I`m such the biggest fan of Leonardo da Vinci. He is a kind of immortal genious. For the ones that haven`t seen yet PLEASE watch the serie “Da Vinci Demons”. It is a must have for your personal instrutcion, believe me. Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is, undoubtedly, Milan’s best-known attraction, but tickets are hard to get hold, so, don`t forget to use your best tennis to go there.
The discreet façade of Teatro alla Scala and the world’s most famous opera house. Look out for a superb programme of popular operas throughout 2015, under new musical director Riccardo Chailly.
Milan’s original yellow and orange 1920s and 1950s tramshave varnished wooden seats and iconic fluted glass lampshades. Alternatively, book an evening ride onATMosfera, a vintage tram serving up dinner with wine.
Thanks in part to Napoleon, who dumped much of his northern Italian loot here, the Pinacoteca di Brera contains one of the most important art collections in Italy. Smaller but with works every bit as important, the Pinacoteca Ambrosianahouses The Musician, an early painting by Leonardo da Vinci, and a lock of Lucrezia Borgia’s strawberry blonde hair.
You know, Milan is the world of design. So, don`t miss this kind of details like unfinished masterpiece by Michaelangelo. Is on the Castello Sforzesco that is one of the city`s most precious artworks: Michaelangelo`s uncompleted sculpture, the Pietà Rondanini. Its rounded turrets, spacious courtyards and secret passageways would be reason enough to visit this castle.
A network of canals, partly designed by Leonardo da Vinci, once stretched right across Milan, but these days theNavigli are confined to two long waterways – the Naviglio Grande and the Naviglio Pavese. A welcome alternative to the slicker style associated with the fashion-obsessed centre, the bohemian canals are lined with pavement cafés, vintage shops and the occasional gallery. A popular antiques market is held on the Naviglio Grande on the last Sunday of every month.
With more than 350,000 visitors from 160 countries, April’s Salone del Mobile (Furniture fair) is the biggest annual event in Milan. See a preview of this fair here. But what makes the event worth coming to are the hundreds of exhibitiors like Tom Dixon, Delightfull, Castro Lighting and Boca do Lobo, cocktail evenings and parties at the Fuori Salone fringe back in town.
The San Siro Stadium is home to two of Italy’s most famous football clubs: FC Internazionale and AC Milan. You can enjoy of a football game or take a tour of the museum and stadium on a non-match day.
Walk through the door, and you might presume that the gilded apse at the end of the barrel-vaulted nave stretches back for at least two or three metres. Get up close, and you’ll see it’s a trompe-l’oeil niche, with a depth of just 97 centimetres. The great architect Bramante is said to be responsible for this amazing visual trick.
You’ll know you’re entering Luini Land when you see the crowds of youngsters crouching on doorsteps on a backstreet beside the Duomo, clutching greasy paper bags.
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