Started in 1386, and completed in the late 19th century, Milan Cathedral The Duomo is the third largest church in the world and one of the most famous symbol of Milan, with its Madonnina (a golden statue of the Virgin Mary).
In the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie church, you can find the famous Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper fresco, whic is one of the most reproduced paintings in the history of art and an iconic must-see.
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Italy’s oldest shopping mall. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by architect Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.
The Pinacoteca di Brera (“Brera Art Gallery“) is the main public gallery for paintings in Milan. It contains one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings, an outgrowth of the cultural program of the Brera Academy, which shares the site in the Palazzo Brera. The area around the gallery is one of the most charming areas in the old part of Milan and is still renowned for its bars, clubs, restaurants, and nightlife.
Built in 1368, Sforza Castle underwent several transformations in the 14th century, before emerging as a splendid ducal palace. The castle features a library, various collections, including Egyptian mummies, and some frescoes by Leonardo da Vinci.
La Scala Theatre is one of the world’s finest opera houses. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and was originally known as the “Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro alla Scala”. Most of Italy’s greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared at La Scala. The theatre is regarded as one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world. During the ECONOS 2018 week Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale will be performed (for more information and booking: teatroallascala.org)
The Navigli district, south of Milan, is dominated by two canals (Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese), and you will find many of Milan’s most popular aperitivo bars, nightclubs and restaurants.