shopping at the Galleria
Visit Galleria next to one of Italy's largest cathedrals. This is the heart of Milan as the Duomo and other restuarants are located the vicinity. The food and gelato I will miss the most. Just writing about it makes me salivate! but I will be back.
Milano offers events of every...
Milano offers events of every kind and at every time of the year. The cultural, sporting, art and exhibition worlds are all covered by major events. With concert, theatre and opera seasons, international exhibitions, sporting events, tournaments and trade shows (of which more than 100 are staged each year) that attract business people from all over the world, there is still room left for popular festivals. So, right next door to an exhibition of futuristic technologies at the Milano Trade Fair Centre, on the third Sunday in June animals are brought to the Navigli area to be blessed as a part of the festival of St Christopher.
Celebrations for the city’s patron saint, St Ambrose, are held from early December through to the 8th of the month with markets set up around the basilica dedicated to him. Christmas and the Epiphany are celebrated each year with the procession of the Three Wise Men and groups in traditional dress through the city. People, and particularly children, flock to Piazza Duomo for the Ambrosian carnival (which extends to the Sunday after Ash Wednesday). In June, the canals come to life with markets, festivals, cookery competitions, painting exhibitions, and music. Finally, tens of thousands of runners come to Milano in April for the ‘Stramilano’, a non-competitive foot-race that everyone can take part in.
Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II
Equestrian monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, work of Ercole Rosa, is situated in Piazza del Duomo, right in front of the Cathedral. It is one of the most favourite meeting points for the locals, but not only, the pidgeons like it even better.
The Coolest Club In Town!
I've heard about this legendary place even before I stepped foot onto Italian soil. Yes, I'm referring to CLUB HOLLYWOOD. After all these years, it is still the place to people-watch. I've been told that 1 or 2 of their shareholders are very famous soccer superstars. This club has been popular amongst the beautiful people of Milan for many, many years now. An amazing feat considering that most clubs in Los Angeles or Singapore go 'out of fashion' within a short period of time.
So far, on the 2 occasions we've been here, I have yet to bump into the likes of Christian Vieri or Pippo Inzhagi. Sigh. With my kind of luck, I'm quite sure they patronize this club on the days when I'm busy at work! Duh.
By the way, do not be put off by the loooong queues at the door or the club's snooty... er, I mean... strict entrance policy. This place is not one of the easiest places on Earth to get into, but it's well worth the effort! Guys, are you still reading this? ;-) Imagine bumping into Gisele or Monica Bellucci in here.
Bring lots of cash and be prepared to pay €11 for a beer!
Entrance fee? €15 - 18
This club is opened from Tuesdays to Sundays.
From 10:30PM to at least 4AM. Remember, the cool fashionista or celebrity won't step foot inside this club until way, way past 12 midnight. In order words - don't be a country bumpkin and go there too early!
Con chi uscite stasera? ;-) So, whom are you going out with tonight? (in English).
. Your little black dress and nice strappy dancing shoes would be just fine (for the ladies).
As for the guys - you're on your own! ;-D Kidding... Just don anything the world considers 'club dressing'. And you should be safe. If not and you get thrown out by the bouncers, you know you've made a mistake.
Moving around Milan
Metro and tram are the best option to moving in Milán, they are efectives, fast and cleans. Metro starts service about 5 in the morning and finish about midnight or 1 am. We bought the ticket for 48 hours and costs 5.50 euros.
El metro y el tranvia es lo mejor para moverse por Milan, son efectivos, eficaces, rápidos y muy limpios. El metro comienza sobre las 5 de la mañana y acaba sobre media noche o la 1 de la mañana. Compramos el billete de 48 horas y nos costó 5.50 euros.