Milan City Breaks
Milan city breaks are the epitome of sophistication and elegance. Perfect for indulgent weekend breaks, Milan is defined by its designer boutiques, fashion malls and high-end clubs and restaurants. Of all the European city breaks on offer from us at Co-operative Travel, Milan is the one to make fashionistas rejoice the most.
If you’ve got a bit of spare cash, then a short, cheap Milan city breaks trip is on the cards. Take a wander along Via Napoleone or Quadrilatero d'Oro and you will find exclusive designer-name clothes, handbags and shoes, as well as chic high street shops selling affordable copies of the real thing.
Once you’ve loaded up with stylish Italian bargains, relax and unwind at one of Milan’s chic pavement cafes with a slice of pizza, or a rich frothy hot chocolate – made as only the Italians know how. After a cultured hour or so at an Italian beauty salon (or barbers), you can give your fashion purchases a road test at the swish bars and nightclubs of up-scale Navigli district.
Bargain city breaks to Milan don’t just sparkle with prosecco. The city has a rich cultural heritage, and many Milan package city breaks are booked for the stunning classical parks and buildings. All cultural breaks in Milan include the magnificent 14th century Milan Cathedral, Italy’s most important Mediaeval Gothic structure and the fourth largest cathedral in the world. The 4th century basilicas of Sant'Ambrogio, San Nazaro , San Simpliciano and Sant'Eustorgio are the oldest religious buildings, marking the city walls. Another must see is the beautiful 15th century Castello Sforzesco, enlarged from an earlier fortress.
The Teatro alla Scala, or Scala Opera House, is the most famous of Milan’s classical music venues; alternatively, have a cheap day out at the Santa Maria delle Grazie – home of Leonardo da Vinci's “The Last Supper.”
If you want to combine classic and modern culture, we at The Co-operative Travel suggest looking for last minute Milan city breaks at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. A magnificent 19th century double-galleried arcade, it houses shops, restaurants and hotels