Milan is a vibrant, energetic city offering a variety of activities to suit the tastes of any visitor. This metropolitan city is burgeoning with a wealth of fashion, economic, research, artistic, and social opportunities.
Any who comes to visit will find numerous things to do and see. Here are highlights of ten attractions that will allow you to sample Milan's best
1. Duomo - The Duomo is the city's most famous landmark and a sight that you definitely don't want to miss. This ornate cathedral reigns as an architectural beauty with its rose marble spires and stunning stained-glass windows.
2. LaScala - This is yet another famous landmark. Here you can visit the large opera house - Teatro all Scala to view special exhibits, or to attend a ballet, opera or other theatrical experiences.
3. Giardini Pubblici/The Public Gardens - Designed back in the late 1700's, these beautiful park gardens provide breathtaking views. Another welcome addition to the park is the Boschetti, or the little woods. The park includes refreshments and snacks, miniature trains, and bumper cars for entertainment. An additional bonus is the free admission
4. Milan Markets - Avid shoppers won't want to miss out on a trip to one of Milan's many mercados. The Mercatone dell'Antiquario del Naviglio Grande is an antique market featuring over 400 merchants selling everything from books to furniture. The Mercato di Vivale Papiniano is one of Milan's largest markets and is filled with bargains. This market is known for it terrific fashions, most notably its shoes
5. Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecina 'Leonardo Da Vinci (The Science and Technology Museum) This museum houses the world's best scientific and technological collections including a separate area known as the Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery, which of course showcases the inventor's great ideas
6. S. Maria delle Grazie - In this gothic church, you can view Leonardo DaVinci's renowned masterpiece, "The Last Supper." There are also beautiful religious mosaics made from the Vatican school, and the altar where Padre Pio (a well known Catholic saint) said mass, stands in the middle of the presbytery
7. Castello Sforzesco - No trip to an old European city would be complete without a visit to one of its oldest castles. Originally built by the Viscontis and Sforzas, Castle Sforzesco has been rebuilt several times throughout history. Many exquisite art collections can be found inside these palatial walls including the art of Michelangelo, tapestries, and century old costumes
8. Basilica Sant'Ambrogio
One of the oldest churches in Milan, it was founded by the city's bishop and patron saint Ambrose in 379. It's filled with mosaics and carvings dating back to the 4th century.
9. Corso Di Porta Romana - A walk through this ancient Roman gate will lead you into many culturally rich attractions, including the renowned University Bocconi, a well-established business university, and the Parco Ravizza, a garden park
10. Just Cavalli Cafe - You may want to end your sojourn with a fashionable and sophisticated evening at the Just Cavalli Cafe, owned by fashion designer Roberto Cavalli. At this posh and chic cafe, you can enjoy the fine interior showcasing Cavalli's design. You may find yourself in the company of a number of celebrities who often visit there
belita747 wrote on Mar 22, '09
Wow... Viera... how splendid pictures and tour! Milano is Milano, and it is all said. Thanks for sharing on here some of the wonders of that city that once we visit we never forget about them. Good memories last forever....
I live in Milan ,Vienna, Berlin, Paris, London and Bratislava in spirit,
but actually reside in Montreal
viera7 wrote on Mar 22, '09, edited on Mar 22, '09
jashheifetz saidI live in Milan ,Vienna, Berlin, Paris, London and Bratislava in spirit,
but actually reside in Montreal
dear Vartkes, our next conference will be in Montreal, I hope that it will be possible for me to attend it...Have a nice day...
viera7 saiddear Vartkes, our next conference will be in Montreal, I hope that it will be possible for me to attend it...
Everything is possible in life.
Vouloir c'est pouvoir.
I will be residing actually and in spirit in Montreal from now untill your arrival
Bonne semaine chere amie Viera,
firefysh wrote on Mar 22, '09
A great tour.
Thanks, Viera, this is yet another place I would like to visit. :-)
fatema39 wrote on Mar 23, '09
Thank you for telling us about Milan.
Its a dream for me to go there so I will visit Milan virtually through your details.
Thank you again.
viera7 wrote on Mar 23, '09
Something must be wrong with Multiply...it is written 11 comments and in reality there are only 8. I didn't cancel any...Sorry when someone message disappeared...
Wishing you a beautiful week...