Milan is without a doubt Italy’s financial and fashion capital. Situated in Lombardy, in Northern Italy, this beautiful city severs as a home to famous designers such as Versace, Armani and Prada. Its amazing center attracts thousands of visitors every year, as well as the city’s centuries-old cultural institutions. In Milan you can also visit attractions such as La Scala, Duomo Cathedral and Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. This city is probably the third most visited destination after Venice and Rome. Here are some beautiful attractions in Milan that you must visit:
Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio
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After the Duomo di Milano, Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio is the most visited and important church in Milan. This beautiful structure was named after its founder, the 4th-century bishop of Milan and the city’s patron saint. To be mentioned that Ambroses’ remains are still placed in the church. Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio also homes treasures, such as an atrium line with columns made to look like tree trunks, a gold altar added by Charlemagne and a 10th century marble pulpit.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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This incredible galleria was built during the late 1800s and it is considered to be the oldest enclosed shopping mall in the world. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II features mosaic flooring, blue glass vaulted ceiling and towering central dome. Without a doubt, its architecture is amazing. The venue homes shops such as Prada, Borsalino and Louis Vuitton. Galleria Vittorio is also famous for being a meeting place for several persons and earned the nickname “il salotto di Milano.”
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La Scala is one of the most visit attractions in Millan. This opera house started to be highly known since its first performance of “L’Europa Riconosciuta,” by Antonio Salieri, in 1778. The building features a Neoclassical style by architect Giuseppe Piermarini and it is very famous for its amazing acoustics, where a singer can be heard accurately. A performance at La Scala is an amazing experience that must be tried.
Milan is one of the most visited of all the cities in Europe and it is considered to be the fashion capital of Italy. What have you visited in Milan?