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Milan – 2 brief visits

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Visiting Milan

I passed through Milan several times, but only two of them with time to take a look around. It seemed to me a beautiful and dynamic city, more organized than the usual pattern in Italy. I’ll be back with pleasure if and when it suits me.

​The Cathedral

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Cathedral

Construction of the cathedral began in 1386 and took nearly six centuries to complete. The cathedral with 135 spires and 3,400 statues, is a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

Inside we can admire the beautiful stained glass windows, the ornate marble floors, the intricate vaulted ceilings and numerous works of art, including paintings, sculptures, and tapestries.

Roof

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Roof of the cathedral

The visit to the cathedral will not be complete without climbing the stairs to the rooftop terrace of the cathedral, which offers breathtaking views of Milan and the surrounding Alps.

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Victor Emmanuel Gallery

The Victor Emmanuel II Gallery, is a grand shopping arcade designed in the 19th century by Giuseppe Mengoni and opened in 1877.

The gallery is named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of Italy, and is known for its beautiful architecture, elegant shops, and the glass dome at the center that provides natural light to the interior.

​Sforza Palace

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Sforza Palace

The Sforza Palace, is a grand Renaissance-style palace built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, who was the Duke of Milan at the time, and it has since been the residence of various other dukes and rulers.

The palace was extensively renovated and expanded in the 16th and 17th centuries and now houses several important museums and art collections.

​San Siro stadium

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San Siro

The San Siro Stadium is one of the most famous football stadiums in the world and is home to two of the city’s biggest football clubs, AC Milan and Inter Milan. It was built in 1926 and has a seating capacity of over 80,000 spectators. The stadium has hosted numerous international football matches, as well as concerts and other events.

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