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Milan Driving Ideas Guide

Style is the word that comes to mind when visiting Milan, the locals seem to have this innate quality in spades. Milan is an international capital of design and fashion and is the place to go to shop (Italian designers are known for their impeccable tailoring), and to dine on the best of Italian cuisine.

While in Milan, make your way to Leonardo da Vinci’s famous mural, The Last Supper, or the Teatro alla Scala, the grand 2800 seat theatre, the Duomo, the opulent Gothic cathedral, and the Parco Sempione, if you need a little bit of greenery.

While Milan is a splendid place for a trip, don’t discard the surrounding towns which have much to offer as well.

Milan to Parma:

1 hour 24 to Parma (124 km)

Yes, you guessed it Parma is home to parma ham and parmesan cheese, to delicacies that Italian chefs would be at a loss without.  Stroll through cobbled streets to find markets and café’s built in the Art Nouveau style to lunch on these and other culinary delights topped off with the local Sangiovese wine. The cost of a meal at an inexpensive restaurant will cost you the same as a bottle of midrange wine, if you choose to spoil yourself with a three course meal, you’re looking at twice that amount.

Nothing processes a large lunch better than a walk, so once you’ve had your fill, head down to the many historic sights, including the bapistry and cathedral which is known for incorporating the Romanesque and Gothic architecture, which is very unusual.

The town of Parma also produced Giovanni Verdi and Lamborghinis, as if parma ham wasn’t enough of a contribution to the world.

Milan to Lake Maggiore:

1 hour 39 to Lake Maggiore (105 km)

Travel northwest from Milan and you’ll find yourself on the magnificent Lake Maggiore, the second largest lake in Italy. Located on the southern side of the Alps and surrounded by the Mediterranean vegetation that the mild climate of the area produces, Lake Maggiore is a spot for budding photographers if ever there was one. Fans of Ernest Hemingway might remember that in his novel, A Farewell to Arms, the two lovers were forced to row across the vast Lake Maggiore in order to escape the Italian Carabinieri.

But if you feel that a day trip to Parma, Lake Maggiore or any of the other magical towns around Milan (including Lake Como where George Clooney lives), why not book accommodation with us when you book one of our rental cars? Our ethos for accommodation is the same as for our car rentals, we want you to spend less on the vehicles and accommodation we have to offer and more on exploring the surrounding towns, or enjoying Milan, or however you choose to spend the money you save on a good deal.

Be sure to check out our specials as well, such as our savings of up to 25% off for stays of 5 days or longer at one of our well priced hotels and accommodation. We also understand that when travelling, plans can change spontaneously which is why, under certain conditions, we don’t charge for cancellations. With over 30,000 pick up locations, we’ll be able to reserve a car for you at a company around Milan, for your convenience.


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