An unexpected Milan
In 2016, Milan was ranked the number one tourist destination in Italy. Gone are the days of a flying visit, with just enough time for shopping before catching a cab to Malpensa airport. Considered one of the world’s leading hubs of business, fashion and design, today Milan is finally being given long overdue credit as a city of art and a place of cultural interest. In addition to the Duomo, the Galleria, La Scala and the Last Supper (absolute must-visits, in their own right), Milan is also home to numerous other attractions that make it much more than the puritanically work-obsessed city that it is often portrayed as. In Milan you'll find courtyards hidden behind entrance doors, masterpieces of architecture unexpectedly revealed amidst anonymous facades and public and private museums offering myriad treasures.
Piazza della Scala, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the Duomo from the rooftops of the Gallerie d'Italia Museum.
The new CityLife tower by Zaha Hadid and, below, the ‘Last Super' by Leonardo da Vinci, painted on a wall of the refectory adjoining the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie.