Luxury Apartments In Milan: Our Top Picks

Milan Apartments

Welcome to Milan, the fashion capital of Italy! This vibrant city seamlessly blends historic charm with modern sophistication. From its world-renowned fashion houses and stunning architecture to its rich art heritage and delectable cuisine, Milan offers an unforgettable experience for every visitor.

Get ready to explore the bustling streets, indulge in exquisite shopping, and immerse yourself in the city's cultural treasures. Don’t miss the magnificent Duomo di Milano, a stunning Gothic cathedral that dominates the city's skyline and peek inside high-end boutiques and designer stores, adored by big spenders and window shoppers alike.

Take a look at our stunning collection of luxury homes and apartments in Milan that are the perfect place to rest your head after a day of urban adventures.

Why visit?

  • Fashion mecca: Milan is a global fashion hub, boasting designer boutiques, luxury brands, and the famous Quadrilatero della Moda shopping district.
  • Artistic marvels: Discover magnificent art collections in museums like the Pinacoteca di Brera, showcasing masterpieces by Italian masters such as Caravaggio and Raphael.
  • Architectural delights: Milan is home to architectural wonders like the stunning Gothic Milan Cathedral and the modern marvels of the Porta Nuova district.

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Why stay with us?

Style and character are everything at Oliver’s Travels, and our collection of handpicked Milan apartments have this in spades.

We have destination experts who know the ins and outs of all our regions, picking holiday apartments in Milan that aren’t only unique, but also in the best locations. What's more, our luxury apartments all have that exclusive ‘wow’ factor.

Our helpful concierge team are on-hand to make your stay extra special. Whether you are looking for tips on local restaurants, advise on which key attractions to visit or any other extra service – consider them your holiday genie, who will happily grant your wishes.

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Why visit Milan

Throughout the year, Milan hosts an array of captivating events. Experience the excitement of Milan Fashion Week, where international designers showcase their latest collections. Rub shoulders with the elite and spot celebrities from the world of fashion, design, film and music!

During the Salone del Mobile, Milan becomes a design paradise, featuring innovative furniture and interior exhibitions and cutting-edge installations all over the city during April. The La Scala Opera Season presents world-class performances in the renowned Teatro alla Scala.

The city has something capitaving going on throughout the year - there really is no bad time to visit!


Things to do in Milan

Immerse yourself in Milan's cultural heritage by visiting the iconic Last Supper mural by Leonardo da Vinci. This famous fresco housed in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie. It is a true masterpiece not to be missed.

An absolute must is a visit the magnificent Duomo di Milano. The iconic Milan Cathedral is a stunning Gothic masterpiece and you can climb to the rooftop for panoramic views of the city.

Elsewhere, discover the historic Sforza Castle, a historic fortress that now houses several museums and art collections and while away lazy afternoon in the beautiful surrounding park - Parco Sempione - or take a stroll along the fashionable Via Monte Napoleone, lined with upscale boutiques.

Wander through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a strikingly elegant 19th-century shopping arcade, known for its high-end boutiques, chic cafés, and beautiful architecture. Then, if you’re not quite done marveling at artistic treasures, visit the Pinacoteca di Brera, a renowned art gallery featuring an impressive collection of Italian Renaissance masterpieces, including works by Caravaggio and Raphael.

Sforza Castle and fountains in Parco Sempione

Food and drink

Being fashion-forward isn’t reserved for just clothes in Milan. The city boasts a rich gastronomic heritage that combines traditional Italian flavours with contemporary influences. Milanese cuisine features a wide array of mouthwatering dishes, including the iconic risotto alla Milanese, a creamy saffron-infused rice speciality. Another local favourite is the cotoletta alla milanese, a breaded and fried veal cutlet that exemplifies Milan's dedication to simple yet flavorful preparations.

To accompany these delightful dishes, Milan offers an impressive selection of wines, from crisp white varieties like Franciacorta to robust reds such as Barolo. Don't miss the chance to indulge in the famous panettone, a traditional Milanese sweet bread, during the festive season. Milan truly caters to the discerning food lover, providing a culinary experience that beautifully blends tradition with innovation.

Make sure to explore the trendy Navigli district, known for its vibrant nightlife and canal-side restaurants and sip on a refreshing Aperol Spritz at one of the city's charming outdoor cafés in balmy weather.

Saffron infused risotto alla Milanese

Why Milan is perfect for a getaway

  • Great for babies: Take your little one for a relaxing stroll or a picnic in one of Milan's beautiful parks, such as Parco Sempione or Giardini Pubblici. These parks offer green spaces, playgrounds, and serene atmospheres where you can enjoy quality time.
  • Great for kids: The Museo dei Bambini is a hands-on interactive museum where children can explore and learn through play, with various exhibits and workshops designed specifically for kids.

  • Great for teens: The Navigli area is known for its canals and vibrant atmosphere. Teens can wander along the canals, visit the quirky shops, enjoy street performances, and savour gelato or a delicious meal in one of the many cafes and restaurants.

  • Great for couples: The Brera neighbourhood is known for its narrow streets, charming cafés, and art galleries. Take a leisurely stroll with your partner, explore the picturesque streets and fall in love all over again.

  • Great for large groups: Join a guided food tour that takes you to hidden gems, traditional markets, and authentic Italian eateries, where you can try delicious dishes and learn about Milanese gastronomy.

Top tips

  • Book an authentic tour! From pasta making and sunset boat rides to wine tasting and guided walking tours, book an authentic experience with our trusted partners at Ways Tours.
  • Dress stylishly! Milan is known for its fashion-forward locals. Be sure to pack comfortable shoes for exploring the city on foot.

  • Take advantage of happy hour specials, known as "aperitivo," where you can enjoy a drink accompanied by a buffet of appetizers.

What Oliver loves

Whether you are a football enthusiast or not, attending a match at San Siro Stadium will be an unforgettable experience - it’s one of the largest stadiums in Europe and has a capacity of over 75,000 spectators! For an unforgettable tour through the stadium.

Towns and villages near Milan

The surrounding towns of Milan offer a delightful escape from the city's hustle and bustle, each with its own unique charm. Notable towns in the area include Monza, known for its famous Formula 1 racetrack and the grand Monza Park, and Pavia, renowned for its rich history and beautiful architecture. The city is also known as the gateway to the Italian Lakes, so whether you seek natural landscapes, cultural heritage, or culinary delights, the surrounding towns of Milan offer a delightful tapestry of experiences, each with its own unique character waiting to be discovered.

Oliver’s Hidden Gem

Escape the hustle and bustle of Milan at the peaceful Orto Botanico di Brera, a charming botanical garden featuring a diverse collection of plant species, including exotic trees, medicinal herbs, and beautiful flowers.

Bergamo is a charming town that offers a rich history, stunning architecture, and beautiful views. Divided into two parts, the Città Alta (Upper Town) and the Città Bassa (Lower Town), Bergamo is known for its well-preserved medieval walls, narrow cobblestone streets, and picturesque squares. Take a leisurely walk along the Venetian walls, explore the Piazza Vecchia with its magnificent Palazzo della Ragione, and visit the Bergamo Cathedral.

On the shores of the lake that shares its name, Como is a stunning town known for its natural beauty and elegant atmosphere. The town is famous for its picturesque waterfront promenade, lined with charming cafés and boutiques. Explore the historic centre of Como, visit the magnificent Como Cathedral, and take a boat tour on Lake Como to enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and magnificent villas

Sirmione is a captivating medieval town on the shores of Lake Garda that attracts visitors with its historic charm. The town is renowned for its impressive Scaliger Castle, which stands on a peninsula jutting into the lake. Stroll through the narrow streets of the historic centre, visit the Roman ruins of Grotte di Catullo, and relax in the thermal baths.

Milan Travel: Getting there and around

Milan is served by two airports: Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Linate Airport (LIN). These are well-connected to major cities in the UK, including London, Manchester, and Edinburgh, with direct flights operated by various airlines. The flight duration from the UK to Milan is approximately 2 to 3 hours, depending on the departure city.

By car

While Milan is well-connected by road, driving in the city centre can be challenging due to heavy traffic and limited parking spaces. The city’s ZTL (Limited Traffic Zones) are enforced in certain areas.

By public transport

Milan boasts an efficient and extensive public transportation system, including metro lines, buses, and trams. The metro is the fastest way to travel longer distances, with four lines (M1-M4) covering the city and its outskirts.

Note: Milan's public transportation system is integrated, meaning you can use the same ticket for the metro, buses, and trams within a set time period. It's important to validate your ticket before boarding and keep it with you until the end of your journey, as occasional ticket inspections take place.

By taxi

Taxis are widely available in Milan, and they can be hailed on the street or found at designated taxi ranks. Official taxis are usually white with a "TAXI" sign on the roof. Make sure the taxi has a working meter and ask for an estimate before starting the journey. It's common to round up the fare or add a small tip. Taxis can be convenient for shorter distances or when travelling with heavy luggage.

By bike

Milan has an expanding network of bike lanes, making cycling a popular and eco-friendly way to get around the city. Several bike-sharing services are available, where you can rent a bike for a short period and return it to a different station. Look for bike stations scattered throughout the city or use mobile apps such as bikeMi to locate available bikes.

By foot

Milan's city centre is relatively compact and pedestrian-friendly. Many of the main attractions, shopping areas, and restaurants are within walking distance of each other. Exploring on foot allows you to soak in the vibrant atmosphere and discover hidden gems along the way.

Top tips

  • Consider booking tickets in advance for attractions that offer timed entry or purchasing skip-the-line tickets.
  • Try visiting popular sites during off-peak hours or consider exploring them early in the morning or late in the evening when there are fewer crowds.

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