Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It can offer you hills, mountains and sea altogether, depending which you prefer and what season you go and visit it. Apart from the nature that has a lot to offer and anyone can find a place for his heart, it has beautiful cities, art, fashion, culture, which are worth discovering.
There are many cities in Italy, such as Rome, Venice, Milano, Bergamo and many more that can cover a full 7 day holiday. Therefore, let’s take Milano for example. One does not know what to expect from it, but it will prove to be more attractive and interesting than you probably thought of.
First meeting with Milano will be in the train station. It is not like any train stations you ever saw. It is quite amazing, clean and big. Then, you will certainly feel like tasting an focaccia made at its home. Piazza del Duomo is a location where you can lose half a day, if not an entire day. It is that place where you can listen to the vibrations Milano has to offer you; you see its people, its rhythm and taste a bit of Milano. One can as well have a talk with locals here; stop them on the street and ask them where to go and eat, where to have a cup of coffee. Here you can taste the real espresso or a true cappuccino.
La Scala is one of the most important theaters here. A show here will make you love going to the theater. Castello Sforzesco is a labyrinth where fearless knights have walked and spent their time.
The gothic architecture overwhelms you and the Dome shows it in a magnificent way. There are 3400 statues, the well-known Madonina is the tallest and it has 135 derricks. The Milano boulevards can offer you fashion all over you look. Fashion floats everywhere. Quadrilatero d’Oro is where you should be if you afford to buy any of the things shown here. Via della Spiga, via Manzoni, via Sant’Andrea and via Montenapoleone form the Quadrilatero d’Oro, where one can see all the important brands in the fashion world. If you can spare 500 euros, you can easily buy a pair of shoes.
The water is good here to be drank and it’s for free. Therefore, if you feel hot in a summer day, just go and have some water from the fountain. Climbing on the roof of the cathedral is a must. One can choose to climb by foot on the stairs or using the elevator. Climbing by foot is both less expensive and fashion.
Caffè Verdi, which is close to La Scala is a wonderful place to come and drink your coffee. This is the place where many opera artists come and you may come into one famous artist of you are lucky enough; like Placido Domingo for example.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was opened in 1867 and it was built from glass and iron; a very daring combination in those times. If you are a lucky person, and get to be in a sunny day here, one can see the Alps. Pasticceria Cova from Via Montenapoleone is a place built in 1817 and Maria Callas used to come here very often. This city has many museums and art galleries. If you are a passionate about visiting it one can start from one part of the city and get to the other. The only cathedral here is also amazing. One should be opened to religion and like architecture. Against a fee, one can also take some photos of the inside.
One of the oldest churches in Milano is Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio. Going there you will have some quiet moments. It was rose in 386 by Saint Ambrogio. Looking for a larger moment of relaxation? Choose visiting the Sforzesco Castel. It has gigantic gardens.
Here you can taste the well-known Panettone. It is original from Milano and it is cooked around Christmas time. Enjoy!