Shopping Streets and Spots, Milan

Shopping Streets and Spots, Milan
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You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Milan Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Milan Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Milan is a world-renown fashion and design capital. Here, you can find most of the world's top fashion brands, from Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana to Levi's and Diesel. Fashion is the second religion in Milan and this self-guided tour will take you to the worship places of the fashionistas and shopaholics.

Shopping Streets and Spots Map

Guide Name: Shopping Streets and Spots
Guide Location: Italy » Milan (See other walking tours in Milan)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Author: kane
Corso Buenos Aires

1) Corso Buenos Aires

Corso Buenos Aires is the main communication artery and the most important shopping street in north-eastern Milan. It is about 1.2 km long connecting Milan's centre at the Duomo to the nearby city of Monza. Corso Buenos Aires is one of the busiest streets of Milan having more than 350 stores, shops and outlets. During the Christmas holidays, it becomes even busier when it sells most of the city's decorations.

Being the longest shopping artery in Milan and one of the biggest in...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Giovanni Dall'Orto
Sight description based on wikipedia
Grand Café & Tre Marie

2) Grand Café & Tre Marie

What to buy here: Panettone.

If you’re likely to be in Milan at Christmas get the most traditional (and tasty) local cake of this holiday season. Panettone is a Milanese patisserie must. It’s a sweet and fluffy bread loaf, whose cupola shape is quite characteristic. It contains candied orange, citron, and lemon zest, as well as raisins, which are added dry and not soaked. Many other variations are available such as plain or with chocolate. It is served in slices, vertically cut,...   view more
Image Courtesy of Morena Menegatti
Fratelli Freni

3) Fratelli Freni

As a city primarily famous for its fashion industry, Fratelli Freni puts Milan on the candy-seeker's map with its delicious sweets and chocolates. Italian chocolate may not be as well known as Belgian chocolate, but here you will find more uniquely shaped, tasty confections. Buy some for yourself and take some home to your...   view more
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Via della Spiga

4) Via della Spiga

Via della Spiga is one of the most exciting and chic shopping streets in Milan. It is situated at the north-east side of the deluxe Quadrilatero della Moda along with Corso Venezia, Via Monte Napoleone, Via Sant’Andrea and Via Manzoni. Via della spiga is famous for its sophisticated elegance expressed through stylish clothing, shoes, handbags and other accessories.

All the famous names such as Dolce & Gabanna, Sergio Rossi, Tod’s, Bulgari, Gianfranco Ferre, Dolce & Gabanna, etc...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Sergio Calleja (aka SuperKeko)
Via Monte Napoleone

5) Via Monte Napoleone (must see)

Via Monte Napoleone, nicknamed ‘Montenapo’ by the Milanese, is a stylish and luxurious street in Milan. It is famous for its ready-to-wear clothes and jewelry shops. Many distinguished Italian fashion designers as well as designers from all over the world have their exquisite boutiques and stores in this most significant street of the Milan Fashion District. Also known as the Quadrilatero della moda, it houses many exclusive Italian shoe stores and the headquarters, major offices...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Tengis Bilegsaikhan
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

6) Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (must see)

Corso Vittorio Emanuele is the most popular covered shopping street in Milan lined, on both sides of the pathway, with shops of clothing and accessories. Situated behind the Cathedral of Milan, it connects Piazza Duomo with Piazza San Babila. During the day, it is traffic-free and is an ideal place both for shopping and window shopping. Extending from the side of the Corso, a number of small covered galleries full of shops emerged as a result of post-war renovations.

Named after Vittorio...   view more
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La Rinascente

7) La Rinascente (must see)

Founded in 1865,  La Rinascente is a classical fashion department store in Milan. It has been recognized as the most modern shopping place. It is an eight storey huge shopping mall that sells nearly everything one can think of, from lingerie to colorful ceramics. All the departmental stores selling latest cosmetics, accessories and footwear are situated here. The top floor is the home of innumerable gastro bars and a delicatessen: Italian cuisine, sushi bar, a branch of Obikà mozzarella bar...   view more
Image Courtesy of Flickr and rox sm
Sight description based on wikipedia
Via Torino

8) Via Torino

Via Torino is one of the main shopping streets of Milan. It connects Piazza Duomo with the typical Ticinese district. Via Torino is famous for its specialty in shoes – one of the woman’s favorite product. Full of shops selling shoes, the street is famous for its wide range of shoes merchandise – from all-terrain boots to dainty sandals. In recent years Via Torino has developed a shoe mall, with a large number of shops selling shoes mainly to the young people. Price range varies from...   view more
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La Coloniale

9) La Coloniale

What to buy here: Martini Bianco (White Martini).

The Milanese aperitivo is an occasion for meeting friends, socializing and having a chat with them over an (often) expensive drink and a variety of food on a buffet you can choose from without extra costs. You may also want to host an “aperitivo” at home. In this case, try Martini Bianco, which makes very delicious Martinis. Although Martini has become the most acclaimed and cosmopolitan Italian drinks brand in the world, its white variety...   view more
Image Courtesy of Morena Menegatti
Scarazzini’s

10) Scarazzini’s

What to buy here: Unusual umbrellas.

Milan’s known as the Italian capital of design. And design in Milan is applied to even the most unusual objects. Umbrellas are amongst these, especially those made by Francesco Maglia. Francesco Maglia's hand-made design umbrellas set the trends thanks to their originality and innovation. In his Milanese workshop you can find silk umbrellas, rain umbrellas turning into beach umbrellas and of course bespoke umbrellas based on your creativity. His...   view more
Image Courtesy of Morena Menegatti

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