Discover Milan or take a tour with a local Guide
- Da Vinci's"The Last Supper"
- Opera House La Scala
- San Siro Stadium Milan
Milan is known as the fashion capital with fascinating shopping streets but in the capital of Lombardy you must have seen the breathtaking cathedral Duomo, Leonardo da Vinci's world famous The Last Supper, the opera theater La Scala, the Sforza Castle, and the famous football temple San Siro.
- Cathedral Duomo
Visit the Duomo Cathedral
The Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, is the most important example of Gothic architecture in Italy. It is located in the center of Milan, Piazza Duomo. The Duomo structure with the white façade and beautifully sculpted statues and spires is made in Candoglia marble from the Maggiore Lake. The cathedral has 3,159 sculptures, more than any other building in the world. Explore the interior and then head up to the roof terraces for an experience among the spires.
- The LAST SUPPER by Leonardo da Vinci
Admire ‘The Last Supper’ – The famous Masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is located in the convent of the Santa Maria delle Grazie church. Leonardo painted the reactions of the 12 apostles when Jesus says that one of them would betray him. Against the traditional technique for wall painting, Da Vinci used for The Last Supper a technique of oil and tempera, for that he created atmospherically effects and a special mood.
Leonardo completed his work after 4 years around 1499, but after finishing the work the living and shining original colors lost aura. Perhaps no other masterpiece has caused as much speculation about hidden messages left by the artist. Study the painting and discover the Last Supper!
The Last Supper
- Opera House La Scala
Opera House LA SCALA
The La Scala theater in Milan is a target of the best opera singers and ballet dancers of the world. Built in the year 1778 by the architect Giuseppe Piermarini, La Scala today it is one of the most famous opera houses in the world.
The La Scala museum houses paintings, statues, costumes and documents related to La Scala’s history and the famous composer Giuseppe Verdi.
Opera House La Scala
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Stroll through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the world’s oldest arcade with a glass roof that connects Piazza del Duomo with Piazza della Scala. Built in 1877, it is the salon of Milan with luxury shops, bars and restaurants. The glass roof of the gallery is forming a cross, which can be well seen from the terraces of the Duomo.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
- Castello Sforzesco
Visit the Sforza Castle
Milan's castle was designed by Galeazzo II Visconti in 14th Century during the Renaissance period and it was built as a defensive castle. The complex houses numerous museums and an impressive art collection, from paintings by Andrea Mantegna, Titian and Tintoretto to Michelangelo's last sculpture Pietà Rondanini
- Monumental Cemetery
Visit Cimitero Monumentale
The Monumental Cemetery is an open-air museum on 25 hectares with magnificent statues, obelisks and temples. In this prestigious area the well-known personalities have been found the final resting. Milan’s leading figures and families are buried, including author Alessandro Manzoni, conductor Arturo Toscanini. The "Famedio" with two-sided portico welcomes the visitors.
- Happy Hour Bars in Milan
Take an aperitivo in an Italian Bar
Aperitivo is the Italian version of a Happy Hour and Milan is the aperitivo capital of Italy. The tradition started out as a pre-dinner drink that was served with a few simple snacks but you can find today a rich buffet of delicacies ranging from pasta, to platters of sliced meats and cheeses pizza and bruschetta. For this very reason they often call it "apericena", the latest trend between appetizer and dinner.
Happy Hour Bars in Milan
- Nightlife in Milan
Enjoy the Nightlife in Milan: Corso Como and Brera District
After dinner you can enjoy live music in one of the established live jazz bars and nightclubs. Discover culture and nightlife walking through Milan’s most fashionable areas including the Brera district, Porta Garibaldi, Corso Como and and the brand-new Porta Nuova neighborhood. You will find out all the trendy spots for shopping, dining and nightlife.
Nightlife in Milan
- Naviglio Grande
Stroll in the Navigli District
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. With its system of canals, the Navigli district is one of Milan’s more charming neighborhoods. The Naviglio waterways connect lake Maggiore and Como lake with the Ticino and Po rivers.
- Football Stadium San Siro
Go to the famous football stadium San Siro
In Italy football (soccer) is the preferred sport and the Italians are known as passionate football fans. Milan’s San Siro stadium is home to two of the most storied football teams of the world – Inter (F.C. Internazionale Milano) and Milan (A.C. Milan). Take a stadium tour to visit the locker rooms and the museum of the famous soccer teams!
Football Stadium San Siro
- Triennale Design Museum
Visit the Triennale Design Museum
From 2 April to 12 September 2016 takes place the XXI International Exhibition of the Triennale di Milano, entitled “21st Century. Design After Design”.
Discover the world of contemporary Italian design at the Triennale di Milano. The Triennale Milano produces exhibitions and events of design & art, fashion & architecture, film & communications. Such a great International Exhibition takes palce every three years. Do not miss to visit one or more events.
You can explore this museum for whole day thanks to the various refreshment points. At the Triennale Designcafé, you can buy drinks, snacks and even cocktails. An unusual feature of this café is the open kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work or eat at the Terrazza Triennale, a restaurant of high quality of the Italian cuisine.
Triennale Design Museum