MILAN: Where to Eat, Shop and Sleep NOW

Above are images of the spectacular pavilions from Milan's wonderful 2015 Expo.  But it's long gone, making it easier to give your full attention to all this design capital has to offer:

What to See in Milan

  • MiIan's most famous artwork, da Vinci's "The Last Supper" at the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
  • Giardini Pubblici is perfect where after a long day you can stroll its soft hilly grounds coming upon statuary, ponds and flowering sculpted trees.
  • Orto Botanico di Brera is a lovely botanical garden located on the grounds of the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan's main art museum.
  • Parco Sempione is Milan's largest park with wonderful broad promenades that lead to historical landmarks, including Castello Sforza.

    Where to Stay:

    Lux, Green, and a few in-between:

    Armani Hotel via Manzoni, 31

    Bulgari Hotel  via Privata Fratelli Gabba, 7B

    Four Seasons Milan  via Gesu, 6/8

    Townhouse Boutique Hotels  Eight (8) locations in central Milan.

    Milan Scala - billed as "eco chic," via dell’Orso, 7


    Shopping

    No doubt you'll buy some of the latest styles from this Fashion-Capital, but since you're here for a food expo, why not bring home a gorgeous object for your table? Here's some select merchants:

    • 10 Corso Como - 10 Corso Como - This is The Design Emporium of Milan.
    • Alessi - via Alessandro Manzoni, 14 - The original source of designer cookware and kitchen accessories.
    • Fornasetti - corso Matteotti 1/A - This is where you'll find the famous classic black & white dishes and tableware.