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The best of Milan

Posted by milanblogger | milan | Thursday 22 October 2009 3:09 pm

Milan is the nerve centre of northern Italy and is situated in the Po Valley. We could describe the city with three words: business, fashion and culture. Because of the Italian stock market, which has its HQ in Milan, the city is considered the economic engine of Italy and has transformed itself into an important centre of negotiations and trading. Of course, it’s as well the city of fashion with the latest fashion trends created by Versace, Prada, etc.. Milan shows us how to preserve its very charming character and richness of historical monuments. All the little churches, wonderful monuments and museums are hiding numerous treasures waiting to be discovered. Follow the steps of Leonardo Da Vinci, Verdi or Armani and discover all the spectacular attractions which Milan offers you!

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The Duomo, the cathedral and symbol of the city of Milan is one of the most beautiful Gothic constructions in Italy and one of the biggest cathedrals in the world. Because of its many church spires, which reach over 108 metres high, the cathedral is called also as the “hedgehog” of Italy. If you want to enjoy an incredible view over Milan, then you only should go up to the cathedral’s cupola. Don’t miss this amazing spectacle!

The famous Galería Vittorio Emanuele II, constructed in the year of 1865, is one of the first commercial galleries of its kind. The roof is constructed of steal and glass, which illuminates the gallery in a very special way. This architectural masterpiece was built in the 19th century. Most of the famous restaurants, bars, cafés and the best fashion boutiques like Gucci, Prada or Vuitton, are situated in this breath taking gallery, whose spectacular main entrances remind us of real triumphal arches.

The San Siro stadium, also called the Giuseppe Meazza, is one of the most mythical stadiums of Italy. It was constructed in the west of San Siro in the year of 1926 to provide a place for the matches of AC Milan. But since 1974 there also takes place the exciting matches of Inter Milan. The amazing tribune, which is really close to the football pitch, and the incredible roof lend the stadium a very particular atmosphere. In 1996 the stadium museum was opened where you can discover the history of both football teams, all the trophies and wax figures of the brilliant football players, like Vieri, Facchetti, Meazza and Rivera. Each day between 10 and 17 o’clock you can participate in a guided tour through the stadium which ends with the visit of the official Milán Store.

During your holidays in Milan you shouldn’t miss the nightlife. Milan offers you a lot of different options for having a good night. To the best bars and discotheques of the town belong the clubs Alcatraz, Baboon Bar, Café Biffi, Blub Hollywood, Le Trottoir, Loolapaloosa, Nuova Idea… One of the most famous cafés is the legendary Café Biffi in the Vittorio Emanuelle II Gallery. There the stars and celebrities of the international film industry usually have a drink. But nowadays it is more like a tourist bar for the richest visitors in the city. In this bar the café and capucchino are still the classical beverages and even the decoration will amaze you. The Club Hollywood is the trendiest discotheque in Milan. In this subterranean club you will spend without any doubt unforgettable nights. The music will amaze you as well, starting with the newest house music to famous songs by Guns n´Roses or Green Day. This fashionable club mainly attracts famous personalities of the city, like top models, football players, actors… Le Trottoir is more a club for the intellectual young people. This club stands out in particular for its graffiti and less conventional design.

Come to Milan, an extraordinary city full of art, culture and a very entertaining, ancient and contemporary past. Rent apartments in Milan and discover the amazing atmosphere and the exciting nightlife.

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