Milano is the capital of Lombardy and is famous as being the city of design in furniture and of course  fashion. It is the city of the catwalks and the great centre of the fashion world of Europe. If you are serious about shopping and fashion designers, you have to go to Milan.

Milano is also the centre of the huge fiere/ trade fairs– the big expositions of furniture and design products as well as the economic centre of industry in Italy. If you love design go visit the Design Museums in Milan.  Milan is without a word – very trendy and chic! If you love coolness –  this is the place to be

Fabrics and textiles are also here with artisans designing fabrics still in the old fashioned way as the northern Lakes district was the centre of the silk industry in the past. In the town of Como, fine silk is still produced, to be used in exquisite designs and expensive labels. Visit the silk museum to see the ancient tools that were used.

We also feature the beautiful Lake district – Lake Maggiore and Lake Como, areas of magnificent scenery with mountains rising straight up from the lakes. It is wonderful to drive around , or take the ferries across, with lovely little villages such as Bellagio and Cernobbio set on the shores of the lakes. Cremona the home of the violin and Mantova are also jewels as are the art cities of Ferrara and Ravenna.

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Visiting the Last Supper in Milan

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Our tips on Visiting the Last Supper in Milan: For art history enthusiasts, Leonardo DaVinci’s Last Supper, Il Cenacolo in Italian, is the one of the most important attractions in the whole of Italy. […]

Lake Como Day Tour 267

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Day Trip to Lake Como in Italy’s beautiful Lake District, departing from Milan. Nestled between the huge snowcapped Alps that rise up from its shores, is fashionable lakeside town Como.

After spending time shopping and dining, you […]

A Day Trip to Lake Como

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A Day Trip to Lake Como is easier than you might think from Milano, and a simply delightful experience.  Hop on a train and head for the town of Como, and the overlooking Brunate […]

A Weekend in Milan

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A Weekend in Milan is a fantastic experience.  I was in Milano recently and was very impressed with the city. It had been a number of years since I had last visited and I […]

Milan & Last Supper 134

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Milan Grand Tour – Group afternoon tour around the highlights of Milan – Last Supper, Milan Duomo Cathedral, La Scala Theatre and Museum. Milan maybe one of the top fashion cities in the world but there […]

Shopping in Milan Italy

Milan is the fashion center of Italy as well and also in Europe competing with Paris for the Fashion Runway of the year to which buyers flock from all over the world for the […]

Bellagio Lake Como

Bellagio is a lovely little town set on the point between the two spurs of Lake Como in Lombardia. It has some great restaurants with lake views and pretty shops filled with the famous […]

Lake Como Music Festival Italy

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There are lots of wonderful classical music concerts on around lake Como, Italy at the many beautiful historical villas for the Lake Como Music Festival. There are events in many towns and villages. The […]

Free Opening of Museums in Italy

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The Italian government has announced that from 1 July 2014 the first sunday of the month there will be free admission to all museums, and places of culture in Italy. Good news!! FrFrom 1 July 2014, […]