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Alessandro Pollio Salimbeni - resizeAlessandro Pollio Salimbeni on Milan, Italy

Director of trade, tourism, and city marketing – City of Milan

Must Visit: There are different places of interest you can visit in Milan—from places of grand architecture to history and culture. You can start with the Galleria, which is one of the city’s most important landmarks. This is one of the world’s oldest shopping malls offering various popular fashion brands. It is very unique because of its stone base and iron ceiling. It also connects to the other famous squares such as the Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Scala. Other personal favorites are the Duomo; Castello Sforzesco, which houses several museums and Michelangelo’s Rondanini Pietà; the Teatro alla Scala, Milan’s biggest opera house; Porta Nuova, to see the beautiful city skyline; and the town of Navigli, just to walk around with the beautiful canals and rows of restaurants and cafes as backdrops.

Must Eat: Two of the most famous and oldest restaurants in Milan are the Al Matarel and the Antica Trattori della Pesa where you can find good local dishes. Here you can order personal favorites such as saffron risotto with ossobuco and cotoletta (veal breaded cutlet).

Must Do: Watch a football match at the San Siro Stadium, attend the annual Monza Grand Prix in September, or shop-till-you-drop at the upscale districts of Via Monte Napoleone.

 

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