Attractions in Milan

As a popular tourist destination, Milan boasts a great selection of attractions to choose from, including La Scala, Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca di Brera, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana & San Gottardo.

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Attractions in Milan

 

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Basilica of San Simpliciano

, Milan

On the façade, the arcades that surmount the portals indicate the presence of an ancient portico, now disappeared. The upper part, the most modified in the 19th century, has...

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Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio

, Milan

The Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio (St. Ambrose) is a church in Milan, northern Italy. One of the most ancient churches in Italy, it was built by Bishop Ambrose in 379-386, in an area...

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Biblioteca Ambrosiana

, Milan

The Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Ambrosian Library) in Milan, which houses the art gallery, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, is one of the great repositories of European culture. Named after...

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Brera Art Gallery

, Milan

The Pinacoteca di Brera ("Brera Art Gallery") is an art collection in Milan, Italy. It contains one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings, an outgrowth of the...

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Castello Sforzesco

, Milan

Castello Sforzesco (English: Sforza Castle) is a castle in Milan, Italy that now houses an art gallery. Original construction on the site began in the 14th century. In 1450,...

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Chiesa di San Lorenzo Maggiore

, Milan

The oldest church in Milan attests to the days when the city was the capital of the Western Roman Empire. This 4th-century early-Christian structure has been rebuilt and altered...

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Chiesa Santa Maria Presso di San Satiro

, Milan

Santa Maria presso San Satiro is a church of Milan. It was designed by Bramante between 1482 and 1486. Its name refers to Saint Satyrus, confessor and brother of Saints Ambrose and...

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Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna

, Milan

This sumptuous palazzo, where Napoléon and his stepson Eugene de Beauharnais lived, houses a collection that is "modern" in the true 19th-century sense. The salons...

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Civico Museo Archeologico

, Milan

The most fascinating finds in this sizable repository of civilizations past are the everyday items from Milan's Roman era -- tools, eating utensils, jewelry, and some exquisite and...

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Colonne di San Lorenzo

, Milan

The Colonne di San Lorenzo is the best-known Roman ruin in Milan. It is located in front of the Basilica of San Lorenzo. It is a square with a row of columns on either side, which...

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

, Milan

Milan's late-19th-century version of a mall is this wonderful steel-and-glass-covered, cross-shaped arcade. The elegant Galleria is the prototype of the enclosed shopping malls...

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Il Duomo di Milano

, Milan

Il Duomo di Milano is the cathedral of Milan in Lombardy, Italy. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently His Eminence Dionigi Cardinal Tettamanzi. The cathedral is...

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La Scala

, Milan

The Teatro alla Scala (or La Scala, as it is known), in Milan, Italy, is one of the world's most famous opera houses. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778, under the name...

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Leonardo da Vinci National Museum

, Milan

The heart and soul of this engaging museum are the working scale modelsof Leonardo's submarines, airplanes, and other engineering feats that, for the most part, the master only...

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Museo Diocesano

, Milan

This museum is set just inside the Parco delle Basiliche -- a collection of grass-fringed paths, playgrounds, and volleyball courts created just after World War II on the site of...

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Museo Poldi Pezzoli

, Milan

The Museo Poldi Pezzoli is an art museum in Milan, Italy. The museum was originated in the 19th century as private collection of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli and his mother, Rosa...

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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

, Milan

Much to the appreciation of art lovers who waited through the late 1990s for the museum to reopen, this exquisite collection is housed in newly restored galleries. The collection...

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Pinacoteca di Brera

, Milan

This 17th-century palazzo houses one of Italy's finest collections of medieval and Renaissance art; it's inarguably the world's finest collection of northern Italian painting. The...

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San Gottardo

, Milan

San Gottardo in Corte or San Gottardo a Palazzo is a church in Milan, northern Italy. It was built as Ducal Chapel by Azzone Visconti in 1330, and finished in 1336, as indicated...

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San Pietro in Gessate

, Milan

San Pietro in Gessate is a church in Milan, northern Italy. Built in the 15th century, it is a noteworthy example of Gothic architecture. The architect was either Guiniforte...

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Santa Maria delle Grazie

, Milan

What draws so many visitors to Milan in the first place is the Cenacolo Vinciano, Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. From 1495 to 1497 Leonardo painted this poignant portrayal of...

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