Visit the top sights in Milan and take in all that Italy has to offer!
It's difficult to think of a more fashionable destination than Milan. It's also a fantastic place to delve into Italy's rich history and culture. Here's a quick look at five of the city's must-see attractions that will have you envying the luck of the Milanese and looking for cheap tickets for a flight to this lovely Italian city.
The Last Supper
It's one of the most famous works of art in the world, and it was painted right here in Milan by its most famous resident – Leonardo Da Vinci. The painting (L'Ultima Cena in Italian) is on view next to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Dating from the late 1400s, the church is in and of itself worth a visit.
Find out more at grazieop.it.
Duomo di Milano
The third largest church and the symbol of this stylish city, a visit to the architectural marvel that is Milan's Duomo is a must. This majestic cathedral rules the city's skyline and very much is the cultural and geographic heart of Milan, so you might as well go inside and take a peek as well. You won't be disappointed.
Visit duomomilano.it for details about this popular and historic attraction.
If Milan's known for anything, it's for being the fashion capital of the world. Whether you can actually afford to splash out the latest designs from the most glamorous labels or not, to fully grasp what this city is all about, take a stroll along the ritzy thoroughfare of Via Montenapoleone. The most important street in Quadrilatero della moda (Milan's fashion district), Via Montenapoleone offers primetime people watching and unrivalled high-end shopping opportunities. Many of the world's top fashion houses are headquartered here, along with what can seem the most stylish collection of shops and emporia ever assembled. And believe it or not, bargains and sales can be found!
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Via Montenapoleone may be where to go for the latest fashion trends, but sartorially sophisticated Milan has been a shopping haven for centuries. In fact, the world's oldest shopping mall is located here in the centre of town and nearby the Duomo. Built by Giuseppe Mengonibetween 1865 and 1877, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II consists of two glass-vaulted arcades and is epitome of elegant design. From a quick espresso to fine jewelry and pretty much everything and anything in between, there's something for everyone here.
Teatro alla Scala
The Teatro alla Scalla, aka La Scala, has been wowing opera lovers since opening its doors back in 1778. The 2013/2014 season is now on with ten operas and six ballets, including Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutti, Verdi's La Traviata and Tchaikovsky'sSwan Lake as well as eight new productions.
Go to teatroallascala.org to find out about visiting the theatre and how to book tickets.
photo credit: Chris Osburn