Milan – more than just a “gateway to the world”
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Churches, art and culture
Milan caters to all tastes. Visit Milan Cathedral, one of the largest churches in the world, and admire the magnificent stained-glass windows. Then climb up to the cathedral rooftop terrace for a breath-taking panorama of the whole city.
La Scala in Milan is the venue of choice for opera fans the world over. Let top-class soloists transport you to another world at one of the fantastic opera or ballet performances.
Art aficionados should not miss da Vinci’s “Last Supper”, which hangs in the refectory of Dominican convent Santa Maria delle Grazie. It took Leonardo da Vinci five years to complete this awesome masterpiece, in which his distinctive technique evokes a unique mood and atmospheric effects.
Italian fashions and the names of their designers are known far beyond the national borders and Milan is a veritable shopper’s paradise. The most exclusive shopping streets are to be found in the fashion district around Via Montenapoleone. And if you are hoping for a close-up of celebs and models, head for the designer boutiques and bars.
There are street markets in various parts of Milan every day (except Sundays). Visitors hoping to find a special bargain – or maybe even a cut-price designer item – can test their haggling skills amidst the inimitable Italian hustle and bustle.
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