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10 things to see in Milan

Top 10 places to see in the fashion capital city

Each city has a top list of things to see and Milan, in a special way, among its historical areas and the most modern buildings, offers a wide range of must-see places.
If you are looking for what to see in Milan, take a look of our Top 10 places to visit in the city and some useful information about these not to be missed spots.

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It is one of the places to see in Milan at least once in life. The Duomo is the symbol of Milan, the 4th-largest Catholic Church in the world. Despite the Gothic style is the most prominent, it is difficult to describe the Cathedral with a unique architectural style, perhaps because, despite its construction began in the 14th century, it is a continuous work in progress.

Things to see in Milan: Milan's Sforza castle
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Located in Piazza Castello, in the heart of Milan, the Milan's Sforza Castle is very easy to reach: once in Via Dante, its tower will guide you and when you will see a large fountain, just before the entrance – which means you've made it! Beyond the vicissitudes of history, the original structure is still the same commissioned by Francesco Sforza in 1450. You can enjoy the Castello Sforzesco from its manicured garden while indoor you can visit an art gallery and several museums.

Things to see in Milan: The Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum
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Visit one of the most suggestive historical sites in the heart of Milan in a journey through past, present and future. Established in 1953, it is today one of the biggest technical and scientific museums in Europe. The Museum consists of an area of about 50,000 square meters surrounded by the cloisters of a century monastery of the sixteenth century. You can enjoy exhibits and interactive workshops on energy, materials, communications, transport, food science and particle physics. Visit the most important collection in the world of historical models built from drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.

Things to see in Milan: Sempione Park
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It is the green lung of Milan, situated behind the Sforzesco Castle. It features a great green lawn with benches ideals for reading a book, for a pleasant walk and as a meeting place for teenagers and students. Parco Sempione houses the Arena Civica, the public aquarium and the Torre Branca tower, some additional places that you should not miss in Milan.

Things to see in Milan: Vico dei Lavandai
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What to see in Milan? Loosely translated as "Washerwoman Alley”, it is a secret corner of Milan. As its name suggests, it was the place where women used to wash their clothes up until the 1950s.

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Things to see in Milan: Triennale Museum
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Located inside the Palace of Art building, the Triennale is the Milan museum dedicated to the contemporary art, design and innovation too. It usually hosts very significant art exhibitions and events which involves important artists, designers and architects.

Things to see in Milan: Velasca Tower
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It is a skyscraper built in 1950s both considered as a symbol and a shame… so, in order to make up your own mind you should visit the Torre Velasca of Milan! Built in "neo-Liberty" style (and concrete) to revitalise the metropolitan context of Milan and as a symbol of the economic growth after the war, the Velasca Tower was nicknamed the "skyscraper with suspenders". It is located in the south of the Cathedral in the square with the same name.

Things to see in Milan: Columns of San Lorenzo
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As a prominent Roman ruins, the Columns of San Lorenzo deserve a stop on the list of the places to visit in Milan. The 16 Corinthian marble columns are impressive and beautiful and are almost 7 meters tall. You can find them in front of the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, near the medieval Porta Ticinese.

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The monumental cemetery of Milan is an open air museum and a very charming places not only because of its "spectral", but also because of its beautiful gardens, sculptures and obelisks. Noteworthy is the scaled-down version of the Trajan's Column and the tombs of famous Italian people such as A. Manzoni, FT Marinetti, S. Quasimodo.

Things to see in Milan: San Siro Stadium
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Defined the football “Scala” thanks to its beauty, it is the biggest Italian stadium and one of the most prestigious in the world. San Siro is the name of the Milan district in which it is located while the stadium was named in honour of Giuseppe Meazza.

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  • Go to the Navigli for the happy hour

  • Shopping at the street markets

  • Get some culture at the Teatro alla Scala

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