Milan, a metropolis in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture. There are many best and affordable hotels available in Milan for the tourists.
The cathedral shares the central Piazza del Duomo with the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This glass-roofed, 19th-century arcade is now home to luxury shopping and upscale cafes serving classic Milanese food such as risotto and osso buco veal stew. Milan’s cultural scene centers on the 18th-century Teatro alla Scala opera house and the Pinacoteca di Brera gallery, which houses centuries of Italian painting by artists such as Titian and Caravaggio. Twice a year the Quadrilatero d’Oro fashion district buzzes when catwalks take over neoclassical palaces for the famous Milan Fashion Weeks.
Overlooking Piazza della Repubblica, this luxe hotel is a 3-minute walk from a metro stop and 2.3 km from the Duomo cathedral in downtown Milan.
Opulent rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi and designer toiletries, and offer flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms and minibars. Some upgraded quarters add piazza views, and 1 suite features an indoor pool. Room service is available 24/7.
Limo service to the city center is complimentary. There are 2 plush restaurants, as well as a flashy bar. Other amenities include a spa, an indoor pool and a hot tub, plus a fitness room, a rooftop terrace and a garden. There are 11 meeting rooms. Breakfast is extra.