a short walk away. Featuring luxury fittings and modern amenities, the hotel also boasts a gym, a spa and top-class dining options.
Another luxury choice just 200m from the Duomo Square, the Dei Cavalieri is also extremely close to public transport links on the doorstep and features sumptuous rooms and furnishings ideal for a relaxing stay.
A cheaper option just 400m from the Duomo, this welcoming hotel is also 600m from La Scala theater with tidy rooms, modern amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi and an American bar.
If nightlife is more your scene, then the Navigli area is always a popular choice. To get around the city, you’ll need to rely more on public transport but it is a cool spot for partying Milanese-style in the original city center.
For a stay in the fashion and design district of Navigli, there are few more stylish options than the Hotel Magna Pars Suites Milano, a family-owned hotel located in a former perfume factory. As a result of a careful redesign, it is now an all-suite boutique property with a spa, roof deck, gym and sophisticated lounge bar.
Close to street restaurants and public transport links, the hotel offers light and welcoming rooms with parking facilities available for those traveling by car.
The Minerva is a three-star hotel offering a cheaper option of accommodation located in Navigli near the many canals, restaurants and bars and just a short walk from attractions such as Porta Genova and the Bocconi University. Public transport is also close by with metro, tram and bus stops all within 50m of the hotel.
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I lived in Milan for 9 month, is a wonderful city to explore. Is easy to get by and to find nice places to eat and shop.
Milan is just as posh and fashionable as you have heard. I toured around Milano with a local to took me to a bunch of great places that happened to be local favorites, and we happened to be there during design week. If you want the best in high end fashion and to visit a city that has some history and sites, and great food, Milan is awesome.
Milan hardly seems to get a thought in the minds of those planning a trip to Italy. The country's second city and business centre, it frequently gets overlooked in a nation particularly rich in wonderful cities, whether the monumental Roma, the gritty Napoli or the magical Venice. Still, Milan is a lovely metropolis in its own right -- fashionable and fabulous, with a superb cathedral, pretty parks, and a great medieval centre. For those travelling to the unparalleled Aosta Valley, Milan is also a natural point of entry to the continent.
Many people will tell you there isn't much to see in Milan and you won't need more than a couple of days. But I think it's one of those cities you have to be open to; and when you take the time to explore, you'll find you like it. Don't judge it as industrial - 60% of city was destroyed during WWII. On the exterior, it's a newer city, perhaps with seemingly less character than another Italian metropolis; but Milan's beauties are inside. It's a city of hidden gems - take the Scala, the pinacotecas, the Galleria, the churches, the libraries, the countless museums. Give it a chance. It may surprise you.