Italy is the country offering a variety of sights and attractions for tourists, including Rome, Naples, Venice, Florence and other. Though Milan is the capital of world fashion, this city is not among the top places to visit in Italy. Nevertheless, it also has some activities and sights to entertain the tourists. So, pack your luggage, buy a ticket of first class flights to Milan (it is a business center of Italy after all, so fly with comfort) and be ready to enjoy your trip experience.
Duomo is the tourist center of in Milan. However, not everyone knows that in addition to the free interior, you can use an elevator and lift on the roof of the cathedral. It is advised to do this activity on a clear day in order to enjoy a fascinated view of the mountains and the city. It is arguable whether all the Milan’s sights look better from the ground or from the top. So, you have a chance to compare. By the way, the golden Madoninna, the city’s symbol, is located a couple staircase flights higher. This little Madonna sits on the top of the tallest spire of the Duomo Cathedral.
Last Supper by da Vinci
This masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci is known around the world and some tourists visit Milan only to see “The Last Supper” in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. This event entails some difficulties, since it is a problem to get tickets. The number of people in the room to see this famous fresco at one time is strictly limited, so as the number of tickets. Therefore, it is recommended to plan this activity and purchase tickets in advance, which can be done online.
Spinning on the Bull’s Balls
The tile floor of the magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II has the insignia of four prominent cities in the north of Italy. Turin is represented by the bull, which misses its privates. Actually, on the place of privates there is a hole. The reasons are unknown, but a tradition arose that a fortune would accompany those who spin on the bull’s balls. Indeed, if you look at the visitors of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, you will notice people who twirl on this very place and keep walking as sound as a bell.
La Scala Museum
You might think of some mistake, because there is the La Scala theater (Teatro alla Scala in Italian). No mistake, museum is real and it is a good option for those who failed to get tickets to a performance. Visiting the museum tour, you will have an opportunity to walk into a theatre box and look at the stage. Naturally, it is not the same as to enjoy the aria in the overcrowded hall, but you have a chance to assess the beauty of architectural mind.
Pinacoteca di Brera
Could you imagine an excellent art museum in this business city? Milan has one called Pinacoteca di Brera, containing an impressive collection of mostly Italian paintings. This museum represents the works of such prominent artists as Caravaggio, Mantegna, Raphael, Tintoretto, Rembrandt and Hayez. This museum has another interesting and attractive feature. It is located in the Brera neighborhood full of picturesque streets with corner restaurants and cute shops. You may combine you cultural and dining experience, and do even some shopping (do you really believe that visiting Milan without shopping is possible?).
Parks of Milan
When you get tired from the busy streets of Milan and need some place to relax, it is advised to attend parks in the city center. The Milan’s parks are not huge and spacious, however they offer beautiful green scenery. Most tourists prefer the Parco Sempione surrounding Castello Sforzesco. Another option is the Giardini Pubblici, which is located in the northeast of the city center.
Canals in the Navigli
Canals in Italy are not only in Venice but also in Milan. Moreover, one of the canals was designed by Leonardo da Vinci! Of course, the Milan’s canals are not like in Venice or Amsterdam, however, the beautiful boat tours are offered in summer time. The canals are located in the Navigli district of Milan, which in the last few years became a haven for artists. So, nowadays this district has small art galleries, cute restaurants and shops. Another famous feature of this area is its nightlife.
As you see, Milan is an attractive city, which should be visited not only for shopping. Enjoy your trip and discover new interesting places.