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Milan Cathedral is dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the largest church in Italy and the fifth largest in the world. The details of the construction are out of this world.
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the world’s oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.
The inside is absolutely incredible. Here you can find some of the most luxurious brands such as Prada and Louis Vuitton.
This is the main public gallery for paintings in Milan, Italy. It contains one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings, an outgrowth of the cultural program of the Brera Academy, which shares the site in the Palazzo Brera.
Most of Italy’s greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared at La Scala during the past 200 years. The theatre one of the leading opera and ballet theaters in the world and is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus. The theatre also has an associate school, known as the La Scala Theatre Academy which offers professional training in music, dance, stage craft and stage management.
Cimitero Monumentale di Milano
This is one of the two largest cemeteries in Milan, the other one being the Cimitero Maggiore. It is noted for the abundance of artistic tombs and monuments. You can find some famous graves such as: Salvatore Quasimodo (1901–1968), 1959 Nobel prize in literature; Candido Cannavò (1930–2009), Italian journalist and Leo Valiani (1909–1999), writer, politician.
It was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the remains of a 14th-century fortification. Later renovated and enlarged, in the 16th and 17th centuries it was one of the largest citadels in Europe. Extensively rebuilt by Luca Beltrami in 1891–1905, it now houses several of the city’s museums and art collections.
It is the largest trade fair of its kind in the world. The exhibition showcases the latest in furniture and design from countries around the world. It is considered a leading venue for the display of new products by designers of furniture, lighting and other home furnishings. The show, also known as “Salone”, “Milano Salone” and “Milan Design Week,” is held every year.