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Into Milan

Food, fashion, football and a whole more besides … A guide to Italy’s second city

Getting there

Access to the city centre is simple – coach is the most cost effective (a range of companies are parked outside the airport), or take the train from the airport. Both arrive at Milan Central Train Station.

Must Do

San Siro Stadium. Witness the passion of Italian fans at one of the most iconic stadiums in the world. Home to AC and Inter Milan, a match here guarantees an evening of unadulterated fun. If athletic sweaty men aren’t your thing, get your thrills at a concert instead. Big acts often include the venue on their touring schedule due to the sound quality and the response of the fans (Bruce Springsteen has even said they are the best in the world). If you’re used to seeing your favourite band in London, they’ll sound a whole lot better here. Promise.san-siro-milan

Dinner on the move. What is it about public transport that becomes appealing when you throw food into the mix? Milan’s tram system is a handy way to get about (go for Line 1 for the original varnished-wood seats), but this is about more than getting from A to B. Use it as your transport method, but book a meal on the bottle-green ATMosfera trams, which have been remodeled to seat 24 diners at four silky- tablecloth adorned tables. Expect several courses of delicious Italian food paired with local wines. That’s our kind of sightseeing.

Duomo. Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ may be the city’s most famous sight, but you’ll need to book tickets well in advance. If you miss the boat, head to the Duomo. Yes, you’ve seen cathedrals before, but this one’s special. Go for the tickets that give you access to the underground passageways. Sure, the frescoes and pews are nice, but the subterranean stuffs cooler. Then, admire its glory with a spritz in your hand at Giacomo Arengario (a swanky bar on the square) and you’ll virtually be sitting on the Duomo. Which beats sitting in it.

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