To plan ahead your journey to Milan, here are some of the places you can stop by during your visit to Milan:
1. Duomo Square and Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milano The Duomo Square or Piazza del Duomo ("Cathedral Square") is the center of the city. It is surrounded by many of the great tourist destinations in Milan such as the Milan Cathedral, Royal Palace, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, etc. The Duomo di Milano is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and the main cathedral in Milan. Be impressed with its structural design and up-close view of its statues and spires. Also enjoy a breathtaking view of Milan city on the roof of this church.
2. Sforzesco Castle After World War II, this castle underwent reconstruction. Aside from it being a castle where you could roam around to see its design and structures. Inside this castle are several museums which contain collections of cultural and art materials. Some of its known masterpieces are Michelangelo's last sculpture, the Rondanini Pietà and Leonardo da Vinci's 'Codex Trivulzianus' manuscript.
3. La Scala Theatre and Museum This is one of the most famous opera houses in the world where several finest opera artists and singers have already performed namely Maria Callas, Mara Galeazzi, etc. You could visit this theatre with or without an opera performance, however, if you would really want to watch shows then go reserve some tickets in advance. Together with this theatre is also museum which you can have a look around.
4. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Named after the first king of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II, this glass-roofed gallery is the world’s oldest shopping mall. Aside from its wonderful design, this is a paradise for shoppers as stated earlier. It contains several shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, etc. Also, don’t forget to take a spin on the bull of Turin. 5. Santa Maria delle Grazie The English translation of its name is “Holy Mary of Grace”. This church has the world renowned painting, The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. If you want to have a stopover here to see The Last Supper, have a reservation for a 15-minute viewing in advance. This Dominican convent is also in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
These are only 5 places in Milan, Italy which you could visit in your stay in this city. There are actually many more places to discover that’s awaiting you. Have your tickets book in advance and plan for a great tour in Milan city.Enjoy!