The Milan Area

The Milan Area Travel Guide

Articles about The Milan Area

By Valerie Waterhouse
Heading to Italy for Milano Expo 2015? You're not alone. An expected 20 million visitors will flood the city from May 1 to October 31, essentially putting Milan, long billed as an industry town, back in the limelight. Details on the expo itself ar...
By Valerie Waterhouse
Italy’s fashion capital is often billed as an industry town, without the broad appeal of Rome or Florence. But this year it’s breaking out as a destination in its own right. Kicking it off is Expo Milano 2015, which will bring an expected 20 milli...
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 Matt Bell

Watch your step as you climb these stairs, whether spiraling up mountains, narrow passageways, or sky-scraping attractions.

By Guy Trebay
See More Global Hot Spots Stay Armani Hotel Milano 31 Via Alessandro Manzoni; 39-02/8883-8888; armanihotels.com; doubles from $715.Bulgari Hotel 7/b Via Privata Fratelli Gabba; 800/628-5427; bulgarihotels.com; doubles from $767.Four Seasons Hote...
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...

Hotels in The Milan Area

Former convent dating from the 15th century with a lovely courtyard, located on the exclusive Via Gesù, not far from the city's best shopping, on Via Montenapoleone.

Restaurants in The Milan Area

This is a great spot to meet friends for a late dinner after a performance at La Scala (just two minutes away). The restaurant turns out reliably good Milanese basics and has a beautiful interior.

Things to do in The Milan Area

When it comes to opera, there’s no more respectable venue than “La Scala,” located a block north of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall.