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Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper is one of the most admired, most studied, and most reproduced paintings the world has ever known. Hidden away in the dining hall of the Dominican monks, the painting depicts the crucial moment when Christ reveals his betrayal to his disciples. 

A visit to this magnificent piece of artwork must be planned in advance due to the limited number of tickets and visits per day. 

Il Duomo (Milan Cathedral)

The Duomo of Milan is the last of Italy's great Gothic structures. Standing proud in the spacious Piazza del Duomo, this behemoth church is one of the world's largest Gothic cathedrals, and by far the most visited sights in Milan for tourists. 

Step inside and visit its interior before climbing up its stairs or riding the elevator to its terraces, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Milan cityscape and spires up close. 

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Known locally as il salotto de Milano, (the drawing room of Milan) the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the most famous and one of the oldest shopping arcades in the world and even today, you can see a good crowd of people shopping here. 

 

Constructed between 1865 and 1877 this soaring iron-glass structure is home to numerous luxurious brands including Prada, Luisa Spagnoli, Armani and Louis Vuitton. 

Cimitero Monumentale

A cemetery is probably not high on anyone's list of places to visit on a vacation, but Milan's Cimitero Monumentale is definitely one to check out. The Cemetery is an open-air museum of Italian sculpture, where you'll find some of the best works from some major Italian sculptors of the nineteenth and twentieth century.

You'll find the resting places of many celebrated Italians (and foreigners) buried at the cemetery, including Giuseppe Verdi and Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni. 

Castello Sforzesco

Home to the mighty Sforza family, the Sforza Castle is a palace, fortress, and monument of the city of Milan in Italy. Today the castle is a home of Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco featuring a fine collection of musical instruments, furniture, prints and paintings and Michelangelo’s unfinished sculpture Rondanini Pietà.

Behind it, you'll find Parco Sempione, one of Milan's largest and most popular parks home to the Torre Branca, a 10m high steel tower that offers fantastic views over the city. 

Navigli Canals

Named after its most identifiable feature, the neighbourhood of Navigli is one of the most famous areas of Milano. Built between 1177 and 1257, it is more than 50 kilometres long and was primarily used for transporting goods, such as blocks of marble used to construct the city’s marvellous buildings. 

 

 

Today the area is known for its range of small boutique shops, antiques fair, galleries, cafes and restaurants serving local dishes. 

Teatro alla Scala

La Scala is one of the world's most famous opera stages and the leading Italian house. Inaugurated in 1778, La Scala was built to replace the former Royal Ducal Theater, the home of opera in Milan, which had been destroyed by fire. 

Many of the greatest world’s singers from the past 200 years have performed at La Scala and it remains one of the premium venues for opera and classical music concerts in Milan.