What about spending your next family holiday in Milan, it is the second-most populous city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy. The city has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area is the 5th largest City in Europe. Milan is a beautiful, fantastic and funny destination for a family holiday. At first glance, Milan seems like a thoroughly modern city, but that’s the tip of the iceberg.
Two thousand years ago, Milan is one of the most powerful city states. You can also get inspired with other locations using some of our past articles Italy’s Civita di Bagnoregio: Jewel on the Hill and Explore Stunning The Cinque Terre town Of Vernazza On The Italian Riviera to help get you started planning your net family holiday.
Exploring Milan with kids, discover the home of Leonardo da Vinci for over fifteen years ago here in Milan, da Vinci did so many different things as a military engineer, musician, inventor, mapmaker, architect, sculptor, painter, kids can really see why he’s a genius and know how to take him as an example. You can visit Duomo di Milano is an extraordinary building which holds over six centuries of history. This gothic cathedral is the very symbol of Milan and one of the most recognizable buildings in Europe. The construction of the cathedral contains architects, sculptors, artists and thousands of specialized workers. The heritage generated by this work includes hundreds of sculptures and statues. Or visit San Siro, it is one of the finest football stadiums in the world, San Siro is home to both AC Milan and Inter Milan. Take a tour for as little as 30 euros. There are many events to attend such as La Milanesiana in June/July. This curious annual celebration of international culture often has trouble categorizing itself; therefore a new theme is chosen each year in an attempt to make sense of what is going on. A general mishmash of concerts, films, seminars and trade shows all make for one uniquely diverse party.For fashion lovers, you should attend Milan Fashion Week in September. It is one of the most prestigious events of the fashion year; every top brand, top designer, top model. They all descend upon Milan for this showcase event. Book well in advance as many hotels will expect premium prices for one of the greatest catwalk shows on earth. In terms of where to stay, many holidaymakers choose to book hotels around the cathedral (Duomo) in the Golden Triangle. Restaurants, shops and attractions are on your doorstep in the historic center of Milan, and this is the place to be if you would rather not use public transport to reach the sights and sounds of tourist Milan. Many of the major brands have offerings in the city. Look for hotels from Holiday Inn, Four Points by Sheraton, Novotel, Park Hyatt, Star Hotels, Four Seasons, Crowne Plaza, Best Western, Hilton, Radisson Blu and Mercure. All these hotels are luxury and afford comfortable accommodation. That’s not to say that Milan is all about the posing. This city is very real, with some gritty neighborhoods, passionate football fans, enough art, history and architecture. You will enjoy everything around you.