Milan is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan place, one that celebrates its business sense and cultural heritage at the same time. And some of its must-see sites hail from both these traditions.
This tour takes in the best of these beginning in London as Kensington, Eltham and Hampton Court Palaces and moving out of London to the largest inhabited castles in the world Windsor and Arundel. A tour of Blenheim – one of our finest palaces is also included as well as visits to ‘classic’ moated castles such as Leeds and Bodiam.
An arty, bohemian-type neighborhood hosting a number of high-quality leather shops, great for purses, shoes and clothes.
Considered by many to be the most exclusive shopping area in Milan and home to all the top names in fashion and design.
This world-renowned opera house was built in 1778, where many composers wrote and conducted works including such greats as Rossini, Puccini, Verdi and Toscanini.
A breathtaking sight and a must-see if in Milan. The Duomo cathedral is the symbol of Milan. It’s also the real centre of Milan – all the roads radiate out from the Duomo at its heart. The huge plaza outside it is a meeting place, a place for strolling, watching other people or just walking across, or sitting in one of the cafes along the edge, and just enjoying the view. For sheer belle époque splendor, this extravagant 19th-century glass-topped, barrel-vaulted tunnel serves as a lively, noisy and colorful shopping mall, teeming with life and inviting you to people-watching from the tables that spill from the Galleria’s many bars and restaurants.
Take a trip to Santa Maria delle Grazie which is a Lombard late Gothic art example. It belongs to a vast architectural compound including also a convent, whose refectory hosts “The Last Supper”, Leonardo da Vinci’s celebrated fresco, one of the world’s greatest works of art, declared also as world heritage masterpiece by the Unesco.
Visit Via Monte Napoleone which is considered by many to be the most exclusive shopping area in Milan and home to all the top names in fashion and design.