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Top 5 Attractions in Milan You Should Consider Visiting

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the earth’s most old enclosed shopping malls. It was developed in the late 1800s. With its blue towering central dome, vaulted glass ceilings, mosaic flooring, and the mall’s architecture are as remarkable as the high-end couture given in its shops, including Borsalino, Louis Vuitton, and Prada. As a meeting place, the shopping center has now earned the nickname “il salotto di Milano,” which is translated as “Milan’s drawing-room”. Tradition has it that setting on one’s heel above the mosaic bull below the central dome produces good luck.

MILAN CATHEDRAL

One of the most classic Gothic cathedrals in Europe is the Milan Cathedral, also identified as the Duomo di Milano. This is the biggest cathedral in Italy and one of the biggest in the world too, lovingly dedicated to Saint Mary Nascent. It lies in the center of Milan, with the streets spreading from it or surrounding it.

SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE

Built and designed in the late 1400s by famous Renaissance architect Donato Bramante, the Church of Santa Maria Della Grazie is known for its most popular artifact: The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Instead of a 21-year-long renovation process performed in 1999, the painting gives only evidence of its original glory. Its art is so great that observing it is still a great and moving experience for many visitors. Only 25 visitors can see the masterpiece at a time, securing reservations compulsory for the must-see masterpiece.

GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the earth’s most old enclosed shopping malls. It was developed in the late 1800s. With its blue towering central dome, vaulted glass ceilings, mosaic flooring, and the mall’s architecture are as remarkable as the high-end couture given in its shops, including Borsalino, Louis Vuitton, and Prada. As a meeting place, the shopping center’s fame won the Galleria the nickname “il salotto di Milano,” or Milan’s drawing-room. Tradition has it that setting on one’s heel above the mosaic bull below the central dome produces good luck.

QUADRILATERO D’ORO

Also recognized as the Quadrilatero della moda, in addition to being Milan’s most elite purchasing area, QUADRILATERO D’ORO is also one of the world’s most famous centers for fashion. The “Golden Quadrilateral” includes many city blocks, most of which are decorated with Neoclassical architecture. Via Sant’Andrea highlights some of the fashion world’s brightest luminaries, including Armani, Hermès, Michael Kors, and Chanel. The elegant Via Manzoni possesses architectural gems worth touring, including the luxurious Grand Hotel et de Milan. Here, Giuseppe Verdi died on January 27, 1901.

SFORZESCO CASTLE

The Sforzesco Castle represents the fierce rivalries among families in Renaissance Italy. It was established as a fortress during the 14th century; the structure became a showcase of strength and influence. Among the castle’s most important inhabitants were Beatrice d’Este and Ludovico il Moro, a couple who filled the Sforzesco with expensive art and furnishings. Now, the castle is home to the Museo d’Arte Antica, where the Pietà Rondanini, Michelangelo’s ultimate masterpiece, is the center of attention. An extensive exhibit of historical Egyptian art is likewise on show in the castle’s former apartments.