- By Kevin
- On Oct 25, 2017
- Travel Tips
Milan,with so many important attractions in and around the city,such as one of Italy’s oldest and most prestigious art schools,the Accademia di Belle Arti houses the city’s impressive collections of Old Masters,including works by the Bellini brothers,Titian,Veronse and even non-Italians such as Goya and Rubens.Best things to do when you visit Milan offered by Globerouter.com website.
The Duomo(Milan Cathedral)
Emerging from the steamy subway station at the Piazza del Duomo,look up and you can't help but be blown away by the enormous white marble façade of Milan’s cathedral.The Duomo is the most famous of Milan's tourist attractions,and rightly so.It took centuries to build and after the latest restoration it looks as impressive as ever.Walk around it to appreciate its size,or if you want to see inside,make sure you are dressed appropriately,covering arms and legs,otherwise you won’t be allowed in!Taking the audio guide tour of the interior is a treat and it's the best way to get the most out of your visit-be sure to check out the magnificent enormous stained-glass windows behind the choir.Don’t miss a visit to the roof:take the elevator or stairs and enjoy the panoramic view of the city.The large square in front of the cathedral hosts concerts and other festivities.
Museo del Novecento
To the right of the Duomo,facing the cathedral,are the beautifully restored twin Arengario buildings,one of which houses the new Novecento art museum.The outside of the building is worth a gander,before stepping inside to explore its treasures.The museum houses many of the masterpieces of Italian twentieth century Modern art,like the impressive Quarto Stato painting of Pellizza di Volpeda(striking workers at the turn of the century-you'll probably recognise it when you see it)and the famous Unique Forms of Continuity in Space statue by Boccioni(imagine a bronze Transformer).This piece is also displayed on the reverse side of the Italian 20 cents Euro coin.Top tip:if you enter one or two hours before closing,your visit is free,otherwise admission is€5.Head straight for the top floor of the building:it's one of the best places in Milan to take in a magnificent view of the Duomo and square,especially after sunset.