Milan - is not only fashion shows and shopping. We are misled by television programs, which now and then discuss the next collection of famous couturier. In the capital of fashion industry there are a lot of interesting places that deserve special attention and will become a valuable find for adults and children. If you are a true shopaholic and your soul trembles at the sight of the boutique Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada or Versace, then do not rush to burden yourself with shopping, but first enjoy the acquaintance with the historical values of the city.
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The Duomo of Milan is a kind of symbolCatholics. The monumental building is built of marble in the style of Flaming Gothic. Given the fact that the Milan Cathedral was entirely dedicated to the birth of the Blessed Virgin, then the design corresponded to the late Gothic style. Here Napoleon Bonaparte himself was the coronation. The cathedral is open for visits daily, and, apart from a simple excursion, you can climb to the terraces and make a photo session. However, remember - you need to pre-authorize and after not using the pictures for profit, such are the terms of the contract.
Gallery of Emmanuel II, or as people say"Living room" of Milan, connects two squares. The creation of the project was entrusted to the Italian professional of architectural art by Giuseppe Mengoni. Construction took 20 years, the opening took place only in 1877. The opening day was overshadowed by a tragic event - the creator of the gallery died the day before, having fallen from the building weights. A sad circumstance did not foreshow a holiday. Since the opening ceremony was attended by King Victor Emmanuel II, the gallery was named in his honor.
Be sure to see Sforza Castle in the parkSempione. The symbol of the city and the ancient memorial of the Milanese experienced during their time numerous events that have become part of world history. If during the laying of the foundation and erection of the walls the castle was located outside the city, now Milan has grown so much in all directions that Castello Sforzesco Castle is now in the center of the city. The castle was previously used as an observation and defensive fortress. A rich historical past brought ruin, and the walls of the castle were restored when the relative peace came.
Opera House La Scala is built on the ruins of the churchSanta Maria de la Scala. Annually in the walls of the opera there are concerts of the most famous compositions and solo performers. Also here you can become an eyewitness of wonderful performances, ballet performances. Often tickets are all booked in advance by travel companies, which necessarily include a visit to the theater presentation in the program of tours. If you are lucky enough to witness an enchanting concert, a memorable event will forever leave a mark on your memory.
Tower Pirelli until recently was the highestA skyscraper in Italy. The project of the hereditary descendant Alberto Pirelli along with Gio Ponty embodied ten years. After the completion of the construction, all participants, including Pierre Luigi Nervi, received a generous reward. The height of the structure is 127.1 m. In 2002 an unpleasant accident happened - a small plane crashed into a skyscraper, 3 people were killed. Today the Pirelli tower is a symbol of the restoration of the economic system of Milan and the memorable historical and architectural object of the city.
For young tourists a great placeThe Museum of Toys will be the Three spacious halls with a huge collection of exhibits not only from different epochs, but also from countries. The industrial production of puppet rarities dates back to 1700. One hall is entirely dedicated to Pinocchio, and the workers of the museum with great pleasure demonstrate clockwork toys.
Another great place for the young and curious -National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci. Here, children can see the structure of a real submarine, look at the sky in a telescope, get acquainted with the creations of the famous artist, and see the wooden sketches of the inventor.
Despite the fact that the bulk of touristsArrives just to buy fashionable things, time is also on getting to know the cultural, spiritual and historical part of the city. Milan, like other cities, has a rich past, its secrets and mysteries. Do not deny yourself the pleasure of visiting a couple of museums. For example, in the gallery of Emmanuel II you can not only see the exhibition halls, but also look into fashion boutiques, and after a rest after a cup of aromatic coffee in a cozy cafe.
Have a nice trip!