Milan is Italy’s city of the future. Show-stopping art, a passion for fashion, mouth-watering food –Milan ticks all the boxes. It’s a fast-paced metropolis where creativity is big business and after-work drinks are an art form.

The old and the new

Since Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper (which you can see up close) the inventive Milanese seem to have skipped straight from the Renaissance to the 21stcentury. Milan is not only a treasure trove of 20th–century art, but also a home to art deco and rationalist architecture.


Milan has long been considered one of the fashion capitals of the world and major Italian labels have their headquarters there. Even if shopping is not the aim of your travels,you should visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele:a shopping arcade from the 1960s drippingwith architectural elegance.

Where to eat

In Milan,there are countless dining options. Track down small back-street trattorias, fun cafés and wine bars –or Michelin-starred restaurants. Greatfoodieneighbourhoods include Brera and Navingli. Porta Romana is the new hipster haven.

Good to know

  • Public transportation is excellent, and is therefore the preferred method of getting around Milan.
  • Every night from 7 pm to 9 pm it is time for aperitivoin Milan when bars and cafés serve huge spreads of food with your drinks.