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Milan - One of the most beautiful cities

Posted by jamesacrandell@gmail.com on September 15, 2013

Milan is one of Italy's most trendy places and one of the richest cities in Europe. However, it also has a lot of historical importance, not to mention all the artistic attractions located in this city: the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Last Supper painting, and the famous La Scala Opera House.

When going to Milan, be expecting to see a glamorous city where life is literally “boiling”, with a thriving cultural scene and an excellent selection of boutiques for shopping. And now, once you have been informed of all this information about milan, don't you have curiosity to visit it? Or at-least to know more? If you do, like I did when I first got to know about this fabulous city, the continue reading!


Where is Milan?

Milan is in northwest Italy in the Lombardy region, about 30 miles south of the Alps. It is very near the Lake district, including Lakes Como and Maggiore.

Milan Attractions:

Milan has a small historic center, mainly between the Duomo and Castello. This is the main site I recommend you to visit.

The Duomo is the world's largest Gothic cathedral and the third largest church in Europe. The construction of it began in 1386 and lasted almost 500 years! Its marble facade is magnificent and its roof has 135 spires and 3200 statues. Inside, the crucifix is said to contain a nail from the famous cross of Christ. Its piazza is the hub of Milan. There is also a museum. Be sure to climb the stairs or take the elevator (if you are lazy like me) to the top for views of Milan and the Duomo's spires. See pictures from the duomo rooftop.

National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci is housed in what was once a 16th century monastery . The museum has a vast collection showing the history of science and technology starting from Leonardo da Vinci's machines.
La Scala is a very famous opera house with space for over 2000 people. Built in 1778 it has a very interesting interior. You can also visit the museum located in this building.
Pinacoteca di Brera, originally started by Napoleon, is Milan's most prestigious art gallery. It holds a huge collection of over 600 works in 40 rooms.

Finally, if you love trips to the nature, do not ignore the chance to travel to such places as Lakes, Pavia, and the hill town of Bergamo. They are just excellent to breathe some fresh air and relax from the conventional city life.


Accomodation in Milan:

There are a lot of hotels disposable at your service in the city's center. There is also a huge amount of apartments, rooms and villas that can be rented at very affordable prices. You can find more about affordable accomodation in Milan on http://www.travel-italy.co.uk/en/lombardy/milan/

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