Milan is certainly known internationally as the fashion capital and economic capital of the Bel Paese, a title it earned during the Industrial Revolution.Milan was the capital and main political and cultural center of the Duchy of Milan during the Renaissance and the capital of the Kingdom of Italy during the Napoleonic period.Believed to be a somber and melancholy city, it is actually a multifaceted city that has much to offer.In the last century, its economic and productive role has been increasingly strengthened, making Milan the largest financial market in Italy as well as one of the world's fashion and design capitals.It is the only Italian city to have been awarded the title of Global City and to have been ranked on the list of Alpha World Cities.
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First mandatory stop is the Duomo, symbol par excellence of Milan, located in the square of the same name, it is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente commissioned by Gian Galeazzo Visconti. Construction work began in 1386 and continued for centuries to come, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo was established by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, who oversaw the construction and still deals with administration, fundraising and management. Of celebrated beauty is the main spire where La Madonnina, a 4m-high gilded copper statue, dominates the city. From the Duomo terrace, on a sunny day, you can enjoy a splendid panoramic view of the city and the plain as far as the Alps.
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Vittorio Emanuele Gallery

We continue through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which connects the Piazza del Duomo with the famous Piazza della Scala, home of the theater of the same name. Nicknamed the "drawing room of Milan," it was built in the mid-19th century because, even then, Milan wanted to be on a par with European capitals that had seen major urban developments. 176 international architects submitted their ideas to the call for bids for its construction. Among all the proposals, Giuseppe Mengoni's proposal stood out, which called for a long covered gallery crossed by an arm with a large octagonal hall in the center. In 1865, work began with the laying of the foundation stone by King Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy. 
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Sforza Castle

The Castello Sforzesco, another symbol of the city of Milan, was for centuries the protagonist of many events, for the Milanese it has always aroused love and hatred. It became the emblem of the repressive power practiced by the Lords of Milan and foreign conquerors. In the 20th century it became a place of culture and still houses one of the most important museums in Milan. The name of the Castle comes from the Italian condottiere and Duke of Milan Francesco Sforza who in 1450 decided to rebuild the entire structure. The Castle is surrounded by the green Sempione Park that frames it.
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Brera Picture Gallery

We stay in the cultural field and visit the Pinacoteca di Brera, not far from the Castello Sforzesco. The Brera Palace stands on an ancient fourteenth-century convent of the Umiliati group, later granted to the Jesuits who made a college there. At the beginning of 1600 the Palace underwent considerable changes acquiring a sober and majestic appearance. In 1773, after the breakup of the Jesuit order, the college passed to the State and at the behest of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria became the seat of important cultural institutes. Giuseppe Piermarini, one of the most important protagonists of Neoclassicism, took care of the positioning of the library and the entrance portal. In 1776 the Brera Academy of Fine Arts was born, a collection of important works useful for the training of students. 
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Santa Maria Delle Grazie

Probably one of the most famous paintings internationally can be found in Milan. It is time to pay a visit to the former refectory of the Dominican convent Santa Maria Delle Grazie where it is possible to admire the famous Last Supper (Cenacolo), a work by Leonardo Da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci created the work on the north wall of the refectory between 1494 and 1498 during the rule of Ludovico il Moro. The painting is made with tempera grassa on plaster. Over the years, due to environmental effects and historical events, it has suffered heavy deterioration. Numerous restoration works have been carried out in recent years, and in 1999 a major restoration returned the work to its original colors. 

Milanese nightlife

There are numerous meeting places in the city. The Milanese night begins with the now famous Happy Hour, there are many places that offer savory and sweet specialties for aperitifs accompanied by excellent cocktails. The nightlife areas are certainly I Navigli, Corso Sempione and Corso Como, although in recent years many neighborhoods have been redeveloped and more and more trendy and trendy clubs are opening.

The Navigli area is however the most characteristic, both for the numerous places and for its fascinating history. In the second half of the twelfth century begins the history of the Navigli, with the construction of the first navigable stretch. Also in the realization of the Navigli we find the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, with his system of locks that can still be appreciated today. It was the end of the 1400s when Leonardo designed the navigation system from Lake Como to Milan. The Navigi have played an important role for the City; once a very popular area, with numerous shops and markets, with its waterways was one of the main access routes to the city for the transport of goods until the early post-war years. Now it is an exclusive area where models, university students and artists, in the evening wander from one bar to another exchanging a chat. However, there remains a special atmosphere of yesteryear that only here you can breathe.