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Cathedral (Duomo) Milan


Piazza del Duomo, Milano, Italy

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The Milan's breathtaking Gothic cathedral is one of the world's largest churches. Its dazzling white front facade, arguably the world's most beautiful, dominates the cathedral square. This symbol of Milan is renowned for its size (it is the 3rd largest Catholic Church in the world after St Peter’s in Rome and the Seville Cathedral) and for its many statues (more than 3400). Its construction probably started in 1386 and took almost 600 years to build.

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Last Supper (convent St. Maria delle Grazie)


Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milano, Italy

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The famous mural painting of Leonardo da Vinci The Last Supper (L'Ultima Cena) you can see in the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie. The work started around 1495 and was commissioned as part of a renovations of the convent buildings by Leonardo's patron Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. The painting represents the scene of The Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, as it is told in the Gospel of John, 13:21. Leonardo depicted the consternation that occurred among the Twelve Disciples when Jesus announced that one of them betrayed him.

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Fiera Milano - exhibitions, conventions


Strada Statale 33 del Sempione, 28, Milano, Italy

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Fiera Milano boasts a portfolio of professional exhibitions – both in Italy and abroad – that is unique in terms of the range of economic sectors represented and the quality of the events. Each year its exhibitions attract about 30 thousand exhibitors and over 5 million visitors. Fiera Milano doesn’t mean only big trade fairs but also events and large international conferences at the top of the European ranking.

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - shopping mall


Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza Duomo, Milano MI, Italy

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The Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877. The cross-shaped shopping mall is bright and airy, thanks to its iron and glass curved roof, and the floor is patterned in marble mosaic tiles. Shops with large plate-glass windows line the ground floor, including luxury Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton boutiques. You’ll also find some of Milan’s most lauded and historic cafes, including Biffi and Zucca’s Bar.

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La Scala Opera


Via Filodrammatici, 2, Milano, Italy

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The La Scala theatre is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. The theatre was inaugurated int 1778 and the premiere performance was Antonio Salieri's Europa riconosciuta. Most of Italy's greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared at La Scala during the past 200 years. The theatre also has an associate school, known as the La Scala Theatre Academy, which offers professional training in music, dance, stage craft and stage management.

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Gallerie d'italia piazza della Scala


Piazza della Scala, 6, Milano, Italy

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The Gallerie d’italia-Piazza Scala is jewel which isn´t very known yet. It is housed in two historic buildings overlooking Milan’s elegant via Manzoni and host masterpieces of 19th century. There is an incredible collection of Canova's plasters, 19th century paintings depicting mainly lombardy and lakes, 20th century paintings and istallations. Beautiful gardens, restaurant, bar, book shop and the ticket is (for the time being) free of charge.

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Monumental Cemetery


Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1, Milan

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Spread in a big area of 250,000 mq, the unique, beautiful Monumental Cemetery was inaugurated in 1866 and designed by the architect Carlo Maciachini (1818-1899). Since then has been filled with a wide range of both contemporary and classical Italian sculptures as well as Greek temples, elaborate obelisks, and other original works such as a scaled-down version of Trajan's Column. Definitely worth a visit.

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Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli


Corso Venezia, 57, 20121 Milano, Italy

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The Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli, the largest in Italy, is located in Porta Venezia Gardens. Inaugurated in 1930, the 375-seat planetarium faithfully reproduces the night sky and the main astronomical phenomenon. Known for its excellent educational outreach, the shows are suited for everyone and don’t require any prior knowledge. During those events, different narration techniques along with stories and myths are used to explain the secrets of the universe to younger guests.

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Basilica di Sant' Ambrogio


Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, 15, Milano, Italy

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Built in the 4th century, the Romanesque Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is dedicated to Milan's patron saint, Ambrose, Bishop of Milan. Dressed in his bishop's finery, the saint's skeleton is displayed in the basilica's crypt. The church embraces a mix of styles, having been rebuilt in the 11th century and much restored since then. The building has a squat, medieval Lombard facade thanks to its elongated atrium dating back to the year 1098.

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