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Milan is so much more than stock exchanges and fashion shows. From the grand Duomo (cathedral) to Leonardo da Vinci’s city influence, Milan is a destination with something to impress everybody. Pick up your Avis hire car at Milan Linate Airport, and drive straight into the city centre.
Head to Milan from Milan Linate Airport via Viale Enrico Forlanini and reach the heart of the city in just 30 minutes. Milan is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, which can be fully appreciated with a bird’s eye view from the top of the Duomo. The Duomo itself is an incredible attraction, with 3,600 statues and 135 spires carved from pink marble.
The most popular attraction in Milan is Leonardo da Vinci’s renowned painting, ‘The Last Supper’. You’ll find the famous artwork in the refectory attached to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. For another cultural experience, head to the neo-classical Teatro alla Scala, a world-famous opera house where most of Italy’s greatest operatic artists have performed.
For a fun and unique experience, have dinner on one of Milan’s trams. Refurbished as a mobile dining room, these former modes of transportation provide four course meals and panoramic views of the city. Art and fashion are two things Milan does well. Take in some art at one of Milan’s many galleries, like Pinacoteca di Brera. As one of the top fashion capitals of the world, no visit to Milan is complete without a shopping trip to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an arcade filled with luxury clothing brand stores.
With an Avis hire car, your journey around the cultural city of Milan will be an unforgettable experience.
If you’re intending to visit one of the city’s famous trade shows, car hire is a must as most events are now held in a location approximately 10 miles from the city centre. Fiera Milano at Rho can be reached via the A4 and the A8/A9 motorways or the Tangenziale Ovest.
When it’s time to escape the city, you don’t have to go far from Milan to find great options.
Take the A9 and SS340 from Milan and arrive at Lake Como, one of the top destinations in Italy with outstandnatural beauty in the country. It’s situated at the foot of the Rhaetian Alps, and its shoreline is clustered with tiny villages and towns. Bellagio is a popular village to explore, thanks to its setting by the lake and century-old buildings.
With its distinctive, colourful buildings scattered along the cliff edge, Cinque Terre has featured on many postcards. From Milan, take the A7 and A12 to reach this picture-perfect destination in two hours. There are five fishing villages located inside Cinque Terre National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site, which all offer idyllic coastal views. The drive itself is worth the journey.
Genoa, the hub of the Italian Riviera, is a two-hour drive from Milan, via the A7. The city is known as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, and has several landmarks to explore. See the Old Town, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Make time to visit the Piazza de Ferrari and the Palace of the Doges.
With the ease and convenience of an Avis hire car, you can see Milan and beyond at your own pace. Get ready to explore northern Italy. All you have to do is drive.