- By Kevin
- On Oct 24, 2017
- Travel Tips
Milan is a well known capital of all things catwalk but there are more amazing things to do in Milan than its(admittedly great)shopping.And here're the information about the best activities&things to do in Milan.
Be inspired by The Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is undoubtedly Milan’s best-known attraction,but tickets are almost as hard to get hold of as front row seats for a Prada fashion show.Those lucky enough to enter the hallowed refectory(attached to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie)get 15 minutes to examine the expressions of consternation,hostility and despair on the faces of the disciples,just as Jesus reveals his imminent betrayal.Thanks to Leonardo’s experimental technique,the fresco is famously flaky–but that doesn’t detract one iota from the experience of seeing it in the‘flesh’.
Take in the view from the Duomo roof
500 years in the making,the spiked gothic cathedral that is the Duomo has been compared to a wedding cake and a‘hedgehog’(D.H.Lawrence).Its imposing interior contains some magnificent treasures but,for a truly breathtaking experience,climb the 150 steps(or take the lift)to the roof.Here,visitors can admire some of the 3,600 statues and 135 spires,many carved from pink Candoglia marble–and get a closer view of the famous gilded copper‘Madonnina’atop the tallest spike.On a fine day,the view stretches far beyond the city to the snow-capped Alps.
Get some culture at the Teatro alla Scala
Typically Milanese,the discreet,neo-classical façade of Teatro alla Scala,the world’s most famous opera house,belies its opulent interior–featuring acres of red velvet and gilded balconies.Tickets to world-class opera and ballet performances aren’t as hard to get hold of as you’d think,if you’re prepared to be flexible about seating.Look out for a superb programme of popular operas throughout 2015,under new musical director Riccardo Chailly.