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
Take a ride on the Bernina Express, Switzerland's alpine delight. This train journey takes you along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – through the Bernina Pass to the exclusive resort of St Moritz at the ‘Top of the World.’ Enjoy a round-trip scenic coach trip and ride a bright red rail car, passing unrivaled landscapes amid the towering peaks of the Swiss Alps, including time to spend in charming Tirano and St Mortiz.
Take in the stunning scenery of world-famous Lake Como on this day trip from Milan, just a quick 1-hour drive away. Explore the fashionable lakeside town of Como, surrounded by snowcapped mountains and picturesque Mediterranean villas, and enjoy a breathtaking cruise along Lake Como. In the summer, dock at the enchanting village of Bellagio for free time to dine and shop; in the winter, take the funicular up to the town of Brunate for a sweeping panorama of the city and the lake below.
Discover Italy’s sublime Cinque Terre coastal region on a day trip from Milan. Renowned for its terraced landscapes and five cliffside villages – Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre is one of Italy's scenic gems. Head there in a comfortable coach and then ride a boat from Monterosso to La Spezia. Enjoy free time to explore and have lunch (own expense) before returning to Milan.
Explore the beautiful town of Verona and lakeside towns lining Lake Garda on a scenic day trip from Milan. You'll discover that Verona is one of Italy's loveliest towns, a major stop on the Shakespearean tourist trail, and be charmed by the towns and landscapes of Lake Garda.
Explore scenic Lake Maggiore in Italy's beautiful Lake District on a half day trip from Milan. The fashionable lakeside town of Stresa is an approximate 1.5-hour drive from Milan and is surrounded by majestic snowcapped mountains. After spending some free time in Stresa, shopping or simply relaxing and enjoying the stunning scenery, you'll take a two-hour panoramic boat cruise on Lake Maggiore, visiting the Borromean Islands – Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella.
Visit the breathtaking city of Venice on an action-packed day trip from Milan, and see the city’s top sights with a local guide! On a walking tour, discover must-see Venetian landmarks such as St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge, while learning about their history. After wandering through St Mark’s Square and alongside the Grand Canal, visit a prestigious glass-making workshop to see a demonstration by a local craftsperson. Before returning to Milan, enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride at your own expense or simply enjoy some free time.