Favorite thing: We visited Milan again on New Year's Day 2015. It was just a flying visit on the way to the airport. I had intended to go to the Navagili district but in the end we decided to revisit the cathedral and its surroundings. We walked right round the cathedral. It was almost surrounded by Christmas markets. On ce again we were greatly impressed by the carvings on the cathedral.
Favorite thing: One of the best things about Milan is its churches. It has so many of them, and they are mostly all wonderful to look at. I found it quite common to be just walking down a street and seeing some pretty little church tucked down a backstreet, like the one here on Via Fabio Flizi near the Central Station, that aren't even mentioned in the guide books.
Favorite thing: So what do you do when you have covered the major attractions in Milan? Well, if you like churches and architecture you can just start walking around. We stopped by Santa Maria della Grazie after we had seen the Last Supper. But once again we came to a church that was partly covered up (inside and outside) due to maintenance. We stopped by San Lorenzo alle Colonne which contains the largest dome in Milan.. But to be honest all the churches that we went to after the Duomo can’t really “compete” against its splendour. If you’re visiting during warmer months, be sure to wear longish legged and armed clothes when visitng churches, otherwise you won’t be let in.
We stopped by the Museo Nazionale della scienza e della tecnica (science and technology museum). It is located in the sant Ambrogio district and when we got there it was more or less empty. We wanted to go there because there was supposed to be a special Leonard da Vinci exhibition. So we paid the 6.20 Euro to get in and we walked around for a couple of hours. The drawback once again, is that a lot of the information in the museum is only in Italian and hence it is not easy for the ones that don?t know the language. But it is a large museum and it houses models of boats, engines, power production, photography, watches, mining, radio and so on. The Leonardo da Vinci exhibition was OK but we didn?t see any of the hands on exhibits that we had read about. But quite a lot of wooden models had been built to display some of Leonardo?s ideas.
The museum itself is actually located inside an old monastery and surprise, surprise ? it too was undergoing a face lift. It turned out that this would become a repeating "problem" during our trip.
Fondest memory: You can read more about the museum on http://www.museoscienza.org/
The church of sant'ambrogio is one of the best in town. brick made in the XXIII century has a gold altar.
worth to visit
Fondest memory: this picture was taken by a friend from Germany that came to visit the town with me.
Favorite thing: Saint Ambrose is the patron saint of Milan. I saw this statue of Saint Ambrose walking from Castello Sforzesco to the Duomo.
The little church of S.Maria near S.Satiro
You can see the false perspective rear the altar :there is only 0,9 mt!!!