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Top 10 places in Milan

Our app features the history of 55 monuments and great sites including places to discover Milan. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Milan

Visit Arco della Pace

Arco della Pace

The construction of the arch began in 1807 on the initiative of the city of Milan and Napoleon, the project was abandoned with the fall of the kingdom of Italy. In 1826, Emperor Francis I of Austria completed the construction of the ark and dedicated it to the restored peace of 1815 between the... Read more

Visit Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

The Roman-style basilica is one of the oldest churches in Milan, the second largest. A monument of the pre-Christian and medieval era, it is also a key element of the Ambrosian Church. Built between 379 and 386 at the request of Bishop Ambroise of Milan, its name of Basilica of the Martyrs comes... Read more

Visit Il Duomo

Il Duomo

It is the most important work of Gothic architecture in Italy, as well as symbol of the city of Milan. Wanted by Gian Galeazzo Visconti in 1387, this ambitious project was immediately considered technically impossible. Completely constructed of white marble, the blocks of pink marble needed for the... Read more

Visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

This work of neo-classical style was initiated in 1865 by Giuseppe Mengoni. Impressive in its size, then exceptional, and its frame of iron and avant-garde glass, the gallery was the symbol of a new century - XXe - synonymous with modernity and progress. The great spaces prefigure a world in motion.... Read more

Visit Teatro alla Scala

Teatro alla Scala

Known as the "temple of opera", this theater was founded for the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria in 1776 after a fire that destroyed the Teatro Regio Ducale where the opera was held by the neo- Classic Giuseppe Piermarini. The first show after the inauguration in 1778 was the "... Read more

Visit Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie

Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie

The Church, a magnificent example of the Renaissance in Milan, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its construction began in 1463, at the request of Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan and directed by Guiniforte Solari. The building is in Lombard Gothic style, has three aisles with seven staves, supported... Read more

Visit Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco

The first castle dates back to 1358-1368, called Castello di Porta Giovia, and was used as a residence by Galeazzo Visconti II during his stay in Milan, and as a military garrison. Filippo Maria Visconti made it his residence and transformed it into a fortress. Francesco Sforza, Lord of Milan in... Read more

Visit Cimitero Monumentale

Cimitero Monumentale

The cemetery was built by Charles Maciachini in 1865 to open at the end of 1866. Open-air museum with 250,000 m2, combining Romanesque and Gothic art, it is an oasis of peace. One will notice it Framedio - temple of the fame -, opened in 1883 where is buried Alessandro Manzoni. On a side street,... Read more

Visit Stazione Centrale

Stazione Centrale

This building is Art Nouveau and Art Deco style in Aurisina stone outside and in red marble and granite inside. Inspired by Union Station in Washington, Milan's central railway station was built in 1931 following an increase in traffic connected with the opening of the Sempione tunnel in 1906.... Read more

Visit I navigli

I navigli

The navigli are a system of defensive channels, irrigation and waterways of the city of Milan. The Porta Ticinese basin is the summit of the triangle delimited by Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese. This area in the last few decades has become the favorite residence of artists and merchants, ... Read more

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