Milan: A Quick Guide

[x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text class=”blogBody”]Milan, Italy’s fashion capital, is a vibrant city and can be easily covered in a few days. Oftentimes, airlines, such as Emirates, run deals to travel there for cheap (i.e. less than $500 per person). My sister and I have taken advantage of this in the past by booking a trip to Milan for a long weekend. Here is a quick guide to Milan for those of you who decide to do the same![/x_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Fly[/x_custom_headline][x_text]Every good thing you might have heard about Emirates is true. The service was impeccable, the food was great, and the aircraft was beautiful. I snapped a quick shot of the twinkling stars covering the ceiling of the plane during my red-eye flight before dozing off.[/x_text][x_image type=”none” src=”https://thecuratedtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/20140328_001610.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]See[/x_custom_headline][x_text]The Duomo
One of the most beautiful cathedrals that I have seen, the Duomo in Milan cannot be missed. Visit early in the morning to beat the crowds, but if you can’t, try the ticket booths behind the Duomo for shorter lines.[/x_text][x_image type=”none” src=”https://thecuratedtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/20140329_052644.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_image type=”none” src=”https://thecuratedtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/P1070512.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_image type=”none” src=”https://thecuratedtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/P1070542.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_image type=”none” src=”https://thecuratedtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/P1070524.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_text]Sforza Castle
One of the largest citadels in Europe, the Sforza Castle now contains seven different museums. It is a repository of Milan’s cultural and civic history, and it is home to Michelangelo‚Äôs final work, the Rondanini Piet√†.
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T and I dined like queens during aperitivo, the Milanese tradition of pre-dinner drinks accompanied by complimentary or appetizers. Our favorite area was in the Brera district, where charming pedestrianized streets are lined with restaurants and bars offering different aperitivo options.[/x_text][x_image type=”none” src=”https://thecuratedtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/20140329_142829.jpg” alt=”Aperitivo in Milan” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_image type=”none” src=”https://thecuratedtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/P1070577.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_text class=”blogBody”]Gelato
My favorite spot in Milan for gelato was Cioccolati Italiani. They fill the cones with chocolate before adding scoops of delicious gelato on top. Don’t let the long lines scare you though! It was worth the wait.[/x_text][x_image type=”none” src=”https://thecuratedtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/20140329_092927.jpg” alt=”cioccolatitaliani” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Stay[/x_custom_headline][x_text class=”blogBody”]Hotel Gran Duca di York – During our trip we stayed at the Hotel Gran Duca di York, which was situated a short distance to the Duomo. It was in a great location for exploring the city and reasonably priced.

Other great options include:

Westin Palace Milan – A good option for those looking to earn or use SPG points, located close to the train station and a nice running route.

Park Hyatt Milan – Have some free nights from opening a Hyatt credit card to use? This is an excellent, upscale option that is centrally located near the Duomo and shopping.[/x_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Shop[/x_custom_headline][x_text]Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
One of the world’s oldest shopping malls, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II houses a plethora of high-end restaurants and shops.[/x_text][x_image type=”none” src=”https://thecuratedtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/20140329_052740.jpg” alt=”Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_image type=”none” src=”https://thecuratedtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/P1070489.jpg” alt=”Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_image type=”none” src=”https://thecuratedtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/20140328_092445.jpg” alt=”Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”false” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”][x_text class=”center-text “]Booking.com[/x_text][x_custom_headline level=”h5″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” class=”center-text “]Read More[/x_custom_headline][x_recent_posts type=”post” count=”3″ offset=”” category=”” orientation=”horizontal” no_image=”false” fade=”false”][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section]

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