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48 hours in Milan

A heap of neurotic energy set against the Alps, Milan is an industrial city in designer clothing. Rich in events, culture and delicious food, it has an international vibe built on strong Italian foundations. Sophisticated, charming and buzzing. Go there, do this…

What to see

Enjoy the view from the Duomo Cathedral before moving to the Santa Maria delle Grazie to inspect Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper. Explore the relationship between art and finance by walking past the “middle finger” statue facing the stock exchange, before visiting the art collection at Gallerie d’Italia-Piazza Scala.

Duomo Cathedral ()


Going out

Savour Italy’s pre-dinner aperitivo ritual, which buys you access to tapas-style food with the price of a drink on the poolside of the stylish Ceresio 7 bar. Wash down your food with a gin cocktail from Mag Café on the picturesque water canals. If you fancy a dance, choose between the glam Club Plastic or the fashion-conscious Armani Privè.

Where to eat

Milan has a wealth of amazing restaurants. Get a panzerotto pastry on the go from Luini. La Prosciutteria wine bar serves Italy’s best charcuterie. For dinner, try local Milanese cuisine at La Libera or the rustic Taverna Moriggi. Fancier diners should check out the Giacomo Bistrot.

San siro stadium (Getty images)


28 May, 7:45pm, Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid (Uefa Champions League final)


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