An extraordinary city, Milan has a lot to be proud of. It has earned the right to be known as 'The Fashion Capital of the world' and 'The Design Capital of the world.'
The capital of Lombardy and the 2nd most populous city in Italy, today Milan is an 'Alpha Global City' with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, finance and healthcare - to name a few.
1. Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle): Piazza Castello, 20121. Began life as Visconti Castle when the Lord of Western Milan - Galeazzo Visconti II built a fort that became known as a symbol of tyranny and foreign domination. It's liberator Francesco Sforza, set about trying to change this image by making the fortress more attractive. Learn more about the history with a tour and enjoy works by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
2. Duomo Milan (Milan Cathedral): Piazza del Duomo, Via Carlo Maria Martini 1, 20122. The largest church in Italy (St Peter's is in Vatican City), taking nearly 6 centuries to complete - you will never forget the moment you first lay eyes on this stunning building. The attention to detail is breath-taking, from the beautiful artwork on the doors to the stained-glass windows. This place is incredible. Go up on the roof and see Milan, book a tour or tickets for a performance. You won't regret it.
3. Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci: Via San Vittore 21, 20123. If you like science museums - you need to visit this one. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's deep interest in science and his vast array of inventions, this museum is a wonderful place for learning. Experience how it feels to be in space or a submarine. Meet the android Leonardo!
4. The Last Supper: Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie 2. This world-famous image of Christ at the last supper by Leonardo da Vinci - and the city's most famous mural, is located beside the Basilica Santa Maria delle Grazie - in an adjoining refectory. Booking is essential as the number of visitors permitted to see it is restricted due to its fragile state. Expect to spend your 15-minute time slot in awe.
5. Teatro alla Scala: Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121. If you are a fan of the performing arts, you will love the Teatro alla Scala. If you want to see opera performed in the country of its birth, or enjoy the ballet or a symphony concert - then you need to find out what's on. Now.
1. Dersett: Located on Viale Gian Galeazzo 17, 20136. A celebration of Italian comfort food, the menu at Dersett promises to make you feel good. Try the Venetian-style salted codfish, Culatello cooked ham with black truffle or Luciana-style octopus - whatever you choose you're in for a treat.
2. Contraste: On Via Meda 2, 20122. This restaurant is special. Even the website is mysterious and poetic 'All the good stories are born from silence.' The décor is very neutral, with many shades of white - so you can immerse yourself in the experience. Concentrate on the astonishing food instead; expect unique flavours and concepts to enliven your tastebuds. Originality in abundance! This doesn't come cheap though - prepare to pay at least £100.
3. Il Principe dei Navigli: At Via G.E Pestalozzi N.2/Angolo Lodovico Il Moro, 20143. Experience the best of Italy with Principe's antipasti, sea flavours risotto, ravioli filled with pumpkin or Romana pizza. Delicious!
4. Ristorante Galleria: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II 75, 20121. Located beside the elegant Duomo, this restaurant is a convenient treat for a tourist! Quality Italian classics.
5. Maio Restaurant: Via Santa Radegonda 1/Via San Raffaele 2, 20121. This well-located restaurant offers beautiful views of the Duomo and strives to blend American service with French bistro charm and Italian taste and style. Come here for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. You won't be disappointed.
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Date: 27th May 2018