Day 6 of Incredible Italy we head to Milan for the night.
Milan is famous as the Italian fashion capital. Yes, you can go to Giorgio Armani’s flagship fashion store. Perhaps you want to visit Prada, Versace, Roberto Cavalli Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and of course Gucci. They’re all situated in Milano’s Golden Quad – a quadrangle of pedestrian streets crammed with designer showrooms.
However, Milan is famous for more than just fashion. The remarkable Duomo (Cathedral) dating to 1386 is one of the most impressive in Italy. You can even climb to the roof for phenomenal views of the grand structure.
Nearby is the charming Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an elegant covered shopping arcade, nearly destroyed during WWII by bombs. You can now sit at one of the café’s and watch Milan wander by.
Of course, Milan’s other claim to fame is Leonardo Da Vinci’s uber famous mural, ‘The Last Supper’ which adorns the wall of the refectory of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazi. Restoration of this masterpiece following centures of damage from floods, bombs and decay was completed in 1999.
We visit Milan on our Incredible Italy tour. Join us on 25th June in Venice or 30 June in Milan for Incredible Italy.