Milan and Turin in a nutshell

Public holidays on the 1st of November were a perfect occasion for a little trip. And this time thanks to one of my friend we’ve decided to discover Milan and Turin.

Below you will find my personal recommendations for all the places worth visiting and seeing.

 

MILAN

The capital of Italy, mostly associated with fashion and design. Milan is the second largest city in Italy. There is plenty of fascinating things, monuments and tourist attractions to see while in Milan. Some of them are surely the Cathedral and the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci “The Last Supper”. I’ve been charmed by this city and its architecture.

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1. and 2. The breathtaking view from Milan Cathedral. We were lucky enough to be there just for the sunset.

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1.The gate of Duomo 2. Milan Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Mary  3. The view on the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, inside you can find shops, bookstores, cafés, restaurants 4. The dome made of stone and glass of the same Gallery.

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1. The famous theatre building – La Scala 2. The statue of Leonardo da Vinci, just next to La Scala 3. The poster on La Scala Building

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1.Orto Botanico – a little botanical garden with over 300 plant species 2. One of the shop windows with the luxury clothing 3. Nearby Botanical Garden you can find Pinacoteca di Brera – the gallery of medieval and modern painting, opened for public in 1803.

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1. and 3. Arco della Pace – neoclassical arch made to commemorate the Congress of Vienna and its treaties. It’s situated in the most popular parc in Milan: Parco Sempione. 2. and 4. Castello Sforzesco – the castle built in XIV century by Visconti family.

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1. A little break for hot tea. 2. Lunch is served: pasta and pizza (of course!)

TURIN

Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy. It’s mostly famous for the  Fiat-concern and Turin Shroud.

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1.Entering the city 2. Beautiful Turin in the evening 3. Turin’s tram

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1.Turin Cathedral, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, it’s the current location of Shroud of Turin 2. Holy Shroud 3. Teatro Romano 4. Porta Palatina – relic of a gate from antiquity

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1. Main square 2.  King’s Palace 3. Palazzo Madama – nowadays there is Museum of Antiquities 4. On the street

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1.View on Mole Antonelliana, an ancient synagogue, transformed into National Museum of Cinema 2. Inside the Museum 3. Museum of Motorisation and the impressive collection of vehicles

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1. Superga hill, the place of a plane crash with Torino players on board 2. and 3. Basilica of Superga – one of most famous buildings in Turin. The church is situated on the Monte dei Cappuccini hill with a beautiful view of the city.

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