The classic tour includes a visit to the city centre starting from the Scala Opera House which is connected to the Cathedral,
“Duomo”, by the nineteenth century Vittorio Emanuele Arcade praised by Hemingway in his book “Farewell to the Arms”
The Duomo is the largest Gothic monument in Italy and one of the main
symbols of Milan.
Leonardo da Vinci lived in Milan for nearly twenty years, that’s why
the city houses his masterpiece “The Last Supper”.
the San Siro Racecourse, near the Milan football stadium, we can
admire the largest equestrian statue in the world “Leonardo’s
Horse”, a tribute to Leonardo’s genius from a Pennsylvanian
boasts a vast number of Museums including the Civic
Archaeology Museum, the Natural History Museum, situated
within the Public Gardens and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum with
a hall dedicated entirely to his inventions; also the house museum
of nobleman Giangiacomo Poldi-Pezzoli, an art collector,
reflecting the artistic tastes of nineteenth century Milan.
Renaissance Castle of the Sforza houses the Classical Art
Museum where you can find Michelangelo Buonarroti’s last
sculpture, “The Rondanini Pietà”.
Ambrosian and Brera Art Galleries offer to tourists both Italian and
foreign masterpieces dating from the XIV to the XX century.
Brera and the nearby Art Academy were once the “artists’ quarter” where bars and restaurants were patronised by young artists who would
often pay for their meals with their latest canvas.
once known as “the city of beautiful convents” has a remarkable number
of Churches, among them the basilica of St Ambrose founded by the city’s patron saint, St Lawrence, where you can
admire the precious Roman mosaics, St Eustorgius with the
relics of the Three Wise Men, St Mary
of Grace next to
Leonardo’s Last Supper, etc…
the city unknown to the tourist:
romantic Navigli (waterways), a popular area, which allow us to
discover a city a world apart from the well-known industrial
Walking between the old washhouses and houses with long railings,
nowadays artists’ studios, you can relive the history of days gone by.
the city with its eighteenth century palaces, the eclectic and art nouveau Milan with villas and mansions built by the best
artists of the day. Delightful courtyards enriched by statues and
fountains, hidden gardens in the heart of the city, with peacocks and
Milan is the fashion capital of the world. The famous district surrounding Monte Napoleone Street holds the fashion houses of the
most important national and international names.
you can find the famous café founded by Antonio Cova,
one of Napoleon’s soldiers; from here the neighbouring streets branch
out revealing the most famous boutiques, antique shops and jeweller’s
in the world.
Milan there are also warehouses and outlets stores where
you can find designer garments at lower prices.