Top 5 sights you should not miss in Milan

Rumor has it that if you have time and patience to get under Milan’s skin, chances are it will get under yours too.  What you need to do is to carefully plan each day of your visit and be as organized as possible if the time you stay there is quite limited. If instead you have plenty of time to enjoy this amazing city, just make your days full of adventure, that is just go with the flow.  However in both cases there are Top 5 sights you should not miss in Milan that once visited will help you get a better perspective of this place’s history, culture, economy, trends and people.

1. Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco is definitely a must see in Milan. With its amazing architecture, breathtaking history and wonderful stories it dominates one of the most beautiful and still common landscapes in the city. It is located in Parco Sempione, reminding its visitors about the famous Sforza and Visconti families that contributed to its ‘birth’.

2. Duomo Cathedral

You’ve guessed it. If you are in Italy then you will certainly come across a Duomo, an edifice that usually marks the city’s center. Duomo cathedral in Milan makes no exception to the rule, being however the world’s largest Gothic cathedral and of course the city’s symbol. The first service usually starts at 7am so if you can be there before this hour then you will have the possibility to enjoy this place at its fullest.

3. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

As it names says, Galeria Vittorio Emanuele II is a wonderful elegant gallery full of restaurants and bookstores, located right in Milan’s center. It represents a connection area between Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Scala.

4. Teatro alla Scala

Located in the above mentioned Piazza della Scala, Teatro alla Scala is the world known theater and opera house that I am sure you must have heard about at least one in your life. Just buy a ticket and reserve at least one night for one of its breathtaking events and you will not regret it.

5. Santa Maria delle Grazie

You must have got used to the idea that in Italy almost every church is closely related to a famous artist, impressing thus trough its architecture or paintings. Santa Maria delle Grazie will reveal you the art of Bramante and the famous Last Supper painted by Leonardo, subject of many books and movies. Bear in mind that this fresco has been declared as part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

There are so many other landscapes that should be visited but just do your best to check these Top 5 sights you should not miss in Milan.

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