The city of Milan is the financial and business center of Italy. It is one of the four European capitals of fashion and fashion. Milan is the world’s most important furniture design center. Milano is a city of church, opera, bohemian gatherings and the creative energy you feel throughout the city. The famous Leonardo da Vinci painted the painting “Last Supper” on the wall of the church of Santa Maria Delle Grazie. It is the most important image of Christian art.
Milano is sometimes strict and businesslike. The spring and autumn fashion weeks as well as the design week in April culminate in the efforts of Milanese creatives to be among the first in the world and eternally interesting. In the north of the city is the modern Milanese Fiera (Fair) and the lavish Teatro Armani. To the south is the former Torton Industrial Zone that has grown into an art district. Shops of world-class companies are opening in abandoned barns. There are numerous hotels, bars, shops and museums. Due to cheap rent, Zona Torton has become home to students, artists and designers. There is a relaxed atmosphere atypical of the business part of the city. The famous part of the city is a golden quadrilateral with design boutiques (“quadrilatero d’oro”). The most famous department store in Milan is La Rinascente. There are several floors with clothing and footwear, cosmetics and furniture, while the back floor has a glazed bar overlooking the Duomo’s roof. In the streets around the Duomo you can see interior and exterior furniture salons and galleries (Cassina, Driade, B&B Italia, Poliform, Zanotta, Poltrona Frau, de Padua and others).
The most famous hotels in Milan are: Armani, Maison Moschino, Straf, Magna Pars and others.
One of the most beautiful city cemeteries is in Milan. Most of the lavish family mausoleums are works by famous Italian sculptors (Arturo Martini, Giacomo Manzae, Lucio Fontana). The most famous tomb is the one that Arturo Toscanini built for his son Giorgio, who passed away at the age of five. The tomb is decorated with scenes of children’s play.
The first gallery house in Europe was a 17th-century palace (the legacy of Gian Giacomo Poldi-Pezzoli). Numerous works by Italian painters between the 15th and 17th centuries are in the palace among Persian rugs, Arabic filigree and glass from Murano. (Via Manzoni 12)
The main station in Milan owes its appearance to Mussolini. Mussolini turned him into a symbol of national pride and fascist masculinity. The station was recently renovated. The sumptuous stairs and fountains leading to the platforms remained intact. Feltrinelli (the best bookstore in town) is located here.
Villaa Necchi Campiglio was built in the 1930s. It has recently been renovated and is the most beautiful example of modernist architecture in Milan. Entrance costs 8 euros. (Via Mozart 14)
The 20th Century Art Museum (Giacomo Arengario Restaurant in Museo del Novecento) is well worth a visit because it has a unique view of the Duomo. (Via Marconi 1).