Which area of Milan to choose to stay?
Milan, the capital of Lombardy, has always been at the forefront and is a fusion of style and novelty in all areas. Given the excellent offer and the many possibilities, deciding where to stay is not easy. Whatever the reason that brings you to the city, you will definitely need a good place to stay. Milan hotels are not cheap, especially during special periods and when fairs that attract visitors from all over Italy, and beyond, take place. Shall we find out which area of Milan to choose to stay? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
Let’s see what are the best places to stay in Milan and how to find the hotel with the best value for money in Milan. Among other things, by booking in advance, you can find good hotel prices, especially if we speak in terms of excellent areas, like the center of Milan. In the end we have tips for hotels in Milan separated by zone!
When it comes to the center of Milan, we can delimit it between areas such as Piazza Duomo (“Cathedral Square”), La Scala Theater, Missori, Sforzesco Castle, Montenapoleone and San Babila. If you are wondering what the best place to sleep in Milan is, here is a kind of guide that will help you find the ideal hotel for you. Read also Where to stay in Milan and Where to sleep in Milan, with directions to stay in Milan.
1) Which area of Milan to choose to stay? DUOMO
Let’s start directly with one of the best areas where to stay in the city of Meneghina, which refers to the area around the Duomo, the monumental symbol, the city’s Gothic Cathedral. Nearby, there are the most interesting areas from all points of view and especially from the tourist point of view. We talk about areas like Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, the Royal Palace and the famous La Scala Theater.
The most visited tourist attractions in the city are concentrated in this neighborhood. It is the best area to stay in Milan if you want to stay in the heart of the city and if you don’t mind paying a little extra to be close to everything you need. Another fundamental thing is to find a hotel close to the subway station, because it is the best way to visit the city: getting around easily with public transport. Among the best hotels in this zone selected for value for money and with the most positive comments, are The Square Duomo and The Street Duomo.
2) Which area of Milan to choose to stay? BRERA AND MONTENAPOLEONE
Another neighborhood to choose from is definitely the Brera and Montenapoleone area. A famous place for the streets and exclusive fashion and art galleries. The most famous one is the Brera Art Gallery, where the masterpieces of Raffaello and Mantegna are also exhibited.
It is considered the Fashion Quadrilateral, where you will find Via Montenapoleone or Via della Spiga, where are some of the most exclusive stores, with names like Versace, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. It is a safe, sophisticated and very central area, and is one of the ideal neighborhoods to stay if you want to be centrally located (without crowds of tourists) and want to breathe art, luxury and nightlife. Among the best hotels in Brera and Montenapoleone selected for value for money and with the most positive comments, are Bulgari Hotel and Ritter Hotel.
3) Which area of Milan to choose to stay? NAVIGLI
Another great choice for those who want to stay in Milan is the romantic area of Navigli, which hosts the Senigallia Fair every Saturday, an open-air flea market and, on the last Sunday of the month, the famous Antiques Market.
It is a good area to sleep in Milan if you like nightlife and if you want to stroll until later. In the Navigli area, there are many markets, clothing, handicrafts, vintage stores, handicraft stores and narrow streets. It is a safe area, very central and a little cheaper than the other two. It is easy to understand why this area of Navigli is the ideal part to stay in Milan for those who come to the Lombard capital and are willing to endure a bit of noise to experience more of the true taste of the city. Among the best hotels in this zone selected for value for money and with the most positive comments, are Magna Hotel and Nwon Milano Hotel.
4) Which area of Milan to choose to stay? PARCO SEMPIONE
Another good area to stay is Parco Sempione, the largest green area in the city and home to the majestic Sforzesco Castle, whose rooms receive an Art Gallery with paintings by Mantegna and Canaletto. If you decide to stay in this neighborhood, you will enjoy relaxation, beautiful views and unforgettable walks in the green lungs of the city. Here is also the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (“Holy Mary of Grace”), where you can see Leonardo da Vinci’s famous fresco The Last Supper.
Parco Sempione is a good place to sleep in Milan, as it is very calm and pleasant, and children will love the park nearby. It also has the advantage of having a train station, Cadorna station, with several lines and direct connections to Malpensa airport.
5) Which area of Milan to choose to stay? PORTA GARIBALDI
Another area to stay in Milan is Porta Garibaldi, where Milan Central Station is located. This is the place for you if you want to save some money. The Central Station connects to Linate Airport and has other railway lines that will be useful for excursions around the city. Among the many attractions, in addition to its Art Nouveau style station, you will find the Public Gardens and Piazza Gae Aulenti (Gau Aulenti Square), where you can discover Milan’s business district, one of the most modern areas in the city. Among the best hotels in this zone selected for value for money and with the most positive comments, are 43 Station Hotel and IqHOtel.
6) Which area of Milan to choose to stay? BUENOS AIRES-PORTA VENEZIA
Another place to choose to stay in Milan is the Buenos Aires – Porta Venezia area. Buenos Aires-Porta Venezia is the ideal choice to stay in Milan for those who need a train or plane quickly and want to avoid being around the Station. This is the perfect neighborhood for shopping lovers to shop and, in the end, eat in one of the many restaurants, or have a few drinks, in the many options existing there. Corso Buenos Aires is within walking distance of Porta Venezia, the Natural History Museum and the romantic Planetarium. In this area, the hotels are cheaper and you can experience a glimpse of authentic life in Milan. Among the best hotels in this zone selected for value for money and with the most positive comments, are Milano HOtel Center and Nh Milan Touring.
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