The Centro Storico is the historic centre of the city of Milan, contained within the area once delimited by the medieval city walls and today by the streets forming the Corso Navigli easily distinguishable on the map of the city. Centro Storico encompasses Milan's perhaps most famous landmarks and tourist attractions, including the Duomo (cathedral), Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle shopping arcade and the Teatro alla Scala opera house. Compact in size and easily walkable, the Centro Storico is just as full of historic monuments as it is of designer boutiques and showrooms, restaurants and cafes - you will find almost all one comes to find in Milan for within not more than a quarter's walk.
The defunct old Milan district of "Centro Storico" actually included a broader area - the area covered in this guide corresponds to the Quartiere 101 - Duomo of the present-day Zona 1.
To get to the Centro Storico usually means getting to its very central point - the Piazza Duomo. Two metro lines cross ride underneath it, and many trams stop right next to the Piazza. The only train station within the Centro Storico is Milano Cadorna, on its western outskirts.
Take the Malpensa Express to Milano Cadorna station and from there simply enjoy the Centro Storico by walking eastwards, or take the red metro line (M1) for the Duomo. Trams 1 and 27 will also take you into the heart of the Centro Storico, over a route with some memorable views.
From Linate Airport
The bus lines 73 and X73 connect the Linate Airport with Piazza San Babila in the east of the Centro Storico, which has a station on the M1 network.
From Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport
Whether you choose to arrive from Orio al Serio Airport by coach or by train, you will most probably end up at Milano Centrale railway station. See below on how to proceed from there.
From Milano Centrale railway station
If you have the time and stamina (and little or no luggage), and the weather is good, you can simply walk due south from the front facade of the station, down via Pisani, Piazza della Republicca and via Turati. This will take you along a varied and imposing part of the Centro Direzionale and then to the La Scala theatre.
If you don't care for walking, take the yellow metro line (M3) for the Duomo.
- Duomo (Cathedral), Duomo Square (metro lines MM1 or MM3 Duomo Station; or with many buses and trams). Roof terraces: Aug-Sep 2015 9.00 – 21.00; Oct 2015 9.00 – 20.00 (box office closes 1h earlier). The Milan's cathedral is a massive late Gothic church (started in 1386) in white marble, with hundreds of spires and thousands of statues on its exterior and a famous façade. Don't miss the chance to climb up onto the roof and enjoy the spectacular views of the city between the Gothic spires. Taking pictures inside the cathedral is supposedly prohibited; however, the attendants rarely stop anyone doing so. Unless you are physically unfit, it is best recommended to take the stairs (250 steps only) and save €5. On an average, it should not take more than 5–6 minutes to climb the stairs. Does also include a museum displaying the 700 year old history of construction of the cathedral, with impressive walk-in wooden models, façade designs originating from several centuries, sculptures and more. Cathedral: free. Roof terraces: on foot - €8, by lift - €13; Museum: €2; Archeological area: €4.
- San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore (Saint Maurice). A must-see! A stunning fully frescoed Renaissance church. Most of the paintings are the work of Bernardino Luini.
- Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio (Saint Ambrose), Piazza San Ambrogio (subway MM2 Sant'Ambrogio). A beautiful and huge Romanesque church which was almost destroyed by allied bombing in WW II, although some of its mosaics left well preserved.
- Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore (Saint Lawrence) (tram, or the Missori Metro Station). A lovely 4th century basilica, perhaps is one of the oldest basilicas in Western Europe. It is famous for its beautiful courtyard, with Roman-age columns and statue of the emperor Constantine. The columns, Colonne di San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence's colonnade), are actually a remain of the Roman "Mediolanum", dating from the 3rd century AD. Further south the square you can see Medieval Porta Ticinese (there is also a homonymous newer gate which lies about 600m south by Corso di Porta Ticinese).
- Ambrosian Library (Biblioteca Ambrosiana), Piazza Pio XI, 2, fax: +39 02 80692 210, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Historical library that also houses the Ambrosian art gallery with treasures such as Leonardo Atlantic Codex.
- Civic Archeological Museum (Civico Museo Archeologico), Corso Magenta 15. Roman antiques from Milan and the surrounding area.
- Brera Art Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera), Via Brera (subway MM2 Lanza-Piccolo Teatro Station, MM3 Montenapoleone Station, trams lines 1, 4, 8, 12, 14, 27 or buses 61 and 97). One of Italy's most important art collections and one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings.
- Scala Theater Museum (Museo Teatrale alla Scala), inside the La Scala (Metro MM1 or MM3 Duomo Station). A museum dedicated to the world's most famous opera house.
- Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) (opposite the South side of Duomo; Subway: MM1 and MM3 Duomo Station). Always hosts many exhibitions, usually very interesting.
- Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi), Via Gesù 5 (between via della Spiga and via Montenapoleone; subway MM3 Montenapoleone Station, MM1 San Babila Station, trams lines 1 and 2 Montenapoleone stop). Tu-W, F-Su 1pm - 5.45pm, Th 1pm - 9pm. A late 19th century aristocratic mansion with Italian Renaissance art collections. €9.
- Poldi Pezzoli Museum (Museo Poldi Pezzoli), Manzoni St (subway MM3 Montenapoleone Station, or with many buses and trams). M, W-Su 10 am - 6 pm (last entrance at 5:30 pm). One of the world's richest private art collections. €10.
- Via Dante. One of the grandest and most frequented fashionable high streets in Milan. The Via Dante, named after the poet, is a beautiful and debonair pedestrian avenue which goes from the busy Piazzale Cordusio, all the way to the Largo Cairoli, just in front of the city castle. With loads of street vendors, restaurant and cafe tables, and often, street art, glamorous boutiques and often bustling with people, it's great for anyone who wants to get to the Sforzesco Castle, but who also wants to do some high-class shopping, observe at some glorious Milanese palaces, and possibly sip at a coffee in one of the many open-air bars. It also contains the Piccolo Teatro, a renowned local theatre. At times, especially Christmas and some of the holidays, it can be chokingly filled with locals, shoppers and tourists.
- Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (near to the Duomo; Duomo metro station or that of San Babila). One of the most popular high street shopping arteries in the city. It has a very elegant modern appearance, but too has some well-preserved grand 18th and 19th century buildings, including a rotunda-like neoclassical church. The Corso contains some great retail stores, including big shopping centres, fashionable outlets, and youthful, sporty designer boutiques. It is pedestrian.
- Via Manzoni (Montenapoleone metro station or tram). Impressive refined-air street lined with aristocratic apartment blocks and opulent churches. It also hosts the Poldi Pezzoldi museum. Today, it is also one of the city's premier shopping streets, and is noted for containing the Armani Megastore. It is very close to La Scala opera house.
- Via della Spiga (short walk from the MM1 San Babila metro stop). Lovely and classy little cobblestone street, with some beautiful ancient buildings. The street and its neighborhood are more famous for the center of high-class shopping, where almost every luxury brand can be found.
- Via Montenapoleone (Montenapoleone or San Babila metro stations). The city's top high fashion shopping street. It contains many of the biggest names in fashion, and some of the trendiest and famous emporia and designer stores in the world. Today, despite containing mainly fashion boutiques, there are also a some jewellery shops and cafes scattered here and there.
- Piazza del Duomo (Duomo metro station). The grandest square in the city, the Piazza del Duomo is the cultural and social heart of Milan, and contains several of its most famous sights. Of course, the majestic cathedral and classy Galleria are there, but there also is the Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace), a fine 18th century building which is currently an art exhibition centre, and several big, austere, old buildings. The street, with its huge lights, enormous statue of King Victor, huge buildings, and dark floor does at first sight seem quite overwhelming and overly majestic, but with its lovely cafes, top-quality restaurants and shops, constant flow of pigeons, and the presence of people make it an extremely appealing and interesting place. Since lots of the main streets and sights are or are routed from this place, you can't really miss it.
- Piazza dei Mercanti (Duomo or Cordusio subway stations). A truly enchanting and tiny medieval square, hidden by the grand palaces in the central part of Milan. Here, in "Merchants' Square" you get lovely Gothic and Renaissance-porticoed houses, and a well right in the middle. At the one side of the square there is the Palazzo della Ragione (1233), the old town hall, aka Broletto Nuovo. At the other -- Loggia degli Osii (1321) decorated with black and white marble, formerly hosted judicial and notary offices. At Christmas time, the square fills up with markets selling local produce, including mouth-watering panettone, sweets, bonbons and souvenirs.
- Piazzale Cordusio (To be reached via Cordusio station, or, the slightly further Duomo). A central and busy square in Milan, right near the Duomo. It boasts some grand and beautiful late-19th century architecture. Once, and to some extent still today, it was an economic hub of the city, with the headquarters of several companies, and big banks and postal offices.
- Piazza Belgiojoso (Montenapoleone station). A small, yet very impressive square, which hosts the magnificent neoclassical Belgiojoso Palace, built by Milanese noblemen in the late 1700s, and the House of Manzoni, where notable Italian writer and literary figure Alessandro Manzoni lived, and which today hosts a library and the Centro Nazionale di Studi Manzoniani (National Centre of Manzoni-related studies).
- Piazza Della Scala. The location of the Statue of Leonardo da Vinci and La Scala theatre. It is a small, but grand square flanked by fine palaces, such as the city hall and the commercial bank. Great place for a photograph and right next to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Ticket office is underground in the Duomo Metropolitana stop.
- Piazza San Babila (It can be reached via the Via Montenapoleone, the Corso Vittorio Emanuele or the Corso di Porta Venezia. To visit it, one may stop at the San Babila metro station, right in the middle of the piazza). Busy and modern square just north of the cathedral and near the city's fashion district. Architecturally, Piazza San Babila's buildings are virtually all Art-Deco office blocks from the 1930s, but it has a trendy business and cosmopolitan feel to it, and despite being very modern, boasts a very old sight, San Babila, a tiny, pretty, Romanesque church standing shadowed away by the huge modern skyscrapers. Piazza San Babila also contains numerous banks, post offices, fast-food restaurants and today also a touch of some funky designer stores too. Convenience wise, it's a great place to go, because it connects the Montenapoleone shopping area, with the more central Duomo zone.
- Piazza del Liberty (The closest station is Duomo, but San Babila is a decent distance too). Small square, which however, is noted for a stunning Art Nouveau palace today called the Hotel del Corso, but once the Trianon. You reach it just off a tiny opening at the beginning of the Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
- Castello Sforzesco (Reachable by subway: MM1 Cairoli - castello Station). A large medieval castle with a grass-covered courtyard, where the Sforza-Visconti ruling families of Milan resided. Later it was the Austrian governor's residence, when Lombardy was part of the Hapsburg empire. It houses several museums, including museums of applied arts, ancient art, historical musical instruments, prehistory, Egyptian art and fine arts.
- Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense. — A library established in 1770 by the Austrian governor. It has since acquired other historical collections and the archives of RAI (Italy's state television). It is very active in organising workshops and debates on new media and new technologies.
- Torre Velasca (Closest metro stations in order are Missori and Crocetta.). A tall, huge, castle-like skyscraper built in the 1950s, and one of the first in Italy. Stunning modern architecture. Unfortunately it is not possible to go on top, since it is a private building.
- Expo Gate, Via Luca Beltrami (Located between Castello Sforzesco and the beginning of Via Dante). Open daily from 10am to 8pm. Information hub and ticket office for the Expo Milano 2015. The gate consists of two structures designed by Scandurra Studio.
- If you want to see Milan from above take the stairs or the elevator up to the roof of Duomo. Its a great experience for a stunning, panoramic view of the city between the spires and statues of the cathedral.
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- Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2 (Reachable by subway: MM1 and MM3 Duomo Station.), ☎ +39 02 88 79 1. One of the most renowned opera houses in the world. It first opened in 1778 and re-opened in 2004 after extensive renovation. It has seen performances by stars such as Maria Callas and Pavarotti. Since Italy is the birthplace of opera, The Teatro alla Scala would be one of the best places for one to have an introduction to the world of Italian opera. La Scala is also a venue for classical music.
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (Get off at the Duomo station.). The mother of all shopping malls: upscale shops in a splendid 19th century palace of a mall, with a stunning mosaic floor, and wonderful glass roof and cupola. Contains boutiques such as Louis Vuitton and Prada, a McDonald's fast-food restaurant, a silverware store called Bernasconi, and eating places such as the Zucca in Galleria, Biffi or a Gucci cafe (and loads more, notably art galleries, fashion boutiques, bookstores and restaurants). At Christmas time, it becomes an enchanting place, with beautiful lights and glitzy decorations. For real Milanese cheap food, go to Luini for a Panzerotti on nearby Via San Radegonda.
- Armani Megastore, Via Manzoni 31 (Metro: Montenapoleone), ☎ +39 02-7231-8630. Giorgio Armani's flagship store. Covering over 8,000 square feet with outlets for his high-fashion creations, the Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans lines, plus the new Armani Casa selection of home furnishings as well as flower, book, and art shops; a high-tech Sony electronics boutique/play center in the basement; and an Emporio Café and branch of New York's Nobu sushi bar.
- Abercrombie & Fitch, 12 Corso Giacomo Matteotti (Metro: San Babila). Opened in October 2009, this is one of the most popular flagship stores in Milan, it is the world's first to host Abercrombie kids and A&F together in one shop. It is a big department store, with three floors, and occupies just over 30,000 square feet. Right near the heart of Milan's top shopping district, and a walk's distance away from the Via Monte Napoleone and other streets in the fashion quadrilateral.
- Dolce e Gabbana, Via della Spiga no. 2 (Metro: San Babila), ☎ +39 02-7600-1155. High end designer store dedicated to womens wear.
- Gucci Flagship, Via Montenapoleone, no. 5-7 (Metro: San Babila [Montenapoleone is not to far]), ☎ +39 02-771-271. This is Gucci's flagship store in the city, opened in 2002, which has haute couture (high fashion) clothing and accessories. There are also some other Gucci stores in Milan, including the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and even in Milan's Malpensa airport.
- Prada, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, no. 63 (Metro: Duomo). One of Prada's several boutiques in the city, the one in the Galleria is the closest to the Duomo and the central square. It sells a variety of high-fashion items, such as shoes, perfume, handbags, accessories etc, both classical and modern, in a chandelier-filled, multi-floored shop (it is bigger than it looks from the outside).
- Krizia, Via Sant' Andrea, no. 15 (Metro: San Babila). Popular ever since the 1960s, Krizia is a trendy boutique with funky clothes and swanky designs. Found in Sant' Andrea street, right in the heart of the top shopping district of the city.
- Etro, Via Montenapoleone 5 (Metro: Montenapoleone), ☎ +39 02-7600-5450. Boutique store carrying the mens and womenswear line from high end label Etro.
- Ermenegildo Zegna, Via Pietro Verri 3 (Metro: Montenapoleone or San Babila), ☎ +39 02-7600-6437. Luxurious boutique stocking elegant, ready-to-wear men's suits that look custom-tailored.
- La Rinascente, Piazza Duomo (Metro: Duomo), ☎ +39 02-88521. M-Th: 9:30AM - 9PM; F-Sa: 9:30AM - 10PM; Sunday: 10AM - 9PM. A big department store in Milan, right in the centre of the city near the Cathedral and Galleria, and very close to the chic Montenapoleone shopping zone. Here you can get houseware, design and appliances, male, female and children's fashion, youthful sports' clothes, jewellery, accessories, cosmetics, watches, perfumes, glasses, socks, underwear, lingerie, gifts, table decor, a hair stylist, a restaurant, sushi bar, food market, sandwich, drink and chocolate bar, an enoteca (wine bar) and several other things. Good place to do some shopping of all kinds in a very central location and then stop for a drink, snack or meal at the cafe or restaurant.
- D Magazine, Via Montenapoleone 26 (Metro: Montenapoleone or San Babila), ☎ +39 02-7600-6027. Located in Milan's, and one of the world's, most exclusive shopping streets, the D Magazine is an outlet where you can a lot of find designer clothes. Names such as Giorgio Armani, Prada or Fendi can be found.
- Basement, Via Senato, 15 (Metro: Montenapoleone). This small hidden shopping outlet called Basement cannot be seen from the street above. To reach it, you have to go to the Via Senato no. 15 parking lot, go down a staircase, go to your right, and then you'll see a purple sign, which shows that you've arrived. It contains a lot of designer clothes, including that from Moschino, Prada and Yves Saint Laurent, to D&G and La Perla with huge discounts.
- Peck, Via Victor Hugo 4, ☎ +39 02 861040. Foodies in the Duomo area should not miss this place. It is the Dean and Deluca of Milan, a gorgeous food shop that stocks the finest of just about everything. The prices are high, but since everything is counter service, you can graze a wide variety of delicacies for your money. Speaking of counter service, there is a special way to buy things at Peck. First, you order from the counter. They give you a little receipt. Once you have collected all your receipts, you pay at one of two registers. Then, you return to each of the counters you visited, where the staff have wrapped your treats exquisitely.
- Autogrill. The Italian fast food chain can be found at several places in the city. The one in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele right next to Piazza Duomo is a place to have an e.g. a slice of pizza with a good view over Duomo. Can be pretty busy at lunch time and in the evening, though.
- Brek (Piazza San Babila). The city also features an excellent cafe called Brek with several locations throughout Milan, including one near Piazza San Babila. The food is very good, the prices are fair, and it's a good place to stop for a quick bite.
- Biffi, Passaggio Duomo, no. 2 (Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II) (Metro: Duomo), ☎ +39 02 8057 961. 12:00 - 24:00 (you can have breakfast at 07:30). Opened in 1867, it is an old fashioned restaurant/cafe in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, surrounded by a plethora of interesting shops, which serves drinks, and foods such as spaghetti, veal, steak, fish, and desserts such as chocolate Sacher, Tiramisu, ice cream and fruit salads. The waiters serve in the formal white gloves.
- Armani/Nobu, Via Pisoni 1 (Metro: Montenapoleone, also accessible via tram), ☎ +39 02 6231 2645. Lunch 12-14:30, dinner 18:30-21:30. Part of Japanese restaurant chain serving sushi with South American influences in Armani-themed surroundings. Apart from sushi, dishes such as ceviche, spicy tuna, different soups, lobster, seaweed, salmon, or different forms of vegetables and meat (and several others) are on the menu, and you can find desserts such as carrot cakes, tea ice creams, chocolates, exotic fruits, or different, both European and oriental plates. You also get sake and champagne.
- Boeucc, Piazza Belgioioso 2, ☎ +39 02 7602 0224. Milan's oldest restaurant is still traditional homemade cooking that is as fresh and tasty as the day it opened. Great for a special occasion, dessert is served on a special tea cart where they are shown to you before you decide, now try get out of having dessert! Even though the dessert are splendid, they are a bit pricy, so keep that in mind before you pick your dessert.
- Il Ristorante Trussardi Alla Scala, Piazza della Scala 5 (Metro: Duomo/Cordusio or even Montenapoelone is quite close), ☎ +39 02 8068 8201. Lunch (M-F): 12:30AM - 2PM; Dinner (M-Sa): 8PM - 10:30PM. A 2 Michelin-star rated restaurant near the famous La Scala theatre, themed and owned by the well-known Italian fashion house, Il Trussardi Alla Scala has a spacious modern interior, and serves several interesting dishes. It is very close to the Café Trussardi.
- Savini, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (Metro: Duomo), ☎ +39 02 7200 3433. Opened in 1867, the Savini is a fancy and well-established restaurant inside the magnificent Galleria, serving meals such as Milanese-style risotto, spaghetti and ravioli, meat cutlet, lamb and beef, different forms of fish, warmly-made Tirmisu, and other forms of desserts including chocolate cake and tart with strawberries.
- Tram restaurant ATMosfera (departs from Piazza Castello). departures daily at 20.00. ATM who operates the public transport in Milan, has created a tram restaurant. A tram of the class "Carrello" from 1928 has been transformed into a restaurant on tracks and you can have dinner and see many of Milan's sights at the same time. €65 per person.
- Exploit Café, Via Poppette 3 (near the San Lorenzo Columns, in Porta Ticinese Avenue). If you want to visit a real bar in true Italian fashion, this is a worthy hot spot.
- Bar Magenta, Via Carducci 13. This popular bar is best visited with a bunch of friends during apperitivo, a time when free appetizers are given out, usually around 7PM. It was said that Bar Magenta coined the now very popular “aperitivo”, and having a drink in here is a classic experience.
- Caffè Cova, Via Montenapoleone 8 (Metro: San Babila/Montenapoleone), ☎ +39 02-7600-5599. Founded in 1817, this pasticceria (pastry shop) relocated to its current place in the exclusive Montenapoleone street 1950, and is a good place for a cake/tart with a hot drink, such as coffee. At Christmas, enjoy the traditional Panettone cake.
- Emporio Armani Caffè, Via Croce Rossa, no. 2 (Metro: Montenapoleone). Found on the ground floor of the Armani Megastore, this café is all Armani themed. It's a good place to stop for a drink after a day of shopping, since it is really close to the ritzy Via Manzoni and Via Monte Napoleone.
- Dolce & Gabbana Martini Bar, Corso Venezia, no. 15 (Metro: San Babila). A Dolce & Gabbana themed bar, it is situated in the posh Venezia avenue, right in the top fashion district. Good place to enjoy a Martini cocktail in Dolce & Gabbana surroundings after some shopping or sightseeing.
- Zucca, Piazza Duomo, no. 21 (Metro: Duomo). An Art Deco/Liberty bar right at the entrance of the Galleria Vittorio, which serves several forms of drinks. It's right in the heart of all the major sights, being right next to the Duomo and Galleria, and also close to the Montenapoleone shopping district and the Castle quarter.
- Bar Jamaica, Via Brera, no. 32 (Metro: Lanza), ☎ +39 02-876723. A small, trendy and artsy bar in the bohemian Brera district, which in summer times uses its verandah for open-air drinks.
- Shu, Via Molino delle Armi (Metro: Missori). A trendy café in the funky Porta Ticinese area, which serves cocktails, and also a notable happy hour (with many different plates). Go there for a swanky, hi-tech feeling and drink + snack.
- Gucci café, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (Metro: Duomo). If you enjoy cafés where you can sip fashionably at a coffee in the city's stunning glass Galleria, right in the heart of Milan, after some sightseeing or general shopping, then the Gucci café is the place to go.
- Café Trussardi, Piazza della Scala, no. 5 (Metro: Duomo/Cordusio/Montenapoleone), ☎ +39 02-8068-8295. M-F: 07:30 - 22:00; Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00. Located very close to the Il Ristorante Trussardi Alla Scala, the café is a better place for a more casual drink or less formal meal. The menu includes some salads, sandwiches, meat, fish, cheese and vegetable plates (and many more dishes), and also fresh fruit juices, and desserts such as Zuppa inglese (Italian form of trifle), Tiramisu and ice cream. Right in the centre of the city, it is near to the famous La Scala opera house, the Duomo, the Sforzesco Castle, and also to the fashion quadrilateral streets (i.e. Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, etc.) It is owned and named after Trussardi, the fashion label. Remember that it is not open on Sundays! Prices range from €10 to €28 (according to the official menu).
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- Hotel Straf, Via San Raffaele 33. Thursdays aperitivo at Hotel Straf near Duomo is well worth a look.
- BONSAhI Palazzo Segreti, Via San Tomaso, 4, ☎ +39 345 2157603, fax: +39 055 7471297, e-mail: email@example.com.
- Ambasciatori Hotel Milan, Galleria del Corso 3 (300 metres from the Duomo), ☎ +39 02 76020241, fax: +39 02 782700, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Singles from €190, doubles from €260.
- Hotel Galileo Milan, Corso Europa 9, ☎ +39 02 7743, fax: +39 02 76020584. A four star hotel with a choice of 89 single, double, triple and VIP rooms, all with private bath. Among the public areas are a bar, restaurant, lounge and reception with free internet connection. €130 for single and €140 for a double. Rates include breakfast..
- Brunelleschi Hotel Milan, Via Baracchini, 12, ☎ +39 02 88431, fax: +39 02 804924. The Hotel Brunelleschi Milan is a reputable 4 Star in the centre of Milan close to the Duomo and La Scala Theatre. Prices range from €100 upwards..
- Hotel Ascot, Via Lentasio, 3, ☎ +39 02 58303300, fax: +39 02 58303203. In the center of Milan, just a few meters from Corso di Porta Romana and 10 minutes walk from the Duomo and the National University. Single from €83, Double from €124..
- Hotel Genius Milan, Via Porlezza, 4, ☎ +39 02 72094644, fax: +39 02 72006950. The Genius Hotel is a three star accommodation which presents 38 bedrooms with private en-suite service. Milan is the Italian fashion and business capital, so the rooms of the Genius also present Wi-Fi Internet connection. The hotel is located between Castello Sforzesco and the Duomo. The rates change according to the season and go from €88 to 99 for a single, and from €120 to 155 for a double..
- London Hotel Milan, Via Rovello 3 (400 metres from Duomo.), ☎ +39 02 72020166, fax: +39 02 8057037. Singles from €90 to €130, doubles €120 to €170..
- Hotel Lloyd, Corso di Porta Romana, 48, ☎ +39 02 58303332, fax: +39 02 58303365. Offers large meeting rooms and a well-being program. Local business, shopping and culture just 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Single rooms from €85, Double from €116.
- Park Hyatt Milan, Via Tommaso Grossi 1, ☎ +39 02 8821 1234, e-mail: email@example.com. 5 star hotel very close to Piazza del Duomo and Teatro alla Scala opera house. Host to La Cupola, a prominent restaurant on Milan's elite social scene.
- Hotel De La Ville, Via Hoepli n.6, ☎ +39 02 879 1311. Near Via Montenapoleone, rooftop pool offers views of the Duomo. €100-€200.
- Hotel Pierre Milano, Via de Amicis 32, ☎ +39 02 72000581. Close to La Scala and the Duomo. Each of the 52 rooms has WiFi access and satellite television. €105-€215.
- Ariston Hotel Milan, Largo Carrobbio, 2, ☎ +39 02 72000556, fax: +39 02 72000914. The Ariston is a three star hotel with 52 bedrooms (single, double and triple), private parking, a wine bar, a breakfast hall and a conference room able to host up to 25 people. Among the other services, the Hotel Ariston Milan also offers private bath, satellite TV, free internet access and a bike service, since the Ariston Hotel of Milan is an ecological accommodation. Average rates: singles €160, doubles €230..
- Hotel King, Corso Magenta 19, ☎ +39 02 874432, fax: +39 02 89010798. 4 star hotel in the centre of the city, part of the Mokinba Hotels. Good location near the Duomo and top Milanese style service.
- Antica Locanda dei Mercanti, Via San Tomaso 6, ☎ +39 02 8054080. With/without private terraces. Large double rooms. In an old palazzo in the heart of the city. Charming boutique hotel.
|Routes through Centro Storico|
|West ← Milano Cadorna ←||W E||→ Palestro → North|
|North ← Turati ←||N S||→ Crocetta → South|