Lizzie Vince

Sunday, 26 March 2017

MILAN CITY GUIDE



Jeans, denim shirt and bag: TOPSHOP | Trainers: VANS

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II


The much anticipated shopping and eating concept store, Corso Como- it didn't fail to disappoint!
... You can see the excitement on my face!

The tranquil, zen-like atmosphere in the outdoor eating area of Corso Como









Jumpsuit, jacket and shoes: TOPSHOP | Sunglasses: DIOR | Watch: CLUSE | Bracelet: COS | Rings: PANDORA 

The canals alongside the Navigli River

A quaint Italian alfresco restaurant, perfect for a spontaneous lunch pit-stop

Duomo Cathedral

The surrounding buildings of Duomo square

Looking up to the magnificent Duomo Cathedral


Lace top: MISS SELFRIDGE | Cami, jacket, jeans and bag: TOPSHOP | Trainers: VANS | Sunglasses: DIOR

So over last weekend, I spent 4 glorious days in Milan, I say glorious because the sun shone every day!

Here's my list of top hotspots I highly recommend you visit when in Milan:

1) Duomo Cathedral: completed in 1965, this gothic masterpiece took over six centuries to build. The 5th largest Christian church in the world, the Cathedral stands big and tall directly in the centre of Piazza Duomo square. Conveniently surrounded by quaint Italian cafes and eateries that are perfect for a lunchtime pit-stop or a glass of traditional Aperol Spritz. Also to note, it's only 4 euros for admission to the inside of the Cathedral, which is a definite must-see! It was truly incredible to see the ornate Italian architecture and attention to detail up-close.

2) Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: just to the right of the Duomo Cathedral, the mall is housed in a glass-covered 19th-century arcade with luxury clothing brands & upscale dining. Not that I could remotely afford the likes of Prada and Gucci, however, it was definitely fun to window shop and be inspired by the displays.

3) 10 Corso Como: a fairly new shopping complex built in 1990, it combines outlets that show and sell works of art, fashion, music, design, cuisine and culture. Similarly to Galleria, it is full of every designer brand you could think of.

4) Navigli River: the history of Milan is closely connected with the creation of the Navigli, which pass as the main water network 
through the whole city. The oldest canal was built in the years 1177-1257, so, as you can imagine, it is rather picturesque. The 
infamous Italian gelato cafe Cioccolati Italiani is also based just alongside the river, I recommend the "Fruit and Chocolate", filled
with strawberry gelato topped and topped with chocolate pieces.

Places to stay:

We stayed in Hotel Da Vinci, approx. a 10 minute metro journey outside of the centre, the centre being Piazza Duomo. Although 
not being within walking distance can be off-putting, the metro was extremely easy to use and conveniently located a 5 minute 
walk away from our hotel. We booked with Expedia and found a super cheap deal!

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