Cheap City Breaks to Milan
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Milan is the most dynamic city in Italy, and the powerhouse of the country's economy. It's also one of Europe's richest cities, with chic shopping and cutting-edge style in its galleries, shops and restaurants.
DuomoThe world's largest Gothic cathedral, the third largest church in Europe. Built of marble from the Lake Maggiore area, the Duomo is a strange mix of gothic and baroque. From the roof you can see a forest of pinnacles with views as far as the Alps.
La ScalaOne of the world's most famous opera houses, designed in 1778, with an opulent gilt and velvet interior that can seat over 3,000 people. It remains the cultural and social focus of the city's rich. Backstage tours are available here.
Holy Mary of GraceThis impressive 15th century church features a beautiful tribune, serene cloister and a magnificent intricate dome. Leonardo da Vinci's fragile fresco of the Last Supper is housed here on the wall of the Old Refectory.
Sforzesco CastleOne of Milan's most famous landmarks and the former residence of the Duchy of Milan. Today, it houses Michelangelo's Rondanini Pietà and a 16th century surrealist Portrait of Spring by Arcimboldo, composed entirely of flowers.
Poldi Pezzoli MuseumA museum housing a fine collection of paintings, jewelry, clocks and objets d'art. Renaissance paintings housed here include Pollaiuolo's Portrait of a Young Woman and the building itself is a late 19th century aristocratic residence.
Pinacoteca Di BreraMilan's most prestigious art gallery , originally founded by Napoleon to display loot from churches, convents and displaced aristocrats. The collection is huge with over 600 works, with the emphasis on Italian Renaissance.