There’s something about Christmas in Milan that just makes this city more magical during this time of the year! We’ve gathered five good reasons why you should consider a trip to the city of fashion and design during a special period!
This is the main reason why this city is a good example of a place that reflects the spirit of the season. During Christmas time Milan certainly becomes a Wonderland of lights and wonderful decorations.
You can check out the huge Christmas tree at the Piazza Duomo, the beautiful lights all around the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and the wonderful light effects at the Castello Sforzesco. Even if you only stay for a short while in this city, Milan definitely becomes more visually memorable during Christmas time.
Speaking of the Duomo have you imagined what it would be like to attend the Midnight Mass in the Duomo? even if you don’t speak Italian you have to admit that attending this mass in this particular church suddenly sounds appealing.
The Duomo di Milano is one of Europe’s biggest cathedrals (4th place) and it’s also known as one of the most beautiful churches in the continent. It’s a reflection of Italy’s history and architecture both inside and outside.
If you are looking to spend a magical and luxurious Christmas then Milan’s got you covered when it comes to the hotels and the restaurants with special programs. A good example we’ve mentioned is the Four Seasons Hotel Milano that is currently having an Urban Challet available for both those who stay and those simply visiting.
When it comes to restaurants you have a variety to choose from when it comes to tasting the best of Italy’s cuisine. You have the Manin Restaurant (the restaurant of the oldest hotel in Milan), the Langosteria Café Milano (with a cosmopolitan and retro style to it), the Terrazza Triennale “Osteria con Vista“ (which has a unique Christmas look every year) or Cittamani (owned by Indian chef-star Ritu Dalmia). Oh, and whatever your choice is don’t think of leaving Italy without tasting Panettone: we guarantee that you’ll never taste bread like this during your entire life.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without markets, right? From December to January you can have a variety of Christmas Markets you can explore downtown.
You have the Mercatino di Natale, in Piazza Duomo, the “Oh Bej! Oh Bej!” market, in Piazza Castello, Il Villaggio delle Meraviglie, at the Indro Montanelli Gardens the Darsena Christmas Village, at Milan’s Darsena, among many others.
Milan is definitely a city for shopping lovers and Christmas time makes it even more special. Prepare your wallet and savings before heading to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: you’ll be blown away by all the products, possibilities and promotions during this time of the year.