Duomo, Galleria and Scala Teathre are the essentials of any trip to Milano. The immense Gothic Cathedral you can stare at either from the ground or on the roof, the sumptuous glass-and-iron shopping arcade, and the world temple of opera music, are the city’s three most favorite attractions, for visitors and Milanese alike.
The Navigli are two fresh-water canals that enter the city from the south and southwest: the Naviglio Grande and the Naviglio Pavese, which flow into the Darsena basin near the Porta Ticinese gate. Navigli and Colonne di San Lorenzo is where the Milanese go when they want to spend a night out, around the beautifully renovated Darsena, Milano’s ancient river port.
The Porta Nuova district is the symbol of an avant-garde and innovative city in terms of architecture, design and environmental protection. Bicycle and pedestrian paths, immersed in public green spaces, across squares and bridges ensure safe and sustainable mobility.
Milano vaunts every possible type of night-time entertainment with hundreds of bars, pubs, breweries, restaurants and discos that have invaded all the main districts: from the Navigli to Isola, Brera and the Colonne di San Lorenzo.
Design is an integral part of the culture of Milano and Lombardy. A dense network of public and company museums, studios and private archives testify to its historical contribution to the city’s heritage.