Milan Sightseeing Touren - Visit the Attractions with Guide
Visit Milan: What to See in Milan, Sights and Places of Interest
- Cathedral Duomo
The Duomo cathedral is located in the heart in Piazza del Duomo. The most important example of Gothic architecture in Italy was started in 1386 under the Visconti domination. The construction had been extended for five centuries. A total of 3,400 statues perched on the tops of the cathedral. The highest point of the dome occupies the Madonnina. The 4 m large golden statue at 108.50 m is the symbol of Milan.
Buildings around the Cathedral Square
The shortest connecting between the Duomo and Piazza della Scala is the covered passage Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, built by architect Giuseppe Mengoni in 1877.
It is called the “Salon of Milan” with luxury shops, traditional bars and restaurants. The glass roof of the gallery is forming a cross, which can be seen from the terraces of the Duomo.
GALERY VITTORIO EMANUELE II.
Department Store LA RINASCENTE
- Department Store La Rinascente
The brothers Luigi and Ferdinando Bocconi, founder of the University of Economics in Milan, also established the first department store for made-up clothing brand in Milan, which has opened in 1865.
The idea had been a great success and in 1917 Gabriele D'Annunzio has founded the department store “La Rinascente” as a place where artists presented their high quality products in departments.
La Rinascente is now the top store in Piazza del Duomo. On 8 floors the shop-in-shop system units important brands. In the 8th Floor there is a restaurant and café on the same level with the terraces of the Duomo that appears from here close to grasping.
Department Store La Rinascente
- Piazza Mercanti
Piazza dei Mercanti was the marketplace where artisans, cobblers, seamstresses, weavers, tailors and bakers offered their goods for little money. Along with them also advocates proposed their services on street in Via Mercanti.
Piazza della Scala and the LA SCALA Opera Theater
- La Scala Opera Theater in Piazza della Scala
In Piazza della Scala had been formerly the church of Santa Maria della Scala, built in 1381. It had got its name from the wife of Bernabo Visconti, Regina della Scala.
After the former Teatro Regio Ducale, built mainly from wood, on 26 February 1776 was burned down, the Milanese Duchess Maria Teresa of Habsburg planned to build a new theatre.
For the new opera theatre the church of Santa Maria della Scala had been ripped off and on its place the new La Scala Theatre has been built. The project was committed to the neoclassical architect Giuseppe Piermarini.
La Scala Opera Theater
The LAST SUPPER of Leonardo da Vinci
- The LAST SUPPER of Leonardo da Vinci
The wall painting by Leonardo da Vinci is the most famous version of the Last Supper and one of the most important masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.
The Last Supper was taken by Jesus and his apostles in Jerusalem, at the place where Jesus announced that one of his Apostles would betray him. It was the last night of Jesus' life before he was crucified.
The Last Supper
Milan's Sforza Castle and Palace Garden Parco Sempione
CASTELLO SFORZESCO, Piazza Castello
- Via Dante with Castello Sforzesco
The defense castle of the Sforza was built in the mid-15th Century by Francesco Sforza and served until 1535 as the seat of the princes. After the occupation by Spanish, Habsburg and Napoleon the castle had only military use.
Today the Castello Sforzesco hosts art galleries, museums and libraries.
Behind the castle, on the former parade ground expands the castle park, Parco Sempione, the green lung of Milan. The public park with old trees, large meadows and ponds is recreation center, picnic area and playground for children.
BUILDINGS and PALACES
- The first Skyscraper of Milan: Torre Velasca
Foundation Giuseppe Verdi CASA DI RIPOSO G. VERDI
PALAZZO della RAGIONE
ROTONDA DELLA BESANA
Modern Architecture in Milan
- New Milan Skyline
Milan is in fantastic change. Modern districts with avant-garde architecture conquer the metropolis of the designers. There is in construction a new skyline, extending from the district Garbibaldi - Project PORTA NUOVA, on the former fairgrounds - Project CITYLIFE to the new Milan Fair.
Modern sculptures adorn the courts of the fashion city of Milan such as the sculpture needle and thread in Piazzale Cadorna.
Enjoyment at the Naviglio Grande and Corso Porta Ticinese
- Nightlife at the Naviglio Grande
Once workers and craftsmen lived on the banks of the Naviglio, today, the streets around the water district of Milan has been transformed into a romantic city quarter. Restaurants, pubs and bars - for every taste and budget you will find a suitable location. Artists' studios in the backyards and original shops make the Navigli a unique venue.
From the Naviglio Grande, the evening entertainment zone covered with bars, restaurants and ice bars, extends about the old port “Darsena” to the town gate “Porta Ticinese” to the discrict around Corso di Porta Ticinese with the historic columns of San Lorenzo, which were part of a Roman temple. Today the youth of Milan meets here to drink beer and eat focaccia and ice cream.
The basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore alla Colonne and the church of Sant'Eustorgio with the relics of the Three Kings from the Orient are one of the most beautiful churches in Milan.
Nightlife in Milan
The San Siro Football Temple
- Football Stadium San Siro
In the legendary football stadium Giuseppe Meazza in San Siro the two Milan football teams "Inter Milan" and "AC Milan" wrestle in a spectacular atmosphere for the championship of Italy's Series A and Champion League together with about 80.000 inspired fans.
Here you find offers of arrangements with tickets for Series A and Champion League in the stadium San Siro.
Visit the stadium and the Football Museum (Inter and AC Milan) in a stadium tour.
See the "Cavallo DI LEONARDO" the oversized horse, designed by Leonardo da Vinci at the entrance to the Hippodrome racecourse, Piazzale dello Sport.
Football Stadium San Siro
Shopping in the Fashion District of Milan
- Fashion district
VIA MONTENAPOLEONE is the epitome of the luxury fashion district of Milan. Between Via Manzoni and Corso Venezia, the pedestrian zone extends to Via della Spiga, Via Sant'Andrea and Via Borgospesso to Piazza Filippo Meda. In these streets you find the show rooms of the world's leading fashion designers from Armani and Gucci to Versace.
Shopping in Milan
Famous Churches in Milan and Surroundings
- Church Santa Maria del Carmine
The most famous church of the basilica Santa Maria delle Grazie: The refectory of the convent houses the most famous painting of the world: Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper
Churches in Milan:
Famous churches in Milan