MINI GUIDE: WHAT TO VISIT IN MILAN
Whether it’s for business, passion for fashion or love for design, the reasons to visit Milan, Italy’s most international city, continue to grow. For a round trip in one day, the destinations you can’t miss during your visit to Milan are the Duomo with its Madonnina, the city’s most famous symbol, Castello Sforzesco, the Church of Sant'Ambrogio, Piazza della Scala with its Teatro alla Scala, and the imposing Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
From here, in just a few steps, you can visit the most famous department store in Italy, the Rinascente, and in just ten minutes on foot you can reach the “Fashion Quadrilateral”, Milan’s the fashion district – a shopping area par excellence, which is area between the streets of via Montenapoleone, via Manzoni, via della Spiga and Corso Venezia.
In Milan, the design week every year attracts designers from all over the world and the areas surrounding Brera and Tortona come alive with events for the “Fuori Salone”, showcasing the best of Milanese nightlife.
If you want to get to know the trendiest area of the city, you have to go down to the Darsena and check out its famous Navigli (Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande). But Milan is also art, where you can admire Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Last Supper, or visit exhibitions at the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Triennale or at the Prada Foundation.
The city of Milan is not only the engine that drives the country's economy, home to the stock exchange and the prestigious Bocconi University. It also hosts the most important fairs and events in Europe, to be dogeared in the agenda: the Salone del Mobile, Milan Fashion Week or the Craftsman fair “Artigiano in Fiera”.
If you’re visiting on a business trip, don’t miss out on a visit to the newly renovated area of Porta Nuova, a project that has enriched Milan’s skyline with new skyscrapers, including the Unicredit Tower and the award-winning Bosco Verticale.
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