Milan is a highly fashionable city in Italy and one among the richest cities in Europe. Along with the fast-paced and glamorous life of the city, one can have a peek into the historic and very artistic attractions like the Last Supper painting and the very renowned La Scalia Opera House. The city was heavily bombed in World War II but was rebuilt and is a leading business centre in Italy. Many of Italy’s great artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo di Vinci and several others have spent several years of their life in Milan.
The best time to visit Milan is in April and May when the weather is pleasant. It would be best to avoid July and August as it is too hot and humid during that time. One can visit in September or October as well but remember that it rains the most in Milan in October.
On a trip to Milan, some of the hottest tourist attractions are mentioned below.
- The Santa Maria della Grazie is a very popular tourist spot. This is the place where the Last Supper was held. At a time, only 15 people are allowed to visit the place, and hence you need to book well in advance if you wish to have a look at this amazing masterpiece.
- The Castella Sforzesco which was earlier a castle is in Milan since the Middle ages. There are many museums that store the art, textiles, weapons and things used in daily life during the Middle ages. One can have a glimpse of the famous last unfinished work of Michelangelo, the Rondanini Pieta that tells a lot about his style and technique of work. If you wish to have a proper look at the complete place and things, you must have at least half a day in hand.
- For all those hep and fashionable ones, the place to be at is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. There is an exciting array of stunning shops where you can shop for the most glamorous and fashionable clothes. Here you will also find shops of the world famous brands such as Gucci, Prada and a host of others.
- Just near the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is the Piazza del Duomo, a gothic church that took nearly five decades to build. This clear white church made in marble must definitely not be missed. There are over 3400 individual statues and 135 spires. The Duoma is the highest structure in Milan. You can walk up the stairs or use the elevator to reach the top from where you can get a stunning view of this magnificent city.
- The la Scalia opera House that is located in the Piazza del Duomo is the perfect place to be for all those opera and ballet lovers. Just near the la Scalia Opera House is the la Scalia Museum that showcases the paintings and costumes of all the wonderful and great artists who have performed at the Opera House.
While you are in Milan, do not forget to have a taste of the mouth watering pasta dish the Milanese Risotto.