Milan travel tips to explore the city of fashion like a pro!
In the case of Milan, it can be said that innovation and creativity have always been part of the city's history. Not only, therefore, when things are running for the best, but also when, as in the 90s of the last century, not everything has run the right way. In short, the Milanese spirit is what makes the city so fascinating with evident reflections in different fields: fashion, design, gastronomy and the entertainment industry. Here come the best Milan travel tips for you
The dome has so much more to offer!
It must be said that the centrality of the square also contributes to the popularity of the building, a hub for almost all the Milanese tourist attractions, and for this reason, it is generally used as a starting point for visiting the city. Furthermore, do not miss the climb on the roof (by elevator) and the visit of the underground with the archaeological remains of the original Basilica of Santa Tecla, on whose foundations GianGaleazzo Visconti ordered the construction of the new temple.
Marveling at the famous iconic Galleria is not be missed
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a real shopping center with boutiques of the leading brands of high fashion alongside historic cafés and fast food chains. Together with the so-called "Quadrilaterod'Oro", the gallery is one of the "stages" of the Milanese star system and showbiz. In short, there are those who come to look and who, instead, to be looked at. Beautiful always, at Christmas time, according to many, is transformed into the most "in" place of the city.
Shopping for some luxury items (or simply look at the windows!)
In Milan, it is impossible not to make purchases. We have already seen it with the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II but it is the so-called "QuadrilaterodellaModa" (via Montenapoleone, via dellaSpiga, via Manzoni, via Sant'Andrea) the shopping temple in Milan. Ferragamo, Prada, Valentino, Gucci, Krizia, Dolce &Gabbana, Trussardi, Chanel, Moschino, Versace and other big brands are practically all present in a concentration that is not found anywhere else in the world, even in New York.
Missing CastelloSforzesco would be a pity
CastelloSforzesco, another obligatory stop for a visit to Milan, is not far from the Duomo. And, just like the city's cathedral, the construction of this fortress is due to GianGaleazzo Sforza who, continuing the initial work of his predecessor Galeazzo II Visconti, built housing for the troops, rearranging the park and the moat at the same time about. The park nearby is great to chill and relax!
Relying on public transportation could be a mistake
This Milan travel tip is a good one. Italian public transport could be quite a nightmare. Especially when it comes to long distances paths for example from the airport or the train station to the very center of the city. Hiring a car could be a life-savior option. When I went to Milan last summer I used holidayautos.com. How amazing was that! It gave me the opportunity to compare car hire in Milan and have a cheap and stress-free ride to explore the city in a quick and practical way.
During Fashion Week, we can never pass up a runway show; however, we do love a presentation. It allows you to see the line at your own pace whether it is on models or hung up exhibition style. Rossignol showcased their outerwear which is the perfect mix of form and function. These layered jackets have details from the iconic rooster to fur that ensure that whoever wears it, sticks out this upcoming FW17 see the full line here.
PHOTO CREDITS Andrea Delbo
Fendi hits the runway at Milan Fashion Week for its Men's Collection presenting fall. The iconic brand took notes from the way that we like to dress in comfort, style, and of course infused with luxury. Check out some of our favorite looks from the show and you can see the full collection here.
Photo Credits Davide Maestri
When you can't find a luxury alternative to Nike, you create your own line - which Philipp Plein created with his new line, Philipp Sport. His runway show honored an array of sports including Cross Fit, boxing and more in a two floor gym entertaining presentation. You can see more pictures from the show here.
PHOTO CREDITS Giovanni Giannoni
Remember when many of us were growing up, we used to have underwear that was for each day of the week. There was something about starting the day off in the right way! Yesterday in Milan, Alberta Ferretti included within its show, soft and cozy sweaters that let you promote your favorite day of the week. This is definitely in our sweet spot of luxe athleisure style. This capsule collection is called "Rainbow Week" which is for men and women. These cashmere-wool blend sweaters are not only the first capsule collection for the line and is available right now on the website which is a part of the growing trend of see now, buy now. You can see more the the Pre-Fall 17 collection here.