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 Fiera - San Siro, Milan luxury hotel.
The Fiera – San Siro area of western Milan long hosted the Milan Trade Fair, Fiera Campionaria, which has largely relocated to the nerby cities of Rho and Pero. Some of the fair attractions still remain under the name Fieramilanocity. This elegant district is home to many head offices and the Meazza Stadium, also known as San Siro Stadium, hosting the Milan soccer team. Originally built in 1926 it now seats 85,000 and has a great museum dedicated to the Inter and Milan teams. The Anthropological Museum has a great collection of religious objects that were collected by missionaries in the Far East. You will also want to visit the Arco della Pace, a triumphal gate located at Piazza Sempione. It was built in 1807 to celebrate Napoleon’s victories and only finished some three decades later for the coronation of Ferdinando I as King of Lombardy-Venetia. The nearby bronze Chariot of Peace originally faced France, but when Milan was ceded to Austria, it was turned to face the city center. The neighborhood includes the Corso Vercelli shopping area with boutiques and department stores. The short Via Belfiore specializes in shoes, and Milan is a great place for shoes. 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 four-star Hotel Nasco offers 79 single, single superior, double, double superior and triple bedrooms. Two of these rooms feature facilities for disabled guests. This recently renovated property provides extensive business facilities and a parking garage as well as complementary transportation to the new trade fair. Enjoy the lounge bar with hot and cold snacks. The address is Corso Sempione 69, Milan 20149 and the Hotel Nasco website is www.hotelnascomilan.com.
The four-star Enterprise Hotel claims to be the first design hotel in Milan. It offers 123 rooms and 6 junior suites. The property includes one and two bedroom apartments and lofts. All rooms are elegantly decorated and have parquet floors. There’s a telephone in the bathroom as well as in the sleeping area. The hotel Congress Center includes 8 rooms and features two unique areas, the Event Plaza and the Foyer, which are ideal for art exhibitions, presentations and fashion shows. The Banquet Hall can accommodate up to 300 guests. There is a restaurant and a wine bar. The address is Corso Sempione 91, Milan 20154 and the Enterprise Hotel website is www.enterprisehotel.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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