Where To: Milan
A major fashion point. A cultural epicenter. A must see city. If you’re traveling to Milan, Italy, check out the official Foxxtales guide for where to stay, eat and explore! Our recommendations come in three price points, so it can fit anyone's budget!
WHERE TO: EAT
GOURMET: Al Porto
A true one-of-a kind seafood dining experience. Al Porto is all about fresh fish and great service; not to mention, a beautiful ambiance. It’s hailed as one of the most delicious seafood restaurants in the city. Don’t worry: you can still get your pasta fix at Al Porto. Try the Tagliolini with Sea Urchins!
Foxxtales Favorite: Oven Baked Sea Bass
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Rizzocomeacasa Rizzo Come A Casa
If you can’t tell, we love seafood. Rizzo is a seafood and pasta restaurant, located in the north west region of Milan. A moderate price, exceptional menu and out of the hustle and bustle of the big city, Rizzo may be the perfect place for an afternoon lunch or dinner date. The linguine con calamari fresco or the fritto di misto are must haves!
Foxxtales Favorite: Homemade Desserts
Pizza! You cannot travel to Italy and not enjoy a good slice of pizza. Piz is a great authentic place in Milan to grub on one of Italy’s most famous dishes. Found down a small street in Central Milan, Piz offers indoor and outdoor seating to diners - there is often a line so get there early! There isn’t much room to order wrong here. They only offer a small selection of pizza options. Hey, don’t fix what ain’t broke!
Foxxtales Favorite: Classic Pizza - Tomato & Cheese
WHERE TO: STAY
The Excelsior Hotel Gallia stands out as one of the most beautiful hotels in Milan. Just steps away from the Milano Railway, the elegant building overlooks the northern part of Milan. Guests can utilize the gym, spa, indoor pool & jacuzzi (a rare find for European cities) and virtual golf. The hotel offers 3 restaurants serving a range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Specifically, Terrazza Gallia, the rooftop bar and restaurant, boasts a beautiful view of the city, while sipping on the finest Italian wine.
Price Range: $500 - $800 a night.
MID RANGE: Hotel Milano Scala
Located right near Castello Forzesco, Hotel Milano Scala gives you access to major cultural points, while still offering amenities to those who choose to enjoy them. Hotel Milano Scala offers a sleek, modern design without losing its authentic Italian charm. Some rooms even offer a shared terrance with breathtaking views of the city (especially at sunset!). The Sky Terrance bar is a destination in and of itself, just hop upstairs to this open air bar serving delicious small plates.
Price Range: $250 - $350 a night
BUDGET: Hotel Palladio
Hotel Palladio is the budget traveller’s ideal accommodations. For a major metropolitan city, Hotel Palladio does not compromise cleanliness or service for price. At a noticeably low fare, Hotel Palladio offers guests great access to major cultural sights, like the Duomo (only an 8 minute walk away!). It’s a budget friendly option for those more interested in exploring Milan rather than over the top amenities.
Price Range: $60 - $150 a night.
WHERE TO: EXPLORE
HISTORY: Duomo di Milano
What is a trip to Europe without a visit to a cathedral? Duomo di Milano is one of the most iconic staples of Milan. It is also one of the largest cathedrals in Italy. It’s beautiful, iconic architecture is a must see while in Milan. Foxxtales recommends purchasing a ticket early, as it can get packed with visitors. Make your way up to the rooftop for a more detailed look at the architecture and fantastic views.
ADVENTURE: Milan Food Walking Tour of Brera
Brera is the “hipster town” of Milan. With great restaurants, art and cool aesthetics, this tour allows you to visit and explore this awesome neighborhood. The tour stops at a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops with endless food. You may be walking for 3 hours, but trust me, you will not be hungry. We had the opportunity to try a variety of amazing Milano dishes - our favorite, the Parmo ham. A must!
EXCURSION: Lake Como
If you fully explored Milan and would like to get outside the city for a day, book a tour to Lake Como for the day. About an hour away from Milan, Lake Como is an absolutely beautiful lake and small town. There are numerous tour services that will transport you from Milan to Lake Como for a quick day of exploring. Stop by Villa del Balbianello if you have the time!