Worldwide famous for its high fashion and the typical Italian pizza, Milan also offers a sublime mix of historical architecture, modern high-rise skyscrapers, plus a dash of Italian life. In case you’re going to Milan during MICAM September 2019, our editors have selected an amazing list of best places to visit in Milan. So, let’s explore the best things to do while in town!
1. La Scala Opera
Located to the north of the Duomo and the east of Castello Sforzesco, La Scala Opera is one of the most exquisite in the world and is renowned for its acoustic qualities and opulence.
2. Parco Sempione
As one of the premier parks in Milan, the Parco Sempione is gorgeously landscaped and contains a myriad of footpaths, bike trails, and wooded areas together with many sculptures and ornate fountains.
3. Walk down the Naviglio Grande
The section of the canal situated within the city centre is a fantastic place to walk and is lined with old buildings plus a variety of shops and restaurants. Constructed originally in 1177, the Naviglio Grande canal was worked on for many years and continued to expand into what it is today.
4. Torre Branca
Located within the Parco Sempione, the Torre Branca is a large observation tower that stands at a colossal 108.6m high. On sunny days it is possible to see the Alps and the Apennines, together with the extensive city laid.
5. Milan Cathedral
Milan Cathedral is a truly impressive building and is famed for its sublime architecture and took over 600 years to complete. With an Italian Gothic style, the front façade of the cathedral is truly magnanimous and is crowned with countless towers, statues, and decoration.
6. Castello Sforzesco
The 15th-century Castello Sforzesco has a central location in Milan and is set in huge grounds and gardens. The original design has been modified and added too greatly but still retains its beauty and status of power.
7. Pinacoteca di Brera
Located in the Palazzo Brera, at the Pinacoteca di Bera you can find such works as the Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael, Pieta by Bellini, the Last Supper by Rubens and the Adoration of the Magi by Correggio.
8. Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology
As one of the most important museums in the world, at Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology, you can expect to see such collections as a myriad of model cars created from da Vinci drawings, reconstructions of his flying machines, and a plethora of his drawings, blueprints and sketches and much more.
9. Milan Archaeology Museum
Dedicated to the history of ancient Milan, the Milan Archaeology Museum is truly insightful and gives you an impression of a time long past, including in the large collection are various archaeological remains, theatrical masks, pottery, and more.
10. Piazza del Duomo
As the central Piazza in Milan, the Piazza del Duomo is an enormous open public space that features some impressive architecture and sculptures. In the centre of the square stands a glorious statue of the first King of united Italy – Vittorio Emmanuel, whilst on one side sits the impressive Royal palace.
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