Milan is an absolute giant of a city and has the most populous metropolitan area in Italy with 1.3 million inhabitants and 3.2 million in the wider area of the center of Milan. A form of human settlement has existed in the Milan region for millennia, and archaeological finds date back to 222 BC.
In fact, Milan once served as the capital of the Western Roman Empire. During antiquity, the Middle Ages and later, Milan flourished on the Italian mainland due to its command. Today Milan offers a sublime mix of historical architecture, modern high-rise buildings, all mixed with a touch of Italian life.
Grand Galleria Vittorio Emanuele Ii
When you enter the Grand Gallery, you may think that you are in the entrance hall to an opera house or palace, not a mall. But that’s exactly what the Galleria is, an extremely opulent and extravagant indoor shopping area.
It was founded in 1877 and is one of the oldest shopping centers in the world and was designed by Guiseppe Mengoni. The cruciform mall is covered with four glass-paneled arms that let the sunlight in perfectly, while the walls and shop fronts are decorated with ornate paneling and stucco.
And bursts at the seams with twelve small museums and archives that furniture everything from Paleolithic history to the 20th century. The Duke of Milan, Francesco Sforza, restored it to its original splendor in the 1450s to be his princely residence and hired painters like da Vinci and Bramante to create the frescoes.
During Napoleon’s rule, its use was reduced to military purposes, and it was only with the unification of Italy in the 19th century that the castle was transferred to the city of Milan. The extensive Parco Sempione directly behind, one of the largest parks in the city, was created on the former parade grounds. The oldest part of the castle.
This ancient building is one of the oldest in Milan and was built by St. The style of this church has not changed much since its foundation and the city of Milan was built around it as it served as a focal point for the local population.
The interior of the church has some beautiful mosaics and works of art including the ceiling of the oratory and the magnificent representation of Christ on one of the domes. A visit to this church will give a nice insight into the history of Milan and its religious importance.
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At 127 m, it became the tallest building in Milan until the Palazzo Lombardia was built in 2011. The tragedy occurred in 2002 when a small single-engine plane collided with him and killed the pilot and two people in the building.
Teatro Alla Scala
Was founded in 1778 under the patronage of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria to replace the Royal Ducal Theater. Which had been burned down two years earlier. It got its name from the church of Santa Maria alla Scala, to make way for the new theater.
Today the theater seats 1,987 spectators and its repertoire is varied, including a large number of unknown works that are offset by a limited number of popular favorites. For those who enjoy opera history, visit the Museo teatrale alla Scala, complete with original handwritten scores and manuscripts.