This magnificent church has Gothic domed architecture. It is
the 3rd largest church in Europe (after St. Peter Cathedral in Rome and Big Cathedral
in Seville). In addition, it is the highlight for center square and this city. Big
cathedral was built in 500 years and owned 3,500 art statues, 135 pyramidal towers
straight to the peak. Visitors can go to these towers by elevator or stairs.
Gucci fashion shop
“Whoever said money could not buy happiness did not know
where to shop” – said Bo Derek actress. All shopaholics in Milan know the word “Montenapo”
- a phrase by Monte Napoleone, the most famous road in fashion triangle of
Milan city. This is the paradise for the Gucci stores, along the street is the
shop of Roberto Cavalli, D&G, Prada, Valentino and Versace, at the end of the
road is Giorgio Armani main stores and new hotel.
Necchi Campiglio villa
This villa was built for textile magnate in the 1930s, this
is one of the greatest palaces in Milan architecture still exist now. You will
admire the delicate interior when visiting it; in the yard there is a beautiful
swimming pool; paintings and restaurant. This villa was the great context for
the movie I Am Love of Tilda Swinton star.
Designed by Giulio Ulisse Arata in 1913, this is example of modern
Milan architecture. The castle is located in famous area, where is known as the
peaceful territory (Zone of Silence). It is the mixture of Gothic, Renaissance
and Liberty architecture, there are full of art mosaics, paintings, and sculptures,
including famous masterpiece: “Winged Victory”. Across the street is a large
garden, there are beautiful flamingos after the fence.
Bar at Four Seasons
Bar at Four
Located near the center of the Montenapo, the fashion
triangle of Milan, Four Seasons is a small hotel from the 15th century, it was transformed
into one of the best hotels in Milan. It is located between Monte Napoleone
della Spiga area, the Four Seasons hotel has the most rooms in the city, each
room has a different design. In addition, the hotel is also famous by a romantic
Another modern artwork located in Zone of Silence area is a
sculpture called the entry-phone, which is designed like a giant ear, this artwork
is placed in front of the building near Serbelloni area. Sculptor Adolfo Wildt
(1868-1931), master of marble sculpture, has also designed a black marble bust
of Mussolini and Madonna. The smooth contours of these sculptures are reproduced
in ET film of director Steven Spielberg.
Camparino in Galleria
Located in the large square, near the Big cathedral, Galleria
Vittorio Emanuele II is the most famous bar in Milan recently. It is known by
the name Zucca, but the Galleria bar has opened in since 1867. The bar’s
interior is considered historical buildings with mosaics, chandeliers made of bending
iron, the bar has delicate engraving.
Known as the home of opera in the 200 years, La Scala was
inaugurated in 1778 and became a symbol of Italy opposing the rule of Austria
in the 19th century. Recently, the building is added a tower and rehearsal
rooms, and is extended the front. La Scala has entered a new era under the
hands of talent director and artist Stephane Lissner.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
The building is outstanding with a high dome of stone, glass
and bending steel, it connects the region of Big cathedral and La Scala. The
building was built by a British company named City of Milan Improvement
Company, and was inaugurated by the King Vittorio Emanuele II in 1867. Before
being known as a crowded shopping district, it used to be the place for the
operation of opponents during 140 years. Today, the people here often argue
about the behavior of the government in what is called the drawing room of
That is the medieval central square of the city and is well
preserved after centuries. Located in square area with Loggia degli Osii
Square, the ancient town hall building, where from the balcony, the mayor will
speak to people. In addition, there is Palazzo della Ragione (Palace of
Reason), which hosted the Caravaggio festival in 2010. Leaving the Caravaggio
Cathedral area, walking down the Mercanti area, you will see the street on the
right, while the large square is in the left.
Milan has an interlaced canal system, the main trade route
between the city and rural areas. Most canals has disappeared, the rare
existing canal is Darsena - the channel has existed in two last decades and has
become a crowded area for dining, antique shopping with average price, or
simply the place for people to watch the water. This region is located in the
southwest of the center and can go from Porta Genova by train.
Central train station was devastated when Mussolini turned
it into the expansion of the fascist and national pride. As a result, in 1931,
the station has collapsed due to the longer wars. A great renovation of the
station took place and completed last year, brought new vitality to the station
with convenience stores, including the famous Feltrinelli bookshop