Milan, in northern Italy, is the country's second largest city. It is famous for finance, publishing, and, of course, the fashion industry, with the upscale fashion stores of the Quadrilatero d'Oro (Golden Quadrilateral). Milan is as famous for its historic architecture, churches, art galleries, museums, and palazzos. To keep the thousands of tourists and business visitors happy there is a wide range of hotels in Milan's city center, all very close to the major sights.
When to visit MilanJuly temperatures are around 82ºF and January temperatures around 43ºF. In February the city holds the Carnavale Ambrosiano, which is a good time to travel to Milan. Many tourists flock to the city for La Scala's opera, ballet, and concert seasons or to enjoy a special stay in a boutique hotel perhaps?
How to get to MilanMilan is served by two airports: Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Milan Linate (LIN), generally catering for European arrivals. Downtown there are subway, bus, and tram services that link the best hotels in Milan. Downtown, many of the locals adopt scooters to get around.
Milan attractionsPick up a map of Milan to orientate yourself. Right in the center of things is the major square, the Piazza del Duomo,with the Duomo, a gothic marble structure, at its core. There are many luxury hotels closeby because of the popularity of the place. To the west is the church and convent of Santa Maria della Grazie, which houses The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, and another fine church, the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.
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