- By Kevin
- On Oct 25, 2017
- Travel Tips
Milan,as one of the oldest city in Italy,is full of the historical spots.Hidden away on the wall of the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie’s refectory,you will find da Vinci’s most famous mural,the Last Supper.Both inside and out,the extravagant Duomo Gothic cathedral is a wonder to behold,with the largest stained-glass windows in the world.Best places to see in Minlan,Milan tours guides offered:
Be part of the furniture at Salone del Mobile
With more than 350,000 visitors from 160 countries,April’s Salone del Mobile(Furniture fair)is the biggest annual event in Milan.Designs from the 1,270 exhibitors at the main Fiera Milano trade fair in Rho(open to the public at weekends)range from the understated to the bizarre.But what makes the event worth coming to are the hundreds of exhibitions,cocktail evenings and parties at the Fuori Salone fringe back in town.Most are free and open to anyone.
Score at San Siro Stadium
First built in 1925,and expanded for the World Cup in 1990,the San Siro Stadium is home to two of Italy’s most famous football clubs:FC Internazionale and AC Milan.With sound reverberating around the ringed stadium,watching a match at San Siro is an unforgettable thrill.But if that doesn’t prove possible,take a tour of the museum and stadium on a non-match day.The highlight is a peek inside the dressing rooms–revealing the contrasting philosophies(both sporting and political)of each squad.
Marvel at the Unicredit Building
For many residents,Cesar Pelli’s Unicredit skyscraper is the new symbol of Milan.Erected in 2011,its illuminated spire evokes the Duomo,whilst stretching its height those extra few inches,making it Milan’s tallest building at 231 metres(758 feet).Some say the bank-owned building epitomises the city’s spiritual emptiness and dependence on‘dio denaro’(the money god),responsible for the crisis that has swept through the city over the past few years.Others feel it’s a symbol of progress,displaying the city’s reluctance to get trapped in history’s sticky net.
Mired by corruption scandals,chronic tardiness and escalating budgets,the build-up to Milan’s Universal Exposition(1 May-31 Oct,2015)has been controversial,to say the least.Yet the high-minded foodie theme(‘Feeding the Planet’),a wealth of creative ideas from the 144 participating nations,and a rich programme of supporting events around the city promise to make this an event not to miss.Among attractions are pavilions by Norman Foster and Daniel Libeskind,an installation by Wolfgang Buttress,and the largest exhibition of Leonardo’s works ever held in Italy.If nothing else,it should be a great excuse to devour some mouth-watering international nosh.