DUOMO OF MILAN
Duomo of Milan is the greatest symbol of the city: located in Piazza Duomo, is the centre of Lombardy metropolis.
The cathedral, example of gothic architecture, is the sixth Christian church in the world, in terms of surface, and on its edge sits the very famous Madonnina.
Its characteristic cathedral spires profile is decorate with valuable sculptures and in its heart you can admire beautiful polychromatic glass windows.
From the terraces on top of the Duomo, accessible with a lift, you can admire a breathtaking view of the entire city.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, known as the salotto of Milan, links Piazza Duomo to Piazza della Scala and it is totally indoor, splendid example of a 19th century commercial gallery.
Hosts numerous luxurious shops and is one of the world most known symbol in Milan.
TEATRO ALLA SCALA
The Teatro alla Scala of Milan is one of the most prestigious lyric theatre in the world. The opera season of the theatre draw audience attention from all over the world, same as for the Balletto, that shows on the stage the most important dance troupes in the world.
The Filarmonica della Scala holds numerous concerts during the symphonic season, leaded by international fame orchestra conductors.
The Castello Sforzesco is one of the most important symbols in the city: it was erected in the XV century for Francesco Sforza, duke of Milano. The fortress face on park Sempione, projected with the style of English gardens, it hosts museums and libraries such as Sala delle asse, containing Leonardo da Vinci’s wall paintings.
A must see is at the beginning of Corso Sempione, it is Arco della Pace: the famous triumphal ark of Milan situated at the opposite of the entrance of the park.
The new district of Porta Nuova represent one of the most big upgrading projects and completely redesign the skyline of the city.
Milan executive centre, the wide area between Porta Garibaldi’s railway station and the new Palazzo Lombardia (situated in Via Melchiorre Gioia) hosts one of the most innovative buildings in Italy like the Unicredit Tower (the tallest skyscraper of Italy with Piazza Gae Aulenti at its ground), the Unicredit Pavillon ant the vertical forest projected from Stefano Boeri.
Navigli and the Darsena
Is one of the most picturesque site and a famous night life point of Milan: through the banks of Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese you can see society life and history of Milan.
The Darsena, the conjunction point of the two canals, was object of an important upgrade and it is now start line of Navigli cruises.
Few steps away from Navigli you can find the Colonne di San Lorenzo, one of the most suggestive place of Milan.
Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio
Dedicated to a Milanese saint, the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio is the second most important Church after Duomo and is a classic model of Milanese romantic style.