Milan stands as an icon of fashion and creativity, highlighting the modernity of Italy while gaining endless inspiration from the beauty and culture of the past. Sustainable architecture creates a nearly futuristic skyline set against the elegant domes of the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, the latter of which was constructed in the 19th century. Graceful filigree decorates the boutique windows that frame the lavish displays as the sunlight permeates the glass domes that reach nearly 60 feet above the marble flooring. Before exploring it all, your flight will land at Milan’s Malpensa Airport, and your private transfer will await your arrival.
Venture into the heart of the city and find the decadent aroma of espresso drifting out of the corner bars. Locals embody the chic style for which the city is known, and your luxurious hotel is located at the doorstep of the Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the city. Nearby shops showcase the handmade leather goods along Via della Spiga as locals sip espresso at the outdoor tables and enjoy watching the city pass them by. Your guide will greet you in the lobby eager to introduce to you to the impeccable city that begins with the captivating Gothic architecture of the Cathedral.
The edifice was built in the 14th-century with a flamboyant texture that emanates from the nearly 2,250 marble statues. 52 great pillars add to the illustrious skyline, and the interior will glow with stunning stained-glass windows set amidst the lingering aroma of frankincense. The delicate colors were crafted in the 15th and 16th century, and remain some of the largest in the world. After the tour, you will make your way to a renowned restaurant to experience the chic design and indulgent cuisine that are shaped around the daily inspirations of the chef, including a celebrated risotto with raw prawns.