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Milan travel guide – Best things to do and see

Milan is considered to be the capital of fashion, glamor and football, but it is often underrated when it comes to its cultural and historical treasures. Don’t be mistaken, because this beautiful city has much more to offer than it might seem at the first glance. Read about best things to do and see in Milan in the travel guide below. 

Top Things to See in Milan 

Milan Cathedral – This magnificent construction is probably the first thing every traveler will visit in the city. Even though the entrance is admission-free and all tourists get into admire it from the inside, many of them don’t know that you can climb up, where you can get a superb view of the cityscape.

Teatro alla Scala – If you are an opera fan, then you must visit this place. Since it is a world-famous opera house, it is pretty hard to get the tickets. However, you can visit the museum located inside the building and sneak a peak into the concert hall, if there isn’t a show taking place at the time.

Santa Maria delle Grazie – This is just one among the many stunning churches in Milan, but the one thing that sets it apart from the other is that it houses the mural of Da Vinci’s “Last Supper“, one of the most splendid masterpieces in the world.

Pinacoteca di Brera – This amazing gallery is not famous for it’s size, but it has an impressive collection of paintings, primarily of Italian artists. You can see her the artworks of Raphael, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and many others. Besides, the museum is located in the Brera quarter of Milan, where you can take a walk and explore the colorful streets.

Sforza Castle – It is one of the most impressive buildings in Milan, with some parts of it dating back to 14th century. Today, this castle is a home to several museums surrounded by the Sempione park. It is located only a few minutes of walking from the Milan Cathedral, making it very easy to reach.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – The gallery is situated between the two main Milan sites, Milan Cathedral and Teatro alla Scala. On the floor of the gallery is a mosaic that represents a bull, which is the symbol of Torino, and it is believed that if you turn around 3 times on this spot, it will bring you luck. Feel free to try it!

Quadrilatero d’Oro – Milan is considered the capital of fashion and it would be a real shame if you came to Milan and didn’t visit this quarter – what Champs Elysees are to Paris, Quadrilatero d’Oro is to Milan. Even if you don’t have enough money to spend on the expensive brands you find here, it is nice to just
take a walk and see how it all looks.

Giuseppe Meazza Stadium – The imposing stadium, once called San Siro, is a very vibrant and stunning construction. It is also one of the top 10 largest stadiums in Europe and the largest in Italy; its capacity is 80,018 people. It is also a home stadium for both Inter Milan and AC Milan, two famous teams of the European football.

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