Milan, City Travel Guide
Milan, the second largest city in Italy, is a thriving cosmopolitan business capital and the center of cultural and tourist activities. The main industries of Milan are textiles, the manufacture of cars, machinery, chemicals and paper-making.
What to see / do:
* Duomo (Cathedral) — The world’s largest Gothic cathedral
* Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II — Glass-domed arcade with coffee-shops
* Theatre Museum at La Scala — World famous opera house
* Santa Maria delle Grazie — House of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper.
* Museo Poldi-Pezzoli — spectacular private collection of Poldi-Pezzoli
* Museum of Historic Art of the Sforzesco Castle — Built in the 15th century and restored in 1943.
* Leonardo da Vinci National Science & Technology Museum — museum with a collection of Leonardo’s ingenious designs from war machines to architectural visions.
* Milan Aquarium — 36 gigantic pools filled with more than 100 different species of fish.
* Orto Botanico di Brera — A botanical garden established in 1774
* Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio — One of the oldest churches in Milan, built by Bishop Ambrose in 379-386 AD