Milan Villa

Milan, capital of Lombardy, has become one of the most significant cultural and financial centres in Europe.  Situated in the north west of Italy, it is famous for its fashionable and vibrant setting.  Renting a Milan villa gives you the freedom to explore the city at your own pace and discover many of its hidden treasures.  Milan is certainly different from other Italian cities, in that it is much more contemporary yet still retains its history within the ancient buildings that decorate its streets.  It is extremely easy to navigate your way around the city, without having to hire a car during your holiday at a Milan villa, due to the handy transport links that are available. 

Most people who enjoy a stay at a Milan villa associate the city with being a world leader in the fashion industry and when you visit the city you will find that this is evident in its extravagant designer boutiques that are dotted around the area.  If you cannot resist the allure of the high-end shops you may want to take a trip to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele during your stay at a Milan villa.  This extraordinarily exquisite shopping centre has opulent mosaic floors with a fabulous glass roof and houses elegant shops that sell a wide range of delights such as jewellery, books, Haute Couture and artwork.  Iconic Italian fashion labels such as Prada, Gucci, and Versace can all be found amongst the array of shops. There is also a variety of eating places where you can savour delicious Italian food.

Food lovers who decide to book a villa in Milan will be in their element when choosing somewhere to dine.  Countless excellent restaurants line the streets of the city and offer mouth-watering cuisine for which Italy is renowned.  Anybody who has a penchant for cheese would adore Osteria dei Formaggi, a restaurant which sells fabulous cheese dishes in a dining room that is unusually decorated with cows.  Alternatively, you may want to sample the risotto in the relaxed atmosphere of De Abele or experience the wonderful homemade fresh food at Boeucc, which is Milan’s oldest restaurant.  The benefit of staying in a Milan villa means that you can also purchase fresh local produce to experiment with when making your own Italian dishes.

One of the main features and iconic landmarks which is worth a visit when you stay at a Milan villa is the fabulous Duomo, or cathedral, which stands proudly on the Piazza del Duomo.  The awe-inspiring Gothic cathedral is usually identified by its impressive marble spires and by climbing up to the roof terraces you can take a closer look at their intricate detail and witness stunning views of the city.  The cathedral was built between the dates of 1386 and 1577, it is the fourth largest in the world and is home to a remarkable collection of marble statues.  The Piazza del Duomo is a large square that is dominated by principal buildings and several palaces, the Royal Palace being the most significant which frequently holds fascinating exhibitions.

There are several parks and gardens in Milan which offer pretty surroundings to relax in when you are enjoying a Milan villa holiday.  A lot of these areas are similar in style to those of a traditional English garden and are definitely worth seeing.  The advantage of renting a Milan villa is that you can spend your days as you please, which is ideal if you want to relax at Sempione Park and while away the hours strolling around its picturesque lake.  You will also find there a Romanesque sports amphitheatre, grand monuments, fountains and a charming view of the Arco della Pace, which translates as the Arch of Peace.

If during a Milan villa holiday you wish to venture out of the city to other places of interest, then less than an hour’s drive away is Lake Como which is Italy’s third largest lake.  In complete contrast to the vivacity of Milan, Lake Como offers breathtaking scenery, imposing mountains and pretty lakeside villages and towns that grasp at the valley sides.  The town of Como successfully blends modern and historic architecture and radiates a much more tranquil ambience, a perfect retreat for holidaymakers residing at a Milan villa.

Why not peruse the great selection of accommodation that is listed on the website to find a property which meets your individual requirements? There are numerous luxury villas in Milan to choose from as well as more affordable properties for those who wish to travel on a budget.  Villa accommodation allows you to enjoy the freedom of organising your own schedule whilst you are away so that you can discover the city at your leisure.