Popular Activities in Milan

Milan moved quickly and looked up at the sky. It is Italy’s most fashionable city. There is a futuristic architecture and futuristic design in every corner. And yet the past is everywhere. because Milan, which sits in the middle of the Po Valley Truly seen everything in a millennium of history.

Forget the old attitude As you may have heard about Milan being a boring industry. And get ready to explore the vibrant city. Get started with these must-see attractions and activities.

Duomo

Duomo di Milano or Milan Cathedral is the symbol of this city It should come as no surprise that this is at the top of our list. Its stunning Gothic architecture is also Italy’s largest church. (St. Peter’s Basilica is in the Vatican.) It’s sure to take your breath away with its intricately decorated façade and numerous spires. And sitting at the top is the famous golden statue of the Virgin Mary, the symbol of Milan.

The square in front of the Piazza Duomo is also important. Because it can easily be called the city center. Once you’ve photographed it with one of the best backdrops in Italy. All you have to do is look around the Piazza Duomo and in all directions. You will find incredible things to go for.


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church

Although the Duomo may be the greatest of all Milan’s churches But it’s definitely not the only church. You might not expect to visit them all. But you should definitely stop by the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio. This is one of the oldest churches in Milan and is dedicated to the patron saint. Another favorite is Chiesa di San Maurizio, also known as the “Sistine Chapel of Milan” because of the large frescoes that adorn the entire ceiling.

Leonardo da Vinci last supper In the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Graci © Mark Edward Harris / Getty Images

Leonardo’s Last Supper

It’s another church, but Santa Maria delle Grazie has a secret weapon up its sleeve – the fresco of last supperIt is one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous masterpieces. Frescoes can be found on the walls of the cathedral’s monastery dining room. And it’s worth a visit in person. But it so happens that the rest of the church is filled with artistic treasures and the entire complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sforzesco Castle

When Italy was divided into little kingdoms, dukes and independent cities. Milan is ruled by Sforzas – from Castello Sforzesco, which, of course, is named after them. One of the largest castles in Europe as well as an important military fortress during the Renaissance. It is now home to 10 museums devoted to topics such as furniture, musical instruments, sculpture and painting, all in an environment as rich as history and artistic as it is. with any “traditional” museum

Drummer performing at Parco Sempione (Sempione Park)
Drummers in Parco Sempione, which has become a venue for festivals and events. During the warmer months © Richard I’Anson/Getty Images

Sempione Park

If you leave Castello Sforzesco and feel like you need to rest for a moment, consider all the beautiful artwork you’ve ever seen. All you have to do is look back at Parco Sempione, Milan’s main green area. Parco Sempione is the perfect place to stop and enjoy nature, even in the midst of Milan’s busy traffic. It also becomes a venue for festivals and outdoor events during the warmer months.

It’s also a great place for a romantic picnic. All you have to do is find the Ponte delle Sirenette bridge that houses the four Little Mermaid statues. It is believed to be one of the most romantic spots in Milan.

Brera’s Picture Gallery

Milan is home to many incredible museums. But if you only have time to visit one, you should opt for Pinacoteca di Brera, an incredible collection of Italian paintings over the centuries. Masterpieces from Caravaggio, Rafael and Mantegna

and when you leave the museum You can take the time to explore the surrounding neighborhood – the chic and artistic side of the city. with cobbled streets literary cafe and romantic corners around

more museum

If you have more time to devote to a museum other than Pinacoteca, your only problem is deciding what you want to do second. You can’t deny yourself good old art galleries? Then try Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Want to add sculpture to the mix? Then is the Museo del Novecento or Museo Poldi Pezzoli for you, or maybe something else altogether? You might consider the Museo delle Culture, dedicated to foreign cultures and featuring artifacts from all over the world, or the Triennale di Milano, dedicated to Italian design. And if you’re traveling with kids and want something with activities that are just right for them, the Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia and interactive labs are what you’re looking for.

Navigli

The Navigli Canal – an artificial canal that connects Milan to the great lakes of Lombardy and other rivers in the area – is now a staple of the Milanese lifestyle. perfect for everything from walking up and down the waterfront and an aperitif at the end of a long day. To starting the night in the right way, Navigli never leaves the people and the place you want. Experience Milan like a local

People in front of Jimmy Choo's shop in Quadrilatero del'Oro.
Quadrilatero del’Oro is one of the places for high-end shopping © Stephanie Ong / Lonely Planet

shopping

If shopping is your thing Show that you have come to the right city. One of Europe’s fashion capitals with famous Fashion Week and high-end stores. Milan will give you every opportunity to grab your wallet. Among the places to go for luxury shopping are the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II on one side of the famous Piazza Duomo and Quadrilatero d’Oro.

local life

Milan has more life than couture. And if going in and out of boutiques and showrooms isn’t truly your favourite? All you have to do is switch neighborhoods for a completely different atmosphere. There’s Brera and literary cafés, Porta Venezia, and a bustling nightlife and thriving LGBTQI scene; NoLo and international youth Isola with hip shops and vertical forests City life and luxury condos walking around These neighborhoods almost feel like discovering cities. different every time

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