10 things you need to do in Milan

The city by age is more than two and a half thousand years today is almost deprived of attractions connecting it with antiquity. For his long life, Milan was repeatedly practically steering from the face of the earth. Each time rejected again, Milan acquired an appearance corresponding to the era. Today, architectural masterpieces of the Middle Ages and Renaissance modestly are located among the buildings of later centuries. You can imagine that this is a kind of game: find us, guest, guess, fell, and how you caress, you will be happy. As in any other Italian city, in Milan there are places of sign, symbolic, which can not be missed.

1. View Milan from the roof Duomo

Openwork walls Duomo from white marble with arrows towers rise in the very center of Milan. Cathedral in a rare for northern Italy Gothic style was built almost six hundred years, from 1386 to 1965. I wonder what the construction style was not changed for these centuries. This is a luxurious building comparable to an elegant giant cabinet. Outside and inside the Cathedral decorated with three thousand statues. Each November in the cathedral is exhibited by Quadoni San Carlo – the so-called cycle of picturesque work, telling about the life and acts of St. Carlo Borromeo, Milan Archbishop, who lived in the XVI century. Many tourists will attract not only the decoration of Duomo – you can climb on the roof of the cathedral and because of the spiers of his towers to admire the views of the city. Exciting spectacle.

2. To make a desire in the gallery of Victor-Emmanuel II

Next to Duomo is a huge and at the same time elegant building of one of the first European passages – the Gallery of Victor Emmanuel II. A wonderful architecture building reminds that Milan, among other things, the capital of fashion and the famous European shopping center. Under one roof, shops and boutiques of the most famous brands of the world are collected here: Prada, Dolce&Gabbana, Gucci, Louis Vuitton. The gallery has many cafes and restaurants, concert sites and even the hotel. But if shops and cafes work only during the daytime, the gallery itself is open around the clock.

The building is beautiful inside and outside, and the most famous place is a central room with a mosaic floor. In the center of the hall on the floor depicted bull. According to reference, if you get up to a certain place of the bovine figure and turn around yourself on heels, then return to Milan is provided to you. It is not difficult to find this place – from numerous rotations in the image of a bull formed a dent.

3. Find a piece of Moscow in the castle of Sforza

Castello Soroforesko, or Sforza Castle – one of the symbols of Milan, is ten minutes walk from Duomo. It is hard to believe, but at the time when the castle was built, this place was a suburb. The residence of the rulers of the capital of Lombardy resembles the walls of the Moscow Kremlin: the teeth of the forked edges on the walls and towers really became a sample for the fortress walls in the Russian capital. During the board of the dynasty, the castle became a symbol of tyranny for milants, he even demanded to demolish it. But Napoleon, to whom they addressed this requirement, ordered to break around the castle of the park, he surrounds the fortress and today.

A few museums found a house in the walls of the castle, including the Archaeological Museum and the Antique Art Museum. In museums, you need to purchase a ticket, but you can go through the courtyards of the castle completely free. The castle is perfectly renovated, even the ditch around the lock is restored.

4. See the "Last Supper" Leonardo da Vinci

Great Leonardo da Vinci served at the courtyard of the Dukes Sforza. Dominican monastery built the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and ordered for his refrapping fresco from Leonardo. The artist order with brilliance fulfilled, but the freny freny was quite dramatic. Over time, the monks decided to break the door in the wall with the mural and cut off the fragment from the bottom. Not lucky "Last Evening" during the Napoleonic Wars and World War II. Last large-scale restoration corrected all the mistakes of the past and tried to keep the mural. Experts claim that today’s "Last Supper" is only a shadow from the masterpiece written, nevertheless the fresco is alive and attracts many tourists. To see it, you need to book a place in a group of 25 people.

5. Immerse yourself in the world of Italian painting

The famous Pinakotek of Brera in 38 halls consistently traces the development of the art of Italy. In chronological order and schools are presented by the works of famous masters, including Tintoretto, Rafael, Wittor Carpaccio, Donato Bramte, Ambrodzhio Lorenzetti.

6. Ploy in the distant past in the Amvrosian Basilica

10 Things you need to do in Milan

One of the most ancient attractions of Milan, the Basilica of Saint Ambrose is in its place since the XI century. The ancient church is built on the spot of an even more ancient temple. In today’s basil, besides mosaic apse of the XIII century and medieval sculptural decoration, you can see the Golden Altar created in the 9th century. Basilica is built in Romanesque style, it is characterized by a long atrium at the entrance, two towers on the right and left. In the Amvrosian Basilica, the relics of its founder of St. Ambrose.

7. Enjoy wonderful in the Museum of Polandi Pezzoli

The collection of the Museum of Poland-Dzzoli is so rich that it seems that it has been created for a long time. In fact, he is a little more than a hundred years old, he was born from the collection collected by the Aristocrat of Jan Jacomo Polandi Petzoli. In the halls of the museum, samples of painting of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo. Presented collection of weapons, armor, tapestry and furniture.

eight. Touch the antiquity in the Basilica of San Lorenzo

Basilica San Lorenzo was built in the IV century, after which it was repeatedly rebuilt. From ancient times, Baptistery, the bell tower of the XII century remained, did not change and the overall architectural solution. One of the chapel keeps the lateant mosaics, and around the church you can see the ancient Roman columns, which remained from the term Emperor Maximilian.

nine. Listen to Opera in the La Scala Theater

ten. Learn about the development of scientific thought

Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci Opened in 1953 and is one of the largest in Italy. The museum collection is divided into seven sections: materials, transport, energy, communications, art and science Leonardo da Vinci, Science for youth, new boundaries. This museum stores the largest collection of models of machines and mechanisms developed by the genius Leonardo. Many sections are conducted by master classes and open laboratory shows.

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