Continuing the previous article What to do in Milan: 10 ideas on how to spend time in Milan, today we will tell you about the five most interesting and remarkable places in the city. The roof of Duomo Cathedral, the most famous shopping quarter, the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci and much more. Of course, it is better to walk around the city with an individual guide to Milan, but if you are in a hurry, you can go around the main places yourself.
Visiting one of the Fashion capitals in Europe, you can not ignore another highlight of the city -Quadrilatero D'oro - The quarter in which the ateliers and shops of many leading Italian design labels are located.
No. 5 Quadrilatero D'oro (Quadrilatero della Fashion)
Prada, Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo and Valentino are far from a complete list of shop windows, from which your companion's heart will be compressed much more noticeably than from visiting La Scala :). Just note that going here for shopping, you should not expect to get by with a little blood - prices in stores correspond to the place.
Therefore, many people visit Quadrilatero della Fashion rather for excursion purposes than in the hope of a real purchase. For those who hunt for branded items, but are not ready to compromise in the Quadrilatero D'oro stores, there are many branded outlets in Milan. Finding them is a little more difficult, but you can achieve your goal much cheaper.
No. 4 Museum of La Scala (La Scala)
About the famous opera La scala everyone knows, and BlogoItaliano even dedicated a separate article to it, but sometimes it’s not easy to buy tickets for a performance.
But there is a fairly simple way to get inside without visiting the show - for this you can buy a ticket at La Scala Museum. To say that the museum is impressive is a bit of a trick if you are not a super-fan of the opera, of course. However, this option will allow you to quite legally get inside and see the "holy-saints" with your own eyes.
No. 3 Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II and the Turin Bull
Very close to the famous Duomo is no less famous Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II. According to many experts, the gallery is the most architecturally attractive pier in the world.
Many famous cafes, restaurants and shops are really located here, and the gallery makes a strong impression. Created in the shape of a rectangular cross and covered with a dome of glass and metal, it is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of architecture of the last century.
But, in addition to shopping and architecture, the Gallery has one secret. Almost in its very center, a mosaic depicting a bull is made on the floor. The inhabitants of Milan believe that if you become the left foot on the intimate point of the bull, make 3 turns counterclockwise and do not fall, the most cherished desire will come true.
How strong this faith is, you can be sure to stand a little away from the mosaic and watch the passers-by. Many of them perform the ritual almost automatically. However, about what kind of foot to become and in which direction to turn, opinions differ.
No. 2 The Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci
In addition to the most famous cathedral of Milan - the Duomo - many who have arrived in the city put another obligatory point on the map of their tourist route - the church Santa Maria delle Graziein order to see firsthandLast supper works by Leonardo to Vinci. Certainly, the fresco is worth a long way, but certain nuances can be associated with its viewing.
The problem is that the number of people in the room at any given time is strictly limited. In turn, this creates a certain limit of tickets that go on sale for every single day. As a result, tickets for viewing "The Last Supper" can be sold a month in advance.
The fresco "Last Supper" is often called the most inaccessible attraction in Italy.
Therefore, if you are going to Milan and would definitely like to take a look at the Last Supper, you will need skills in preliminary planning. You can buy tickets in advance online here. Just keep in mind that on this site tickets for the Last Supper are only sold complete with another attraction of Milan. Otherwise, if you select only a mural, the system simply will not let you go to the next step.
By the way, if you are already in Milan and could not get a ticket yourself, remember that some city tours include Santa Maria delle Grazie as an obligatory part. True, they are already much more expensive and are usually conducted in English.
No. 1 Panorama of the city from the roof of Duomo Cathedral
Although this option is one of the simplest, it is without a doubt the most tempting. Many people know that Duomo - The center of the tourist life of the city, and those who are in Milan, the first thing they go is here. A visit to the cathedral will leave the best impressions, but it also has a hidden option that many tourists don’t even know about.
Visit the Duomo roof - the most memorable attraction in Milan
There is an elevator, using which you can climb to the roof of the cathedral and look at Milan from a height. And although in recent years, smog over the city does not guarantee supervisions for the nearby mountains, nevertheless, if your time in Milan is limited, it is unlikely that you will be able to plan an hour, the number of impressions of which can be compared with a walk on the roof of Duomo.
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