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Milan

Compared with knockout Italian cities like Florence and Venice, Milan is gray and full of Fascist architecture. But, as happens with siblings, the one without the looks usually has the most personality and style. Just as a perfectly tailored designer dress can change the woman who wears it, Milan’s star couturiers and luxury boutiques have transformed the city into Italy’s chicest, most modern metropolis, brimming with attitude and sophistication.

Read more on how to join the Indagare Journey: Milan Design, a once-in-a-lifetime experience hosted by Martina Mondadori, the editor of Cabana magazine, in April 2018.

  • Perfect for
    Art Lovers | Foodies | Romantics | Style Mavens
  • When to go
    Year-Round
  • Ideal length of stay
    1-2 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

  • 3 Days: Essential Milan-LP

    3 Days: Essential Milan

    Unlike museum destinations like Florence and Venice, Milan is a working city. Lots happens behind closed doors, making it imperative to tour with a guide who can get you access. Indagare can help with a customized itinerary. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

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      Day 1

      Especially if you’re visiting during a busy period, you want to tour the historic center, including Sforzesco Castle, with a great guide who can take you off the beaten path in this compact neighborhood. Art lovers should also stop at the Pinacoteca Brera, one of the world’s great museums. After lunch at an Indagare-recommended neighborhood spot, head to the Prada Foundation for an afternoon of contemporary art, followed by an apero at the foundation’s groovy-cool restaurant.

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      Day 2

      Wake early to climb to the roof of the Duomo for an up-close view of this architectural masterpiece. Afterwards, move into the present-tense with an insider tour of some of Milan’s most stylish private villas and gardens. After lunch, you can opt to go on a shopping tour with a dedicated guide who knows the small, independently owned boutiques as well as the big names. Or rest at your hotel before heading out for an evening’s performance at acclaimed opera house La Scala.

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      Day 3

      Make an appointment to view The Last Supper, which has been restored. After an early lunch near the church, visit the acclaimed Armani Silos, a fascinating design museum. Before dinner that evening, take advantage of Milan’s famous apero-cena, an extended cocktail hour that includes appetizers. A rooftop bar with a fabulous poolside setting is an Indagare favorite for this. If you stay another day, Indagare can arrange day trips to the Lake District, the charming historic town of Bergamo or into the Barolo wine region.

Where To Stay

We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.

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Indagare's Simone Girner
“The Milanese food scene has seen a veritable explosion of innovation. Hot spot restaurant-bars like Ceresio 7, Dry and Bar Luce are packed every evening with a fun mix of locals and visitors.”
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What To Read

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