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"Milan" Italy Favorite Tip by furioso

Italy General: 753 reviews and 735 photos


Favorite thing: Visitors come to Milan for its fashion, cuisine, opera, church (the world's fourth-largest), Renaissance castle and da Vinci's Last Supper fresco. But this is very much a working city, the country's business and finance capital. Shopping is huge, the food is legendary and nightclubbing is the best (thanks to the presence of the country's largest gay community).

The huge city sprawls for miles, but the main historical attractions can be found between the two most important: the huge cathedral - commissioned in 1386 and still unfinished - and the spiky Sforza castle. The Piazza del Duomo is bordered by the world's most beautiful shopping mall: the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Resist the cafes and boutiques and you emerge opposite opera's sacred shrine: La Scala. Its museum is pretty good too. Milan has plenty of art galleries and collections, but the most popular venue is the Vinciano Refector, which is home to the Last Supper.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 26, 2002
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