Milan: As You’ve Never Seen It Before

The fashion capital of the world is teeming with extraordinary sights, from exquisite architecture to ancient treasures in museums.

The international capital of fashion and design, Milan is a city with ancient roots and extraordinary treasures with museums and open-air marvels of architecture.

>> The
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is known as the living room of Milan and acts as a picturesque backdrop to numerous high-end shops and trendy cafés. Right next to it is the Duomo, the symbol of the city, from whose roofs, surrounded by an outburst of pinnacles, turrets and marble statuary, you can enjoy a spectacular view over the city and of the nearby Castello Sforzesco, formerly a noble Medieval residence and, today, the seat of museums and exhibitions.

>> Milan also has the privilege of being home to
Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, one of the greatest masterpieces of all times. Next door to the convent housing Leonardo’s Cenacolo, top of your to-do list should be a visit to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, a magnificent example of Italian Renaissance art.

>> Last but not least, make sure to visit Milan’s temple of music,
Teatro alla Scala. Since 1778, most of Italy’s greatest artists, and many singers, conductors and dancers from other nations, too, have appeared at the Opera House. While in the area, you can also visit the Museo Teatrale alla Scala, which features a rich collection of costumes, scenographic sketches, letters from composers and ancient musical instruments.

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