Milan


Church in Milan, Italy
Photo by: davidchief, Creative Commons

This city has always been a commercial and business district since Italy became a united country during the 19th century. .Consequently, the mere mention of Milan, Italy brings up instant associations with fashion, finance and capitalism.

Take stroll in the Brera district – This neighborhood is surrounded by the corso Garibaldi. It is easily reached from the Moscova subway station. Freshly baked breads permeate the atmosphere of this district which is a good indication that this is where the locals spend much of their time. Establishments here are mostly frequented by locals such as the Giamaica Cafe, Le Trottoir jazz bar, De Claudio fish mart and Goodfellas apertif bar. The area is also home to the Accademia di Brera art academy which is reputed to be one of the best in the country.

Admire Renaissance Art and Architecture – Starting an architectural tour is best by first visiting the Castello Sforzesco. This castle was built by Donato Bramante and houses a secluded museum containing rooms with ceiling frescoes painted by Leonardo da Vinci. There is also a room exhibiting the Pieta Rondanini by Michelangelo Buonarotti which is his last unfinished sculpture. Milan, Italy is also famous for the Leonardi da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology that showcases many of da Vinci’s sketches, project designs and prototypes.

Trace landmarks on the tram – Compared to the more ancient sites in the city, the tram system is relatively new. It has been operating since 1927 and has been passing by many points of interest within the city center. The route reaches the Isola district first, which is notorious as a hotspot for political demonstrations and is home to many of the nation’s left-wing radicals. The tram then passes by the Monumentale Cemetery before reaching the busy streets of Chinatown. Following that, the tram alternately passes by busy shopping areas, quiet parks, and majestic buildings with the trip ending at a market where locally produced fruits and vegetables can be bought.

Without a doubt, there is much more to Milan, Italy than fashion and money, the city truly reveals valuable discoveries for tourists who will exert a little time and effort to seek them.

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