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 Milan is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy and a leading global city.The city is a major world fashion & Design Capital.There is  important museums, theatres and landmarks.The city is also well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, the largest of its kind in the world. 





 Milan is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy and a leading global city.The city is a major world fashion & Design Capital.There is  important museums, theatres and landmarks.The city is also well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, the largest of its kind in the world. 


By Air:   Most European and other international flights use Malpensa airport , 50km northwest of the city. The majority of domestic and a handful of European flights use the more convenient Linate airport , 7km east of the city centre.

By Road:   Bus stops are scattered throughout the city, so unless you know exactly which one you need, it’s simpler to travel by train.For many national and international destinations, buses operated by numerous different companies leave from the bus station (02 63 79 01; Piazza Sigmund Freud) opposite the main entrance to the Stazione Porta Garibaldi. Eurolines (02 637 90 299; Piazza Sigmund Freud) has a ticketing desk here.

By Train: The main railway station is the Central Station 'Milano Centrale, which is served by Trenitalia , the State Railways. Regular express and fast trains serve all Italian cities Turin, Venice, Rome, Naples, Florence and many others, and some European cities Barcelona, Zurich, Geneva, Munich, Paris, Stuttgart, Zagreb, Vienna, etc.

Shopping in Milan: 

This becomes obvious when one moves in the center of fashion capital.Stylish dressed men in tailored made suits of fine fabric traverse sporty and rushed the roads on the way to the bank with a short stop for an espresso at the bar.

Elegant ladies with well maintained hairstyles and amazing handbags walk erect in small groups through the shopping streets.The young slim girls chic and contemporary dressed move e skilfully on their high heels (stilettos).

La Colubrina:
Via Felice Casati, 5, Milan, Italy
Thin-crusted pizzas are placed in front of you in return for €5 or more. Pasta dishes cost in and around the same. 

Open nightly from 7pm-11.30pm.

La Magolfa:

Via Magolfa 15, Milan, Italy
One of Milan's best value pizza joints situated in a building which was previously a country farmhouse. Situated in the southern part of Milan so eating here is a good way to see some of the city's outskirts.

Giardino di Giada:

Via Palazzo, Reale 5, Milan, Italy

One of the very first Chinese restaurants in Milan serving good quality food at affordable prices.

Milan Self:

Via Barrachini 9, Milan, Italy:
Nice self-service eaterie for pastas or salads in the afternoon. Quite cheap with salads from €3 to pastas costing €4.

Ristorante Di Gennaro:
Via Santa Radegonda 14, Milan, Italy
Try out pizza in one of the first pizzerias to open in Milan. Once you taste the pizzas here you will see that they have been making pizzas for generations.

Le Biciclette:
Via Torti, Navigli, Milan, Italy
Located just off Conca del Navigilo, this chic bar is a great place to start a night out. Each evening at 6pm over twenty plates packed with everything from nachos to sausages are placed along its marble counter. Thankfully it isn't until 9pm that they are removed, by which time you should be full as a tank. 
Open daily from 12 noon-2am.

Bar Brera:
Via Brera 23, Brera, Milan, Italy
Something of a Milanese institution, Bar Brera in the charming Brera district is one of the city's best known aperitivo bars. Its wooden décor is particularly engaging, making it difficult to leave after one or two glasses of wine and aperitivo snacks from the impressive buffet.

Open daily from 9am-2am.

Al Porto:
Piazzale Generale Cantore, Milan, Italy
This seafood restaurant is a very relaxing place to eat with seating in a garden room.

La Banque:
Via Bassano Porrone 6, Milan, Italy
Fast and efficient restaurant with an Italian menu. If you feel like treating yourself go for the chef's lobster which is extremely good.

Via Palermo 5, Milan, Italy
Enjoy pizzas as they are cooked the way they are meant to be - in a wood buring oven.

10 Corso Como Café:
Corso Como 10, Milan, Italy
Not only are the (very tasty) Italian and international meals served here at reasonable prices, the restaurant is located beside an art gallery, music room, boutique and a bookstore. Definitely worth a look.

Places to visit in Milan







Church of Santa Maria della Grazie:  church of Santa Maria della Grazie is arguably the greatest painting of the Renaissance, capturing the dramatic moment at which Jesus reveals one of his disciples will betray him. It's so realistic that you can imagine the shock, amazement and hostility of the religious followers. The work is testament to a troubled history. Paint started peeling away in Renaissance times, when the wall was used for target practice. In the 19th century it was a backdrop to the French invasion and nearly got destroyed in the Second World War. It's a miracle that it has survived. But thanks to a restoration the fresco can now be seen in full colour. Make sure that you reserve a timed, 15-minute slot in which to visit the masterpiece.




Duomo : 

The Duomo of Milan is an amazing sight. Stretching up high above the piazza del Duomo, it's the third largest church in Christendom. A staggering 3,500 statues and 135 spires adorn the marble structure, which has a Baroque and neo-Gothic façade, as well as five bronze doors carved by different artists. It's no wonder that it took 500 years to complet nd building work continues today.





Cathedral of Milan, Italy:

Milan Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and become the most popular tourist attractions in Milan. . This cathedral has 135 towers and 3,200 statues that adorn the roof of the cathedral. You can use an elevator or climb the stairs to take a closer look of the roof and a great view the city below. Piazza del Duomo, the square where the cathedral is the center of the historic center of Milan. In this square there is also a statue of Vittorio Emanuele and housing Palazzo Reale, the Duomo Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art.




Sforza castle:
The castle is located near the center of Milan Milan and unlike many other castles, you do not have to climb the hill to reach this place. Inside the castle you can see the palace artifacts and architectural details art of Michelangelo's last sculpture. There was also a museum of ancient art, a collection of musical instruments, parts of Egypt and prehistoric archaeological museum.






Opera House and the Museum of La Scala:
La Scala, is one of Italy's historic opera house. Attending an opera at La Scala is a peak experience for fans of opera, but you must book tickets in advance. La Scala Museum has a collection of musical instruments, drawings, sculptures and musicians you can see the auditorium of the box and backstage areas. The museum is open daily from 9:00 to 17:30 am local time. La Scala is famous tourist attractions in Milan, Italy.






Gallery of Vittorio Emanuele II:

Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II was built in 1867. This place has huge glass roof and the inside lined elegant shops, bars and restaurants. Inside this place there is also a mosaic with the symbol of the new cities of the united Italy. This gallery built in the shape and cross-link the square of the Duomo and La Scala. This gallery's name comes from the name of the first king of Italy. This gallery connects two of Milan's most famous landmark is the Duomo and the Teatro Alla Scala.






Santa Maria della Grazie and Da Vinci's Last Supper:Convent chruch and 15th-century Santa Maria della Grazie is home to the famous painting of Leonardo Da Vinci, the Last Supper. Although the building was bombed in World War II in 1943 but the painting was still alive. To see the painting of the Last Supper you have to pass through the entrance on the left of the church in the Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie. This place is open from Tuesday-Sunday from 8:00 to 19:30 pm local time.






Basilica of Sant 'Ambrogio:
Basilica of Sant 'Ambrogio is one of the oldest churches in Milan. The church was built in 379-386. Sant 'Ambrogio is the patron saint of Milan and you can see it in a basement along with two third-century martyr. This church is an excellent example of Roman architecture and in it there are relics, carvings, mosaics and make sure you also look at the golden altar.







Park Parco Sempione and Giardini Pubblici:

When you get bored in a museum or shopping activities are satisfied, you can relax or take a walk in the park Parco Sempione, between the fort and the Porta Sempione and Giardini Pubblici or public park, outside the historic center of the Corso Venezia where you will also find the Museum of History nature. In this vast park, you can perform various activities, nelihat people having fun, or just sit back on the green grass under a leafy tree.






Brera Picture Gallery:
Brera Picture Gallery is an art museum collections from Milan with 600-14th century to century until the 20th century including works by artists such as Raphael, Piero della Francesca and Bellini. A variety of interesting work can be seen in 38 exhibition halls.


The best times to visit Milan are April to May or late September to October. These spring and fall months straddle the city's manic peak season, and they also escape the summer's scalding temperatures. The months between November and March constitute off-season, and are characterized by high average temps in the 40s and 50s, fog and an emptied-out city.

Festival of Sant’Ambrogio takes place once a year, on 7 December. Milan celebrates its saint who is Saint Ambrose (Sant’Ambrogio). This day, the day of Saint Ambrose, there is the fair called “O bei! O bei!” The festival overlaps the opening of the opera season at the Scala. The Carnival Ambrosiano is another event with a typical costume. There are also festivals like the Corteo dei Re Magi on 6 January, Tredesin de mars on 13 March or the Fair of Flowers. If you want to know more see: events in Milan.


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