This city is the recognized capital of Italian fashion and football, but it can surprise not only fashion shows and numerous boutiques. In Milan, there are many places to visit.
The main attractions of Milan
The first place to visit Milan - National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci. The most famous drawings, drawings andModels from the tree of a genius inventor. There you can also look through the telescope, visit the submarine and enjoy the masterpieces of the Renaissance.
Among the main attractions of Milan is worth noting Milan Cathedral. It is a symbol of the city and its main touristan object. The cathedral was built in the style of "flaming Gothic", it is one of the most famous places in Europe. The interior of the Duomo (this is the second name of the cathedral) is able to fascinate the view. Majestic mausoleums, a beautiful bronze five-meter candlestick, unique stained-glass windows and choruses - all this is presented to tourists. According to the believers, the main relic of the cathedral is a nail, taken from the crucifixion of the Savior, which is placed at the altar. The cathedral's facade is no less impressive. The abundance of statues, which are worked out to the smallest detail, give the cathedral a graceful and simply amazing look. Not for nothing that this place is considered to be one of the most spectacular sights of Milan.
Museums of Milan
Ambrosiana Gallery Was founded in 1618 by the ArchbishopFederico Borromei. He was a connoisseur of art and the creator of a large collection of Renaissance paintings. There you can enjoy the paintings of Botticelli, Raphael and Titian.
AT Sforza Castle In Milan collected the largest collectionsWorks of art of city museums - this is the Archaeological Museum, and the Gallery of Sculpture and Painting. Also, visitors can see the Numismatic Museum, the Collection of Decorative and Applied Arts and many others. The Sforza Castle is located in the historic center of Milan. After the construction of the castle was converted to the residence of the duke, this is how the luxurious situation appeared, some of which has survived to this day.
Many say that it's worth visiting in Milan The Poldi-Pezzoli Museum. It is a private museum founded by an aristocrat in 1891. There is a collection of paintings, sculptures, armor and various textiles.
Brera Gallery. It is here that one of the mostSignificant collections of Italian painting. The exhibition is in a mansion of 16-17 centuries. Earlier there was a cultural center of the Jesuits, where a library, a school and an astronomical observatory were located. Since 1772, the Empress Maria-Theresa began to support this center and created the Academy of Fine Arts. Now for the visitors there is a collection of Lombard paintings of the 15-16th centuries, Venetian painting, Flemish and Italian.
Museum of Natural History - one of the most interesting museums in Milan. On the first floor you can see the statues of dinosaurs, and on the upper floors are stuffed animals.
Modern Art Museum in Milan. Here is a collection of works by Amedeo Modeliani, Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet and many others. On two floors there are fifty rooms with almost three thousand paintings and various sculptures. The museum is located in the villa Beldzhoyozo. Since the beginning of the 19th century, the villa was donated to Napoleon, because many know this landmark as a "villa of Bonaparte".