Choose this wonderful 4 star Hotwire secret hotel in the Pieve Emanuele and Opera commune areas of Milan, for a relaxing and enjoyable stay in the stunning southern suburbs, located only around 6 miles away from the beautiful and exciting city of Milan. This fantastic hotel provides guests with an experience never to forget whilst visiting Milan, with its range of high quality facilities and services, not to mention the friendly and attentive staff. Guests staying here can enjoy the use of extras such as free internet access in every room, and can even enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast each morning! Other great services available include the self service laundry, adding to the convenience of your stay. Guests can benefit from access to the well equipped fitness centre within the hotel perfect for a bit of exercise in the morning to set you up for the day. There’s also a state of the art business centre available for use for conferences, meetings or presentations, ideal for business trips. This excellent hotel even has its very own restaurant with a great reputation due to its relaxing yet lively ambiance, great service, and of course delicious fresh food.
Located nearby to the area is the famous and beautiful Abbazia di Chiaravelle, otherwise known as the Chiaravalle Abbey. This stunning Cistercian monastery, a Catholic religious order of monks and nuns, was founded in 1135, and is among one of the very first examples of Gothic architecture in the country. The Abbey also has an interesting influence of Romanesque design, making the architecture one of a kind. Visitors can marvel at the many stunning frescos on the ceilings and walls, including the Madonna della Buonanotte, one of Bernardio Luini’s first works, as well as the early 16th century fresco Virgin Enthroned with Child Honoured by Cistercians. The church tower, otherwise known as the Ciribiciaccola, reaches a total height of 56.26 metres, with sections divided into Lombard bands with different detailed shapes and carvings.
One of the wonderful sights that cannot be missed when visiting Milan is the amazing Leonardo da Vinci painting ‘The Last Supper’ located in the church of Santa Maria della Grazie. This painting has often been dubbed as the greatest painting of the Renaissance period, and captures the moment that Jesus revealed that one of his disciples would betray him. The Church itself also displays some of the finest examples of Lombard traditional terracotta facades.