The city of Milan is famous for its wealth of both historic and modern sights. It is undoubtedly the financial capital of Italy and a global capital of fashion and design. Historically, its main landmark is the magnificent Duomo, right in the city centre. Initiated in the 14th Century, and not completed until the mid-19th Century, it is one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world.
Then there is the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele, dating from the 19th Century which, with its glass-topped roof and its shops and galleries. Other famous Milan attractions include the Scala Opera house, and the Pinoteca di Brera, with its important works by Raphael, Piero della Francesca and Mantegna. In the nearby streets, close to the Pinoteca, you will find Milan’s Latin Quarter, with its narrow streets lined with boutiques, craft shops, cafes and restaurants. More 'musts to visit' include the famous Castello Sforzesco, a grand medieval castle, and the UNESCO's World Heritage Site Santa Maria alle Grazie Basilica, containing one of the world's most famous paintings: Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.
Another area to explore on foot is the Navigli District a romantic neighbourhood in the southern part of the city, its canals lined with fashionable boutiques and shops. For those in Milan during the first ten days of June, a not to be missed event is the Festa dei Navigli, an event held each year to officially welcome the arrival of Summer, with street artists, live entertainment, concerts, markets, cooking demonstrations and more.
Our exceptional luxury house to rent in Milan is situated in Via Torino, just 100m from the Piazza del Duomo and the shopping district, so perfectly placed for exploring this great city.