Milan Italy

Milan – Milano is a city in Italy and the capital of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan. The city was founded under the name of Medhlan, by the Insubres, a Celtic people. Milan was later captured by the Romans in 222 BC, and it became very successful under the Roman Empire, being the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 286 until 402 AD. Milan became one of the most prosperous Italian cities during the High Middle Ages, playing a primary role in the Lombard League. Later Milan became the capital city of the Duchy of Milan, being ruled by the Visconti, the Sforza, the Spanish and the Austrians. In 1796, Milan was conquered by Napoleon I and he made it the capital of his Kingdom of Italy in 1805. Later Milan became the capital city of the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, which was part of the Austrian Empire. In 1859 the city was unified with the Kingdom of Sardinia, which later became the Kingdom of Italy. Read more

Milan Cathedral – Duomo di Milano – is the cathedral church of Milan in Lombardy, northern Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fourth largest cathedral in the world.

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La ScalaTeatro alla Scala, is a world renowned opera house in Milan, Italy. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and was originally known as the New Royal-Ducal Theatre at La Scala –Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro alla Scala. The premiere performance was Antonio Salieri’s Europa riconosciuta. Most of Italy’s greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from other nations, too, have appeared at La Scala during the past 200 years.

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Parco Sempione is a large city park. Established in 1888, it has an overall area of 386,000 m², and it is located in the historic centre of the city. It owes its name to Corso Sempione, a major thoroughfare of Milan, dating back to the Napoleonic Empire.

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Castello Sforzesco is a castle in Milan, Italy, that used to be the seat and residence of the Duchy of Milan and one of the biggest citadels in Europe and now houses several of the city’s museums and art collections.

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Porta Sempione is a city gate of Milan, Italy. The name “Porta Sempione” is used both to refer to the gate proper and to the surrounding district, a part of the historic city centre, including the major avenue of Corso Sempione. The gate is marked by a landmark triumphal arch called Arco della Pace, dating back to the 19th century, but its origins can be traced back to a gate of the Roman walls of Milan.

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The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a covered double arcade formed of two glass-vaulted arcades at right angles intersecting in an octagon, prominently sited on the northern side of the Piazza del Duomo in Milan, and connects to the Piazza della Scala. Named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, it was originally designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.

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The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, originally and commonly referred to as the San Siro because of its location, is a football stadium located in the San Siro district in Milan, Italy. It is the home of both A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale Milano.

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The Museo Poldi Pezzoli is an art museum in Milan, Italy. The museum was originated in the 19th century as private collection of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli and his mother, Rosa Trivulzio, of the family of the condottiero Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, and has a particularly broad collection of Northern Italian and Netherlandish/Flemish artists.

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Parks and Gardens of Milan

Despite the fact that Milan has a very small amount of green space in comparison to other cities of the same size,the city does boast a wide variety of parks and gardens. The first public parks were established 1857 and 1862, and were designed by Giuseppe Balzaretto.

Parks and Gardens

Churches of Milan. After the world famous Duomo, 5th biggest in the world, there are a vast number of churches to visit whilst in Milan. A ‘must-see’ is the beautiful Basilica Santa Maria delle Grazie home to Leonardo’s Last Supper.

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