A glamorous winter break in Milan
Travel Guide14 November 2022
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Buttery panettone served with a sparkling Milanese spritz, snow-capped piazzas filled with century-old buildings 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 winter treat: 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 dinner, drinks and music events, on throughout winter.

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

99,90 €

Village Price

69,90 €

Calvin Klein

Sable crewneck cable sweater
Style tip

A steaming cappuccino may warm you through, but something like this from Calvin Klein is sure to keep you cosy for a day of exploration.

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.

For something more central, art-nouveau bar, Camparino, can be found at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Serving steaming cups of coffee from 8am, arrive early to secure a window seat and enjoy some spectacular views of Duomo piazza.

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Milan’s hidden coffee gems
Get the look

RRP

249 €

Village Price

149 €

KARL LAGERFELD

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

RRP

2.140 €

Village Price

1.498 €

LuxuryZone

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

RRP

354 €

Village Price

195 €

Ermanno Scervino

Choker necklace
Mom fit denim jeans Pinko

RRP

265 €

Village Price

175 €

PINKO

Mom fit denim stretch

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To do

Just outside of Milan's historic centre stands Castello Sforzesco. This fifteenth century fortification is one of the largest in Europe and home to endless exhibitions, archives and libraries, including the Rondanini Pietà - the last and unfinished sculpture from Michelangelo.

Finish your day at Teatro alla Scala, one of the world’s leading opera and ballet theatres. The winter schedule boasts a selection of old theatrical favourites, including the Nutcracker, this season.

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Twinkling lights 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

In the winter months, we recommend layering up for our open-air Village. This from Fabiana Filippi will work a treat.

To shop

Fidenza Village has all the winter warmers and apres-ski essentials for a stylish getaway. Revel in a relaxed atmosphere while you browse more than 120 boutiques for the latest fashion. Might we also suggest a stop at one of the Village’s many cafés and restaurants to keep you fuelled for a day browsing?

Fidenza Village: the possibilities are endless
Time to treat yourself
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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