Dis­cov­er­ing Mi­lan

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Duomo

The cathe­dral of Mi­lan is one of the most im­por­tant Gothic build­ings in the world. The gilded statue of the “Madon­nina” atop the main spire is the city sym­bol. It is pos­si­ble to climb up to the ter­races of the rooftop that of­fer splen­did views over the city. By lift and stairs. www.duo­momi­lano.it. M1-M3 Duomo

Gal­le­ria Vit­to­rio Emanuele II

An el­e­gant ar­cade hous­ing lux­ury cafés and de­signer shops known as “Il Salotto” (the “liv­ing room”) of the Mi­lanese. Pi­azza Duomo-Pi­azza della Scala. M1-M3 Duomo

“The Last Sup­per” in Santa Maria delle Gra­zie church

Leonardo da Vinci’s mu­ral paint­ing is one of the most fa­mous attractions in the world. Ad­vanced book­ing re­quired (T: +39.02.92800360) www.ce­na­colovin­ciano.net Pi­azza Santa Maria delle Gra­zie, 2. M1-M2 Cadorna FN, M1 Con­cil­i­azione

Palazzo Reale

For­merly the res­i­dence of all those who gov­erned Mi­lan, from Napoleon to the Royal House of Savoy, the Royal Palace is cur­rently one of the most im­por­tant cul­tural cen­tres in the city, host­ing exhibitions of in­ter­na­tional renown. www.co­mune.mi­lano.it Pi­azza Duomo, 12. M1-M3 Duomo

Museo del Nove­cento/Palazzo dell'Aren­gario

Four hun­dred mas­ter­pieces of Ital­ian and In­ter­na­tional 20th cen­tury art at one of Mi­lan’s new­est mu­se­ums. www.museodel­nove­cento.org Pi­azza Duomo. M1-M3 Duomo

Pi­azza della Scala

An el­e­gant square sur­rounded by im­por­tant palaces such as Teatro alla Scala, one of the great­est opera house in the world, Palazzo Marino (Mi­lan City Hall) and Gallerie d’Italia art mu­seum. www.teatroal­las­cala.org. and www.gal­leried­i­talia.com Pi­azza della Scala. M1-M3 Duomo

Castello Sforzesco

A 15th cen­tury res­i­dence of the Sforza Fam­ily. To­day, its mu­se­ums con­tain mas­ter­pieces by fa­mous artists. www.mi­lanocastello.it. Pi­azza Castello. M1-M2 Cadorna FN, M1 Cairoli, M2 Lanza

Basil­ica di Sant'Am­bro­gio

One of the most an­cient churches in Mi­lan, it was built by St Am­brose (pa­tron of the city) in 379-386 A.D., in an area where nu­mer­ous martyrs had been buried. The church is a won­der­ful ex­am­ple of Ro­manesque style. www.san­tam­bro­gio-basil­ica.it Pi­azza Sant’Am­bro­gio, 15. M2 Sant’Am­bro­gio.

Pi­na­coteca Am­brosiana

Ex­hi­bi­tion of sev­eral works of art from the 15th through 17th cen­turies and the Leonardo’s “Codice At­lantico” (the “Da Vinci Code”). www.am­brosiana.it. Pi­azza Pio XI, 2. M1-M3 Duomo

Mon­te­napoleone Dis­trict-Quadri­latero della Moda

Mi­lan’s lux­ury fash­ion dis­trict, “Quadri­latero della Moda”, one of the most pres­ti­gious precincts in the city. M1 San Ba­bila, M3 Mon­te­napoleone

Tri­en­nale di Mi­lano

One of the most vi­brant, popular and im­por­tant ex­hi­bi­tion cen­tres in the city. It also owns an im­por­tant per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of de­sign works, Tri­en­nale De­sign Mu­seum. www.tri­en­nale.org. Viale Ale­magna, 6. M1-M2 Cadorna FN

Nav­igli Dis­trict

A net­work of canals per­fected by Leonardo da Vinci and cur­rently one of the main hubs of the Mi­lanese “movida”. Alzaia Nav­iglio Grande and sur­round­ing area. M2 Porta Gen­ova FS

Arco della Pace

The tri­umphal arch is one of the most in­ter­est­ing el­e­ments of Neo­clas­si­cal ar­chi­tec­ture in the city and one of the best places in town to en­joy the Mi­lanese “movida”. Pi­azza Sem­pi­one. M1-M2 Cadorna FN

Corso Como and Garibaldi Dis­trict

Fash­ion­able area by night, where you will find a lot of pizzerie, restau­rants, pubs and dis­cothe­ques. Corso Como, corso Garibaldi and sur­round­ing ar­eas. M2-M5 Garibaldi FS, M2 Moscova, M2 Lanza

Br­era Dis­trict

One of the city’s most vi­brant dis­tricts known for its bo­hemian at­mos­phere and trendy nightlife. Via Br­era and sur­round­ing area. M2 Lanza

Porta Nuova Dis­trict

The mas­ter­plan by Ar­gen­tine ar­chi­tect Ce­sar Pelli: three glass tow­ers and a pi­azza el­e­vated six me­tres above the street, near the Garibaldi Rail­way Sta­tion and the ul­tra-trendy Corso Como. M2-M5 Garibaldi FS, M2 Gioia

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