Milano – Always in trend
When Milano give a lesson of style, the fashion everywhere stops and listens. Milan is never out of trend. Impressive buildings, sparkling windows and inclination towards extravagance it may seem superficial. But once you get to know it, guess that beneath the surface is a vibrant city and deep. Then, when you are trying to discover the heart, and you realize that yours was stolen forever.
The star-city of Italy is rated as the capital of modern and contemporary art. Nowadays however, the art practiced with more grace here is still shopping. It started by Hollywood stars. Today every tourist in Milano knows they enroll in a real quality shopping marathon. Often compared to a huge mall-sized, Milano is more than that. Milano was the capital of the Western Roman Empire for a short but significant period of 109 years, which has made its mark on the city.
Dome of Milano
Dome construction was started in 1386, as an economic power of the Lombardy’s capital. When it was built can accommodate the entire population of Milano, about 40,000 people, so even in the tourist season you can not fear of the crowd here. The surface, of 1200mp is the equivalent of a football field and a half. No wonder that it took 500 years to complete this impressive building, which has become the reference point of the entire urban structures. Dome is famous for that brings together the largest collection of marble statues in the world, 3500, headed by the symbol of the city, Madunina (little Madonna), polychrome statue of the Virgin Mary.
Milano is the zero point of the world in terms of lyric opera, the famous Teatro alla Scala (Scala Theatre). Located in Market Scala, the theater hosts performances of the highest artistic quality. From 1776, here are held opera, ballet and classical music concerts. There is a mandatory dress code for both ladies and for men (decent and elegant attire). Let the camera or the camera will stay home or else to capture just outside the theater! Inside the concert hall is denied access to recording equipment. Also not allowed with food or cigarettes.
With 12 mini-museums and archives vast history from the Paleolithic to the film runs today, Castello Sforzesco is a cultural labyrinth and you can not book them less than a full day. Access to the castle is free, without charge and is open daily from 07.00-19.00 (winter only until 18.00).
Ambrosian Library contains drawings and notes of the genius Leonardo Da Vinci, along with many other manuscripts, notes and sketches, it is an invaluable archive for all European culture.