Things to Do in Milan + the Lakes Region

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The white-and-wood design store sells sleek housewares (bright orange showerheads; stainless-steel wall lights). Read More

The only place where one can purchase women's clothes by Anna Fabiano, the former Fiorucci designer's store is located in Milan's trendy Porta Ticinese... Read More

Four floors and 4,800 square feet dedicated to Giorgio Armani's 40-year career in fashion. Giorgio himself oversaw the renovation of the converted grain... Read More

The company offers boating services on Lake Como. Read More

Conveniently located in the center of town, this large 15th century castle now houses several museums and art collections, with offerings ranging from... Read More

A treasure trove for vintage Gucci bags and other Italian designer goods, in the trendy Porta Ticinese district. Read More

Housed in a former industrial space dating back to 1886, Hangar Bicocca is now a spectacular exhibition space for contemporary art. The shows change... Read More

Inaugurated in 2015, this multi-building complex on the site of a former distillery presents contemporary artworks from the famous fashion brand's... Read More

Opened in 1867 and recently refurbished thanks to grants from fashion houses Prada and Versace, the Galleria is famous for being one of the world's... Read More

The 49-acre gardens just three miles west of Ventimiglia on the French- Italian border was built by Thomas Hanbury, a wealthy Englishman who made his... Read More

Perhaps the finest example of 17th-century Italian Baroque garden art. When seen from the town of Stresa, the island looks like a giant ship: the... Read More

The century-old shop has unveiled a futuristic Design Supermarket with a whimsical collection of stylish tech toys, tableware, and more by the likes of... Read More

On the edge of Parco Sempione, La Triennale is dedicated to showing contemporary art and design. The focus of the exhibitions include such topics as... Read More

Founded by Italian designer Consuelo Castiglioni and her husband Gianni in 1994, this avant-garde clothing company now has almost 100 stores in fashion... Read More

This exceptional publisher of design books runs a shop and art gallery. Look for titles by Enzo Mari and Bruno Munari. Read More

The Museum of Cultures, opened in 2014 in the vibrant Tortona area, has an interdisciplinary focus on the cultures of the world, with shows devoted to... Read More

Inside a colonnaded 16th-century palace, you'll find Mannerist frescoes by Giulio Romano, a pupil of Raphael's. Read More

Situated in the heart of the charming, bohemian Brera neighborhood, in a beautiful 17th century building alongside the Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy... Read More

Italians like to make a splash in every sense, and there's no better place to do so than the relaxing whirlpools, water jets, and waterfalls of this spa... Read More

Italians take their calcio (soccer) seriously, and the Milanese are passionate about local teams AC Milan and Inter. Get caught up in the fervor at San... Read More

Design buffs are sure to appreciate a visit to industrial designer Achille Castiglioni's studio, which has been kept just as it was left upon his death... Read More

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

Enjoy dinner while rumbling around Milan in a restored and transformed tram from 1928. Leaving from Castello Sforzesco, the ride takes around two and a... Read More

Balbianello is owned and maintained by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano—the Italian National Trust. In addition to the gardens, a magnificent 18th... Read More

In May the garden is aglow with azaleas and rhododendrons. A Moorish pavilion placed right at the water’s edge, a well-manicured allée of... Read More

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