Beautiful Italy is famous for its architectural monuments that have stood the test of time, numerous art galleries where real masterpieces are stored, and amazing museums, the analogues of which cannot be found all over the world. What is only a number of “food” museums for agritourism worth: where else, if not in Italy, you will learn all about pasta and olive oil, or the catacombs of capuchins.
Advanced travelers can save tens of euros in Milan by purchasing the Milano Card online. What bonuses does the card give? For 24 hours, the card costs 8 euros, for 48 hours - 14 euros, and for 72 hours - 19 euros. Consider, for example, a 48-hour Milano card worth 14 euros. The card already includes a ticket for all modes of transport for 8.25 euros, so we need to beat off at least 14-8.25 = 5.75 euros.
The towers of the Castle of Sforza (Castello Sforzesco), laconic connected by the fortress walls into one magnificent structure, will inevitably catch the eye of visitors to Milan. Sforza Castle spent seven centuries under the azure Italian sky. During this time, he saw the rise and fall of the ruling dynasties, revolutions and popular uprisings, felt the touch of the hands of talented architects, sculptors and artists.
The heart of the city of Milan is the large Cathedral Square. It is like a silver tray on which the main pearls of Milan sparkle - the Duomo Cathedral, the Royal Palace and the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery. Duomo Cathedral in Milan (Duomo di Milano) is a truly unique architectural monument in the style of Flaming Gothic (Flamboyant).
January and February of each year, as well as July and August, are a period of sales and discounts in Italy, which are expected not only by foreigners, but also by Italians themselves. The reason for this for most is the possibility of saving, in my opinion, this is the opportunity to buy without overpaying for marketing expenses. After all, each new thing pleases us, regardless of the purchase period.
One of the main attractions of Milan, for which it is actually worth coming to the northern capital of Italy, is the fresco "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci. For the sake of the opportunity to look at it in Milan seek millions of tourists, regardless of the season. Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie The original fresco is located in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie on the square of Milan with the same name.
The name of the ancient region of Navigli (Navigli) is translated from Italian as "canals", which is not surprising, because for several centuries Milan, without borders, was a navigable, port city, and its appearance was very reminiscent of Venice. At the beginning of the XII century, with the growth of economic development, there was a need to create a network of waterways.
The opinion that Milan is the fashionable and financial center of Italy is very common. But behind all the banks and boutiques of the city, there are mysteries and highlights that are unique to Milan. It is worth noting that many of the secrets and features of this place can hardly be called Italian. Nevertheless, before you go on a trip to this beautiful city, try to learn more about it.
Every last Sunday of the month in the Milan area of Navigli, a traditional antique flea market takes place, an analogue of the Roman Porte Portez. Lovers of junk and antiquities, as well as collectors will find here hundreds of items of useful and not very things that have not been needed by most modern people for a long time.
Metro in Milan (Metropolitana di Milano) appeared in 1964. Underground highways densely cover the city and even lead beyond it. Four branches, more than a hundred stations, serve to save residents and guests of the city the time spent on the road. Scheme Milan Metro have a total length of railways - about 95 km.
There are three main railway stations in Milan: Milano Centrale, Porta Garibaldi and Cadorna. The first of them serves trains connecting Milan with all of Italy and with other countries (France, Switzerland, Germany), the other two are mainly connected with suburban rail links.
A chic example of Italian architecture is the Palazzo Morando Palace, which is located in the city of Milan, like a coin has two sides. The ground floor of this museum will be interesting to fans of classical art objects. The extensive halls of the palace are decorated with sculpture and painting of the Middle Ages.
A visit to Milan museums will add color to any vacation spent in such a wonderful country like Italy. Carefully, lovingly collected information about the city provides a variety of information - from science and technology to famous figures. The Brera Museum of Fine Arts The Brera Art Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera) contains one of Italy’s most important collections of Renaissance paintings, over 500 works dating from the fourteenth and twentieth centuries.
Any tourist, even before his foot sets foot on Italian soil, plans what sights he would like to visit. Naturally, each person has his own tastes and preferences, however, some memorable places are simply impossible to ignore. One of the hallmarks of Italy in general, and Milan in particular, is the mecca of opera art - La Scala Theater.
Italy is an amazing place in which per square meter has a lot of interesting sights, beautiful views, architectural masterpieces. The country is known all over the world thanks to such "stainless" values as excellent cuisine, excellent wine, sunny weather, and the burning character of local residents.
The Pinacoteca di Brera is the largest and most famous art gallery in Milan. Opened in 1809, it still seems to attract all art lovers with a magnet. The collection of paintings includes paintings by European artists of the XV-XVII centuries and masterpieces of masters of Italian painting of the XIV-XIX centuries: Raphael, Caravaggio, Modigliani, Bramante, Tintoretto and others.
Humanity has come a long way from the primitive savage to the conqueror of the globe and the cosmic depths. People managed to look inside the atom, to tame the forces of nature for their needs. Millions of useful inventions have been born, from the wheel to the production of high-tech machines.
The gallery of Victor Emanuel II (Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II) in Milan, the construction of which lasted from 1865 to 1877, was one of the first passages in the world. The passage was designed by Giuseppe Mengoni, the author of the Duomo Square project. Unfortunately, the architect did not see the opening of his creation, the day before the ceremony, Mengoni crashed to death, falling from building bridges.
The San Siro Stadium, like any self-respecting Milan attraction, is associated with many events in the cultural and sporting life of Italy. The history of the stadium is inextricably linked with the formation of the football club Milan in the late 19th century. At that time, football began to gain popularity not only as a sports discipline, but also as an exciting sight.
Every lady wants to have a fur coat in her wardrobe, and preferably not one. Dear beautiful fur for women has long become a symbol of status, prestige, wealth and good taste. But why do fashionistas prefer to buy a fur coat in Milan, in Italy, where the winter is mild, the sun is shining, the warm Adriatic is splashing? Yes, because it is the most fashionable city in Europe, it is here that stylish, high-quality, designer models of the latest collections of famous luxury brands (Dior, Prada, Gucci) are presented.
The World Exhibition 2015 (the Italian name is Esposizione Universale Milano 2015), or, in short, Expo 2015 (Expo 2015) will be held in the Italian city of Milan from May 1 to October 31, 2015. The main theme of the event is "Feed the planet. Energy for life." The main idea is that all the inhabitants of the planet should be provided with high-quality and healthy products in the required quantity.