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A travel guide to Milan for travellers

By Carlton Leisure - 25/06/2015

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Milan a business, fashion, finance capital of Italy is a beautiful destination in the world and gives you vibes of Paris and New York. It has great cosmopolitan surroundings and generally known for its fashion and football, but you can find more in Milan than designer clothes. It is also a home of some of the finest art and appealing restaurants. But the most compelling reason to visit the city is the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition - Italy’s biggest ever – inaugurating at the Palazzo Reale this spring, which assure to be an unavoidable event.

During my travel in Milan, I noticed that there are some places where you can love to visit again and again. Here is the list I am sharing with you-

The Duomo

Just located out of the subway station at the Piazza del Duomo, this huge white marble concealment of Milan’s cathedral will make you to say – Amazing. The Duomo is the city’s most wonderful structure and should be. Completed after taking centuries and recent relocation it seems as impressive as ever. See it to appreciate its charms or if you go inside, ascertain you dressed properly, covering your body.

Museo Del Novecento

To visit it, take right from the Duomo, opposite the facade of the cathedral, are the beautifully restored twin buildings, one of them boasts the new Novecento art museum. The outside of the structure is good as it looks from the inside. The museum boasts masterworks of Italian 20th century modern art such as Quarto Stato painting of Pellizza di Volpeda. Note – visit one or two hours previous to closing, your visit will be without charge. Go to the top of the building for a magnificent view of the Duomo and square, especially in sunset.

Eat with the locals

I can say that Italy has magnificent culinary culture, so if you are taking flights to Milan, please forget about fast food and avoid the touristy restaurants, as there are plenty of good possibilities to take pleasure in good food, even in the centre of the city. I can recommend the following eating places that are all close to the Duomo – Rebelot, Ratana, Dry Milano, Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, Joia, Cracco, Alice, Un Posto a Milano, Mangiari di Strada, LadyBu, etc.

Sforzesco Castle – civic museums

Take a walk from Duomo, to reach the impressive castle of the Renaissance Sforzesco family that once ruled Milan. It now hosts a set of civic museums and offers access to the big Sempione Park. Walking around the museum, you can have a high regard for the architecture and pop into different museums. The castle is worth a visit even in you are not travelling to the museums.

I must say that Milan is a great city and you will definitely enthralled by its beauty. Keeping my pen on rest, but eventually I would say that plan once for Milan, because it is full of life.