What to see in Milan: map of sites with photos and description
Milan for everyone. Someone wants to visit here and be sure to get at La Scala, where he gave operas by Verdi, Bellini, Puccini. Where sound and sound great voices from around the world.
For someone Milan – the fashion capital. There are Fashion Week, which gathers fashion designers and models almost around the world twice a year. Everyone will find what to see in Milan.
- Map and diagram of the Milan subway to the main attractions in the Russian language
- Architecture - photos with names and description
- Religious objects
- City tours
- What to see in one day by yourself?
- Where to go for 2 days?
- Interesting sights in 3 days
- Where to go with kids?
- Neighboring cities that are worth visiting
Map and diagram of the Milan subway to the main attractions in the Russian language
Milan - this the fashion square, the quarter of shops and fashion boutiques, invented by the citizens, the four sides of the square – the four streets – things Spiga, Montenapoleone, Corso Venezia and Manzoni.
Milan is also a special local cuisine of Lombardy, which it is impossible not to love. Gelato, pasta, ossobuco, panettone, bakery – even the names provoke a remarkable appetite.
Restaurants, bars, pizzerias, cafes – they are everywhere in Milan and everywhere you can eat.
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Architecture - photos with names and description
In Milan , the old at every step. It houses, architectural ensembles, cathedrals, parks, museums. And it is very difficult to divide all this into categories – here the temples are monuments, museums, religious facilities – all at once. Castles and palaces – they often also museums however the main attractions.
Museums there are in the theater, but sometimes the theater is inside the Museum. The Mall is also a sculpture gallery, and attraction. So the classification is very conditional, because it is Milan.
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Here's what to a greater extent can be attributed to the attractions:
Milan Cathedral (Duomo) is a truly majestic building. Built in the style of "flaming Gothic", it staggers the imagination of anyone who approaches him. For construction were used candelise white marble. The facade is adorned with 300 statues, every detail of which is reproduced to the last detail.
The interior decoration of the Duomo, too few people indifferent. Choirs, candle holder made of bronze with a height of 5 meters, the stained glass Windows. And the main relic – a nail from the cross of the Savior. The Cathedral was built a long time – from the XIV to the XIX centuries. Standing on the roof of the temple you can see an amazing panorama of Milan. Metro station next to the Cathedral is called Duomo;
- The Sforzesco castle was built for defense in ancient times, and in the beginning of the XV century it was rebuilt for the residence of the Duke of Sforza. In the reconstruction of the castle took part Leonardo da Vinci. Hall Business asse preserved to be what it was decorated by the great master;
- Teatro Alla Scala was built in 1778 in a neoclassical style. Its name he received from the Church of Santa Maria della Scala, which once stood on the site of the theatre. The building exterior is decorated with various architectural forms. Inside the theater are decorated with rich stucco. Near The Metro Station Duomo;
- The Royal Palace was built around 1778. Luxury building in neoclassical style built by the architect Piermarini. Inside a huge marble staircase, the ceilings of numerous paintings. Once, in the days of seniors in Milan, here at the little Palace theatre played a little Mozart. Near metro Duoma;
- The monumental cemetery of Milan is known for its funerary monuments, each of which is a true architectural masterpiece. They are made in different styles – from realism to abstractionism. In addition to the gravestones is interesting famedio chapel, and the mausoleum of brother Mozart, Karl. Metro Garibaldi;
- Tower Velasca - high-rise building built in the art Nouveau style in 1958. Its upper floors larger than the lower. They are attached tosupports. It is this form and made this modern tower is similar to the medieval castles of the Lombard. Some experts call this building a masterpiece, others the ugliest building in the city. Located near the metro station Aibricci Da Cannobio;
- Park Basil. There are Santeusanio Basilica, a column of the times of Ancient Rome San Lorenzo and the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, built in the Byzantine style, in form it resembles Istanbul's Hagia Sophia;
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the oldest Mall in the world. Built in the shape of a Latin cross, in the center of the octagon. Here has 24 statues of celebrated Italians.
Shopping gallery at one end overlooking the square in front of the Duomo Cathedral, the other entrance is opposite La Scala. There are two entrances, over each of the four hanging arms – Milan, Florence, Rome, Turin. Gallery covered by a glass dome on a concrete frame. Near metro Duoma;
- Piazza Mercanti is a tiny medieval square. Here stands the ancient town Hall 1233, Loggia. 1316 – a place where judges and notaries, which is decorated with medieval statues. Here is the building of the Renaissance, which housed the court of Milan. Metro Duoma.
Now there are several museums. Nearest subway stations: Cadorna, Lanza, Cairoli.
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There is a large bookstore, fashion boutiques, restaurants - everything for a comfortable stay.
In Milan a lot of space, and almost each has its own monument. They are installed in parks, monastic courtyards, on the racetrack. Here are some of them:
- The monument to the Middle Finger of the sculptor Cattelan installed in 2010 for the Milan antidialogical exhibitions;
- Statue the Horse Leonardo at the San Siro. The statue is cast according to the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci;
- Sculpture Grande, established in the XIX century and dedicated to the war for the unification of Italy;
- The monument to the victims of war, dedicated to the tragic events of 1944 – when the allies bombed the primary school;
- Monument to Saint Francis of Assisi;
- Monument in the style of futurism in memory of the victims of the carabinieri;
- Monument to Giuseppe Missori, a close associate of Garibaldi.
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Churches, cathedrals and monasteries in Milan a lot. They were built here for centuries. Now they are the same sights, they are also museums:
- The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built in the Gothic style with a dome in the early Renaissance style. Here is Leonardo Da Vinci's "last supper";
- Church of San Fedele is situated on the square bearing her name. Built in 1596. Here is the famous "Pieta" - "mater Dolorosa";
- The Church of St. eustorgio at the time, Manila pilgrims going to the Holy land. It was important for them before you travel to worship the treasures of the Three kings kept in the Church;
- Basilica of Sant Ambrogio , the oldest religious building in the city, built in the year 379 in the Romanesque style, with features typical of Lombardy. Inside the temple lie the Roman commander of Stilicone and Bishop Ambrosius, in whose honor this Church built.
Interesting in the Basilica of the Golden altar that is created in the IX century and the chapel with Golden mosaics.
The museums here are not just everywhere, they are not one in each old building. Here are just some:
- Pinacoteca di Brera is one of the largest in area and number of exhibits. Here you can trace the history of Italian painting from the Middle ages to the present day;
- The Wings Museum Poldi Pezzoli. Once he has assembled a collection of Venetian glass, ceramics of ancient times, medieval tapestries, weapons and furniture of the Renaissance. All this became the basis of the Museum named after him;
- Sforza castle – here are city Museum, Museum of musical instruments, Museum of ancient art and the Museum of decorative arts;
- The bagatti Valsecchi Museum par excellence – is also created on the basis of personal collections. Here are collected everyday objects from the Renaissance, furniture, books, paintings, toys, dishes;
- Museum Leonardo da Vinci in the premises of the former monastery contains models of the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. There are inventions and other scientists. Here are just 15 of the thousands of objects science and technology;
- Gallery of modern art at the Royal Villa Reale. Here are paintings and sculpture from romanticism to post-impressionism;
- The archaeology Museum in the former convent of Maggiore. Here the objects found at the excavation of the Roman Empire and the Etruscans.
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To view all interesting in Milan is not enough for the month. But if you wish you can manage to make an impression on the city for 1-2 days.
What to see in one day by yourself?
In Milan there are several places to see which can not let you come for just one day. Everyone visiting Milan should see the Duomo and climb to its roof.
If we do not have time to travel around the city, inspect it from top all the more worth it, and it will make any memorable impression.
It is necessary to see the theatre La Scala, the more that it is next to the Cathedral. Not only can you see the building from the outside, but to go on a tour of the theatre space. To get an idea about Milan museums and Italian painting, is to go to the Brera art gallery. In the collection of Pinakothek works of the great Italians.
If you have time, it's good to take a walk in the Park Sempione, this is one of the most interesting places in Milan. There are always fairs, festivals, city festivals.
Where to go for 2 days?
If you have two days for sightseeing in Milan, you can try to buy a ticket to the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where the wall of the refectory is decorated with the famous fresco of Leonardo da Vinci "the last supper". You must buy the ticket the day before the visit and to know in advance about the time of the inspection.
The first day you can go back in the Royal Palace. There are several museums, and they should devote the second half of the day.
On the second day, after meeting with "the last supper", you can wander through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, combining exploring the site with exciting shopping.
If you can not see the fresco "the last supper", then do not despair. You can go to the art gallery of Brera, to compensate for the failure of Leonardo da Vinci's acquaintance with the works of Rembrandt, Titian, Rubens, Raphael and other great masters. Exposed there and Picasso, and Modigliani, and many contemporary artists.
Interesting sights in 3 days
First, the traditional travel set: Milan Cathedral, La Scala, the attempt to see "the last Supper". Then the Castle Mercanti, to discover ancient Italy and to see the last sculpture Michelangelo. And the twentieth century Museum – this is modern Italy.
On the second day, head to the Brera district. Here is the gallery of Brera is one of the largest museums of Milan. Charter to wander around the Museum, is to relax in the Park - Giardini Publicy or in the Park Sempione. Both parks are true works of landscape art. And it's worth seeing.
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And the third day it is better to wander around medieval Milan, for example, at the Piazza Mercanti, and then go to the Gallery of Vittorio Emanuele II. And in the evening, tired of the architecture, sculpture and shopping, to experience the cuisine of Lombardy in one of the restaurants.
Where to go with kids?
Children are curious about everything. No doubt they will be impressed from the panorama of the city, which is visible from the roof of Milan Cathedral. And then they can go further:
- In the Museum of science and technology it is possible to design and carry out experiments independently;
- You can go to a Children's camp fun-Fun with educational rooms and a pool with colored balls;
- In Milan equipped bike paths on which you can go on a bike tour around the city. There is a lot of interesting, and there are rest areas and cafes;
- Children (especially boys) will not be bored in the Museum Leonardo da Vinci in the Museum of Natural history with large diagramname, there are more than a hundred, including those that show the life of dinosaurs;
- In Milan and the toy Museum, where it will be interesting to the smallest;
- The city aquarium with numerous marine life – this is the place where also want to check out;
- The original café Anadamawhere children are older give pencils, crayons to create a copyright of napkins and different material for creativity, and kids toys. Menu children's portions with a mini.
- On lake Garda, the amusement Park Gardaland.
Especially children and adults impressive hall where the plesiosaurs hang down from the ceiling.
Neighboring cities that are worth visiting
Tired of bustling Milan with crowds of tourists, it will be interesting to explore the area and visit the cities located nearby:
- Verona - a city which as a whole is considered a world heritage site, this is where the action is "Romeo and Juliet". Overall, a beautiful small town which can be explored in severalhours;
- Bardolino is a town on lake Garda, there is the Museum of wine, where free tasting of ordinary wines. But to try aged old wine, you have to pay. Any wine can be bought here;
- Sirmione – a town with beautiful views of lake Garda and antique baths;
- Pavia is a city 35 km from Milan, which preserved the Cathedral, the famous monastery of Certosa was built in the Gothic style, as well as numerous churches;
- Brescia - here there is a magnificent Brescia castle of the XII century, and two cathedrals with a unique bas-reliefs and city hall;
- Cremona – the birthplace of Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri, the great masters of the violin. Here today, make of violin. The town still has many old buildings;
- Stresa is a beautiful town on the beautiful lake Maggiore. It is located on the mainland and on the tiny Islands;
- Bergamo – here the most famous building is the castle of the XIV century, it is built on the bare rock. The town has preserved many of the Church since the Renaissance.
And, strange as it may sound once viewed by many attractions, Milan is a modern city.
There is a lot of movement, a lot of modern style. It is not a faceless, as a modern city. It has its own character, which can be understood only by close and long acquaintance.
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