Once an introverted city, and often difficult to read, Milan has become the capital for fashion, innovation and design. A cityscape exuding energy between the façades of yesterday and today
You just need to go upwards the Cathedral's balcony or the roof of the Vittorio Emanuele II's roof to gaze upon a large part of Milan. Notice modern buildings rising among the Cathedral's columns and discover the outline of the Alps. You will surely fall in love with such a scenery, specially during sunset. During its Fashion Weeks it becomes the background of countless parades by great designers, exclusive events and incredible pieces. Fashion also means culture, tradition and shopping opportunities all year long. Proof of this can be found the emerging artists' workshops, artisans' warehouses, fine shops from prestigious brands and sales outlets.
Modern architecture has changed the appearance of Milan's neighborhoods, making them even more fascinating. The Vertical Forest, labelled as the most beautiful skyscraper in the world, the Isozaki Tower and City Life, the Unicredit Pavilion are recent additions. The tendency towards innovation has always been one of the city's trademarks. Discover the Velasca and Branca Towers, the Cà Brutta of Muzio and the premises of the XXth Century Museum.
Milan is full of great monuments such as the Duomo and the Gallery, but also the Sant'Ambrogio Church and the Sforza Castle, the courtyards of the University of Milan, the San Maurizio Church and the Monastero Maggiore just to mention a few. What about museums? Check out the Brera Picture Gallery, Da Vinci's Last Supper, the XXth Century Museum, the GAM and the Poldi Pezzoli. Don't forget to visit the fascinating Museum Houses circuit. With all these art pieces, Milan has lots of stories to tell.
Milan has a deep connection with its Navigli. These water canals were even used to transport marble blocks from Candoglia into the city center in order to build the Duomo. It is possible to get to know them by sailing on boat: a comfortable and romantic way to immerse yourselves into both ancient and modern Milan. As a matter of fact, the Navigli are the center the city's nightlife.