While every major city in Italy offers a wide range of must-see attractions, no metropolis on the peninsula mixes ancient and modern better than Milano. This intersection of world-class art, high fashion, and stunning architecture is brimming with attractions that will help understanding how Italy’s past continues to influence its present. Milano boasts a unique artistic heritage, of which Da Vinci’s Last Supper is the best-known masterpiece.
Over 2,400 years of history have bestowed a rich inheritance on the city, with archaeological remains, Roman basilicas, Paleochristian mosaics, gothic cathedrals, Art Nouveau monuments and globally renewed museums preserving sculptures by Michelangelo and canvasses by Picasso.
One of the most famous and fascinating paintings in the world, much analysed, admired and often the protagonist of books and films, Leonardo da Vinci's Cenacolo (The Last Supper) - a Unesco Heritage site - is located in the refectory of the Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
The Duomo Museum is an enchanting and silent place, almost hidden, compared to the much more imposing cathedral. It's worth a visit, however, to prepare yourself to admire the Duomo.
Here you can admire Leonardo's Codex Atlanticus alongside Caravaggio and Raphael paintings.
The most famous colonnade in Milano for one of the city’s most ancient churches
Not everyone knows it but Milano has its own ‘Sistine Chapel’: this gem of art historyMilano’s: the church of San Maurizio
Designed by archistars Daniel Libeskind, Arata Isozaki and Zaha Hadid, the City Life district is one of the most prestigious futuristic projects created in Milano during EXPO 2015.
The realm of contemporary art. The venue is the result of the transformation of a distillery dating back to the 1910’s.