So, you’re looking for a city break, and you’ve settled on a north Italian holiday. Flying into Milan Malpensa airport? No problem! But how do you take your next step?
At Shuttle Direct, we know how hard it can be to choose just one Italian holiday destination, so we’ve put together a list of the top 5 places that are easily reachable from Malpensa airport. Let us take the stress of organising away for you.
The beautiful city of Bergamo is in the east of the Lombardy region, overlooking Italy’s southern plains and offering the best of local cuisines. Whether you’re looking for rustic dining, chic cafes or local wine tasting, Bergamo has it all.
Set in a country house, Da Vittorio is considered one of the best restaurants in Italy, making use of the freshest local ingredients. If you’re in need of a coffee while sight-seeing, Piazza Vecchia has been described as ‘the most beautiful square in Europe!’
With a Shuttle Direct airport transfer, we can have you in the heart of Bergamo in just over one hour.
Como is a favourite of food connoisseurs, shoppers and couples alike. The lake glistens all year round, making it for perfect romantic boat trips. Visitors spend their time strolling around the city and stopping off for coffee and drinks – there are plenty of places to choose from.
Historically, Como was – and still is – Europe’s most important silk producer. Bargain-hunters can find unique silk scarves and ties for a fraction of international prices, and A Picci is the last remaining shop that is dedicated to Como-designed pieces.
The beautiful city of Como is just a 40-minute journey from the airport with Shuttle Direct transfers.
Often overlooked by visitors who go to Milan, Monza is a much more intimate choice for an Italian holiday. With its smaller crowds and more tranquil feel, you’ll enjoy strolling through the city’s romantic gardens and sampling regional gourmet dishes at Du Bocco.
If you’re in search of more excitement, Monza has also been home to a Formula 1 track since 1950, which contributes a fun and classic feel to the city.
Relax while we take care of the 50-minute ride to Monza from Malpensa Airport.
With one of the biggest universities in Italy, the city of Pavia has a vibrant international atmosphere. However, you’ll always be able to find a traditional ambiance, especially when dining in La Torre degli Aquila, a medieval tower whose restaurant serves creative cuisine with a modern twist.
You can also enjoy a show at the Teatro Fraschini, where the old and the new elements of the city come together in beautiful harmony. For a perfect evening, you can follow up the performance with drinks in one of the city’s many unique bars.
Pavia is just over an hour’s journey away from the airport. With Shuttle Direct, you can sit back and enjoy the remarkable views along the way.
You can’t go to northern Italy without visiting Milan, a hub of fashion, food and culture. With the second highest number of Michelin stars in the country, Milanese cuisine features an exquisite blend of urban and regional produce.
Milan is also home to the most famous shopping district in the world: the Quadrilatero d’Oro. Whether you want to splash the cash or enjoy window shopping, the quaint cobbled streets and chic store-front displays will leave you feeling fabulous.
Skip the headaches of the taxi queues and opt for a comfortable 45-minute ride with Shuttle Direct, which will take you directly to the centre of Milan.
For more information on transfer bookings and prices, visit Shuttle Direct’s user-friendly website. We know how to start your Italian holiday off in comfort and style!
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re planning an Italian holiday Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your board get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.