Another weekend, another point on the map and this time Milan. Milan is a great city, which is full of historical monuments, galleries, theaters, churches and other places of interest. Which necessarily should be seen in Milan, if the time to visit is strongly limited?
The first monument, which is worth to see in Milan is the Duomo – the Gothic Cathedral of Milan, standing on Piazza del Duomo – the main square of the Old Town. Anyone who sees with his own eyes is a monumental architectural work immediately understand why its construction lasted until 427 years. The cathedral is huge, has a five-naval interior, and its slender towers decorated with numerous sculptures, each of which impresses with its intricate workmanship. At the top of the Duomo is an observation deck, which can be reached by elevator or climb the stairs. When the sky is clear from the terrace you can admire not only the views offered in the city below, but also outside the Alps. The view is really stunning.
Next, you should visit a huge Sforza Castle, also located in the city center. It was built on a square plan – located in the middle of a very spacious courtyard, which is surrounded by a wall with corner towers. Before entering the castle there is a very large fountain, and beyond – a large park, which can be seen standing in the distance, the Arc de Triomphe. This park is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll and relax after a long sightseeing.
Art lovers should be sure to take a stroll through the streets of the district Brrera. It is known in the Milan district artistic bohemia. Some of its streets are closed to traffic and in on them cafes, bars and restaurants, you can enjoy a delicious lunch or dessert. First of all, it deserves attention Pinacoteca di Brera, where you can watch hundreds of images of many distinguished artists: Bellini, Raphael and Caravaggio.
Shopaholics and fashion experts should visit the shops of famous Italian designers, which can be found in the Gallery of Victor Emmanuel and two streets, which are also located in the center of the city: Via della Spiga and Corso Buenos Aires.
Milan is a multicultural city, with a huge variety. The city is large but what is good, most of the major monuments, churches, galleries and shops are within walking distance from each other in the center of the city. As a result, what you should see in Milan, can be viewed within 1-3 days. If you can not spend several days visiting italy, it is worth to go there at least for the weekend.