All those travelers, Expats or anyone in Central or Latin America, looking for a change in the weather, scenery, and for a romantic place to visit during the holidays, have you considered Milan, Italy? This is one of the best times of the year to go on a break because destinations seem more magical and hotels are a lot quieter over the festivities. If you are planning to jet off with a loved one, on a romantic getaway make sure you visit Milan. This chic and sophisticated Italian city is impressive all year long, but it particularly stands out in December.
Reasons to leave Central America and visit Milan for the holidays:
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The Churches and Nativity Scenes
Italy is a religious country, even if Milan’s churches are stunning all year; they seem to come to life at Christmas. Lights and nativity scenes put a festive spirit in the air; there are also hundreds of dazzling decorations in its beautiful streets.
Duomo di Milano – its cathedral – is a must-visit at this time of the year. Its façade is breathtaking, including the gilded Madonnina statue that stands high on a post, and the stained glass windows are especially beautiful at night since they are lit from the inside.
Some of the other churches that are worth visiting on a Christmas break to Milan include the Basilica Di San Marco, Basilica Di San Nazaro Maggiore and Basilica Di Santa Tecla.
Attending a festive performance at the theater never fails to get in the Christmas mood, and you can also make a romantic date out of it. Grab a pre-show cocktail, before ending your evening with a mouth-watering meal and a walk back to your accommodation.
The Auditorium Lattuada holds concerts at 9pm, so if you come here you might decide to eat before the show. It takes its name from Felice Lattuada, a conductor and composer from Lombardy who led the Teatro alla Scala and Dal Verme orchestras.
When you book your hotel and car hire in Milan, make sure you also secure tickets to a performance you’ve got your heart set on seeing to avoid disappointment if it quickly becomes a sell-out!
The Feast of Sant’Ambrogio
This festival celebrates Milan’s patron saint and is a time for shopping, eating and lots of other fun activities. Try to schedule your romantic getaway to match this event, it takes place on December 7th and you’ll have front-row seats for the festivities.
Milan turns into one big party, and lots of food and craft stalls pop up across the city. You’ll also find a few Christmas presents at one of these and will get the chance to sample even more of the local cuisine.
Meals for two are always romantic, so imagine just how amazing dining together will be in the beautiful city of Milan. Pretty much everyone loves food and trying different dishes, this is one of the favorites among travelers.
I can’t think of a better way to warm up on a cold winter’s night after spending a busy day sightseeing than sharing a bottle of local wine, tucking into large bowls of fresh pasta and seafood, and finishing off with a selection of desserts and liqueurs.
Have you been to Milan at Christmas? If so, leave your tips for others, on the best things to do.
Take the Malpensa airport to Milan easily and affordably.