What to see in Milan, Italy

Milan is one of the great cities in Italy. The magic of the country is found on several attractions that you need to visit. Some of these places are:

Santa Maria delle Grazie

The famous Last Supper painting by Leonardo Da Vinci is found in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. This is the great painting of the era capturing the moment where Jesus shared his last meal before being executed. The painting is so real and artistic and it makes you wonder the talent of Da Vinci.  It is a great idea to reserve a time prior to visiting the art.

Santa Maria delle Grazie
Santa Maria delle Grazie
Santa Maria delle GrazieI interior view
Santa Maria delle GrazieI interior view
Santa Maria delle Grazie Diagonal View
Santa Maria delle Grazie Diagonal View

Plaza del Duomo

The Plaza del Duomo is an amazing site and it is considered the largest church in the whole of Christianity. There are thousands of statues found in the church. It has a baroque and a neo gothic facade. The place took five centuries in order to be completed. To appreciate the whole beauty of the place, you would want to take a trip to the roof where you can see the Alps.

Plaza del Duomo - Vittorio Emmanuelle II
Plaza del Duomo – Vittorio Emmanuelle II
Plaza del Duomo nside
Plaza del Duomo nside
Above Plaza del Duomo
Above Plaza del Duomo

Milan shop windows

Milan is known as one of the fashion capitals where clothes jump off from the runway. The boutiques in the city are found in one spot. You can find shops of top designers like Armani, Pradi and Versace. Although the price tags are way up, you can spend time looking at the windows.

Milano Shops
Milano Shops

Castello Sforzesco

You can explore the maze of Castello Sforzesco. There are about 12 small museums with collections coming from the Paleolithic era through the 50’s. Bear in mind that you will need the whole day to visit the place. There is a showcase specifically for Leonardo Da Vinci. There are also notable galleries like Pinacoteca di Castelloand Civiche Raccolte d’Arte Antica.

Castello Sforzesco Spring
Castello Sforzesco Spring
Castello Sforzesco Night
Castello Sforzesco Night
Castello Sforzesco Night Front View
Castello Sforzesco Night Front View

Scodellino Bridge

Milan is not Venice but has a lot of canals where you can silently cruise the waters. There are tours that you can join where you can see important parts of the city like Scodellino Bridge and several ports. The banks of the canals are filled with small shops, bookstores and pubs.

Naviglio Grande Milano canals
Naviglio Grande Milano canals
The Navigli Canals
The Navigli Canals

Italian Restaurants

If you are in Milan then savor the flavors of their cuisines. The restaurants in the area offer authentic Italian food. You can find restaurants with cozy ambiance which is perfect if you want to relax.

Milano Restaurants
Milano Restaurants

Spas in Milan

Do you want to relax? Milan has a lot of spas that offer special treatment specifically customized for you. There are day passes where you can have access to saunas and pools. This is also another way to relax.

Spa-Hamam Milano
Spa-Hamam Milano

Pinacoteca di Brera

If you love the art then you will enjoy the best collection of the Pinacoteca di Brera. It is a museum that covers the art works of the 13th to the 20th century Italian artists. Among the must see art works include Dead Christ, the moving Pieta, and  the Supper at Emmaus. There is a section filled with modern collection. Near the museum is the Orto Botanico di Brera where you can relax.

Pinacoteca di Brera
Pinacoteca di Brera
Pinacoteca di Brera Sample Painting
Pinacoteca di Brera Sample Painting
Lamentation Mourning of Christ
Lamentation Mourning of Christ

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