Milan is known as the European fashion capital. And certainly so. But in Milan you can see many more wonders of the culture and architecture that will capture your heart, and will make you look at the city in a different way. Even with his feet in the second largest city in Italy – Milan, will be conquered by the dynamism and grandiosity that this megapolis broadcast. Whether will cost the central square “Piazza del Duomo, which contains some of the most dazzling and loaded with historic buildings, will dive into the charm of an Italian opera in one of the most prestigious opera companies’ La Scala or will make a shopping tour of the commercial zone around the street Montenapoleone, where an area of nearly 4 acres you can find the best fashion goods conquer Milan will instantly and irrevocably. What more is known Milan? Consider it for the economic heart of Italy, one of the most important business and financial centers in the world, influences on fashion, literature, culture, sports and trade of other countries. Milan is home to the automotive giant Alfa Romeo “and the two soccer giants AC Milan and Inter. And among the many buildings in Baroque and Gothic style, is carved masterpieces of modern architecture, which are an expression of the futuristic trends so pronounced in Milan. Immerse yourself in the dynamics of this cosmopolitan city and experience the visit to it as its own story – a magnetic atmosphere that only the Italian cities can create.
Milan is the capital of Lombardy region in northern Italy and the administrative center of the province of the same name – Milan. Nearby running water of the river Po, which Milan is connected through a network of canals designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Until the city can be reached by car, by train or by plane. Milan is about 1400 km from Sofia, but there has direct flights as well, extremely well maintained and covered road network. In and around Milan has 3 international airports and in the town go international roads that connect it with other major European capitals.
Although Milan is considered the most modern Italian city, famous for “new Italy” as he has most of its fellow ancient history. It is impossible to be told just a few words, especially given that Milan was created by the Celts as early V century BC. Over the centuries it passed successively into the hands of the Romans, Visigoths, Huns, Ostrogoths, Lombardy (giving the name of the field), Franks and Romans again. In the period 1395 – 1535, with some interruption due to foreign interference, Milan is the center of the Duchy and then also recognized as a center of Renaissance art. After another division of its territory and prolonged power struggle over the city at the beginning of the XIX century it became capital of the Kingdom of Italy. From 1815 to 1859 Milan is the capital of Lombardy, Venice and finally just UK remained within the Kingdom of Italy as one of its most important cities and economically unattainable.
Milan is a range of museums, churches, historical monuments and cultural sites. You need only enough time and desire to know them. However, there are places that surely must see before you leave. Badge of Milan and his ever-beating heart is a square “Piazza del Duomo”. On his extensive rectangular area given its meeting religion, art, history and new, presented by the grand buildings and failing to stop flow of visitors. Exactly here is the fourth-largest cathedral in the world – Duomo di Milano, erected at the ancient Temple Church of V century and whose final completion were needed nearly 500 years (from 1386 to 1805). There on May 26, 1805 King of Italy Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned. Amazing miracle of architecture Duomo di Milano is carved out of white marble and incorporates different styles of construction, imposed over the years. In the cathedral are “embedded” 3400 statues and the top of its highest tower as guardian of the city, watch gilded statue of the Virgin Mary. Do not think that’s it – an elevator and stairs will take you to the temple, reveals how dizzying views of the beautiful sights of Milan. It is this cathedral director Federico Fellini elected for a central “image” in the film “Miracle in Milan” and perpetuated over time in January. Another remarkable building, “Piazza del Duomo” is constructed of glass and cast iron covered commercial gallery “Victor Emmanuel, which connects the square with Theatre La Scala. It was built in the period 1867 – 1878 and was named after the Italian king Victor Emmanuel II, who shall make it officially opens on January 1, 1878 consists of two corridors, decorated with arches, which intersect at the dome with crosses, and shelter countless boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bookstores and antique shops. On “Piazza del Duomo” rise and majestic palaces and Palazzo Palazzo Real Karminati which now function as museums, where you can see beautiful collections of artwork. Furthermore, the square is the preferred place for important events and activities for business meetings and walk to tourist attractions. What else should not miss in Milan? Church “Santa Maria delle Grazie”, which is kept masterpiece “Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci; Sfortsesko castle (Castello Sforzesco), which was once the residence of the royal family and today is home to several museums and art collections and which also performs security functions for the city Opera Theatre La Scala, whose acoustics swallow you, and interior architecture and once again will make you bow to the mastery of Italian artists. Before the opera theater stands the statue of the great Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci and on the stage his voice rising are our most eminent opera artists (Raina Kabaivanska, Ghena Dimitrova Boris Christoff, etc.).
If you go to a museum, then visit the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan, where he held numerous projects for the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci or the Archaeological Museum in Milan, where they keep artifacts from the Bronze Age and where most will get a clear idea of the city’s history. If you want to indulge in religion, then you have come to the right place – even in the IV century on the initiative of Archbishop of St. Ambrosius built 4-basilicas St. Ambrosius, St. Nazareth, St. and St. Simplitsiy Estorgius that today serve as a sort gates of Milan. If you just want to have fun, you see if one of the biggest stadiums in Europe the San Siro is not playing any football match, you can sit in a cozy little restaurant where you can taste the traditional pasta and pizza, for that so all agree that nowhere else in the world gone to relax among the greenery of the Botanic Gardens or simply browse the latest fashion trends in windows of the most famous fashion boutiques. In Milan you will not have time, you may be wondering how to bridge. And if all this was not enough, or you excited about another area of cultural and social life, this city is able to satisfy all your whims. Create your own Italian story.
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