Milan's main city square came about as an urban renewal project in the early 1300s when Lord Azzone Visconti ordered the destruction of numerous taverns surround the city's two main churches. The... more
Designed and constructed by Giuseppe Mengoni, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was opened for business in 1877. The four-story mall consists of two glass-vaulted arcades which intersect at what... more
The refectory with its Last Supper is situated in separate building near the entrance to church. You cannot miss it because there big poster with inscription “Cenacolo Vinciano” hangs on the wall. We... more
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... more
This former palace/castle of the Sforza family houses a comprehensive collection of objects and artwork from roman times down to the 1800's. the original construction started in the 1300's but the... more
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... more
Originally a series of canals connected Milan to lakes and rivers all over Lombardy. The marble used for the construction of the Duomo was transported via these waterways from the Lago Maggiore near... more
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 -... more
The Portinari Chapel was built between 1460 and 1468. Building of that chapel was commissioned and financed by Pigello Portinari the representative of Florentine bank of Medici in Milan. It was the... more
This is another very old, very interesting chiesa that does an unusually good job of providing some signage (in English!) to tell you what you’re looking at. Basilica Martyrum (Church of the Martyrs)... more
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... more
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... more
That beautiful church was built in Milan, Lombardy between 1503 and 1518 as a subordinate church of Benedictine female Convent of Maggiore Monastery. In fact that church stands on the place of ancient... more
To me, the most interesting aspect of the Arco della Pace (Peace Arch) is the story about why the horses face the direction they do:
Construction of the neo-classical monument began in 1807. At that... more
Piazza Mercanti is a pretty little piazza close to the Duomo area. You can reach it through several archways from Via dei Mercanti. Via dei Mercanti is an impressive street with many grand buildings,... more
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... more
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... more
To commemorate a famous person of the country, this has been a landmark in Piazza Scala for years. He had been in Milan for quite some time, and designed/sketched the famous racehorse that later... more
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... more
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... more
This was the ONLY reason my sister and I stopped for 2 nights in Milan. There is nothing I enjoy as much as a good boneyard, and this is among my top 3 cemeteries. (Prague and Venice are way up... more
There are many art museums in Milan, and the one we picked for a visit was the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. It is housed in a wonderful building, and the collection is huge. Since 1932, the former church of... more
Built in 1958, Torre Velasca is an example of house-tower.
Designed by Ernesto Nathan-Rogers, Ludovico Barbiano di Belgioioso and Ernesto Peressutti, the building is 106 meters high and is evidently... more
Hi everyone, welcome to MIlan the city of fashion and design...(so to say)
I was born and raised here so if you need any tourist tips feel free to contact me.
A brief history of Milan :
Pinch me. I can't believe I'm in Milan. Yes, Milan - the world's fashion capital and the richest city in the whole of the Italian peninsula. (Of course if you're speaking with a Roman, he'd vehemently...
Milan, the best place in Italy! I've spent nearly two years in this town, and it has everything you might ask for. Except a beach, ocean, my swedish favorite-pizza and a few more things. But still, I...
The trip to Milan was something very special because it was given to me as a present by my mom for finishing my university degree. It was a big surprise when I opened the envelope in December 2011,......