Fly to Milan, Italy
Milan is a modern day metropolis with an influential past and rich cultural heritage traced back to 400 BC and remains a perennial powerhouse fashion, architecture and football.
Milan offers visitors an experience filled with classic architectural wonders such as the Milan Cathedral, to smelling the roses at Parco Sempione park, or dinning with the locals at Al Cantinone.
Milan is a city that offers a captivating experience that will surely draw you in the longer you stay. If you’re craving a more modern take on travel the ultra-chic shopping streets would be of definite interest as Milan showcases why it’s described as the fashion capital of the world. In all Milan caters to a wide range of tourist treats form cultural excursion to urban explore.
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Why visit Milan?
- Experience the charm of Milan by visiting The Navigli, this unique canal has some of the best fashionable clubs, traditional workshops and sensational sunsets!
- Visit the world renowned, controversial and ambiguous masterpiece of Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Last Supper' painting which is kept in the Santa Maria delle Grazie!
- Enjoy a fun-filled night out in this vibrant, colourful and diverse city where places like Garibaldi have been said to be a must when the sun goes down!
The best time to visit Milan would be from April through to May or between Septembers up until October. During this time the weather is settles down and behaves for a brief period while the crowds begin to wane in and around the city and a perfect time to enjoy the wonders of this city.
That being said Milan never sleeps and there is always something happening in this vibrant city so drop your bags at the hotel, get out the door and you’re bound to have a good time.
- Venice is not the only Italian city with canals, Milan may not seem a likely candidate for a canal city, but there are two canals in this city that still exist today.
- Milan's Duomo is the world's 5th largest cathedral.
- This city is a home to Italy's largest soccer stadium.
This vastly industrialised Italian city has some of the best shopping districts, colourful streets and high-octane atmosphere.
Milan is a beautiful place with a rich cultural heritage from the Milan Cathedral which is the fourth largest cathedral in the world is an architectural masterpiece, to the Pinacoteca di Brera where some of the finest European paintings of the Renaissance and Medieval era are displayed.
Take a walk of through this ancient city and be sure to take home some popular souvenirs like Olive Oil, Italian wine, Martini Bianco, dried pastas, hard cheese, Limoncello (lemon liquor), and Italian hazelnut chocolates. Milan is a very religious city, one of the main attractions is Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper which is housed in the Gothic brick church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, in the Corso Magenta which began around 1465.
Experience Milan's extensive collection of modern art at Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna, which was once home to the legendary Napoléon Bonaparte who was a French military and political leader that rose to prominence during the French Revolution.
Milan a city of wonder, rich history and dynamic appeal, has a lot to offer, so if you have free time be sure to hit these places up:
- Teatro alla Scala
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
- Santa Maria delle Grazie
- Piazza del Duomo
- Piazza Mercanti
- The Museum of the Risorgimento
- San Nazaro in Brolo
- San Vittore al Corpo
Italian cuisine is known to be nothing but the finest quality, taste and appeal. The traditional Italian dishes that are prepared in Milan are very simple, most of them consisting of only four to eight ingredients like fish, pesto, corn, olive oil, olives, tomatoes, pasta, risotto and cheese just to name a few.
It is said that the single most fitting adjective to describe traditional Milanese cuisine is considered ‘rich’. The Po River which acts as an informal border between the north, where butter is the preferred choice of fat, and the rest of the country where olive oil is the favourite alternative.
Milan which is located in the northern region of Italy has many staples but fish does not really appear in any, meat is still the undisputed star of any Milanese dish. Other iconic dishes of Milanese cuisine include the luxurious ingredients of Saffron, veal meat and risotto which are all part of the reasons why it is considered to be 'rich'.
The restaurants that serve tantalising tastes of Milan include:
- Dry Milano
- Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia
- Un Posto a Milano
- Mangiari di Strada
Milan is a religious place and it has been that way ever since its early existence. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milan. This city is home to many religious buildings that have been around for centuries, these include the beautiful Milan Cathedral and the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio Romanesque church.
Most individuals in Milan are Catholic, other religions that are practised in this city include Orthodox Churches, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Protestantism. In the late 19th century Milan became a major industrial and cultural centre in the new Kingdom, this city also has its own historic Catholic rite known as the Ambrosian Rite.
There are more Catholic churches per capita in Italy than in any other country, although church attendance is relatively low the influence of the church and its beliefs are still high. First impressions are believed to be very important to Milanese individuals, family is considered to be just as important as it provides a stabilizing influence for most Italians.
Milan is a very safe city, but like any large and crowded town you do tend to hear cases of pickpocketing. It is advised to be vigilant at all times and to use common sense when sight-seeing or walking around the city late at night. Women should be careful of walking around alone in the city at night as they can become easy targets.
Nigerian passport holders do require a Schengen Visa for Milan and Italy.
Contact the Italian Embassy (Telephone: (+27) 12 423 000) for more information, in addition to visa applications.
The Nigerian Embassy is in Rome, Italy.
Address: Nigerian Consulate-General,
Vicolo San Giovanni, Sul Muro 4,
Phone: (+39) 02 885 8581
Fax:(+39) 02 885 85848
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Milan Malpensa Airport is Milan–Malpensa Airport, formerly City of Busto Arsizio Airport, is the largest airport for the Milan metropolitan area in northern Italy.
Food and Beverage: Several restaurant chains, cafes, bars, and pizzeria are available at the airport.
Exchange currency: Forexchange has currency exchange counters at Milan Malpensa Airport.
Lost luggage: Send a fax to +39 02 7486 3018 describing the item, the date & place of loss, your name, phone number, and e-mail address. The airport lost property service office will contact you if they find your item.
Airport hotel: Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre is located at Terminal 1.
Car hire: Auto Europa, Avis Autonolegio, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto Rent, Maggiore National, Sixt, and Thrifty provide car rental services at Milan airport.
Airport hub:Milan Airport – MXP is a hub for Air One and CargoLux Italia.
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