The global pandemic has meant that we’ve all had to restrict our travel over the last twelve months. But with the R-number reducing and the vaccine rolling out, we’re hoping that we’ll soon be able to visit some of the locations where our training courses take place.
This month the spotlight falls on Milan, a metropolitan Italian city located in the north of the country, close to the Swiss border. The city is steeped in fashion, culture and design, making it an essential destination for anyone who is a fan of the arts.
The finance capital of Italy
Milan is the financial hub of the country as it’s where the main stock exchange is located. It’s also home to the Bocconi University, which is rated amongst the top universities in Europe for business and finance, ensuring that there is always an impressive flow of talent in the city’s financial district.
For anyone interested in furthering a career in finance, Milan is a great place in which to learn and explore. We provide a wide range of accounting, finance and budgeting courses delivered by experts from the financial field in the beautiful surroundings of this important European business hub.
Soak up the culture
Of course, all work and no play is not much fun, so we’ll make sure that all the delegates who join us for a training course in Milan get plenty of time to explore this vibrant city.
Art aficionados can take a trip to the former convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where Leonardo Di Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ hangs on the wall of the dining room. Visitors are often surprised at the enormity of the artwork, which is 4.6m tall and almost 9m wide.
The painting is undoubtedly one of Milan’s top attractions—and is only accessible with a pre-booked ticket—so our top tip is to get in quick and secure your place on one of the museums guided tours.
At the heart of the city is the Duomo di Milano, a gothic cathedral that took almost six centuries to complete, with construction starting in 1386 and only ending in 1965. The historical complex has recently reopened after covid-19 restrictions have eased and tickets cover the cathedral, the Duomo museum and the archives and library.
Milanese cuisine – and where to eat
You can’t pay a visit to Milan without trying the saffron-infused risotto alla Milanese. We don’t advise counting the calories as this rich dish is laden with butter and Parmiagiano Reggiano, but as an indulgent treat it is hard to beat!
We recommend booking a table at Ratana for an authentic Italian dining experience. Since opening in 2009 it has become one of the most popular eateries in Milan, and locals claim that head chef Cesare Battisti’s risotto is among the best in the city.
For a lunch with a view, the Obica Mozzarella Bar located next to the cathedral is a great choice. The eatery uses only the finest Italian ingredients and is one of the best places to experience a traditional Mozzarella di Bufala Campana pizza.
Join LTFE in Milan this year
If we have whetted your appetite for travel, then we’d love to welcome you onto one of our training courses in Milan during 2021. We understand the importance of enhancing the skills and capabilities of individuals to boost morale and develop the leadership qualities of employees. Speak to our team to find out more about any of our 300 courses.