Guests to the Hotel Michelangelo 4 star hotel book not only because of the great facilities and comfortable rooms, but also due to our hotel’s fantastic positioning and access to the main attractions of Milan.
The Cathedral of Milan, otherwise known locally as simply the 'Duomo' is at the heart of the city of Milan both in the geographic and cultural sense.
With roots dating back to the 4th century, it was rebuilt in the 14th century in a magnificent Gothic style with 135 spires, stunning stained glass and 3200 statues that convey its awesomeness.
Taking almost 500 years to complete, the cathedral is a must see when visiting Milan. Entrance to the cathedral is free, but a lesser well-known activity at the cathedral is to visit the ROOF of the Duomo to get a close up look at the gargoyles, spires and magnificent view of Milan. Although there is a charge for going to the roof - it is highly recommended.
Here's what one other visitor said about the Duomo...
"What a wonder it is! So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful! A very world of solid weight, and yet it seems ...a delusion of frostwork that might vanish with a breath!" Mark Twain.
From the religious heaven of Milan Cathedral, guests to the Hotel Michelangelo can enjoy the perfect contrast with the secular commercial heaven of Milan’s shopping area known as the Golden Rectangle. The fashion capital of Italy and one of the main fashion & shopping centres of the world, Milan is home to top-notch designer stores, boutiques and outlets ranging from the uber-expensive, to the very affordable while still maintaining the quality and elegance that Italian fashion is famous for. Corso Buenos Aries is the main shopping high street of Milan thought to be the largest concentration of retail shops in Europe and very close to Hotel Michelangelo. Rather than exhibiting the elite fashion of the catwalks, this shopping street is perfect for the everyday shopper who wants easy access to the top high street brands who all compete with each other to offer the best prices. For the more discerning shopper however, who cares as much for the experience as for the products, we recommend the world famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele which is the world’s oldest shopping mall. As stunningly beautiful as it is old, visitors can be enchanted as much by the mosaic marble floors and 19th century stunning architecture as the shops and items for sale within. This is a ‘must-see’ shopping experience. If you are a shopping purist however and appreciate the designer brands that has made Italian fashion so famous, you will be pleased to learn that we are also within easy distance of the designer boutiques of the famous Via Montenapoleone. This theme of top quality boutiques is also continued in the Brera District that offers independent shops offering a bohemian vibe and the finest “Made in Italy” fashions.
This modern music just sounds like noise to me....as my granddad would say. Well if your tastes are a little more refined and you happen to be an opera buff, then where better to enjoy this more refined noise than at the world-famous La Scala opera house. If you are lucky enough to secure tickets then well done. You may be interested to know however that La Scala also operates a Museum and by visiting this you also get to venture inside the theatre and walk in some of the most beautiful boxes looking down on the stage where you can imagine yourself to be a princess fanning yourself listening to an enchanting aria...just like my granddad used to do...
Perhaps the best thing about Hotel Michelangelo’s strategic positioning in the centre of Milan is its fantastic transport links. Situated just a few minutes’ walk from Milan Central Station with direct rail links to the rest of Italy and Europe in addition to direct links to the airport, Hotel Michelangelo is also within walking distance of the M3 underground line at Centrale station, the M2 line at Caiazzo, the M1 line at Lima station and the tram network surrounding us. This means that guests to the Hotel Michelangelo can have quick & easy access to all of the main Milan attractions in the Surrounding Area including the FieraMilano Rho exhibition centre, and the San Siro stadium by the new purple line.