Planning a trip to Italy? Unless you're lucky enough to have family, you'll have to find accomodations. This series of articles focuses on Milan luxury hotels. On the way we describe multiple tourist attractions in the neighborhood. Each article includes beautiful photos of both a tourist attraction and the reviewed luxury hotels. Each hotel mentioned has a live link (we test them just prior to posting) to its English-language website. Keep coming back, we are adding new destinations all the time. Let's find a Corso Buenos Aires, Milan luxury hotel.
The Corso Buenos Aires in northeastern Milan is among the city’s prime shopping streets. This long avenue, which connects Piazza Oberdan to Piazzale Loreto, is loaded with great shops. It is said to have the highest concentration of clothing stores in all Europe. While the focus is on ready to wear clothing since there are hundreds of shops you will find what you are looking for, if you can handle the crowds. There's a lot more than clothing, from scuba-diving equipment to luggage. Make sure to visit the ethnic shops and restaurants. Many buildings are neo-classical and definitely worth a close look. Close by is the Central Railway Station of Milan (Stazione Centrale), a monument of Fascist architecture. You may want to stop by the Palazzo Pirelli, once headquarters of the Italian tire manufacturer and for years the main regional administrative building. For your convenience we have listed neighborhood hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all hotel websites to make sure that they include English-language pages.
The Antares Hotel Concorde includes 120 renovated guest rooms, 5 meeting rooms, a restaurant, and a wine bar. The common areas were recently renovated, applying a special lighting system. There is a garage with valet parking and a fitness room. Babysitting service is available. The hotel address is Viale Monza, 132, Milan, 20127. Access the Antares Hotel Concorde website from www.antareshotels.com and then click on the Hotel Concorde link in the middle of the page.
The Hotel Michelangelo boasts a conference center that can handle over 1,300 people. It comes with all the requisite technology and services. There is a bar and an upscale restaurant. Among the more than 300 rooms, there are rooms for smokers, non-smokers and the disabled. All rooms offer free wireless Internet access. Let me quote the website on breakfast: “Some say our buffet isn’t just the best hotel breakfast in Milan, but the best breakfast period! No skimpy continental stuff here, but the real deal.” The address is Via Scarlatti, 33 Milan 20124. The Hotel Michelangelo website is www.michelangelohotelmilan.com/ .And wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Lombardy or other Italian wines.
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
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