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Not to be missed: Top 10 tourist attractions in Milano
The Duomo Cathedral
The view from the lofty spires of Milano’s Duomo is an experience you will treasure: the Cathedral brings to life in its smooth marble half a millennium of history, light filtering through from the glass-stained windows to the aisles and the priceless artworks within.
Nowadays the Castello Sforzesco, the city’s former 15th century defensive fortress, is a place where art can be relished in several first-class museums. The most prized artworks are certainly Leonardo's Sala delle Asse and Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini, but many other great Masters are represented. The Castello is also a place to enjoy in the open, pausing to take in the spectacular courtyards, embraced by the massive walls.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
The elegance of the Milano Salotto par excellence, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, is a pleasure to walk through without haste, shielded by the glass and steel dome of its central Ottagono and enraptured by the charm of its stylish shop-windows.
La Scala Theatre
Since 1778, operas and ballets at La Scala have provided exhilarating emotions for enraptured audiences: its famous stage has hosted the greatest conductors and artists – from Arturo Toscanini and Claudio Abbado, to the magnificent voice of the iconic Maria Callas.
The Last Supper
One of the most famous and fascinating paintings in the world, much analyzed, admired and often the protagonist of books and films, Leonardo da Vinci’s Cenacolo (The Last Supper) – a Unesco Heritage site – is located in the refectory of the Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Church of San Maurizio Al Monastero Maggiore
Not everyone knows this but Milano has its own 'Sistine Chapel': this gem of art history in Milano is in the Church of San Maurizio.
Museum of Novecento
The Museum of Novecento is dedicated to the art of the 20th century and offers a selection of more than 400 artworks. From the museum you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the Duomo.
Designed by 'archistars' (star architects) Daniel Libeskind, Arata Isozaki and Zaha Hadid, the City Life district is one of the most prestigious futuristic projects created in Milano during EXPO 2015 .
The Navigli district is the ideal place for a romantic evening stroll along the city’s waterways, as well as for a monthly visit to the bustling antiques market, or chilling out at one of the many restaurants and bars.
Porta Nuova And Corso Como
Milano’s state-of-the-art architecture and its vibrant nightlife scene come together among the skyscrapers of Piazza Gae Aulenti and Corso Como – the perfect place to gaze in awe at the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) tower and enjoy a happy hour with friends.
Picture: Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Picture: Duomo di Milano
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