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Milan's layout, with streets either radiating from the Duomo or clyircling it, reveals that the Duomo occupies what was the most central site in Roman Mediolanum, that of the public basilica facing the forum. Saint Ambrose's 'New Basilica' was built on this site at the beginning of the 5th century, with an adjoining basilica added in 836. When a fire damaged both buildings in 1075, they were later rebuilt as the Duomo.


Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary Nascent), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral began in the 14th century and completed nearly 19th centuries by Napoleon. It is the forth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in the Italian state territory.
Inside the cathedral pictures are supposedly prohibited; hower, the attendants rarely stop anyone doing so.

by subway: lines MM1 or MM3,Duomo Station,
or with many buses and trams.
Roof open daily 9AM - 5:30 PM
Costs: 6 euro for the stairs, 10 euro for the lift.

"Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a double arcade in the center of Milan, Italy. The structure is formed by two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in an octagon covering the street connecting Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala. The Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was originally designed in 1865 and 1877. The Galleria is often nicknamed il salotto di Milano (Milan's drawing room), due to it's numerous shops and importance as a common Milanese meeting and dining place.

''Castello Sfrozesco''
The original construction on the site began in the 14th century. In 1450, Francesco Sforza began reconstruction of the castle, and it was further modified by later generations. A number of these rooms originally had elaborate internal decoration - the best known of these being the Sala Delle Asse with surviving ceiling paintings by Leonardo da Vinci.
Houses several of the city's museums and art gallery collections. Home to the museums of applied arts, ancient art, historical musical instruments, prehistry, Egyptian art and fine arts.

by subway:MM1 Cairoli - Castello Station and MM2 Lanza - Piccolo Teatro Station, or with many buses and trams.

''Santa Maria delle Grazie (Santa Mary of the Graces)''
Houses the famous Last Supper ('Cenacolo Vinciano') by Leonardo da Vinci. It is visit.
Tickets can be reserved by phone (02.8942. 1146) or online(MUSEI MILANO).
by tram : 20-24-29-30
by metro: lines MM1 and MM2 Cadorna Station, or MM1 Conciliazione Station.

''Pinacoteca di Brera''
One of italy's most important art collections and one of the foremost collections of Italian paitings.
Address: Via Brera
by metro: MM2 Lanza -Piccolo Teatro Station,
MM3 Montenaoileone Station
by tram: lines 1,4,8,12,14,27

''Poldi Pezzoli Museum''
adress: Manzoni St
by metro:MM3 Montenapoleone Station, or with many buses and trams.
One of the world's richest private art collections.

''Teatro Scala (La Scala Theatre)''
adress: Via Filodrammatici 2,
One of the most renowned opera houses in the wirld. It first opened in 1778 and re-opened in 2004 after extensive renovation. It has seen performances by stars such as Maria Callas and Pavarotti.
by metro : MM1 and MM3 Duomo Station.


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