The modern city of Milan is a magnet for lovers of fashion and anyone involved in banking. But of course the city has a history, and offers so much more than shopping. For instance, did you know that there are Roman ruins in Milan? They’re not as plentiful as elsewhere in Italy, but that might just make them more special.
July 1, 2014
In addition to being one of Milan’s biggest public green spaces, Parco Sempione is also home to many museums. Most of the museums in the park are contained within the castle building complex, but there are two more elsewhere in the park that are worth checking out.
February 6, 2014
The most famous painting in Milan is, without question, Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco of “The Last Supper” painted on the wall of a former dining hall. But art lovers visiting Milan don’t need to stop with a 15-minute viewing of that fresco – spend a few hours in the spectacular Pinacoteca di Brera to see Milan’s great collection of Italian paintings.
June 4, 2013
The spectacular Alps mountain range can, on a clear day, be seen from Milan – particularly if you climb to the roof of the Duomo. But there’s nothing quite like getting up into the mountains to truly appreciate the awe-inspiring landscapes. And there’s no better way to do that than by train.
May 9, 2013
Milan has always been a city of great designers – from Leonardo da Vinci who was the court artist for the Duke of Milan, to Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Miuccia Prada, and Dolce and Gabbana. It’s not surprising then that this is a city which has defined how we shop as much as what we buy. (It’s the only city I know where the policewomen wear highheeled shoes.)
February 19, 2013
Milan’s Castello Sforzesco, once the fortified home of the regional government, now anchors one of the city’s big parks and houses a few separate museums and galleries. The structure dates back to the 14th century and features several distinctive towers.