The city of Milan is considered the capital of fashion and design. Piazza Duomo with the imposing Cathedral Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is one of the first images we associate with the city of Milan. In this city, among many beauties of art and architecture, one of the treasures of Italian painting is kept: “The Last Supper” by Leonardo Da Vinci, to be admired in the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
A visit to the Duomo, an extraordinary gothic building, is not to be missed, admire the interior and climb the terraces to enjoy a view of the city and a close encounter with the spiers and sculptures that decorate the top of the building.
Next to the Cathedral is the Royal Palace and from the square you can access the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II walking inside you can admire the windows of the most prestigious high fashion or stop in one of the luxury restaurants, leaving you will find yourself in front of the Teatro alla Scala taking via Manzoni, you will reach the intersection with one of the most famous shopping streets in Milan via Montenapoleone.
If, instead, from Piazza Duomo take the Via Orefici you will find yourself before one of the towers of the Sforzesco Castle where today are kept important works of art including, for example, the “Enthroned Madonna between Saints” by Mantegna, and the “Pietà Rondanini” by Michelangelo.
Behind the Castle there is the Sempione Park, not neglecting to pass among its paths and admire the Arco della Pace, in Piazza Sempione, an example of neoclassical architecture.
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