A Memorable Trip to Milan, Italy!

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Milan, capital of Italian business,  often has the reputation as a staid and serious city, but peel back the layers and you will find more to this northern Italian city than just meets the eye. Sure, it is Italy's fashion capital which means no visit would be complete without a visit to the fashion quarter and shopping for the latest looks. If you can do only one thing in Milan, be sure to see Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, housed in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie . Even if you're not an opera fan, you might become one after a visit to the world-famous Teatro La Scala.While every Italian city has a Duomo, Milan's cathedral makes for a spectacular site, inside and out.

Main Attractions There isn't a laundry list of must-see attractions in Milan, so even with a short visit you can hit the highlights with ease. The things I would put on a "do not miss" list are:

  • Milan Duomo - It's the city's iconic symbol, and it's smack dab in the center. It's free to go in, and although it's huge and pretty it's not as impressive as some other churches you'll see on a tour of the big cities in Italy. The highlight of a visit to the Duomo, then, is taking the elevator up to      walk around on the Duomo roof among the spires. Hope for clear enough skies so you can see the mountains.
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  • Leonardo da Vinci's"The Last Supper" - The amount of planning required to see "The Last Supper" is inversely proportionate to the amount of time you get to actually spend in the refectory looking at the painting. Visits are strictly limited to 15 minutes, and tickets often sell out months in advance. Squeezing this into a brief Milan visit requires lots of advance planning .

Museums Here are a few suggested museums in Milan

  • Museo Nazionale della Scienza e dellaTecnologia Named after Leonardo da Vinci this technical museum exhibits  about 40.000 sqm more than 15.000 objects of all technical interests:  ships, aircrafts, cars, radios, early mechanic machines such as a  calculating machine designed by Blaise Pascal or early sound and musical  machines.
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  • Museo del Duomo Situated in the Palazzo Reale next to the cathedral you will find here  several masterpieces of art and craftworks, that still belong to the  huge cathedral treasure. The exhibited objects are like a window to religious life during  the times, from the late Gothic age till today
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  • Museo Poldi-Pezzoli  Situated in north-east Milan, the Museo Poldi-Pezzoli is a private  museum that was established by Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli and opened to  the public in 1881. The building itself is a good example of a late  19th-century aristocratic residence in Milan and both the exterior and  interior are well preserved. Inside the museum are many exhibits,  including  Pezzoli's  fine collection of sculptures, paintings - many by  notable artists, watches, jewellery , glass, textiles, ancient armour  and much more.

 Milan Restaurants

There are many good restaurants in Milan offering all kinds of cuisine and ambience. Many cheaper options, including fast-food restaurants, can be found in the area close to the Duomo - head just off the main streets if you're looking for a quieter trattoria or pizzeria. The Brera area has several stylish restaurants as well as bars, and other good areas for eating out include the Navigli and the Ticinese neighbourhoods. Regional specialities to sample include risotto alla milanese , ossobucco , polenta and a wide range of cakes and desserts.

Pels is an articles writer whose major area of focus is travel where she shares lots of travel information. In this article she is sharing her experience about Milan the perfect holiday destination. If you want to book Holidays in Milan Please visit www.mymilan.co.uk.

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