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Milan is a city in Italy’s northern Lombardy region. It is home to over a million people and is one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is often regarded as the fashion capital of the world but tourists also flock to the city to discover its rich history.
Be sure to visit Milan’s most famous landmark, the Duomo di Milano (Cathedral of Milan). Construction of this Cathedral was finished in 1577 and it boasts a stunning exterior. While you’re at the Duomo a walk over to the world-famous shopping mall of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is a must. Be sure to head to the Santa Maria delle Grazie church to see one of the most famous paintings in the world, Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’.
Milan’s mix of history, stunning cityscape and bustling nightlife makes it a perfect destination for a couple’s city break. There are also plenty of attractions for kids in Milan, making it a great choice for families too.
There are daily flight’s to Milan from Ireland, with the flight duration being an estimated 2 hours and 30 minutes.
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There are plenty of bars and nightclubs in Milan to satisfy anyone. Whether you’re looking for a casual drink or a party into the early hours of the morning, Milan has the place for you!
Milan offers the finest Italian cuisine, with many restaurants serving authentic dishes from all over Italy. If you’re sick of pizza and pasta, the city also has a wide variety of restaurants specialising in international cuisine.
For a thrilling day out, be sure to take a day trip to Gardaland Theme Park. This park has plenty of attractions for all ages. Another fun day trip you can take from Milan is Acquatica Waterpark. This waterpark is free for kids under one metre in height and is a fun day out for the whole family!
Do some retail therapy in the fashion capital of the world while in Milan. If you’re looking for high end stores, be sure to visit the Quadrilatero dellla Moda fashion district. For popular high street fashion stores, Buenos Aires Street is one of the world’s largest fashion streets.
Milan’s most famous event is their fashion week which takes place annually in September. During this week, many of the world’s biggest stars visit Milan to see the season’s new trends.
If a sunny city break is your perfect idea of a holiday, be sure to visit during the summer season. Like most European cities, Milan has hot summers and cold winters. December is also a great time to visit Milan, as the city boasts a wonderful Christmas market.
Euro is the currency used in Milan.
Milan is an hour ahead of Ireland (GMT+1).
Milan is easy to get around due to its efficient subway system. Renting bikes is also a great way of seeing the city.