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This stunning Gothic-style cathedral—the fifth-largest church in the world—took nearly six centuries to complete. Be sure to head up to the roof, which is open to tourists for an additional fee and offers a stunning view of the Milan cityscape.
Once a fortress whose defense system was designed by Leonardo da Vinci, this imposing castle later became the home of the Sforza family, who presided over Milan during the Italian Renaissance. Today, this structure is home to seven museums, including the Museo d’Arte Antica, featuring classic da Vinci frescoes.
Teatro alla Scala
Teatro alla Scala, also known as La Scala, is Milan’s signature opera house, dating back to 1778. Today, up to 2,300 guests fill the space during operatic performances including Madame Butterfly and Don Carlo.
Santa Maria delle Grazie
From the outside, Santa Maria delle Grazie looks like a modest church and convent, but it’s also home to one of the most famous murals in the world: Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.”
Pinacoteca di Brera
The main public gallery for paintings in Milan, Pinacoteca di Brera features works by the most important painter of the Italian culture
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Head to this massive football stadium (commonly known as San Siro) to cheer on the local football teams, A.C. Milan and Inter Milan.
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Observe Italian sports cars in peak performance as they zoom past at this historic racetrack, built in 1922