Stopover in Milan

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The head of Lombardy and Italy's economic capital, Milan has more than one asset in its pocket, something we will take action on in this area: from its stunning architectural and religious heritage to its dynamic cultural life, without forgetting one of the facets of the Lombardy city that dreams the world, fashion, a stopover in Milan does not leave marble!

Day 1: Discovery Walk

Day 2: Spiritual walk

Day 3: Cultural Walk and Shopping

Day 1 : Discovery Walk

Day1 : Discovery Walk ©ATM

Start with the Central Station. The impressive Milan railway station is an outstanding example of Italian Rationalism (1920-1930). It is just steps away from one of the most elegant skyscrapers in the postwar architecture, the Pirelli Ciel (or Pirellone) built between 1956 and 1960 on the plans of the architect Gio Ponti. Continue the visit by the place du Duomo. Milan Cathedral is a perfect example of flamboyant Gothic Gothic. From the top of its roof you can offer one of the most beautiful panoramas of the city and see the symbol of Milan, the statue of the Madonnina. Close to the Vittorio Emanuele II gallery, nicknamed the Salotto (salon) of Milan, the meeting place of the good Milanese society at the XIXesiècle. The discovery of the city would not take place without a moment of La Scala. Here, the statue of Leonardo da Vinci looks at this temple of the opera, the Teatro alla Scala, the kingdom of Verdi. On the same square you can admire the façade of the city hall, Palazzo Marino, one of the most majestic Milanese palaces. Another inescapable stop: Sforza Castle and Sempione park. The castle is a great fortress in the centre of Milan with several municipal museums in the city and surrounded by a large park very popular by the Milanese. Finish off with the district of Brera, a district where you can breathe old-fashioned air between antique shops and tarots.

Day 2 : Spiritual walk

Day2 : Spiritual walk ©Al Mercato

Start this day with a visit to the church Santa Maria delle Grazie. This work by Bramante is world famous for setting up the masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci: The Supper. Kept in the church's dining hall, the table only admires if it was bothered to reserve in advance. Continue the visit by the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, founded between 379 and 386 by Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan; This basilica is the finest example of Italian Romanesque art. Then discover the Porte Gate and the Vetra Square in a lively area where the only remains of Christian Milan, the sixteen columns of San Lorenzo. Push the doors of the Basilica of San Lorenzo: the first basilica built by Saint Ambrose and one of the oldest in Milan. Inside, the chapel di Sant'Aquilino (th century). It is decorated with beautiful mosaics and frescoes of Byzantine and Christian inspiration. Break this day through a walk on the Navigli: with its canals (Navigli), its boxes di ringhiera (typical courses of popular Milan) and its trendy bars, a neighborhood not to be missed.

Day 3 : Cultural Walk and Shopping

Day3 : Cultural Walk and Shopping ©Al Mercato

The Fashion Capitol is the heart of Italian haute couture. Versace, Gucci, Valentino, Prada, etc. have all established their headquarters between Montenapoleone, via Sant'Andrea, via della Spiga and via Manzoni. Discover the Pinacothèque Ambrosienne. It houses works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphaël (the Athens School outline), Caravaggio (the famous Dead Nature) and Tiziano. Finally, go to the Pinacothèque:: This museum is considered one of the richest in Italy. Set in a former Jesuit college of the 400 th century, the mural, founded by Napoleon I, preserves more than works, including the famous Christ of Mantegna. In his courtyard you can admire a statue of Napoleon young, work of Canova.

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