Milan's cathedral, Duomo, stands on the piazza in the city centre piercing the skyline with its 135 spires and pinnacles. Climb the steps to the marble terrace on the roof and admire panoramic city views from the majestic Gothic-influenced architecture.
Check out the latest fashion trends in designer stores along Milan's famous fashion street, Via Montenapoleone, where Gucci rubs shoulders with authentic Italian shoemakers. High-street alternatives and small boutiques are found along Corso Buenos Aires.
Jump on the yellow line at Sondrio Station outside Crowne Plaza Milan City for direct access to the city centre. A 24-hour travelcard (giornaliero) gives access to trams, buses and metro lines but don't forget to validate your ticket every time you board. Discount travelcards are now available for 2 or more days.
Immerse yourself in mesmerising ballet and opera performances at La Scala Theatre where the scarlet and gold interiors magnify the passion from the stage. The historic opera house has links with composer Giuseppe Verdi and a host of international stars. The Cathedral Roof Terrace with amazing view of the city is now reachable by lift.
Visit Milan's Old Town, Brera, which is 2.5km from Crowne Plaza Milan City, where piano bars, pizzerias, bohemian cafes and boutiques line narrow streets. Don't miss Pinacoteca di Brera, a 17th-century palace filled with masterpieces of Renaissance painting. Enjoy "Milano happy hour", aperitif and food at reasonable prices in all the bars in city centre.
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