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10 unforgettable experiences in milan: from da vinci to discotheques

Milan is among Italy’s leading travel destinations that attract tourists with fashion, design, art, and bar scenes. This colorful city is full of interesting sights and attractions and therefore a perfect place for an unforgettable holiday. Here are 10 things that you should not miss when you visit Milan on your next travel.

1. Watch the special features on the DVD of ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci.
Another popular tourist destination also in Milan is the mural painting by the Italian artist Leonardo Da Vinci known as the ‘Last Supper’. This painting is one of the famous artworks of the Italian Renaissance painted in the early 15th century which can be located in the refectory of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Another work by Leonardo DA Vinci known to be in Milan is ‘’The Last Supper’’ seeing of which should not be missed by any visitor to Milan as it is a great artwork by these great artists.

2. Admire the Duomo
The Milan Cathedral, which is acknowledged as the Duomo di Milano, is a breathtaking gothic-styled construction dominating the city. This has been in existence for 600 years and is an architectural marvel that boasts of fine carvings on the exterior, towering ceiling, and statues commanding a view over the main city square. When entering, one can observe great versatile stained windows as well as ceilings that have been painted over the centuries. The final floor of the building also has a view of Milan, so do not forget to take the stairs or lift to go up there.

3. Shopping on the Quadrilatero della Moda
Among Milan's main attractions is shopping; it is also known as the "Quadrilatero della Moda," or the "fashion quadrilateral." This district boasts of international classy clothing endowment makers like Prada, Versace, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana among others, all beautifully showcased in classy and classy showrooms. Still, it's really interesting to stroll by the glitzy stores as you observe the people if you are not interested in shopping.

4. Visit the Pinacoteca di Brera gallery to see some of the world’s famous artworks.
Comprising an amazing collection of 13th to 20th-century masterpieces of painting and sculpture, Milan's Pinacoteca di Brera Art Gallery is a well-known art gallery. Wander over the marble flooring and throughout the art gallery with pieces by Caravaggio, Raphael, Da Vinci, and other well-known Italian painters. Don't miss this chance to see and investigate masterpieces of all time at one site.

5. In fact, the best way for you to learn more about design is to visit the Salone del Mobile furniture fair.
But if you’re visiting mid-April then you should not miss Milan’s biggest annual design trade fair, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. More than 2,000 companies showcase new furniture and interiors during their exhibitions. Witness state-of-the-art contemporary designs from young talents or classic mid-century and post-modern furniture from this highly influential design trade show for any design aficionado.

6. Enjoy a ride in the Navigli canal district.
Named after two canals, Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese, Navigli is a Milan district. Developed in the 12th century, they were mostly intended for use in irrigation and crop ferrying. Well, this atmospheric area with the houses painted in various colors is very suitable for strolls, admiring the people around, and enjoying meals in the places on the canal banks. Tourists themselves can dine in restaurants, and boat tours where visitors slowly sail along the sites and look at medieval churches, for instance.

7. Visit the sculpture Pieta Rondanini by Michelangelo
Another touching creation of Michelangelo, one of the most famous masters of the Renaissance, can be found in the Sforza Castle, which is considered one of the oldest buildings in Milan. There is Mariamm & Jesus, and Mary is bending down, touching Jesus’s body, and embracing him; piety is the theme of Rondanini. Although it was not completed by Michelangelo at the time of his death, the sculpture depicts a profound and detailed emotion, as well as technical skill that shows Michelangelo was working at the top of his form right until the end.

8. Feel the vibe of the electricity as it lights up the nightlife.
This is the best time for Milan to go out and enjoy its nightlife as the night is always dark. It is well known for its pulsating clubs, flashy cocktail bars, and vibrant discos that form a part of the modern metropolis. Go for a walk in bohemian Navigli, hang out in an artistic atmosphere, and then go again and dance in a popular nightclub such as The Club Milano. Or savor a perfectly stirred negroni at a speakeasy-style bar, says Rita’s Salento Bar. The city of Milan begins to transform at night.

9. Indulge in local Milanese delicacies such as risotto and ossobuco
The Milanese has several specialties that a visitor cannot afford to miss on his or her trip. Risotto alla Milanese is characterized by saffron in preparation which gives the dish its yellow color and taste. Ossobuco is a rich veal shank stew that originated in Milan and Bologna. Cotoletta alla Milanese is a breaded fried veal cutlets dish and it is claimed that Wiener schnitzel derives from this. Whichever restaurant you visit, try some of the specialty dishes together with fine northern Italian wines.

10. Take a tour of the famous opera theatre, the Teatro alla Scala
As Milan is Italy’s financial capital, it is not surprising that it is a city with a great tradition of arts. The last in the list is La Scala in Milan which is regarded as one of the premier opera houses and ballet theatres globally. Established in 1778 under different proprietors, with several renovations until today, commanding performances occur on its magnificent stages. Anyone visiting should look for what is still on for them to watch a show in such a grand, large concert hall setting for that memorable experience.

Galleried world-known masterpieces, seductive shopping areas, historic and cultural attractions, a rich gastronomic choice, live and breathless places – something for everyone you can find in Milan. These experiences make it possible for visitors to engage in the richness that is the unique identity of Milano. Whichever way any person is planning to attend this fashion and design hub is bound to be accorded an unforgettable experience capturing Milan at its best.