Milan, the future's theatre

2 juillet 2016

Milan, the capital of fashion and design, stands out for its countless landmarks. The Scala, where the finest artists of all horizons have performed, the Duomo, one of the largest cathedrals in the world, or the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II’s cafés and luxury stores are the first to pop up in mind. The numerous churches, scattered throughout the city, complete this lovely urban configuration, among which the Santa Maria della Grazie, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, which hosts the master piece of Leonard De Leonardo da Vinci: The Last Supper

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In the heart of the effervescent city sits quietly the imposing Sforza Castle. This fifteenth century construction is one of the largest citadels in the continent and was embellished by Leonardo da Vinci and Bramantino. It now houses several museums focusing on Archeology, Music, Decorative Arts and even some works of the master Da Vinci.

Down the Via Pontaccio , ten minutes away from the castle, the Pinacoteca di Brera is resolutely a must seen. Located in a former convent built in the 16th century, this art gallery offers the main national paintings, both ancient and modern. Icing on the cake, it is ideally located in the Brera district which offers many animations.

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is also remarquable as it hosts some of the greatest Italian painters such as Botticelli and Raffaello ... As for the Ambrosiana Library, it exposes the Codex Atlanticus, the notes and drawings collection of Leonardo da Vinci.

Finally, the National Museum of Science and Technology presents a retrospective of the greatest scientific discoveries of the most famous Italian scientists:  Da Vinci of course but also Volta or Toti.

And architectural and modern art

Milan, capital of design, almost sounds like a tautology.

Various fairs and exhibitions give rhythm to the city.   The Salone Internazionale del Mobile is the main example as it includes all the top designers, critics and collectors from around the world.

One can also admire the Boscolo Exedra designed by Italo Rota or enjoy a coffee in fashionable places such as the Armani or the Bulgari hotels.

The Affordable Art Fair of Milan is not to be missed, as it gathers contemporary art lovers and the PAC, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, regularly hosts temporary exhibitions:  Jean -Paul Goude through June 19, followed by a Cuba themed one that will last all summer.

Finally, private foundations like the Prada Foundation or the Hangar Biocca contain real treasures of Italian contemporary art ... another way to experience local contemporary art after visiting The Carré d’artistes gallery.


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