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Milan through the centuries
Visiting Milan is to journey through a history spanning one thousand years. We invite you to explore the place, the people, the scientific fervour and the great spirit of innovation.
Century after century of history have left a deep imprint on the area’s architecture and classic examples of this are the Milanese basilicas of Sant’Ambrogio, San Lorenzo and Sant’Eustorgio and one of the greatest symbols of the Renaissance in Milan, the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the refectory of which contains the world renowned 'Last Supper’ by Leonardo Da Vinci.
The sixteenth century Sforzesco Castle, houses a vast museum complex.
The decades spanning the end of the eighteen hundreds and the start of the nineteen hundreds saw the construction of magnificent Liberty (Art Nouveau) style buildings.
The nineteen fifties witnessed a frenetic period filled with fervour and confidence and the “city that arises” now came from those years that witnessed the arrival of the Pirelli skyscraper and the Velasca Tower.
For centuries great works of art have found their home in Milan. A visit to the Brera’s Pinacoteca for example, gives visitors an opportunity to admire collections of immense value.
Milan’s Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the oldest museum in Milan, is a precious trinket box in which the works of great artistic masters and others are lovingly preserved.
Over the centuries, famous individuals have left an indelible mark on our territory.
First and foremost was Leonardo Da Vinci, after whom the National Museum of Science and Technology is named.
And if you come to Milan to go to the Fieramilano, it is worth taking a moment to stand under the great canopy by the architect Fuksas to admire its ingeniousness and grandeur.
Enjoy your visit...!!