The name Milan means kind, loving, and gracious which perfectly describes this city full of fast cars, fashion, and beautiful people. The Italian Grand Prix is located in Monza, which is very close to the metropolitan area of Milan and there are vast options available to you while you are not at the racetrack, Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Here are some of our favorite places for you to add to your must-see list during your weekend in Italy:
Known to be one of the most iconic places to go haute couture shopping, the Quadrilatero d’Oro, or Rectangle of Gold, has many boutiques that fit into just a couple city blocks. This is where you can find brands such as Dior, Hermès, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Celine, Gucci, and more. You'll want to bring your wallet and dress your best to venture through these shops.
Duomo di Milano
The spellbinding archways and peaks of the Duomo are known around the world as the iconic symbol of Milan. This breathtaking place of prayer expresses the dedication of humanity toward the Divine and deeply embodies the memories and teachings of the Bishops who called this Cathedral home. Be sure to spend a moment basking in the glory of this ornate monument to religion and the history of Milan.
La Scala Opera
Built in 1778, this legendary opera house provides tourist and locals alike with history, incredible performances, and views of Milan unlike any other. Many great composers such as, Rossini, Puccini, Toscanini, and Verdi, wrote and conducted works in this theatre . Somewhere that once was a meeting place for the elite in Milan, is now where many people can enjoy the performances of La Scala and hear the whispers of performances past.
Corso di Cucina
Milan is known for many things, including its delicious delicacies . During your time in the city, find a cooking class where you can learn the secrets of perfecting pasta and sauce, receive private instruction and entertainment during your evening. There are lots of places to find the perfect class for you, and we’ve linked a couple below.
- Italian Cooking Class in Milan
- Evening Cooking Lesson with Dinner in Milan
- Milan Cooking Class and Market Visit
- Private Tour: Milan Walking Tour and Cooking Class
Mangiare a Milano
There are thousands of restaurants in Milan, but we wanted to highlight a couple different styles to ensure you try all that Milan has to offer during your trip. Hopefully one of the choices below will help excite your tastebuds and take your memorable weekend from incredible to epic!
- Contraste | Fine Dining
- Sapori Solari | Wine Bar
- Macelleria Equina Da Vito | Deli
- Piadineria Artigianale Pascoli | Sandwich Shop
- Pizzium | Pizza
- Panini Durini | Coffee Shop
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D’ITALIA 2017
We’re excited to be in Milan and Monza here in just a few short weeks, we hope you plan on joining us and can use this as a guide during your off time in the city. If you haven’t secured your trip, follow the link below to purchase your Official Ticket Package to have a grande momento di Milano!