Sforza Castle was built as a fortress during the fourteenth century and is one of the most famous landmarks in Milan. Presently, the castle houses some of the foremost museums in the city and also features other exhibitions, such as: the Rondanini Museum, the Medal and Numistica Collection, the “Sala delle Asse” by Leonardo da Vinci, the drawing collection and engraving collection “Achille Bertarelli”.
The Scala Theater in Milan is one of the most important Opera theaters in the world and considered one of its most beautiful. It is located in the town hall square next to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the Duomo Square in Milan. The La Scala complex also has a museum with an extraordinary collection of paintings, sketches, statues and other documents related to the opera.
The Pinacoteca is the first museum in Milan and one of the most outstanding image galleries in the world as it houses some of the most prestigious selections of masterpieces of ancient and modern art, as well as sculptures by important Italian artists of the 20th century.
Among the artists of this gallery are: Gentile da Fabriano, Mantegna, Bellini, Tintoretto, Bramantino, Piero della Francesca and Raffaello Sanzio, Caravaggio and Tiepolo.
A few steps from our hotel is the Cathedralof Milan better known as the Duomo, a huge Gothic cathedral. The exterior of the Cathedral is covered in pink white marble and its top culminates with a myriad of pinnacles and towers crowned by statues that adorn the city.
The Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci (Cenacolo Vinciano) is one of the most famous paintings in the world. Leonardo’s Last Supper is located in its original place, on the wall of the dining room of the former Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, exactly in the refectory of the convent and is one of the most celebratedand well-known artworks in the world.
This magnificent work of art has been seen by Leonardo’s contemporary artists as the “painting that speaks,” something that had never happened before it was painted.
The Galleria, built between 1865 and 1877 is formed by two arcades shaped like a Latin cross covered by a glass and iron dome. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is sometimes nicknamed “il salotto di Milano” (Milan’s living room), is an elegant nineteenth-century shopping arcade. It houses some of the most luxurious boutiques in Milan, including brands such as Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, and many others.