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DUOMO
Started in 1386, the Duomo represents a great witness of the particular Lombard Gothic style. Consecrated to S. Maria Nascente, wanted by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, it stands on the site of the late Middle Ages Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore. It is a huge marble building with a rich variety of statues, spires, buttresses, rampant arches, pillars. The statues are over 3,500, including the 96 giants of the spouts. The Cathedral, divided in five naves, is 157 m. long at the exterior and 92 m. large at the transept with a whole area of 11.700 sq.m.

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CENACOLO VINCIANO
The world famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, realized between 1494 and 1498, on a wall of the Canteen in the Dominican convent of S.Maria delle Grazie, on behalf of Ludovico il Moro.

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CASTELLO SFORZESCO
With the Madonna of the Duomo cathedral and the Visconti “biscione” , the Castle is another symbol of Milan. It rises on the square with the same name. Its first core was born between 1358-1368, at the times of Galeazzo II Visconti. The front side of the Castle is dominated by the tower called “del Filarete”. The usual residence of the lords of the castle was the so called Corte Ducale, a succession of halls with rich frescos and decors. The Castle today houses shows, libraries, archives and a wide range of different exhibitions.

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TEATRO ALLA SCALA
The sober building rises on one side of Piazza della Scala, at the centre of which there is the monument to Leonardo da Vinci, by the sculptor Pietro Magni (1872). Around the base there are the statues of the four pupils of Leonardo: Cesare da Sesto, Andrea Solari, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Marco d'Oggiono. The close Museo Teatrale della Scala (not depending from the Theatre), is very important because of its antiques rich collection from show history. By the side towards via Filodrammatici, the Piccola Scala was built in 1955.

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GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II
It is par excellence “la Galleria" (the gallery), "il salotto di Milano" (the Salon of Milan). The structure (1865-1877) was built by the architect Giuseppe Mengoni, who, when the building was finished, there died. It has the shape of a cross with the arms crossing in an octagon of iron and glass; it is 196 m. long from the north to the south and 105,50 m. from the east to the west, it is 14,50 wide and 21 high, with a "peak" of 47 meters on the top of the central cupola. In the gallery there are plenty of restaurants, bar, coffee-shops, bookshops, clothes shops windows which draw citizens and tourists.

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STADIO SAN SIRO - GIUSEPPE MEAZZA
The Giuseppe Meazza, better known as San Siro Stadium is the football stadium of the Milan city, as well as the Italian largest football stadium and one of the most famous and prestigious in Europe (nicknamed “La Scala del Calcio”). The stadium over the years has been the site of performances by the biggest groups in rock history, as Rolling Stones, U2 and Laura Pausini.

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  NAVIGLI
The area where Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese run is one of the prettiest spots of Milan: The Navigli are flanked with old characteristic "case di ringhiera" (typical houses with open balcony), antique shops, and above all loads of cafes, restaurants and historic bars where live music is played and the banks are filled with people from April to September.
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  COLONNE DI SAN LORENZO
The Colonne di San Lorenzo or Columns of San Lorenzo are prominent Roman ruins, located in front of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in central Milan, region of Lombardy, Italy. The colonnade, consisting mainly of 16 tall corinthian columns in a row, now fronts an open square.
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  PORTA NUOVA
Capital of fashion and Italian creativity, economic drivers, Milan has the advantage of an urban center collected, where even walking you can reach the most significant places. A few minutes walk from the historic district of Brera, Piazza della Scala and the Castello Sforzesco, Porta Nuova becomes the natural completion of the city center. The area is grafted in the cultural, institutional and existing commercial, by Corso Como and Via Turati, rejoining the historic shopping and design streets.
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  CORSO BUENOS AIRES
Corso Buenos Aires is a major street in north-eastern Milan, Italy. With over 350 shops and outlets, it qualifies as the most important shopping street of the city; it also features the highest concentration of clothing stores in Europe. The architecture of the area is mostly late-19th and 20th Century style; the street and its surroundings are pointed with several neo-classical and art nouveau buildings.
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  STAZIONE CENTRALE
Milano Centrale is Italy’s second largest station in terms of size and traffic volume. It is an impressive site, with an imposing and majestic architecture, located right in the heart of the capital of Lombardy. Today Stazione Centrale represents a key hub for city services and Milan’s shopping areas, as well as the main junction for High Speed rail and links with the rest of Europe.
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