The Duomo, Milan
Walking around the center at night when the weather was warm. If you just wander around the Duomo or the Brerra you can find anything from live music to vendors selling their goods. There are usually masses of people out strolling around and sightseeing. It's free to walk but there are also many place to stop for a gelato or some wine.
Fondest memory: A balmy October night sitting on the steps of the Duomo, amongst hords of people, cold beer in hand, listening to a cheesy 80's pop rock cover band.
Favorite thing: Go to the top of the duomo!! The view is gorgeous and you can get a great view of the city as well as the thousands of beautiful statues perched atop the spires. It is really cheap to go up (I think it was around 3 Euros). You buy your ticket down to the left side of the facade and climb your way up a few flights worth of stairs and you're there, on a beautiful walkway. Not to be missed!!
Favorite thing: You must visit the Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the Castle near Cadorna train station. If you are there on a sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon, you must go hang out at the park near the castle.
Visit the Duomo and Galleria. Located on one of the main shopping streets of Milan
Fondest memory: A new Zara store opened in Milan (the first in Italy) and there were probably over 1,000 people inside. Milan's has four floors, and since Zara is one of my wife's favorite stores, we had to go. Zara is a Spanish company, so it was pretty tough to break into an already competitive Italian fashion market, but Milan is the place to do it.
visit Il Duomo
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When you go to Milan, visit the cathedral (Duomo) because it's the city symbol. Then visit other monuments and streets like Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
Fondest memory: My best memory about Milan is the underground. In fact it's one of Milan characteristic. I've never used it as a means of transport but it fascinates me.
I only went for the day and didn't really get to see as much as I would have liked.
The Duomo Piazza and the San Siro stadium are well worth seeing. I'm sure there is more, and hope to revisit to explore and enjoy more of this beautiful city.
Fondest memory: Meeting Father Xmas outside the Cathedral!!
You must see the Duomo its incredible! I cannot describe it any better than breathtaking! My picture does not do it justice. It was so big that I couldn't even get a good picture!
Fondest memory: Milan was sort of a whirlwind for me. We woke up late and had to see Milan I three hours. Ha what a joke! But I did spend a lot of time talking with the concierge at my hotel and he explained a lot of things to me about Europe and Italy that I had been wondering about (he spoke very good english!). It was very informative and I was glad I took the time to talk with him. Talking with the people is the best experience one could have in Europe!
after visiting relatives dont miss the main cathedral or domo di milano...worth seeing!
food is great every where, just ask for house specials,,,they will be fresh and home cooked.
travel north for expensive swiss shopping in varese
Fondest memory: relatives and my wifes perfume
see the Duomo...and just walk around, the streets are filled with quaint little shops and restaurants! The Duomo is the 4th largest in the world!
Fondest memory: Hmmm....it's gotta be the food....the pastas are out of this world and the gelati...don't get me started! The night scene is pretty spectacular too...go to the two rivers...it's rocking at night. But if you're a lone female...WATCH OUT FOR ITALIANS!!! The men I mean!
The huge city sprawls for miles, but the main historical attractions can be found between the two most important:
The huge duomo - commissioned in 1386 and still unfinished - and the Sforza castle.
The Piazza del Duomo is bordered by the world's most beautiful shopping mall: the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Full of cafés and boutiques on the opposite side the opera: La Scala. Its museum is pretty good too.
Milan has plenty of art galleries and collections, but the most popular venue is the Vinciano Refector, which is home to the Last Supper
Favorite thing: Visit the Duomo, a beautiful cathedral, sited in the Duomo Square (piazza Duomo), inside there are more statues and a beautiful altar.
Favorite thing: on a sunny Sunday noon (maybe on other sunny days too) this place is just crowded, here you can meet as much as you are able too : )
Favorite thing: vystverat sa na strechu Milanskeho domu a obdivovat jemnulinke detaily jeho vyzdoby. Je to peknucke.
Go shopping, climb up to Duomo roof, visit La Scala museum, to see inside the auditorium for a couple of quid, instead of paying too much to see a performance
Fondest memory: views from the Duomo roof