Do you want to deepen the knowledge of one of the many souls of Milan? The Corner Duomo Hotel offers you 5 thematic itineraries. Choose your favourite!
Fashion, history, art, modernity, curiosity. Which side of Milan do you want to know during your stay? The Corner Duomo Hotel has prepared 5 thematic itineraries that will make you explore the city far and wide.
These itineraries in Milan are only indications! We suggest you to mix and combine each route to better personalize your discovery of the city. From our hotel near Piazza Duomo you can quickly reach every corner of Milan! Come on, it's time to go!
Milan has an archaeological past that can be observed in the sites that make up the Underground Milan, such as the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti, under the Duomo. Another important historical testimony is the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, the second church in Milan, built in the early Christian and Romanesque Lombard style. A visit to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie cannot be missed to admire (by reservation) Leonardo's Last Supper! At the Navigli you can turn between streets and shops of the past for a walk in charming places such as Vicolo dei Lavandai. Finally, to get to know the people that made our city great, a visit to the Cimitero Monumentale with its sculptures and suggestive architecture is a must.
Art & Design
Milan is among the world capitals of design and there are numerous cultural centers that support its fame. The Triennale di Milano, located in the Palazzo dell’Arte, houses the Triennale Design Museum as well as the Teatro dell’Arte. In 2015 was born the Fondazione Prada where, between reconverted buildings and new buildings, you can visit exhibitions and numerous cultural events. Towards the north-eastern outskirts of the city is the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca Foundation, which houses the permanent work of Anselm Kiefer, The Seven Celestial Palaces and numerous temporary exhibitions. In the Zona Tortona, one of the most culturally lively, especially on the occasion of the Fuorisalone, near the Navigli is the MUDEC-Museum of Cultures.
A luxury itinerary where shopping, a good cocktail and the history of fashion are perfectly balanced. A visit to the Armani Silos in the Tortona district will show you up close the most famous clothes made by Giorgio Armani. Shopping is a must in the exclusive shops of the Quadrilatero della Moda where each shop window is a masterpiece. And what about a stroll at the Rinascente? A commercial institution in Milan, where you can find any product, from cosmetics to food. And after a long day, you must relax with a drink to sip from the Martini® and Campari® Terraces in Piazza Duomo, or at the Martini® Dolce & Gabbana® Bar a few steps from The Corner Duomo Hotel.
The New Milano
Discovering New Milan means starting from the Garibaldi district, where Piazza Gae Aulenti stands, a symbol of Milanese innovation. A circular square where the Unicredit® Tower stands out, a glass skyscraper with a sinuous shape. Further on you will find the Bosco Verticale, a metropolitan reforestation project in which more than 2000 of plants, trees and shrubs grow on the various facades of the two buildings. The area is full of shops and bars to discover starting from Corso Como up to Via Paolo Sarpi, the Chinatown of Milan where you can taste the tasty Chinese street food.
Speaking of reconversion, one cannot fail to mention the Isola district which has undergone a strong redevelopment that has transformed it into one of the favorite places of the Milanese nightlife.
Milan has many hidden treasures! A few steps from the hotel, you can reach the Sanctuary of San Bernardino alle Ossa, decorated inside with real human bones, creating a stunning effect! Two underground worlds await you at the Duomo and Porta Venezia: they are the ancient public baths Albergo Diurno Cobianchi and the Albergo Diurno Venezia. Small architectural jewels witnessing a vanished world. The Church of San Maurizio hides a cycle of frescoes by the Leonardo school that will fascinate you. Palazzo Acerbi in Corso di Porta Romana 3 was named the "House of the Devil" because it resisted the plague of Milan and an Austrian cannonade. The cannonball can still be admired embedded in the facade of the building.