Upon the arrival of Milan Fashion week we thought we’d offer the “Top 5 Places to Visit in Milan”. Whether it’s fashion and art you want to admire or food and frothy coffee to devour, Milan has it all. It is known for it’s ancient city centre, high rising buildings and palazzo’s. With it also being a magnetic point for designers it is as glamorous as it sounds. If you’re heading to Italy’s capital of chic, then check out our essential check list of places to visit.
1.Gogol Cafe a cool cafe-come-bookshop in Tortona, is a the perfect place to enjoy a creamy cappuccino whilst relaxing on a sofa with your favourite read a perfect way to spend the afternoon.
2.Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is the world’s oldest shopping mall. You can indulge in anything from haute couture to paintings and fine art in the historic, family owned boutiques and designer stores spread across all 4 floors in the arcaded Art Nouveau Gallery. Built from 1865 to 1877, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is the oldest shopping mall in the world. This mall can be appreciated by both non shoppers and the fashion conscious as this place is a architectural gem.
3.The Palazzo Reale, a former royal palace with its large halls, refined furnishings and sweeping staircase, is today an important exhibition venue and cultural centre it regularly displays modern and contemporary art works, such as Da Raffaello a Schiele and La Grande Madre.
4.Idroscalo Sports and Entertainment Park was founded in the 1920s as an airport for seaplanes. This large stretch of water offers a wide array of on-site amenities including swimming pools, a beach, two adventure parks for all ages and a butterfly conservatory so there really is something for everyone. It also hosts a number of cabaret to concerts in the summer months.
5.Black Hole Club is a popular night spot this huge club was recently renovated, and sports an open-air dancefloor and cool chill-out area. Wednesday is ‘dark night’, with live music followed by clubbing until dawn. Fridays serve up the standard Milanese combo of pop and house; Saturdays are the popular revival night, So 80’s cheese is essential. Admission is €7-€15 including a drink.
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