Milan Tourism - Online hotel reservations and tourist attractions

Being a genuine fashion hub – several fashion brands, Milansuch as Valentino, Gucci, Versace, Prada, Armani and Dolce & Gabbana, having their main headquarters here – but also a world center of economy, culture, science and design, Milan obviously amasses a great deal of tourist assets.

On top of all, Milan is known for its ability to absorb, as it did and it still does, some of the most spectacular architectural styles in the world, such as the Romanesque architecture, the Gothic, the Neoclassical or the Neo-Romanesque architecture, just as Art Nouveau or Art Deco.

Short History of Milan

Celts are known to have been the first people to inhabit the place, but the uprise of the city was an event resulting as a consequence of the Roman dominion. In this respect, it's worth mentioning that Milan became the capital of the Western Roman Empire in the 3rd century AD. The city is also famous as to its ancient importance as the place where the Edict of Milan, granting freedom of religion for Christians, was pronounced. Milan made its way through as an important trade cross point in the Middle Ages, but the Renaissance and the Modern Era brought to the city the fame of cultural hub. The historic role of Milan was once again substantiated when the city became the main center of resistance against Germans during World War Two.

Accommodation in Milan

Business travelers are the best served in Milan when it comes to accommodation. But tourists traveling for nothing but pleasure can definitely identify lodging solutions, since the city, despite despite being one of the most pricy places in Europe, makes available a series of establishments able to cover such needs. People traveling on a budget should resort to hotels located in the outskirts of the city, or even to establishments nearby Milan. This possible shortcoming is counterbalanced by the excellent transport infrastructure of the place.

Italian cuisine at Milan

Milanese cuisine is recommended as priority as compared to international cuisine when arriving in Milan. Besides restaurants serving international dishes, Milan hosts a great number of establishments where local courses are prepared. It is known that rice is chosen over pasta, and the fact that the main course is risotto alla milanese is relevant in this respect. The cotoletta alla milanese (breaded veal cutlet fried in butter) and the Milanese salami are yet other proud representatives of Milanese cuisine, whereas, in terms of deserts, the city is famous by its Panettone.

Tourism Attractions and Objectives in Milan

The Milan Dome (or Milan Cathedral) is the most significant landmark as to both religious establishments – Milan hosts more than 20 churches – and to the grandness of Gothic architecture. Milan also bristles with a lot of museums and galleries, of which the Bagatti-Valsecchi Palace, the Natural History Museum, the Poldi-Pezzoli Museum or the Theater Museum, on the one hand, and Ambrosiana Art Gallery, the Municipal Modern Art Gallery and the Civic Museum of Contemporary Art, on the other hand, must be mentioned. The Porta Nuova Arches, the Ticinese Porta, the Sforzesco Castle, as well as the Pirelli Tower and the Velasca Tower must be ticked off on the list of tourist attractions.

Events and Festivals in Milan

Milan hosts two major fashion events, one in March, the other in October, under the name of MODIT – Milanovendemoda, but it is also the place where the longest carnival in the world is held, namely, the Ambrosiano Carnival. The Milan – San Remo bicycle race is worth mentioning in terms of sports events, along with Stramilano, a popular marathon, and the Premier Football League. But the Flower Fair (Fiera dei Fiori), the Milano Cortili Aperti, the Pittori sul Naviglio, the Sagra del Carroccio or the Photoshow are just as looked forward as all the other events, and the list is far from being comprehensive.

Hotels in Milan

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Raffaello

Raffaello

The greatest hotel tradition, the accurate service, the modern structure and the strategic position are the distinctive prerogatives which make Hotel Raffaello the best choice for…

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King

King

Hotel King, without exitation, the king of the Mokinba group, offers you every kind of comfort. It has been renovated though old fashion furniture gives a warmful welcome. Every room…

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Piacenza

Piacenza

A pleasant, warm atmosphere, ideally located for those of you who wish to visit this eclectic city on business or holiday. A short stroll from Porta Romana and the famous and prestigious…

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Jolly President

Jolly President

In the heart of Milan's business area, Jolly Hotel President is easily accessible and is very supportive of those who travel to Milan on business. The view of the cathedral, the…

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Bernina

Bernina

Hotel Bernina offers its guests a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere, characterized by the high quality of their services, ideal for both holidays or for business trips. The spacious…

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Napoleon

Napoleon

The Hotel Napoleon, already completely restored a few years ago, has been recently refurbished with new furniture, carpets and curtains, to make it even more welcoming. Even the road…

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Galileo

Galileo

At 9, Corso Europa Milan there is a little Grand Hotel with a really unusual atmosphere: the international feel of a big hotel, with its dynamism and efficiency, and the tranquillity…

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Alga

Alga

The Hotel is situated in the southern area of Milan in a strategic position near both highways (the A7 and the West ring road) and the city centre at one bus stop from the underground…

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Residences in Milan


Cimarosa

Cimarosa

The Residence is situated close to the current Fair and in a perfect position to reach both the new Rho­Pero exhibition complex and the three motorways linking Milan to Europe.…

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Apartmens Paolo Sarpi

Apartmens Paolo Sarpi

We offer our two pretty, light, one­bedroom apartments close to the centre of Milan, Italy, for rentals, from as short­term as one week to as long as two years. Our rental…

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Petit Palais

Petit Palais

Petit Palais Hotel de Charme, affiliated to Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a refined boutique hotel where you can breathe the ambience of a private residence, highlighted with…

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Attractions in Milan

Sempione Park

The Sempione Park is the most popular park in Milan. Is it is located in front of the Sforzesco Castle, between Piazza Castello and Piazza Sempione.

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Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore

The Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore of Milan is located in a piazza bordered, in the opposite site, by a row of columns dating back to the 2nd century.

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Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum of Milan is housed in the underground of the Sforzesco Castle. It contains findings excavated from Fayyum by Achille Vogliano.

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Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery

The Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery was built between 1865 and 1877. It is now home to some of Milan’s historical cafes and renowned fashion boutiques.

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