Labeled as the “new” Italy, Milan represents a mix of modern architecture and historic structures and monuments. Milan looks like a bustling fashionable city with its shiny window displays, buildings and several cafes where people take a quick sip of their fave coffee before heading back to work, but there are more wonderful historic sites waiting to be discovered by the tourists.
One of the biggest Gothic cathedrals in the world called The Duomo can be found in the heart of Milan and was built in 1386 featuring hundreds of spires and thousands of statues on its exterior. Another famous tourist site is the Saint Mary of the Graces, which is home to Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”. Get a glimpse of the majestic Pirelli tower, which was built in 1960s and the grand medieval castle Castello Sforzesco. Listen to some of the greatest operatic artists in the renowned Italian opera house La Scala. Check out the prestigious art collections at the main museum of Milan called The Pinacoteca. Get the football fever once you get inside San Siro, which used to be called the Stadio Guiseppe Meazza and built in 1925.
Known as the fashion capital of Italy, Milan is known for its stylish brands, renowned designers and supermodels. A real shopper’s paradise, there are numerous shopping areas located in Milan ranging from designer’s labels and huge retail outlets to small funky boutiques and second-hand shops. If you are looking for luxury brands then Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is the perfect place for you since this is the mother of all shopping malls featuring designer brands such as Louis Vuitton and Prada. Aside from that, this mall also offers various restaurants, cafes, art galleries and bookstores. The mall turns into an enchanting place every Christmas decorated with bright lights and colorful decorations. For more choices in shopping, there is the Fashion Quadrangle located at the San Babila Square, Duomo Square and Cavour Square.