- By Kevin
- On Oct 24, 2017
- Travel Tips
Milan’s history,however,is deeply rooted in multiple civilizations,all of which have left a mark on its development.Like all culturally-rich Italian cities,Milan is filled with museums,art galleries,churches and palazzos.Milan tours guides and tips bring you to visit the must see attractions in Milan.
Get in with the in crowd at 10 Corso Como
Since its opening in 1990 in a rambling converted garage,the whimsical fashion and design emporium that is 10 Corso Como–with bookshop,café,restaurant,B&B and gallery–has become an essential port of call for anyone with the vaguest of interests in the fashion industry.Owned by former Vogue Italia editor Carla Sozzani,its interiors feature swirling,organic furnishings and monochrome abstract patterns that add up to a magical take on fashion land.Prices aren’t for the faint-hearted–but you may uncover the occasionally affordable notebook or accessory:snap them up,if only to get hold of one of the shop’s beautifully designed paper bags.
It’s all a trick of the mind at Santa Maria presso San Satiro
Tucked between the ubiquitous chain stores on via Torino,the unassuming church of Santa Maria presso San Satiro hides another of Milan’s unmissable sights.Walk through the door,and you might presume that the gilded apse at the end of the barrel-vaulted nave stretches back for at least two or three metres.Get up close,and you’ll see it’s a trompe-l’oeil niche,with a depth of just 97 centimetres.The great architect Bramante is said to be responsible for this brilliant visual trick.
Patronize the Sant’Ambrogio
Frequently overlooked in favour of the Duomo,many residents say that the church of Sant’Ambrogio–dedicated to the city’s patron saint–is Milan’s most important religious monument.The red brick exterior may not be quite as eye-catching as the Duomo’s,but visiting the ancient interior is an illuminating experience.Watch out for the Golden Altar,a 9th-century masterpiece of Carolingian goldwork,and the Stilicone Sarcophagus,a late-Roman funeral receptacle,said to have been made for a Roman general.Don’t miss the grisly remains of Sant’Ambrogio,housed in a bronze and crystal casket along with two other saints,in the crypt.