Milan is the embodiment of a modern Italy, home to both the country’s stock exchange and the tastes of world fashion design. The Gothic cathedral stands at the city’s heart towering over the thick, smoothed cobblestones. Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper hangs in the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie and brings in crowds of people year round to witness the famous work. Upon your arrival in the bustling city, you will be met by a private driver arranged by one of our Italy travel agents. You find the faint aroma of espresso pouring through the streets.
Much of the cityscape dates back to the 19th century with roots as an Imperial Roman capital. When you spot the Duomo, you find 600 years of history set in 135 spires and 3,400 statues decorating the Piazza del Duomo like a crown. You hear the bells of a trolley car riding through the city, traversing the square and combining a sense of modern day transportation within the medieval architecture of the 14th century. The marble edifice adds decadence to the skyline standing 356 feet tall.
The interior maintains the ethereal grandeur with the largest stained glass windows ever designed and placed in a cathedral. When the sun casts light through the windows, you can see the colors erupt across the gallery. In the evening, you can indulge in the cuisine at Cracco, a two-time Michelin Star awarded restaurant thriving to modernize Milanese cuisine. The interior is simple and elegant with the scent of sage and olive oil drifting through the room. The supple black cod mixes bitter and sweet with honey and coffee glaze accompanied with earthy broccoli.