17 October 2012

A Chic Week in Milan

Missoni, Class Roberto Cavalli….We could go on, but we think you already get the picture – Italy knows its stuff when it comes to fashion. Milan reigns as the heart of Italy for many Italians, and with the mesmerising art combined with gastronomic delights, we can definitely see why. Crowned Italy’s fashion capital – where better to head for a Chic Week we say?

Your contemporary den

When you land in Milan we will whisk you off to the Straf hotel, your home for a five-night jaunt. Despite the minimalism and high-tech style, each of the 64 rooms conveys warmth and is rich with personality, with each suite showcasing unique artwork. It’s not just about creative appearances here, as the hotel often plays host to art exhibitions, fashion shows and concerts. Nestled in the heart of the city, your bolthole is perfectly located for nipping out for an afternoon of city exploration, or for an early morning visit to the Duomo.


Side street drifting

In Milan it’s not just about heading to those renowned must-see-sights; architectural wonders and historic beauty can be seen in the hidden corners and side alleyways of the city, so you won’t tire of drifting through the streets. With this city’s forward-thinking arts scene, the Milanese certainly know how to have a good night, so there’s really no excuse not to check out the city’s cutting-edge theatre performances or lively bars and clubs.

Fidenza fashion

Once you’ve got a flavour of this city’s spirit, time to make your debut at the Chic Outlet Shopping® destination of Fidenza Village. Although the Village is set in the wild countryside, getting there takes just an hour from the heart of Milan – so you’ll be perusing the more than 100 outlet boutiques here in no time. Boy have you got a treat in store for lunch. Craving some Mozzarella di Bufala from the Campania region, or maybe you’re more in the mood for local Parmesan cheese and Parma ham? You are in good hands as the Village boasts restaurants serving up both local produce and Italian gourmet dishes from further afield.

City getaway

If you’re feeling like a break from your hard day’s work shopping, get away from the city for a day and head to one of the jewels in Italy’s crown – Cinque Terre. The beauty and charm of these five villages have made them a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and we’re pretty sure you’ll agree with us – a trip here is an unforgettable coastal day out.