Art and culture in Milan
Milan is a vibrant and buzzing metropolis in Italy’s northern region of Lombardy, most recently known for hosting the World Expo 2015. The local guides of free walking tours from Freetour.com will help you familiarize yourself with the top sights of the city. The best way to get to know Milan is to start at the top of Duomo for panoramic views. The gothic cathedral itself is also breathtaking inside and out with its marble spires and Madonnina (little Madonna).
Milan is very accessible for everyone, so art lovers can see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” painting in the dining hall of Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie or enjoy contemporary and modern art at Museo del Novecento. Opera fanatics will enjoy a night at Teatro all Scala after they shop for the perfect outfit on Corso Buenos Aires, or in Brera’s chic boutiques. Football is a religion in Italy and the best way to experience the game is at San Siro Stadium or in a bar filled with crazy fans.
Eating a delicious meal like risotto all Milanese is a must as well as indulge in gelato along the canal Navigli on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the weekly flea market. And don’t forget to participate in an old and odd tradition of spinning your heel into the bull’s testicles in the heart of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the oldest mall in the world.