The Cathedral, La Scala opera house, the canals, magnificent gates, the Sforzesco castle, shopping streets in the centre and the Brera art district.

These are but some of the incomparable buildings and places of art and culture that Milan has to offer besides its dynamic lifestyle as a great metropolis.

Milan has long been a centre of good taste, where the creations of the great stylists blend with the innovation of top designers.

Precisely why the Milan Furniture Fair and its Fuorisalone events have become a benchmark for creative designers all over the world.

Whether you choose to visit design and fashion boutiques or new concept stores or prefer stroll through the centre and fashion district, you cannot but notice how elegant style characterizes the town’s famous shopping streets.

Publishers, art galleries, cinemas and art theatres, concert halls and the Tortona design district offer intellectual stimuli for even the most hurried visitor.

The best option for an evening out in Milan is a trip to La Scala, recently renovated by Mario Botta, after an aperiif in one of the many bars that invented the happy hour.

Another not-to-be-missed experience is admiring Milan from the terrace of the city’s cathedral, the Duomo, with its maze of Gothic spires, or enjoying the magical atmosphere created by the nave’s huge windows inside, in stark contrast to the noise of the bustling square outside.

This masterpiece of construction took over 450 years to build – a important date with history, architecture and beauty.