5 reasons why you should visit Milan

Milan is best known as the Italian fashion capital thanks to its iconic fashion houses, and the fashion festivals. But, it has so much more to offer: art, historic places and great food.

1. It’s full of art, everywhere 

You have the chance to discover the artistic side of Milan. The principal spot is the Duomo cathedral. The church, dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity, is representative of the Italian Gothic style. Or visit the various galleries dedicated to contemporary art and culture.

2. The Milan nightlife is amazing 

Yes, Milan nightlife is one of the most fashionable and trendy in the world. Milan nightlife has excellent music and theater performances all year round, art and cultural events held until late.

3. It’s less touristy than other famous Italian cities 

Of course, there are still crowded tourist hotspots, but most of the city still feels truly Italian. Milan is less touristy than Rome, Florence or Venice. 

4. The Food is unbelievable 

Signature Milanese dishes include saffron risotto (Risotto alla Milanese), breaded veal cutlet (Cotoletta alla Milanese) and the traditional Christmas loaf, panettone.

5. It’s Modern and efficient 

Milan is well served by and efficient Metro subway or underground rail system, buses and above ground trams. 

Bonus: It’s a great base for exploring the rest of northern Italy

You will be just a few hours away from Como, Turin, Parma and Lake Garda. Remember you can rent a car with us to drive around Italy. Get to know our office in Milan

The ultimate guide to visit Lisbon

Lisbon has a lot to offer your: from galleries and museums, great gastronomy and night life to charming neighbourhoods. The capital of Portugal is also extremely budget-friendly, making it easy to explore in depth. 

When visiting Lisbon

Portugal’s capital has 290 days of sunshine a year. However, the best time to visit Lisbon is either from March to May or September to October, because the weather is still warm and there are fewer crowds than in summer.

Language

The language spoken in Lisbon is Portuguese but English is widely spoken by all the people who work within the tourist industry. 

Transportation

The city has the Humberto Delgado Airport, which is located within the city. Lisbon also has a metro with 4 lines. 

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What to visit in Lisbon

We present our selection of places that you can’t miss out:

1. Lisbon’s historic neighbourhoods

Some of the coolest neighbourhoods to visit when in Lisbon are: Alfama, Baixa and Rossio and Bairro Alto.

2. Praça do Comércio

The Praça do Comércio opens out on the Tejo Estuary, and is surrounded on three sides by yellow Pombaline architecture, with the decorative Arco da Rua Augusta as the focal point of the plaza.

3. The Cathedral of Lisbon

The Cathedral was built in the second half of the 12th century, holding the title of the oldest church in the Portuguese Capital. 

4. National Pantheon 

This is one of the most emblematic buildings in Lisbon and the last residence for many important historical figures of Portugal. 

5. Torre de Belém 

The Belém Tower was built in the 16th century as a fort to protect the coast from foreign attacks, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

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How to spend one day in Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city. Here you have our recommendations if you have just one day to visit Auckland before grab a car and head out to the incredible natural spots that are around the city. 

1. Visit the Sky Tower 

This tower is more than 300 metres high. Offering you stunning views, along with great restaurants, a gift shop and an opportunity to push your limits by walking the outside of the viewing platforms, or by jumping off from 192 metres above Auckland’s CBD!

2. Visit Auckland Museum

Discover the history and culture of New Zealand through this memorial to those who sacrificed their lives in wartime. Inside, both contemporary and traditional exhibitions delve deep into the nation’s culture and heritage.

3. Head to the Art Galleries

New Zealand’s best collection of art includes a wide range of traditional Maori artwork as well as more contemporary styles. There are a variety of art galleries located along Parnell Road, they’re either free or a gold coin donation to get in.

4. Walk around Mission Bay 

You wouldn’t realise that you’re that short from the centre of New Zealand’s biggest city. Mission Bay is a beautiful waterfront suburb with stunning views.

5. Check out the View from Mount Eden

This is a great spot to end your one day tour in Auckland, specially at sunset on clear days. Mount Eden is a relatively easy volcano to get to and climb in Auckland. Climb to the top and enjoy amazing views of the whole of Auckland. 

What others spots do you recommend to visit in one day tour in Auckland? Comment below in the comments sections. 

 

 

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