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Sophisticated city with designer boutiques and the striking Duomo
A fashion-lover's paradise, stylish Milan is modern and vibrant, yet still manages to keep its past alive with a well-maintained historic complex and some impressive, newer architecture. Milan is the perfect combination of sophisticated living and captivating exploring. La Scala, the 18th-Century temple of opera, has hosted the world's most prestigious performers, whilst a wealth of treasure-filled museums and the famous Duomo are surrounded by its lively piazza, cafés, restaurants and smart boutiques.
Milan holiday highlights
Walk along the roof of the amazing Duomo, a unique church of Baroque and neo-Gothic design with an incredible 3500 statues and 135 spires. Visit the Santa Maria della Grazie and admire Leonardo da Vinci's truly breathtaking Last Supper – don't forget to book a slot for viewing. Discover Renaissance Milan in all its glory at the fascinating Castello Sforzesco which is home to a maze of smaller museums and fine art collections. Live like an Italian and relax in one of Milan's elegant cafés, watching as the impeccably-dressed go by or browse the latest fashions at the Rectangle of Gold, a compact, stylish square of magnificent designer boutiques.