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What to visit in Milan in one Day

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If you have decided to visit Expo, then you can not absolutely miss the opportunity to discover a little more about one of the most beautiful cities in Italy: Milan. But Milan is also a big city, where the attractions and points of interest are much more numerous than you might imagine. We therefore propose five places to visit in a day if you haven’t the opportunity to stay longer!

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The Last Supper: what to know to visit it?

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The fresco by Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” was googled in recent years by the most because of the bestseller by Dan Brown thriller dell’avvincente where the plot is revealed that the work was hiding secrets untold. No need to repeat to those visiting the beautiful city of Milan that the work is worth to be seen not to be able to understand the secrets hidden but certainly to appreciate the magnificence of a work created by one of the greatest geniuses of world history. “the Upper Room “Leonardo is preserved in the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. the church is located precisely in the square dedicated to it or, Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie n. 2, in Corso Magenta in Milan.
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Monumental Cemetery: the open-air museum!

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The Monumental is not just a cemetery but a place of great memories civic. A piece of Italian history, therefore, deserves to be visited. Admission is free and visiting it can retrace the major events of the city and much of his artistic history through sculptures and architectures present: from realism and eclecticism of the late nineteenth century, to liberty and symbolism of the early twentieth century, the 30s the contemporary period, as in a real extraordinary “open air museum”.
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Columns of San Lorenzo

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Columns of San Lorenzo are an ancient medieval building in Milan, built with materials from the Romans and positioned in front of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, near the medieval port Ticino. They represent one of the few surviving relics of the imperial Milan. The Columns of San Lorenzo is also the meeting point of the evening for many people. Around the “Columns of San Lorenzo” in fact there are many places and restaurants, bars and pubs that attract all types of customers. In particular they are the right place to organize the typical Milanese Happy Hour.

The Sforza Castle

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The Sforza Castle is one of the main symbolic places of Milan and its history. The castle was built in the fifteenth century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the ruins of an earlier fortification of the fourteenth century known as Castrum Doors Jovis (Castle door Jupiter or Zobia). Over the centuries the architectural work has changed considerably. Between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries it was a major military citadels in Europe. Currently it is the house of important cultural institutions and tourists destination. Outside the castle lies the Sempione Park, which is also a tourist destination and gathering place of Milan.

Santa Maria delle Grazie

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The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is a basilica and sanctuary located in Milan, that belongs to the Dominican Order and headed to the parish of San Vittore al Corpo. The architecture of the gallery, built between 1492 and 1493 at the behest of the Duke of Milan, Ludovico il Moro as a mausoleum for his family, is one of the highest achievements of the Renaissance in Northern Italy.

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