Milan, the second largest city in Italy, is also its most important city financially speaking. It is the industrial center of the country wherein the major industries that promotes the growth of the economy are textile manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, food manufacturing, tourism, shipbuilding, etc. But although Milan is not that known for its tourist spots, it is considered the world’s fashion capital. This city is more about lifestyle and leisure trips. It is the haven for fashion aficionados, supermodels and international paparazzi, who visits the city two times a year for both spring and autumn happenings. The city is also perfect for artists and part goers. When visiting this city, the must sees also includes its mystical monuments, palaces, churches and museums.
As the fashion center of the world, it overpowers such fashionable cities as New York, Paris and London. Milan is home for some of the most popular international designers such as Gucci, Prada, Armani, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana. Of all the things in this city, the thing that its visitors really look forward to is the wide range of choices of clothing. The city is the perfect place for those who want to follow the footsteps of famous Italian designers. It as well houses a range of fashion schools where those eager to learn how to design can learn the knowledge and know the skills.
Walking is the best option for the visitors of Milan. You can go around from shop to shop and attraction to attraction and stop by at museums then later on take breaks at while dining at restaurants and cafes. You can get your best experience of Milan through this. Getting around the city through public transportation is also very easy and it is highly recommended. Driving in the city’s center should be avoided as the streets in the center of Milan are crowded all day and night. And another thing, parking is also very difficult. Paying for hotel or private garages in the center of the city is not practical as the cost may be over the top.
Milan has a variety of art museums, that are of Italian Renaissance and Baroque designs. Must visits are Pinacoteca di Brera, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, Societa’ per le Belle Arti ed Esposizione Permanente, The Sforzesco Castle, Civico Museo Archeologico, Contemporary Arts Pavillion (PAC), Museo del Duomo (Museum of the Cathedral), Museo d’Arte Paolo Pini, Galleria d’Arte Moderna. Also, Milan has the oldest churches in Italy. Some of the most beautiful churches that are worth visiting are The Duomo, Saint Mary of the Graces, Saint Ambrose, and Saint Maurice. The historical monuments are Castello Sforzesco, La Scala Theatre, Cimitero Monumentale, Old Hospital, La Rotonda della Besana, Chiaravalle Abbey.