Milan (Italy)

Milan (Italy)

Milan is Italy’s second largest city with about 1.4 million inhabitants. The city is situated on the river Olona in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. Milan is the capital of the province of Milan and also the capital of the region.

See and do

Il Duomo is located at the Piazza Duomo in central Milan is a very large and beautiful Cathedral in the Gothic style. The cathedral took 500 years to build and is one of the world’s largest cathedral. There is no fee to enter the cathedral but there a fee to get up on the roof, it is well worth it when you get views across Milan and even when the weather is fine, one can get a glimpse of the Alps north.

Milan has one of Europe’s most exclusive shopping areas, the Golden Triangle. The golden triangle formed by the streets of Via della Spiga, Via Sant’Andrea and Via Montenapoleone, all of which are full of shops with famous fashion brands like Dolce Gabbana, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Versace and Ralph Lauren. It is not just the fashion that is exclusive, even the interiors of the stores is something beyond the ordinary.

San Siro Italy’s biggest soccer stadium and can accommodate the 80.074 people. San Siro is the 6th largest football stadium and home of the Act, AC Milan and Inter. To go and watch football at the San Siro does not necessarily have to be expensive,  you can find cheap tickets from 15-20 euros and up. There’s even a football museum located next to the San Siro where you can learn a lot about Italian football and former players of Milan and Inter. It is easy to get to the stadium by riding the tram line 16, which runs from the city centre and stops just outside the stadium.

Santa Maria delle Grazie, the church where Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting “The Last Supper” is. The church is built late 1400’s where Donato Bramante was one of the church’s architects. If you want to see the painting you must call and make an appointment for a visit. It is best  to do it a couple of days in advance. They are open Tuesday – Sunday.

Restaurants

Maruzzella is one of Milan’s best and most popular pizzahak often with a long queue out on the street. Naturally, the restaurant also offers an a la carte menu but it is the pizza that they are known for. It’s cheap, you can get two pizzas and a bottle of wine for around 200kr.

Zucca (Caffè Miani) is located at the entrance to the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II, only a short distance from the Teatro alla Scala. The cafe opened in 1876 and the interior is impressive with mosaics by Angelo d’Andrea. If you stand at the bar and drink, you avoid the sharp price increaseyou sit down at a table.