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Travel: Milan- The Commercial, Cultural and Fashion Capital of Italy

View from the Spires
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A heady concoction of latest fashion trends brews in its lanes, echoes of history comes from every brick, several cultural destinations add an artistic approach to the city; Milan attracts visitors with different whims and fancies. Rome may have political power but Milan catches attention with its beauty, culture and art appeal. More than a place of art and culture Milan is commercial capital of the country.

Cathedral of Milan, Italy
Milan Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Milan. This cathedral is decked out with 135 towers and 3,200 statues that make this cathedral all the more stunning. Visitors can take an elevator to the roof of cathedral that offers a stunning view of the surrounding.

 

Castello Sforzesco
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Sforza Castle
Situated in the heart of the city Sforza castle is a 15th century structure built by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan. The present castle is built on the remains of a fortification that dates back to 14th century. The castle was rebuilt and enlarged, in the 16th and 17th centuries making it the largest fortified structures in Europe. This palace houses museums and art galleries.

Opera House and the Museum of La Scala
The city of Milan is well-known for its cultural attractions and La Scala, Italy’s historic opera house is one such attraction. Most of the tourists visit opera at La Scala for an out of box experience. One should visit La Scala Museum where an array of musical instruments, drawings, sculptures and musicians are on display.

Gallery of Vittorio Emanuele II
Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II built in 1867 is one of the oldest shopping malls in the city. This gallery is named after the king of the Kingdom of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II. This shopping mall has several shops, bars and restaurants that attract shoppers. This gallery houses famous brands that include Louis Vuitton and Prada. In addition, there are several dining options that make your trip to the city enjoying

Pinacoteca di Brera:
Pinacoteca di Brera is a world-class museum which is at par with the Madrid’s El Prado or the Paris’ Louvre. The museum houses country’s top most art collection and paintings. Some of the famous artworks on display here are “the Kiss” by Francesco Hayez, the “Lamentation of Christ” by Mantegna, the “Supper at Emmaus” by Caravaggio and “Marriage of the Virgin” by Raphael. Art enthusiasts take business class flights to see these masterpieces and enjoy their vacation to the fullest.

Saint Mary of the Graces
Saint Mary of the Graces is highly frequented for its major attraction the famous Last Supper (‘Cenacolo Vinciano’) by Leonardo da Vinci. The painting is not as famous as Mona Lisa but it is considered one of the most admired works of Leonardo da Vinci. In addition to this Basilica of Sant ‘Ambrogio, Saint Maurice, San Simpliciano basilica and Sant’Alessandro Basilica are major attractions. There are several monuments, parks and dining options that make your vacations in Milan an unforgettable experience.

 

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