Milan Italian City of Art

Famous mainly for fashion and shopping Milan Italian city of art is very appreciated also for its monuments, churches and museums, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world.

The capital of Lombardy stand out for many excellences, known all over the world, as the Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) which with its golden statue of Mary (Madonnina: little Madonna) is the symbol of a city to discover.

What to see in Milan Italian City of Art

The list of beauties to see in Milan Italian city of art is endless. Let start to see the main ones starting from the Duomo. Commissioned in 1300, only in 1400 the construction of Duomo started. The cathedral is an impressive works of Gothic art and its spire is 108 meters high.

A visit to the the Pinacoteca di Brera is not to be missed. Founded in 1776 it hosts one of the foremost collections of Italian painting. We have a duty to remember that in the Convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan, is housed the world's most famous painting: "The Last Supper" of Leonardo.

 The Sforzesco Castle stands out majestically and imposing with its century-long history of Milan's ducal family par excellence. The castle contains dozens of museums with works of great value.

Also worth seeing is the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, the Church of San Maurizio and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan.


Where to stay in Milan Italian City of Art

Milan is a city where hospitality is its strength and is able to welcome its visitors offering various types of accommodation.

There are several high-profile hotel chains in Milan, Italian city of art, many of these near the centre or well connected by subway. There are also cheap hotels always of good quality.

There are also Bed & Breakfast solutions and guesthouses, some even quite original and in "Milanese Style", easy to find them even slightly outside of Milan.


What to eat in Milan Italian City of Art

Milan is packed with restaurants to fulfil worldwide tourists offering Italian specialties as well ethnic restaurants and .a wide variety of world cuisines.

Referring to Milanese cuisine, we cannot fail to mention two of the tastiest Milanese specialties, namely the risotto and the cotoletta (schnitzel). The Milanese-style yellow risotto (with saffron) is easy to find in every typical restaurant as well as the characteristic cotoletta, a cutlet of veal that is breaded and fried in butter.

Milan is famous for its typical Christmas cake the panettone an authentic recipe from the capital of Lombardy.


How to get around during a cultural tour in Milan Italian City of Art

To get around during a cultural tour in Milan Italian city of art you can choose to drive or better to walk because the tourist attractions are no so far each other’s. The Milan public transport is well organized and allowing you to reach every area of the metropolis. For short distances, buses and trams are absolutely recommended, the metro, for the longer ones.