Five Things to Do in Milan After Seeing The Last Supper

by deborah on July 29, 2015

in Culture, Travel

Five Things to Do in Milan After Seeing The Last Supper

Leonardo DaVinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper is a main tourist destination for Milan,

the industrial and business center of Italy.

Hotels in Milan offer great amenities and easy access to the city’s culture.

Five Things to Do in Milan After Seeing The Last Supper

After the requisite visit to DaVinci’s masterpiece, however, these five suggestions can help

make the rest of your trip memorable:

Five Things to Do in Milan After Seeing The Last Supper

1. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site

After visiting Da Vinci’s famous mural in the refectory of the convent of Basilica di Santa Maria

Della Grazie, be sure to explore the rest of the fifteenth-century basilica as well.

The Allies partially bombed the structure during World War II, but fortunately, some important

paintings were protected.

In addition to The Last Supper, this Dominican basilica boasts a painting by Titian and an apse

designed by master Renaissance architect Donato Bramante.

Five Things to Do in Milan After Seeing The Last Supper

2. Shop at the Quatrilatero d’Oro

Milan’s Quatrilatero d’Oro, or Rectangle of Gold, houses some of the world’s top designers.

Styles sold here are straight from the runways and boast high-fashion names like Missoni,

Versace, Prada and other top international designers.

If you are still in the mood to splurge, the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Milano is a great place

to rest after a long day of shopping.

Five Things to Do in Milan After Seeing The Last Supper

3. Explore History at the Castello Sforzesco

Located within the complex of the castle are the Castello Sforzesco Museums.

These six museums feature collections ranging from Ancient Egyptian art to decorative and

fine arts.

There is also a museum of musical instruments, which showcases organs, wind instruments

and pianos.

The Camperia House Suites are just steps away.

Five Things to Do in Milan After Seeing The Last Supper

4. Combine History and Exercise

Enjoy jogging or walking from the historic Castello Sforzesco to the Arco della Pace.

This 3.5 kilometer trek is a popular route for tourists and locals.

If you go later in the day, be prepared to dodge tourists, but the city’s historical and cultural

buildings dotting the path keep the exercise interesting.

Five Things to Do in Milan After Seeing The Last Supper

5. Experience Milan’s Gothic Cathedral

Milan’s cathedral is simply referred to as the Duomo.

It is expansive and monumental, with tall thin spires, and it is not to be missed.

Visitors may tour the roof and see the Gothic architectural features up close — be sure to check out

the Duomo’s website for up-to-date information.

For quick access to the Duomo, Hotel Spadari al Duomo is located in walking distance.

Milan hotels offer something for every visitor, from opulence and luxury to simple, clean rooms.

With so many options, it is easy to experience everything from high fashion to unique history in Milan.

 

Are you ready to plan a trip to Milan?

Or have you visited Milan in the past?

What are your favorite sights to visit?

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