Top 3 Historical Landmarks in Milan

Milan is certainly one of the cities one must see in this life, so if you have the chance to spend some time here, and take it. One of the spectacular cities of Italy, Milan has a unique beauty and the art, the architecture, the history, the music, the literature contribute to the special atmosphere of the city. There are plenty of attractions that you must visit while you’re in Milan, but if you don’t have much time, you need to visit these important historical landmarks.

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  1. Milan Cathedral

Milan Cathedral, or as many people refer to it as Duomo di Milano is a cathedral devoted to St. Mary of the Nativity. Milan Cathedral is on the 5th place in the top of largest churches from the world. The construction of this building was done in almost 500 years.

What’s impressive about this cathedral is the architecture: the grandeur of the gothic style takes your breath away.  The statue of Virgin Mary or the Madonnina is one of the most spectacular feature of this cathedral. Situated on the top of the church, it has 108.5 meters. Other monuments that you can find in the interior of the Duomo are:the sarcophagi of archbishops Giovanni Visconti and Ottone Visconti, the statue “Saint Bartholomew Flayed” sculptured by Marco d’Agrate etc.

  1. Santa Maria delleGrazie

This Roman Catholic Church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Besides, it contains the famous painting of Leonardo da Vinci “The Last Supper”. The painting highlights the reactions of the 12 apostles when Jesus said that one of them will break his trust. In the World War 2, the church was bombarded by an Anglo-American troop, but fortunately the wall on which is painted “The Last Supper” wasn’t destroyed.

Besides admiring Da Vinci’s masterpiece, you can analyze the gothic and Renaissance architectural style.

  1. Sforza Castle

The construction for the Sforza Castle begun under the command of Lord Galeazzo II Visconti. There was a tumultuous period in which the castle suffered some damages, but it was rebuilt later by the Duke of Milan, Francesco Sforza. Famous artists painted the walls of this castles: Bramante painted the “Sala del Tesoro “while Leonardo da Vinci worked on the ceiling of the “SaladellaBalla“.

There are plenty of museums in Sforza Castle that you can visit:

  • The museum of Rondanini Pieta
  • The antique furniture and wooden sculpture museum
  • The applied arts collections
  • The Egyptian museum
  • The museum of musical instruments
  • The museum of ancient art
  • The Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco (includes the works of Titan, Canaletto, Andrea Mantegna).

If you don’t know how to arrive faster and safe at your destination from the airport, you can opt for private Milan airport taxi services. These services provide a large selection of cars from which you can choose: from low cost sedans and minivans to luxury sedan cars, buses and mini buses. The drivers are professionals and the prices are fixed and inclusive.

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