The Magic of Milan
Milan is a small Northern Italian city with a big history. Its size makes sights easy to explore in a few days, either on foot or using a car service or the excellent Metro public transportation system. A seat of industrial and financial power for millennia, these days Milan is newly chic and welcomes visitors to great restaurants and cafés designed for lingering.
A global fashion capital, Milan hosts an iconic Fashion Week of designer shows once a year in late February. But the ripple effect continues year-round with dozens of designer boutiques and ateliers, on-trend shopping and a street fashion scene that has to be seen to be believed.
Surrounded by the Alps, snuggled into the shoreline of tranquil Lake Geneva, Geneva is both scenic and peaceful. The foot-friendly city has excellent restaurants, exclusive shops, a vibrant cultural life featuring galleries and museums. Famously multicultural and a home base for the UN (be sure to visit the HQ in the Palais des Nations if geo-politics is your thing), Geneva's diversity, coupled with its natural elegance and passion for quality makes this destination a natural.
Luxurious Things To Do in Milan
Keeping busy in Milan won't be hard. Get your bearings with a visit to the famous Duomo de Milano (the city's main cathedral built in 1386) followed by a stop in its iconic piazza for coffee and people watching stylish Milanos. Then explore the "quadrilatero della moda” (or fashion quadrilateral) where flagships stores for the most luxurious Italian brands are located. The most important commercial streets are Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga – here you can find Italian stalwarts Falconieri, Prada and Miu Miu, alongside global brands like Tiffany and Chopard.
What Are Some Luxurious Geneva Activities?
Head over to picturesque cobbled Old Town Geneva – where some buildings are a thousand years old – for an overview of everything Geneva has to offer from its stunning cathedral to luxury fashion boutiques and up-scale chocolatiers.
Fans of Swiss precision timepieces should not miss the elegant Art Deco Patek Philippe Museum located in the bohemian Plainpalais district. Five centuries of Swiss watchmaking are chronicled here in stunning displays of antique timepieces. Then shop for your own Vacheron Constantin or Patek Philippe watch on the ultra fashionable shopping street Rue du Rhone.
Luxury Milan Stays
Milan is home to lots of luxury hotel accommodation of all sizes. You can't go wrong checking into the romantic Chateau Monfort or the fabulous Mandarin Oriental Milan, just two of the city's fabulous five-star hotel. Or make Armani Hotel Milano, designed and signed by fashion star Giorgio Armani with attention paid to every detail, your home from home.
And there are plenty of luxurious and unique vacation rental properties available throughout downtown Milan, especially for longer stays, or if you enjoy doing your own cooking. Consider this lesser known gem: the exquisitely proportioned and appointed Atellani Apartments are situated in the Casa degli Atellani, where Leonardo da Vinci himself lived while painting The Last Supper at the nearby Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Where to stay in Geneva
Geneva has done luxury hospitality very well for several centuries and you'll find no shortage of 5-star accommodation to choose from – including the always reliable Fairmont and the classic Hotel de la Cignone . The Hotel Beau-Rivage on Quai du Mont-Blanc is one of the world's best hotels with incredible views of Lake Geneva and a Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Chat Botté. Or check into a grand hotel that has been welcoming elite travelers since the mid-1800s. The Hotel D'angleterre features old school luxe with long stemmed roses and luxury fittings in each room. Oh, and on a clear day you can see regal Mont-Blanc in the distance across the serene blue waters of Lake Geneva from many of the suites.
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