Welcome to Milan
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During your stay you can discover the wonders of Milan.
The ancient Mediolanum, as it was called by the Romans starting from the third century A.C. (a name of Celtic origin that means “in the middle of the plains”), dates back to 400 A.C. At that time, the city was the capital of the Western Roman Empire and, thanks to Saint Ambrose above all, it soon became one of the important and dynamic centres of the Christian world.
Around the year 1000, the city was the largest populated city in Italy as well as the most active centres of the Po Valley, due to, above all, the production of wool, silk, metals and weapons.
Art: Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper”. The fifteenth century refectory of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is the home of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper”, one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of art. The beautiful Renaissance church and the refectory are the work of Ludovico the Moor.
The Duomo Commissioned by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, construction of the Duomo began in 1386. The Cathedral is the third largest in the world, after Saint Peter’s in Rome and the Cathedral of Seville. It is made entirely of marble, with huge statues, arches, pillars and pinnacles. There are about 3500 statues in all. The highest pinnacle is 108,5 metres high, and on its top there is a statue of the Virgin Mary, more commonly known as “Madonnina”, completely covered with gold.
Santa Maria delle Grazie: this church was built between 1466 and 1490 da by Giuniforte Solari; later on, it was partially modified by Bramante, who redid the apse, the Raised Platform, the Cloister and the Ancient Sacristy. The Refectory is the home to one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most important paintings: the Last Supper. Works on the fresco began in 1495 and were completed in 1498.
Today, Milan is the regional capital of Lombardy, with population of about 1.3 million. With its various industrial sectors, Milan is Italy’s main industrial city. Milan is like a magnet for designers, artists, photographs and models. Milan also has a very beautiful and very ancient historic centre featuring many palaces and monuments, which every day attract millions of people from all over the world who visit the city, centre of the Italian business world as well as a European economic development hub.
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