The Milan Area

The Milan Area Travel Guide

Articles about The Milan Area

By Courtney Kenefick
High-end fashion brand Bottega Veneta, known for its woven leather goods, opened its first home boutique this month, a gorgeous store inside Milan’s Palazzo Gallarati Scotti. Here the brand’s collection of furnishings, lighting, and tabletop ac...
By Guy Trebay
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By Valerie Waterhouse
Twice a year, Milan fills to bursting as the international fashion pack descends upon the city to view the latest women's-wear collections. While it's practically impossible to crash the shows — whose Milan-based star attractions include Prada, Ar...
By Guy Trebay
Go looking for the new in Milan, Italy, and you doom yourself to disappointment. I say this with a confidence that results from the fact that my job has carried me to this millennium-old city four times every year for more than a decade. True, th...
By Justin Peters
The book made it sound so easy. Teach Yourself Italian, it was called, and for two years it sat on my desk, silently mocking my inability to do just that. I’m not sure why I thought an obscure book from 1947 would do the trick; still, I dutifully ...

Hotels in The Milan Area

Design students can take several lessons at this unique boutique hotel by Florentine architect Guido Ciompi just north of the duomo.

Restaurants in The Milan Area

The focus of this sleek shop is gelato ice cream, chocolate, and coffee, though sandwiches and pastries are also available. Handmade chocolate is blended with unexpected ingredients like balsamic vinegar, pepper, and basil lemon.

Things to do in The Milan Area

Founded by Italian designer Consuelo Castiglioni and her husband Gianni in 1994, this avant-garde clothing company now has almost 100 stores in fashion capitals across the globe, including London, Paris, Madrid, and New York.