A glamorous holiday season in Milan
Travel Guide14 November 2022
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Buttery panettone served with a sparkling Milanese spritz, snow-capped piazzas alight with century-old festivals and the finest names in food and fashion: enjoy a trip to Italy’s style capital this winter.
To eat

Home to more than 50 Michelin-starred restaurants, Lombardy is the heart of Italian fine dining. And this food is best enjoyed in the winter months, especially the region’s beloved Risotto alla Milanese, with foodies flocking to Milan’s Ratanà to try its take on this classic dish.

For those seeking something more experimental, head to the MUDEC building in Tortona’s design district where Enrico Bartolini Mudec serves a contemporary three-Michelin-star menu of world flavours.

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Foodies, rejoice
Rene Caovilla Bouquette black ankle boots

RRP

990 €

Village Price

500 €

Rene Caovilla

Black Bouquette boots
INSIDER SECRET

No trip to Milan is complete without a taste of the city’s ultimate Christmas creation: the panettone. Don your favourite walking boots (like this stylish pair from Rene Caovilla) and head to the locals’ favourite, Pasticceria Cucchi.

Missoni purple dress

Missoni

Purple dress
Insider secret

City hopping? Florentine Hotel Savoy is nestled in the magnificent Piazza della Repubblica in Florence. Pack your party brights, from the likes of Missoni, for the hotel’s exclusive Radio Monte Carlo DJ nights, on throughout the winter. As a Fidenza Village guest, you can also enjoy 10% off your ticket when you click here.

To stay

Handily placed in Milan’s cultural scene is the Senato Hotel – just a 10-minute walk from the Duomo piazza, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Pinacoteca di Brera and other must-see sites.

Lesser known, but equally spectacular sights, such as Piero Portaluppi’s Villa Necchi Capiglio and the Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa are also all within walking distance. The perfect base for a weekend of exploring.

Shooting at Senato Hotel for Fidenza Village
Stay near Milan’s fashion district

Milan is a melting pot of cultural history, wrapped up in prestigious galleries, cathedrals and medieval architecture.

To see

Milan is a melting pot of cultural history, wrapped up in prestigious galleries, cathedrals and medieval architecture.

Milan’s Cathedral and its breath-taking gothic statues should be first on your list to see, followed by the Basilica of Santa Maria dell Grazie, home to Da Vinci’s The Last Supper.

Finally, add a touch of contemporary to your visit at Armani/Silos, for a lesson on one of Milan’s most celebrated fashion designers.

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A cultural hotspot

RRP

179,95 €

Village Price

149,95 €

Nike

Women long black puffer coat
Insider Secret

Selfies at the ready: trundle down to the Navigli district for an evening of canals and twinkling lights. Photos are best captured at dusk, so wrap up in a cosy puffer, like this from Nike.

RRP

69,90 €

Village Price

48,90 €

Calvin Klein

Women's silver cami top
Style tip

Serve easy drinks-to-dinner looks in metallic separates, like this from Calvin Klein. Elevate with your favourite pair of heels and clutch.

To drink

Since 1824, family-run Pasticceria Marchesi has been an emblem of Milano’s coffee culture. Belonging to the Prada family, its décor is just as sweet as its revered cremini bites. Think pistachio-hued walls and matching velvet armchairs for a picture-perfect break from the cold.

Keep fuelled long into the evening with Milan’s pre-dinner ritual: the aperitivo. Enjoy a classic Milanese spritz at art-nouveau bar, Camparino, served alongside some spectacular views of Duomo piazza.

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Cocktails served in style at Camparino
Get the look

Jimmy Choo

Teja suede heel with crustal wing in metallic Nappa

RRP

249 €

Village Price

149 €

KARL LAGERFELD

Volume blouse
 Alfieri & St. John White gold ring with diamonds

RRP

2.140 €

Village Price

1.498 €

Luxury Zone

Alfieri & St. John | White gold ring with diamonds
Ermanno Scervino Choker necklace

RRP

354 €

Village Price

195 €

Ermanno Scervino

Choker necklace

See something you like?

Shop the Village virtually and enjoy our brilliant brands direct to your door.

To do

Kick-off the festivities at Milan’s oldest Christmas market: Festa di Sant’Ambrogio. From 7 December until the following Sunday, Sforza Castle piazza transforms into a winter wonderland, with more than 300 artisan vendors and Ambrosian food huts.

Finish your day at Teatro alla Scala, one of the world’s leading opera and ballet theatres. The new season schedule launches with the Festa di Sant’Ambrogio, with classics like the Nutcracker making an appearance this winter.

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Centuries-old festivities at Sforza Castle
Napaijri TEIDENS fleece sweatshirt

RRP

214 €

Village Price

139 €

Napapijri

Teidens fleece sweatshirt
Insider secret

If you’ve got time, don your best winter clothes (Napapijri does some of our favourites) and take a trip on the Bernina Express. Enjoy breath-taking views across the Alps and into St Moritz, where you can holiday like the Milanese.

Fabiana Filippi Brown cardigan with belt

RRP

2.670 €

Village Price

1.931 €

Fabiana Filippi

Brown cardigan with belt
Insider secret

Although a serving of hot cocoa will warm you through, we recommend layering up for our open-air Village. This from Fabiana Filippi will work a treat.

To shop

This winter, Fidenza Village transforms into a magical winter wonderland. Revel in a relaxed Christmas atmosphere while you browse more than 120 boutiques for the latest fashion and gifting ideas.

Between browsing the boutiques, visit our Christmas hut and pick up a delectable festive treat – a mug of hot cocoa perhaps? Or stop by the Village’s pop-up Wishing Wheel to support our charity partner, Make-A-Wish Italia Onlus.

Fidenza Village, where wishes come true
The perfect gift awaits
Silk scarf Zegna

RRP

340 €

Village Price

220 €

Zegna

Silk scarf
Dafne small leather goods kit Furla

RRP

153 €

Village Price

99 €

Furla

Dafne small leather goods kit
Perfume E:01 Pinalli

Pinalli

Perfume E:01
L'Occitane Anti-Age Divine Face Box

RRP

110,50 €

Village Price

91 €

L'Occitane en Provence

Anti-age Divine face box
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