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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Antares Concorde

Antares Concorde

Welcome to the four star Antares Concorde Milan ­ part of the Antares Hotels Milan group. The hotel is located only a few steps from the old city gates of Porta Venezia which…

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Quark

Quark

Atahotel Quark has 283 rooms divided into 206 Superior, 60 Executive, 4 Junior Suites, and 13 Presidential Suites. Each room has been built to offer the most pleasurable stay: excellent…

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Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Leonardo da Vinci Hotel, is a prestigious complex set in a private garden of 20.000 square meters, located in the north area of Milan, close to the motorway A4 TO/VE, and very…

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Ambasciatori

Ambasciatori

In the heart of Milan, few steps away from Piazza Duomo, Piazza San Babila, Via Montenapoleone, the Ambasciatori Hotel offers a long tradition of hospitality together with all the…

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St George

St George

In the hearth of Milan city center the St. George Hotel is centrally located just 50 metres from Corso Buenos Aires, the most important street shopping and 1 km from the Central train…

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Holiday Holiday Inn Garibaldi Station

Holiday Holiday Inn Garibaldi Station

Holiday Inn Milan Garibaldi Station Located in the business district of the city, close to the old city and to the fair ground. Situated at two minutes from Porta Garibaldi Station…

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Canada

Canada

The Hotel Canada, because of it’s comfortable location allows our clients to pursue an itinerary that combines enjoying the artistic beauty and relaxing aspect of our city all within…

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Garda

Garda

The friendly environment, together with the elegance of the rooms and the most modern comforts, make for inviting and relaxing rooms: 5 minutes walking distance from Central Station…

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Residences in Milan


Santospirito

Santospirito

Welcome to Santo Spirito residence an exclusive place in the heart of Milano. Come out of the door, just a few steps to get via Montenapoleone and the other prestigiuos streets of…

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Lepontina

Lepontina

Right near the Maciachini stop of the Metropolitana, in a quiet area.

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Bonnet

Bonnet

Located within the fashion area, not far from the city centre, the guests of "Residence Bonnet" have easy access in this peaceful oasis and they have a variety of entertainment…

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Attractions in Milan

Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio

The Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio in Milan shelters the relics and garments of the Three Magi. It was first built in the 4th century, and repeatedly restored

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Parco delle Basiliche

Parco delle Basiliche stretches between the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio and the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore of Milan, on an area of 41 square meters.

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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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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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