Explore Milan: Popular Attractions That You Shouldn’t Miss

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There are so many reasons why you might want to visit Italy: the art, the architecture, the food, the shopping. Simply put, it’s all about the lifestyle. With Milan breaks you can tour Italy’s lifestyle capital and enjoy fantastic cafes as well as fine restaurants in the most convenient way possible. There are some things that are not to be missed.

 

Universal Exposition

Events and exhibitions are taking place all over the city including the largest collection of Leonardo da Vinci’s works ever seen in Italy.

Glory on high

Italy is rightly famous for its churches and cathedrals and Milan boasts some of the finest to be found. Having taken the best part of 500 years to build, the Duomo has been likened to a wedding cake. You can take a lift to the roof which, apart from bringing you closer to the “Madonnina”, a copper plated statue of the Virgin Mary, affords you spectacular views over the city and as far as the Alps.

Art for art’s sake.

Still on the religious theme, Leonardo daVinci’s “Last Supper has been seen in posters and cards all over the world. The original is in Milan, in the refectory of the church of Santa Maria Della Grazie. Tickets, though, are hard to come by.

Milan is well endowed with art galleries: The Pinacoteca di Brera houses much of Napoleon’s spoils of war. The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana has a lock of the infamous Lucretia Borgia’s hair. Modern artworks are displayed in collections at the Museo del Novecento and the Gallerie d’Italia.

Opera

If music is on your mind, then there is the world famous “La Scala” opera house which, over the years, has seen performances by all of the world’s most famous opera singers.

Designer label

And there’s still… the shopping. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele arcade is one of the world’s most glamorous shopping malls. The first ever Prada opened her in 1913. Part of the floor mosaic has a representation of a Bull. It is supposed to be good luck to spin on your heels on its testicles.

Milan is a city, almost unparalleled in its ability to cater for the needs of its visitors: Worship in its churches; gaze in awe at the masterpieces in its galleries; marvel at its architecture; eat, drink and laugh in its restaurants, but, of the hundreds of Milanese attractions, you shouldn’t miss The Duomo, La Scala and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.