Milan fascinates through its architecture and because it is the center of fashion, here being found famous brands and collections, but in what follows we will discover other interesting aspects of the energetic Milan.
Milan is the second largest city in Italy, after Rome, being in the most developed area of the country, is the main economic and financial center of Italy and one of the richest cities on the continent. It is also one of the four fashion capitals of the world, along with New York, London and Paris, Fashion Week is held each spring and fall and is a major event in the fashion world.
Milan has two famous football clubs: AC Milan, founded by the English, has won numerous titles in the history of international football competitions and Inter Milan, founded by some member of the club AC Milan, specifically to accept players from other countries in the Italian league, both teams playing now on the modern city stadium, San Siro.
At chapter famous building with an exceptional beauty, Milan boasts with the Cathedral overlooking the Alps, located in the city center, in Piazza del Duomo, where is the Santa Maria Nascente Cathedral – Duomo di Milano, dominated by a combination of Gothic and Baroque styles. The building began in 1386 and was completed only in the nineteenth century by order of Napoleon, considered the 6th largest church in the world, after those in Rome, Seville, Lichen, Liverpool and Fatima. Cathedral has 135 towers, 2,245 statues of saints in exterior and 96 gargoyles. From the roof you can admire the beautiful panorama of the city and the snow-covered Alps. The highest point is Madonnina statue, the Saint patron of the city. In vicinity of the Duomo, Corso Vittorio Emanuelle II Street lies with the most expensive shopping area in Milan.
Another impressive building is the Pinacoteca di Brera, which is a museum, one of the best museums of Italian painting in the world, with works by Raphael, Canaletto, Tintoretto and other masters. One of the most famous images is Pala Montefeltro or (Brera Madonna), by Piero della Francesca.
Teatro alla Scala is the most beautiful opera in the world known as La Scala. The building was built by Giuseppe Piermarini and was built in two years. Works that have been written specifically to be represented here are Madama Butterfly by Puccini, Nabucco and Othello di Verdini or The Turk in Italy, by Rossini. Initially, La Scala was lit with hundreds of candles and paraffin lamps, and later, in 1883 with electric lighting. Currently the building can accommodate up to 3,600 people.
Santa Maria della Grazie is a church from sec. XV, in Renaissance style, extended by Donato Bramante, together with the buildings of the monastery. The most valuable treasure is in the dining room – the famous mural, ‘’The Last Supper’’, by Leonardo Da Vinci, painted in 1495-98 with painting that began to deteriorate and although attempts for restoration problem could not be solve.
Milan is a city that has a lot to offer its visitors with many attractions and links to other areas of northern Italy, such as Lake Como and the Alps. It is a historic town with churches, museums, parks, relaxing cafes and the modern aspects of the city, as fashion industry and Italian design, make this city to be one worth visiting.