Milan in a breathtakingly beautiful, interesting and lively place which you fellow PageFlicker fans and followers you must visit. Located in the north of Italy, it's best to visit Milan in mid spring when it's not too hot, a temperature of around 22-26 Degrees Celsius. Milan is the second most populated city in Italy after Rome. This gives it a lively buzz of culture, new people, food and experiences.
Duomo is spectacular landmark which you must see. Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy and it dedicated to Saint Mary of Nativity. This Gothic Cathedral took over six centuries to complete. The majestic building in white marble extends over 157 metres in length. It is the largest church in Italy and the 5th largest in the world. This cathedral is magical, overwhelmingly grand and a famous landmark you must visit in order to get a true taste of Milan.
In 1386 architectures and builders started working on this big project under the reign of Gian Galeazzo Visconti. During the long construction period many different shapes and styles were incorporated in the cathedral. In the 1800s the facade was finally completed and the roof and many towers where only finished in the 1900s.
On a clear day you can see the entire Northern Alps starting with the Monte Rosa all the way to the Swiss Alps. To the south, the view from the cathedral extends to around 300km distant of Monte Viso on the French Border.
Located in the heart of Milan, Sforza Castle was built by the Duke of Milan , Francesco Sforza in the 15th century on the remains of a 14th century fortification. In 1494 Ludovic Sforza became Lord of Milan and collected numerous artists to decorate the castle. These included Leonardo Da Vinci (who frescoed several rooms in collaboration with Benardino Zenale and Bernardino Butinore) and Bramate. This grand castle is mostly made of brick and is in the style of Renaissance Architecture. This is overall a great place to visit packed with useful and interesting history and information. Just a walk through the castle leads you to Park Sempiore. It is lovely to walk here among the nature and take great photos!
What is Italy without shopping ?! The Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II is one of the worlds oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four story double arcade in Central Milan, located close to the Duomo, the Galleria is a hit place for tourists. The arcade is named after Emanuelle II, the 1st of the Kingdom of Italy. Designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865-2877 the arcade contains luxury retailers selling couture, jewellery, books, paintings as well as restaurants and cafes and of course -ICE CREAM !!!!
This is the shopping mall !! 50 Shades Of Ice Cream......