Anyone that spends a lot of time on the road will know that constantly figuring out how to get from A to B, where to stay, and what to do when you get there is a pretty exhausting job.
As two people that have to do this pretty much day in day out, we are always looking for ways to make life easier.
That’s why earlier this year, we were super excited to be able to partner with ‘easyJet holidays’, easyJet’s brand new business selling holidays, rather than just value flights across Europe. A one-stop shop to book flights, hotels and transfers all over Europe and 23kg of hold luggage each, sounded right up our street since we always over pack!
We were even more excited when we had the chance to travel for a weekend in Milan, to try out this new product for ourselves!
How did we get to Milan?
At the time of visiting Milan, we were staying in Malaga, mainland Spain.
We weren’t sure whether or not we would have to return to the UK to take our easyJet flight to Milan, but luckily, we didn’t need to.
We didn’t know this previously, but easyJet also operates flight routes between various European cities, so we were able to fly direct between Malaga and Milan. This was great news for us!
Of course, for anyone travelling from the UK, there are a huge choice of destinations served by almost all of the UK airports.
Where did we stay for our weekend in Milan?
Milan is the second largest city in Italy after Rome, and as such has countless accommodation options available ranging from value right through to 5* luxury.
As we were only in Milan for two nights, we really wanted the perfect, romantic experience, but also easy access into the city, and so we chose to stay in the Piazza della Repubblica area.
This was very close to the fashion district which was something we were keen to see, but also walking distance to the cathedral, nightlife options, and a good choice of restaurants.
No matter what you are going to Milan to do or see, easyJet holidays has a huge choice of accommodation options, that can be booked along with your flight via easyJet holidays brand new website.
What did we do during our weekend in Milan?
Our weekend in Milan was pretty much a whistle-stop tour within 36 hours, so we really wanted to maximise our time.
Our priorities were a little bit of sightseeing including the fashion district (I mean you can’t not in Milan – it is the fashion capital of the World after all!) and the ‘Duomo’ cathedral, with the rest of our time spent eating and drinking!
The fashion district is an area bordered by four streets – Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga, Corso Venezia and Via Montenapoleone – and so has become known as ‘Quadrilatero d’Oro’ or the Golden Rectangle.
Here it is pretty much as you would imagine – streets lined with trendy boutiques, world famous names including Berluti, Prada, Miu Miu, antique shops, fancy restaurants and cafes.
We had a little walk around, but unfortunately for us we had to stop at window shopping!
After we had explored the fashion district, we walked to the Duomo. It really was a magnificent building! The Milan Duomo is actually one of the largest cathedrals in the world, with a very impressive number of statues and spires.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have tickets to enter, and the queue was far too long to wait, so we only photographed it from outside. Based on the beautiful exterior, we can only imagine how impressive it would be inside!
And then after spending the morning walking around the city, we had more than built up an appetite, and we were ready for some food!
We went on a guided ‘Favourite Foods of Milan Private Tasting Tour’. I mean for us, Italy is ALL about the food and drink!
Our private food tour lasted about 3 hours, and included around 6 different tastings at various different venues, along with a glass of wine.
We tried gelato, pizza, focaccia, a traditional sandwich, cured meats, fresh mozzarella and more! We were in foodie heaven!! As well as the tastings, as this was a guided tour walking from venue to venue, we also learnt a little about the history of the various districts and the Italian culture.
Why book your holiday with easyJet holidays?
Booking a week long, or a fortnight-long holiday is usually pretty easy.
You visit the high street agent, or the website of your choice, enter your dates, your departure airport, preferred star rating, facilities required etc, and look at the options returned. When you book, you pay one price for everything – flights, accommodation, transfers.
Now, with easyJet holidays, the same applies to shorter city breaks, or even beach holidays of any duration.
The booking website basically allows you to book any of easyJet’s flight routes across Europe, and add the hotel and transfer at the same time for the required number of nights needed.
Other benefits of booking your package holiday with easyJet holidays are:
- Free transfers on easyJet holidays beach breaks
- Free 23kg baggage allowance for all easyJet holidays bookings
- More flight availability during peak-time and weekends
- Less single supplements on hotel rooms for solo travellers
We really enjoyed our mini-break to Milan, and it was super easy to book and organise! easyJet holidays really does take the hassle out of booking the type of holiday that you want, with something to suit everyone’s requirements.
Take a look at their brand-new website here www.easyjet.com/en/holidays and get your next trip booked now!
Sponsored post disclosure: Our trip to Milan was gifted by easyJet holidays to experience their new product, however, as always our words and experience are all our own.
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