Always leave something for the next visit! These are the things I didn't do in Milan so far and that I want to do when going back:
Museo Del Duomo - as the name says, this is a museum connected to the Duomo
Naviglio Grande - a quarter in the southern part of Milan with a big canal and many shops and cafés
Via Brera and surrounds - a very lively quarter with many cafés and antiquity shops
Palazzo Borromeo - the city residence of the House of Borromeo
Museums in Castello Sforzesco - there are three museums located in the castle, showing ancient arts, arts and furniture from the 15th to the 20th century, and applied arts.
Palazzo Isimbardi, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Museo Bagatti Valsecchi - historical buildings that now present historical furniture and other items
Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della tecnica - a science museum that also has a Leonardo DaVinci gallery
Civiche Raccolte Storiche - several small museums about Milan's history (from the Middle Ages to the two world wars, maritime history and Italian history)
Museo Diocesano - a museum of religious art from the diocese of Milan
Civico Museo Archeologico - Milan's archeological museum (I only visited the entrance area)
Via Circo - a street where there are many Roman relics
Quadrilatero/Via Montenapoleone - the fashion district that also has interesting architecture
Corse di Porta Romana, Via Manzoni, Corso Venezia - boulevards with many elegant buildings
Ca' Granda - this was once the big hospital of Milan and is now part of the university
Palazzo Sormani Andreani - today, this palace is the city library
Guardino della Guastalla - the oldest garden in Milan
Largo Augusto - the location of Milan's plague column
Conservatorio di Musica Guiseppe Verdi - Milan's conservatorium, named after the famous composer although he was rejected here!
Pinacoteca di Brera - art from the 13th to the 20th century
Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte - this is now the Museo dell'Ottocentro, showing arts from the 19th century
Giardini Pubblici - the city park
...and many, many more churches, such as Santa Maria della Passione, Sant' Eustorgio, Abazzia di Chiaravalle, and countless more!
Via Padova is a street near the place where Hotel Agape lies (in the neighbourhood of Crescenzago). My father drove along it on our way home and I photographed this beautiful aedicule dedicated to the Lady of Redemption, showing the Annunciation.
Today via Padova is one of the most multi-ethnic streets in Milan. Almost all its inhabitants are foreigners belonging to different communities.
I was quite surprised when I noticed that a street in the neighbourhood of Crescenzago (where my parents and I stayed at Hotel Agape) was named after my hometown Rovigo, so I took a picture of the plate.
Anyway, it is not so weird to find such a name for a Milan street: many people emigrated from my hometown and its province, Polésine, to Milan to find a job at the beginning of the 20th century, and to flee after the tremendous 1951 Po flood.
Fondest memory: These posters are very funny and represent the will to prevent ignorant people from writing on the walls of Milan buildings. The big inscription in the first photo says "Moran, my heart is suffering" and below "The eyes of the Milanese, too" (white on green) - "Inscription deleting service". The big inscription in the second photo means "If you didn't love me, I wouldn't live", but it is written with a wrong tense; possible English equivalents could be "If you didn't love me, I didn't live" or "If you wouldn's love me, I wouldn't live". I didn't know such a useful service existed.
Fondest memory: I saw this inscription on a wall in the quartier of Crescenzago, in a suburb of Milano, where we stayed at Hotel Agape. It was fun because the author didn't know how to write Lenin correctly. Someone who saw the mistake (and who probably didn't agree with the content) wrote "Ignoranti!" ("Ignorant!") below. I don't know if you can see it.
Before you plan to go for any event or concert, check from internet. Most of deal in Milan can be done via internet, There are some website quite useful for travellers.
1. www.milaninfotourist.com; you can check city sights, events, weather (its very important), transportation , accomodation etc.
2. www.ticketweb.prenofacile.it; to buy a tickets either for theatre, sports and exhibition. If you Inter fans, you can buy here. If you AC Milan fans, can get a ticket from fanshop, also from their website.
Favorite thing: The spacious, modern Teatro Giorgio Strehler (Largo Greppi 1, east of the Piazzo Castello, Brera, Milan, Italy) takes its name from a famous Italian theater director and holds dance and musical performances as well as plays The horseshoe-shape Teatro Studio (Via Rivoli 6, Castello, Milan, Italy) is a popular venue for experimental theater and music concerts.
What a surprise arriving in Piazza Duomo and hearing one of my favourite singers singing one of my favourit songs!
On that afternoon, Claudio Baglioni was trying for the concert he had on that evening.
I can assure you that visiting Milan with a soundtrack like this was simply great!!!!
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Just outside the train station you can see the white Taxis that can take you down there.. Dont hesitate it is not far but more for a walking distance..
Meeting my VT friend Maxi ( a VT member...) is nice. Milan is his hometown. The photo shows us together after eating at one of the most expensive restaurants in Milan (according to Maxi), McDonald's !
Ain't he sweet ?
Both of us are sweet (according to him again).
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