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"Milan is a true metropolis: strong and fearless but welcoming too. Little by little, I came to realise that I could become someone here." - Giorgio Armani

The magnificent city of Milan is not only the largest metropolitan area in Italy, but one of the biggest global cities in the world! The glamour this city is known for can be found in its designer stores, large number of luxury hotels, subtropical climate, and its dynamic atmosphere.

Thanks to the close relationship we have with our hoteliers, we here at Best4Travel have a vast array of exclusive special offers to suit any budget or occasion, for the top hotels in Milan!

For more information, or for a tailored quotation on any of the hotels or apartments in Milan featured on our website, please drop into any one of our stores nationwide, or call our expert travel agents today at our Irish call centre FREE on 1800 814 000.

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While you may not be joining Anna Wintour or Donatella Versace in the front row of Milan Fashion Week, there are still plenty of opportunities in this gorgeous city to see the latest collections from the world’s leading designers!

As the fashion capital of the world, Milan has naturally been selected by a number of prestigious brands to house their flagship stores. Among the biggest names based in Milan are Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, Moncler, Prada, Valentino, and Versace.

To make the most of your shopping time in the city, please find our guide on the top commercial areas in Milan below.

  • Piazza del Duomo: Get your shopping in while ticking a number of Italy’s most important landmarks off of your list by visiting Piazza del Duomo, the most popular tourist destination in Milan!

  • This picturesque piazza features the Duomo (Milan Cathedral), the Royal Palace of Milan, a monument to King Victor Emmanuel II (the first modern king of a united Italy), and the glorious Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Italy’s oldest still-active shopping mall.

    Established in 1877, this stunning, four-story arcade is chock-full with luxury, haute couture stores to nose around. The buildings’ classic architecture, which features towering stone archways and a gorgeous glass ceiling, is enough to make you feel as though you’ve stepped into a perfume ad, or even a photoshoot for Vogue!

  • Quadrilatero della Moda: Otherwise known as “Fashion Square” or the “Via Montenapoleone Fashion District”, the Quadrilatero della Moda is the most highly concentrated commercial area in all of Milan.

  • The sides of the square are formed by Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga, and Corso Venezia, all of which offer an amazing range of shopping opportunities!

    Along these streets you can find Abercrombie & Fitch, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Gucci, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana. Miu Miu, Prada, Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, Givenchy, Hermès..., et cetera, et cetera!

Believe it or not, this is only a sliver of the shops available in this incredible city. In truth, one of the best things you can do in Milan is explore its independent shopping scene, which is far too extensive to detail here!

Where to Eat

To help set your holiday off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the top cafés and restaurants in and around Milan, divided by price to cater to all budget types.

  • Low Cost
    • Tram, Via Rogoredo 113, 20138
    • Piadineria Artigianale Pascoli, Via Nicolo' Paganini 2, 20131
    • Macelleria Equina Da Vito, Via Lorenteggio 177, Mercato Comunale, 20147

  • Moderately Priced
    • Sapori Solari, Via Sofonisba Anguissola 54, 20146
    • Shaolin State of Harmony - Raw Vegan, Via Teglio 11, Centro Culturale Shaolin di Milano, 20158
    • Sapori Stellari, Via Savona 127A, 20144

  • Expensive
    • VUN Andrea Aprea, Via Silvio Pellico 3, 20121
    • Contraste, Via Meda 2, 20122
    • Seta, Via Andegari 9, Mandarin Oriental Milan, 20121


With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from any of the three major international airports that serve Milan! Whether you’re heading to Linate, Malpensa, or Bergamo Airport, take the stress out of navigating a new country by letting us help you get to your destination the best way.

Best4Travel Tips

  • Currency: Euro

  • Language: Italian

  • Time Difference to Ireland: +1 hour

  • Flight Time: Approx. 3 hours

  • Local Phrases:
    • Hello: Ciao
    • Good morning: Buon giorno
    • How are you?: Come sta?
    • Good afternoon: Buona sera
    • Good night: Buona notte
    • Goodbye: Ciao
    • Please: Per favore
    • Thank you: Grazie
    • You’re welcome: Prego
    • Where is…?: Dove…?
    • Do you speak English?: Parla inglese?
    • I am from Ireland: Sono irlandese
    • My name is…: Mi chiamo...

  • Public Holidays:
    • 1 January: Capodanno (New Year's Day)
    • 6 January: Epifania (Epiphany)
    • March/April:
      • Pasqua (Easter)
      • Pasquetta (Easter Monday)
    • 25 April: Giorno della Liberazione (Liberation Day)
    • 1 May: Festa del Lavoro (Labour Day)
    • 2 June: Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day)
    • 15 August: Ferragosto (Feast of the Assumption)
    • 1 November: Festa di Ognissanti (All Saints' Day)
    • 8 December: Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)
    • 25 December: Natale (Christmas Day)
    • 26 December: Festa di Santo Stefano (Boxing Day)

Milan Holidays

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