Built on the place of the preceding church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the work on the Cathedral Duomo started 1386. It is the most important work of gothic architecture in Italy. During the construction of five centuries, the style has be influenced by many architects.
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The history of Milan is closely connected with the system of canals, that pass through the whole city. The area characterized by the Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese is certainly one of the most picturesque of Milan. The oldest canal Naviglio Grande takes it's water from the Ticino river.
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Teatro alla Scala
The La Scala Opera Theatre was built in the year 1778 and today it is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. Some of the greatest musicians have made their debuts in the famous Scala opera house, such as Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, Arturo Toscanini a.o.m.
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Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper
In the years 1494-1498 Leonardo da Vinci created his famous "Last Supper", in which Jesus announces that he will be betrayed by one of his disciples.
Visit the Last Supper in the refectory of the Dominican convent adjoining the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie during a Milan sightseeing tour.
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Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II
Built in 1877, the Gallery Vittorio Emanuele IIis Milan's elegant lounge with luxury boutiques and restaurants. The roof of the gallery forms a cross that is well visible from the cathedral's roof.
In the 14th Century the huge defence castle was built by Galeazzo Visconti II. Leonardo da Vinci served from 1482 - 1499 at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan. He completed important paintings (Last Supper, Virgin of the Rocks), but he left many projects (paintings, sculptures) unfinished.
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Parco Sempione Milano
From the Sforza Castle to the Arch of Peace and from the Triennale Exhibition and Torre Branca to the Arena Civica extends the Parco Sempione. The English garden is a charming place for relax and meeting.
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Via Dante - Piazza dei Mercanti
Across Piazza Castello you reach the shopping street Via Dante. In the Middle Ages in Via Mercanti lawyers offered on the street their services for few money, surrounded by craftsmen, shoemakers, seamstresses, weavers, tailors and bakers, that populated Piazza dei Mercanti.
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La Scala Opera
Built in the year 1778, today it is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. The façade and the splendid theatre-room are constructed in a new-classical style by the architect Giuseppe Piermarini.
With its 5 ships it is an imposing religious building. The light falls through beautifully arranged colour windows inside the cathedral.
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Festa dei Fiori at Naviglio Grande
Every year in April there is held the Flower Festival at the Naviglio. A sea of flowers and plants and regional products such as wine, cheese and crafts enchant the banks of the Naviglio into a spectacle.
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Porta Ticinese and Colonne di San Lorenzo
A popular meeting place is the Corso di Porta Ticinese with ice bars and pizzerias. The Roman Column Colonne di San Lorenzo in front of the Basilica and in the Parco delle Basiliche located right behind it is a popular meeting place for relaxation.
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Break in Jazz in Piazza dei Mercanti Milano
Lunch with live music in Piazza Mercanti Milano. Every year in May / June young artists present jazz music. Edition 2011