Though not at the top of many lists of places to visit in Italy, Milan is a great travel destination filled with art, culture and history. From safe and easy airport pickup to high end hotels, you will experience comfort and excitement. Housing famous museums, restaurants, theatres and architecture there are many places to see, for a range of interests. Have a look at the Top 5 sites in Milan you should visit.
1. Teatro alla Scala
This building, often shortened to La Scala, has been the home of Italian opera since its completion in 1778 and also includes the Museo Teatrale alla Scala, a museum focusing on La Scala’s and opera history. It is one of the most wonderful architecture in the world. Having had famous singers from around Italy and the world, La Scala is considered one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the globe. With a closing time of no later than midnight, you will be able to enjoy the performances here and still be able to enjoy many of the other wonderful attractions in Milan. Their performance season starts on Dec.7 St. Ambrose Day.
2. Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna (Modern Art Gallery)
This art gallery contains famous art works from the 18th to 20th centuries. This includes works from Vincent van Gogh to Pablo Picasso to name a few of the many artists displayed here. Housing many works of art, with tours available in many languages and generous opening hours there should be something interesting for everyone.
3. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
For those less interested in opera or art galleries is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II the largest shopping arcade in Europe. Including numerous shops specializing in luxury goods, cafes and restaurants, as well as five star hotel, Town House Galleria, the Galleria is often called il salotto di Milano or Milan’s drawing room. With the centre topped by an enormous glass and iron dome and floored with four mosaics of the coat of arms of Milan and each of the three capitals of Italy, the Galleria is a work of art as well as home to many exclusive stores.
4. Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper
Housing the famous mural is the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, a world heritage listed building. Along side several other famous pieces of art, the mural is in the convent refectory and, arguably, is one of the most recognised pieces of art in the world. The structure was built from 1463 to 1497 and the Last Supper was created in 1494, before the building was even completed. As one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous pieces of art it is well worth taking a look at the original piece.
5. Museo nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” or Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology
Dedicated to the great artist and inventor, the Museum of Science and Technology is the largest sciences and technology museum in Italy. Covering areas from Transport to Energy , each of the seven sections includes laboratories for specifically for children and young students. With an entire section focusing on da Vinci and showcasing his machine designs this museum is great for adults and children alike.
Milan is one of the more fascinating cities in Italy to visit, a veritable feast for the senses. So whether you are interested in history, art or great shopping you can find something to make your holiday the best it can be in Milan.