A CAPITAL OF FASHION, DESIGN, AND FINANCE, MILAN HAS EMERGED AS A MODERN FOIL TO HISTORIC ROME.

One of the Italian peninsula’s most important seats of power for much of history, Lombardy’s capital blends historic grandeur with modern innovation. A stylish metropolis attracting some of the world’s top designers and artists, chefs and entrepreneurs, Milan has become one of Italy’s trendiest cities.

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Linate Airport (LIN), Orio Al Serio Airport (BGY), Malpensa Airport (MXP)

Discoveries

CASCINA CUCCAGNA
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A farmhouse in the midst of Milan? Best of all, it’s open to the public. The painstakingly restored 17th-century villa has been transformed into a cultural center that hosts events like film nights, art exhibitions, and farmers’ markets in addition to classes in everything from creative writing to yoga. Naturally, this being Italy, there’s also a wine shop and a restaurant that spills out into the airy courtyard.

GALLERIE VITTORIO EMANUELE II
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One of the world’s oldest shopping malls, this four-story double arcade dates back to the 1860s, and the birth of Italy as a unified nation. Its soaring glass-and-cast-iron roof houses ornate mosaics and other artwork by 19th-century artisans, as well as outposts of some of the top luxury brands, including the Prada flagship. The gallery also doubles as the passegiata between two of Milan’s icons: the Duomo and the Teatro alla Scala.

NAVIGLI DISTRICT
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One of Milan’s hippest neighborhoods, canal-lined Navigli attracts well-heeled Milanese to its outdoor cafes and trendy cocktail bars. Wander cobbled streets, pop into artists’ ateliers and independent designers’ boutiques, then pull up a chair at a romantic eatery for a classic aperitivo Milanese of bruschetta, prosciutto, and, naturally, a negroni.

PIRELLI HANGARBICOCCA
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Managed by a former director of the Tate Modern, this contemporary art museum opened in 2004 as a work of art in itself: the building is a converted former factory once owned by the automobile and machinery manufacturing corporation Breda. Now, it’s home to German artist Anselm Kiefer’s permanent installation, “Seven Heavenly Palaces,” and hosts solo exhibitions by major international artists, alongside related events.

TEATRO ALLA SCALA
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Opened in 1778, this iconic opera house is so intrinsic to Milan’s identity that its season even traditionally opens on December 7th, the feast day of Milan’s patron saint, Saint Ambrose. Not only is La Scala’s opera and ballet considered among the best in the world, but the theater is also home to an impressive museum and library dedicated to the history of opera.

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LAKE COMO

Escape the city for a day trip and picnic lunch along the banks of Lake Como.

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