For a tourist, Milan is truly an interesting destination because of its amazing lifestyle, there is football, opera, the nightlife and most important a shoppers paradise. Milan is the second-largest city in Italy. Its original Latin name is ‘Milano’. Milan is located in the north-western section of the great Po Valley, between the rivers Adda and Ticino. Milan still holds the pole position as Italy’s marketplace for Italian fashion – fashion aficionados.
Renown for its rich history, Milan has also made headlines for its amazing modern touch.- some of the famous structures includes, La Scala, the world renown opera houses, the Duomo, grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, and the Brera art gallery, with some of the finest artistic works in the world.
Milan has a humid subtropical climate, this make for an interesting visit through the year. This makes Milan one of the European Union’s most important tourist destinations. The Convent of Sta. Maria delle Grazie with Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Piazza, the San Siro Stadium, the Castello Sforzesco, the Pinacoteca di Brera and the Via Monte Napoleone are some of the city’s cultural institutions, museums and galleries.
No other city in Europe offers a visitor a large variety of art museums like Milan. Some of the most popular museums includes; Pinacoteca di Brera-that showcases a collections of some of best Italian paintings, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana,-historical library that also houses the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana art gallery, Poldi Pezzoli Museum,. – the world renown collection of richest private art artwork, Bagatti Valsecchi Museum — a 19th century aristocratic mansion with Italian Renaissance art, Societa’ per le Belle Arti ed Esposizione Permanente, The Sforzesco Castle ,Civico Museo Archeologico ,Contemporary Arts Pavillion ,Museo del Duomo (Museum of the Cathedral) ,Museo d’Arte Paolo Pini and Galleria d’Arte Moderna .
Some of Milan important parks and garden are:Sempione park the most famous in the city and lies right behind the Sforzesco castle, Giardini pubblici (public gardens) an18th century park complex, designed in an English Romantic garden style and, Giardini della Guastalla park.
The roof construction of the cathedral in Milan with terraces is in a class of their own as far as the construction of cathedral roofs is concerned. They have a large surface which is mainly covered by marble of Condoglia. You can have a climb of you life of more than two hundred steps to the top then an amazing eye view of the city of Milan.
Markets in Milan are very interesting and you can buy almost every thing for bargains, some of the must visit markets are;Mercatone del Naviglio Grande-which takes place each last Sunday of the month from September and it is situated along the Alzaia Naviglio Grande,Fiera di Sinigaglia- it happens every Saturday morning in Viale d’Annunzio along the wharf ,Viale Papiniano- situated in Viale Papiniano, it offers food, clothing, shoes and textiles and finally,Viale Fauché-a market for fashionistas. With numerous attractions, good climate thought the year, great markets, famous cathedral, friendly people and great sports such as football ,Milan is one of the cities to consider visiting in once life time.