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Milano, the world capital of fashion and design, attracts millions of visitors with shopping opportunities, international fairs, entertainment, dining as well as stunning examples of art and architecture emerging from the historical grid on which the city lies.
Milano is located in the middle of the biggest and richest Italian plain, surrounded by the Alps, the highest European mountains. It’s the crossroads of the major commercial routes and over the centuries it developed its agricultural and industrial skills, becoming the richest city in Italy and one of Europe cultural and lifestyle capitals.
At a short distance from Milan you’ll find the major Italian tourist attractions a few minutes away by train (120 minutes to Venice, 90 to Florence, 180 to Rome, 300 to Naples and its enchanting Gulf). Sailing enthusiasts and sea lovers will be able to visit the Ligurian coast and the Mediterranean Sea only 150 km away.
At a longer distance, in Europe, you’ll be surprised to be able to get to Switzerland in less than 30 minutes by car. From Milan airports and train stations, you will be able to visit every city in Europe with flights and trains with several departures every day.
Milano is a very small city compared to some other cities abroad, this means you can visit it by foot. This is the best way to do so and the central area of town has a lot to offer in terms of tourist attractions, arts, lifestyle and shopping.
Although high-end purchases can be made in any part of the city, several urban areas and streets are also entirely given over to the business of shopping, dining and entertainment. If you are in search of a truly Milanese atmosphere and lots of fun besides, then these areas are definitely the places to go.
First and foremost, Piazza Duomo (and its surroundings, from Via Dante to via Torino), Galleria and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and the Quadrilatero della Moda, set amidst four of Milan’s most expensive and prestigious shopping streets, namely via Montenapoleone, via Manzoni, via della Spiga and corso Venezia.
Beyond the city centre itself, you can visit other areas including Brera district, Corso Como, Porta Nuova-Isola, Porta Venezia-Corso Buenos Aires, Navigli-Porta Ticinese, Vercelli-Belfiore-Marghera and Sempione-Arco della Pace.
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