Milan will surprise you. The number of cultural activities, museums and exhibitions are incredible.
The historical center, with its Spanish-wall borders, includes some of the most important landmarks of the city. Starting from “Duomo di Milano” the majestic Gothic cathedral, the sixth biggest Christian church in the world, built in 1386 and icon of the city with crest of the city, the golden “Madonnina” on top.
In the same square, Piazza del Duomo, on the left side of the cathedral there is the charming “Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II” (1867) home of important Italian luxury brands and recently renewed for its 150th anniversary.
Strolling around the historical center of Milan you will have the opportunity to discover the former Royal Palace of Milan, “Palazzo Reale” now an important exhibition site with international artists and “Castello Sforzesco”, castle of the local royal family of the city since the 14th century. On the back, there is “Arco della Pace”, historical memory of the French/Napoleon domination in Milan.
A visit in the city center should include the famous opera house of Milan, the theatre “La Scala di Milano” an incredible experience for opera and ballet lovers.
Following the path of Leonardo da Vinci, a visit to the “Last Supper” is an unforgettable experience to understand the power of this worldwide known artist. The visit lasts 15 minutes only, but it is highly recommended also if you are having only a short break in Milan (Be sure to book in advance your ticket).
Milan also offers a great variety of museums, starting from “Museo del 900” for contemporary art, “Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia” science and technology museum, “Pinacoteca di Brera” one of the most complete collections of Italian paintings starting from the 13th century.
While if you are more interested in one of the core business of the city, Design you will probably love “Triennale-Design Museum” where often are hosted important field-exhibitions. It is located next to “Parco Sempione”, the biggest public park inside the city center and perfect location to relax after a long day of sightseeing.
This last branch it is really important for the city: in fact Milan hosts every year the international design fair “Salone del Mobile” (mid-April) who bring thousands of people every year.
Milan is also famous for being one of the four “fashion capital of the World” with London, Paris and New York: twice a year, February/March and September/October, the city hosts stylists and fashion designer who present new collections to the public and insiders, for upcoming seasons.