Milan - A City Full of Opportunities

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Luca Bighignoli

How to Get the Most out of your Trip to Milan

With a population of over 1.3 million people, Milan is the biggest industrial city of Italy. It is a city full of opportunities and a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers and models from all over the world. Are you ready to find out why? Nice! Let's go then...

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Duomo di Milano
Luca:The 'Duomo di Milano' is located on Piazza del Duomo, the historic center and best starting point for a stay in Milan. Started in 1386, the construction of Milan Cathedral took nearly 500 years. It was finished under the order of Napoleon Bonaparte who absolutely wanted to be crowned as king of Italy there.
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Luca:Just outside the cathedral, on the Piazza del Duomo, you can visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, another top attraction in Milan. The place is very photogenic and luminous, with its magnificent arcades and superb dome made of glass and iron.
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Teatro alla Scala
Luca:Along with the San Carlo Theater in Naples and the Fenice in Venice, it’s one of Italy’s 3 most prestigious operas. Masterpieces of Italian opera have been created here, such as “Norma” by Vincenzo Bellini or “Otello” by Verdi. Also, one of the greatest classical singers of all time, Maria Callas, has performed in La Scala.
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Santa Maria delle Grazie
Luca:Without a doubt the most famous church in Milan, Santa Maria delle Grazie is known for housing one of the most beautiful masterpieces ever made, the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.
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Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
Luca:Installed in a former 16th century monastery, the museum exhibits more than thirty models reconstructing the bold inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci, ranging from war machines to measuring instruments.
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Royal Palace of Milan
Luca:The Royal Palace is over 7,000 square meters, and is home to many paintings lent by some of the most prestigious museums in the world. Divided into 4 parts, the museum allows you to explore the Neoclassical, Napoleonic, and Restoration periods, ending with the unification of Italy.
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Naviglio Grande
Luca:The best is to go there at the end of the day, with the light of the setting sun. It’s a very romantic neighborhood, especially in the evening with the lights reflecting in the canals and the local life starting in the numerous bars and restaurants.
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Piazza Affari
Luca:Located in front of the Milan Stock Exchange headquarters in Piazza Affari, you will find a magnificent 11-meter marble statue representing a giant middle finger.
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  1. Duomo di Milano
  2. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  3. Teatro alla Scala
  4. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  5. Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
  6. Royal Palace of Milan
  7. Naviglio Grande
  8. Piazza Affari
  9. Ratanà
  10. Pescaria Milano - via Bonnet
  11. Trattoria Trippa
  12. Dongiò
  13. Langosteria
  14. Gastronomia Yamamoto
  15. Nebbia
  16. Borgo Nuovo Restaurant Lounge
  17. Duomo Cathedral Square
  18. Naviglio Grande
  19. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  20. Arco della Pace
  21. Terrazza Aperol
  22. Quadrilatero della moda
  23. Bosco Verticale
  24. Ceresio 7 Pools & Restaurant
  25. Alcatraz
  26. Fabrique
  27. Take It easy
  28. Volt
  29. B38 Club Milano
  30. Q21
  31. Bobino Club Milano
  32. Amnesia

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