It’s easy to fall in love with Italy. The food, the people, the love for life, flair, passion and fashion. Here are some reasons why you should think further than Rome and Florence for your next visit. Make Milan your next Italian destination.


You’ll need more than a weekend break to enjoy all the culture that Milan has on offer. The regional capital hosts many events, has plenty of landmarks and a wealth of museums to soak up. And it is even more stunning when viewed from above. Visit the Cathedral balcony or the Vittorio Emanuele II rooftop and see Milan in all its glory and as far as the Alps. It’s even more beautiful at sunset.

If you want to indulge in Italian culture, then Milan has plenty of museums to offer. The Brera Picture Gallery is home to Da Vinci’s Last Supper and other recommended museums include the XXth Century Museum and the Poldi Pezzoli. For flights to Milan from Airports in Ireland, visit

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Visit Milan during Fashion Week and you’ll be surrounded by parades from top designers, lots of fashion-related live events and some impressive haute couture. Milan is the fashion capital, with great opportunities for shopping all year round. You’ll discover emerging designers working in artists workshops, artisanal warehouses and a wealth of prestigious stores with all the top names you’ll recognise from the global world of fashion.


The neighbourhoods of Milan are a sight to behold with fascinating modern designs and unique styles. The Vertical Forest has been called the most beautiful skyscraper on earth, an innovative approach to combining nature and urban living. Of course, history abounds, and you’ll find the great monuments like the Duomo, the Sforza Castle, the San Maurizio Church and the stunning courtyards of the University of Milan.

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You might not think of Milan as being a culinary destination but be prepared to think again. From traditional trattoria, Michelin starred restaurants, street food and gourmet eateries, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to Italian dining. You’ll also discover a world of ethnic dining and distinctive delis.


Milan is deeply connected to its Navigli – the water canals that were once used for the transport of marble into the city to build the Duomo. What could be better or more romantic than spending the day sailing the Navigli and familiarising yourself with modern and ancient Milan. When the sun goes down, the Navigli becomes the beating heart of the city’s nightlife scene.