Michael Portillo's Long Weekends: Milan

Join Citalia as we explore Michael Portillo's Long Weekends. As the true Italy expert for over 95 years, any new show surrounding Italy excites the whole team. We love seeing how others live and breathe Italy, inviting viewers to discover the real Italy. 

Episode three of Michael Portillo's Long Weekends takes place in Milan, focussing on what Michael Portillo thinks of one of our favourite cities. From fashion and culinary delights to history hunting and extravagant art, Milan holidays offer something for everyone. Join Michael Portillo on Channel 5 on May 3rd for an exciting glimpse into Milan.

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Marvellous Milan

Episode three of Michael Portillo's Long Weekends takes viewers to the heart of Milan, a city Citalia knows all about. From the fabulous fashions with boutiques on every corner to iconic sites like the Duomo Cathedral, Milan holidays offer the epitome of Italian luxury. 

Whether you’re looking for adventure or romance, Milan has it all. History hunters are in for a treat with the stunning Gothic Duomo Cathedral offering awe-inspiring historic architecture and views over the city. Art lovers, be sure to leave enough time to witness Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper at the Santa Maria delle Grazie. 

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Top Foodie Spots

Foodies, Milan is one of the top food cities in Italy. The piazzas are full to the brim with bustling restaurants, serving up some fantastic local cuisine, including risotto alla Milanese, washed down with a glass of the Lombardy region’s best. If you’re looking for Michelin star restaurants in Milan, there are 20 to choose from. Milan is truly a foodie gem!
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All Aboard

As a train enthusiast, it’s no surprise that the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is one of Michael Portillo's top train journey recommendations. This stunning piece of historic railway exclusivity invites you to take a step back in time to the golden age of travel. Offering various routes, one of the top Venice Simplon-Orient-Express journeys is Paris to Verona or Venice. Starting in stunning Paris, savour the sensational landscapes as you travel through the Swiss Alps in the lap of luxury. From creative cuisine and bubbly in the bar cart to stunning cabins and views of Italy’s infamous landscapes, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offers all this and more. Stopping in either Verona or Venice, two top romantic destinations in Italy, the romance truly comes alive in the heart of the Veneto region.

Top Milan Hotels

Here’s our pick of the top hotels in Milan.

Bulgari Hotel Milano
  • Stunning hotel in the heart of Milan, close to famous attractions
  • Beautifully renovated 18th century palazzo
  • Sensational spa and wellness programme
  • Expansive private garden just off the Brera Botanical Garden
  • Michelin star menu at the onsite Il Ristorante and Bulgari Bar
Sina De La Ville
  • Short walk from Teatro alla Scala and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade
  • Small rooftop pool with Duomo and views

Discover the real Italy with Citalia

At Citalia we have over 95 years' experience in tailoring holidays to Italy. Our Personal Travel Planners are on hand every step of the way to ensure you have a perfect holiday. Start planning your Milan holiday today!

Call us today to speak to one of our Italy Experts for further travel advice, hotel recommendations or to begin planning your next Italian holiday.

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