Milan Things to Do

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  • 1. Duomo

    If you buy the ticket then you will be able to get up on the roof of Cathedral Terraces. Views from the roof of Duomo are stunning. Just have a look at the pictures. When you are on the roof the first...

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  • 2. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

    This arcade links Duomo Square with the La Scala Opera House. It was designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni, and named after King Victor Emmanuel II. The Galleria was inaugurated on September 15,...

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  • 3. Santa Maria Delle Grazie Last Supper

    Leonardo da Vinci's painting, The Last Supper, in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, reaches across the centuries and plucks at your heartstrings. It's a large, symbolic painting that took da...

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  • 4. Castello Sforzesco

    I liked Milan Cathedral, but when I abandoned my attempt to go on the roof due to the queue, I re-entered the Duomo Square still holding the money for going on the roof, not very visibly, in my hand....

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  • 5. Shopping or Fashion District

    Milan is one of the fashion centers of europe and shopping here is like heaven for the many fashionista's. The stores are really fabulous. And if you're lucky enuff to come here during the sales there...

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  • 6. Teatro alla Scala

    La Scala, Italy's best-known theater, is located alongside the church of St. Maria della Scala, built by Bernabo Visconti's vife Regina della Scala, in 1381. The theatre was officially inaugurated on...

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  • 7. Navigli

    As far as everybody knows Milan had no natural water arteries from the ancient times. Navigli canals were dug out in Middle Ages just to create cheap water ways so that deliver to the city row...

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  • 8. Lake Como - The Lake District

    As we were staying in Milan for five days, it was no question that we wanted to do at least one day trip to another place. In the end we decided to go to Lago Maggiore for one day, and to Lugano on...

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  • 9. Central Station

    Even if you don't take the train to or from Milan, Stazione Centrale is certainly worth a visit. It is a very impressive building, and possibly the most elegant and extra-ordinary train station in the...

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  • 10. San Siro Stadium

    Guided tours of the stadium start in the museum every fifteen minutes. You can just hang around in the museum and then take the tour that suits you when you are finished looking at the displays -...

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  • 11. Arco della Pace - Arch of Peace

    The Arco del Pace was not something we set out to see. However leaving Sforza Castle and walking into the large lush Parco Sempione the arch is hard to miss. Started in 1807 by the architect Luis...

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  • 12. Sant' Ambrogio

    Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is one of the oldest churches in Milan, built by San Ambrogio in 379-386. The first name of the church was Basilica Martyrum, because it was built in an area Where numerous...

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  • 13. Piazza Mercanti

    Piazza Mercanti is completed by the Baroque Palatine School Building and the Gothic House of the Panigarola Family, next to each other in a fine contrast of styles. The square is absolutely a must...

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  • 14. Pinacoteca di Brera

    One of the great art collections in the world and one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings, with religious art in particular amply represented. Mantegna, Raphael, Caravaggio, Piero della...

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  • 15. San Lorenzo and Sant'Eustorgio

    In the IV century B.C. San Lorenzo stood outside of the city walls, not far from the amphitheater, the imperial palace and the circus along the way Ticinensis, which joined Pavia to Milan and it was...

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  • 16. Chiese - Churches

    Santa Maria in San Satiro embodies the architectural concept of the great architect Donato Bramante. Few traces are left of the original building built by Bishop Ansperto in the 9th century; in 1478...

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  • 17. Parco Sempione

    What was once ceremonial parade grounds for the Castello Sforzesca (Sforza Castle) is now a pleasant urban green space known as Parco Sempione - a haven for nearby apartment dwellers out to walk their...

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  • 18. Via Dante

    After seeing "The Last Supper," then visiting the Parco Sempione and Castello Sforzesco, we finished our day with a very leisurely walk on the Via Dante, beginning at the castle and headed in the...

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  • 19. Leonardo Da Vinci Statue

    This monument of Leonardo da Vinci and his disciples was created by the sculptor Pietro Magni in 1872. Ever since that time it stands at the Piazza della Scala in front of famous opera theater....

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  • 20. Museo Poldi Pozzoli

    Except armory and luxurious interiors museum posses stunning collection of paintings painted by the old masters of renaissance. There is probably the largest collection of Giovanni Bellini’s paintings...

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  • 21. Palazzo Reale

    Palazzo Reale is a large building next to the Duomo. It is actually much older than it seems: It was first constructed in the 11th century! Many changes were done in the 13th century and its history...

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  • 22. Torre Velasca

    Standing on the roofs or balconies of buildings you are able to see things not otherwise apparent from a street view. Standing on the roof of the Milan Duomo, the Torre Velasca was definitely one of...

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  • 23. Cimiterio Municipale

    The Cimitero Monumentale is within 10 minutes walk of Garibaldi Station. It contains many large and impressive tombs of wealthy Milanese citizens. The tombs try to outdo each other with large ornate...

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  • 24. Milan Design Week

    If you are not quite sure when to visit Milan, this might be a good idea of going there for the fashion week. Milan Fashion Week (in Italian: Settimana della moda) is a famous fashion week held...

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  • 25. Aquarium

    One of the oldest and largest of its kind in Italy, the Milan aquarium houses 36 gigantic pools filled with more than 100 different species of fish, living in recreated environments ranging from the...

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