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The Sforza castle is one of the main symbols of Milan and its history. Built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, become Duke of Milan, on the site of an earlier fortification from the 14th century known as Castrum Doors Jovis (Jupiter or Zobia port Castle), and over the centuries has undergone significant transformations. Between the 16th and 17th centuries was one of the main military citadels in Europe; restored historicist style by Luca Beltrami between 1891 and 1905, is now the seat of important cultural institutions and tourist destination. Is one of the largest castles in Europe.
Leonardo painted the last supper in the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie by order of Ludovico il Moro, in a period ranging from 1494 to 1497. The artist, painting on the wall, you are not as resistant to the traditional Fresco technique, which requires a quick drafting of color on the plaster is still wet, but wanted to experience an innovative method that would allow him to intervene on dry plaster and, then, to return to work taking care of every detail. Unfortunately the insights of Leonardo proved wrong and soon, for an unhappy combination of causes, the painting began
Milan Cathedral is a church, symbol of Milan and one of the symbols of Italy, dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente, located in the square, in the center of the metropolis. For area is the third largest Catholic Church in the world after St. Peter's in the Vatican and the Cathedral of Seville. Is the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Milan and is the seat of the parish of Santa Tecla in the Duomo of Milan.
In November, a period dedicated to san Carlo Borromeo, (celebrated 4 November) in the Cathedral are the so-called "Quadroni of St. Charles", a series of fifty-six lar
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan is a covered walkway and cruciform with a large octagonal space at the intersection of the arms that connects piazza del Duomo and piazza della Scala and via the two short arms perpendicular to the main axis, the two lateral ones via Silvio Pellico and via Ugo Foscolo. It was designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni and built from 1865 in an eclectic style, marked by grotesque, caryatids, lunettes and pilasters, in a typical architectural form the second half of the 19th century. The statues that decorate the indoor part of the milanese sculptor Pietro
Piazza del Duomo is Milan's main square, its real geometrical centre and commercial for over seven centuries. Is the vital center of the metropolis, of the Milanese meeting place to celebrate important events. The square has an area of approximately 17,000 square meters in size and rectangular in shape, with the buildings arranged in function of the Cathedral that closes the prospect square background. Dominated by the imposing Gothic Cathedral, front and Centre decorated by the equestrian monument to Victor Emmanuel II, the square is surrounded by several different periods: architectures is o
The basilica of Saint Ambrose is one of the oldest churches in Milan, early Christian and medieval monument, is dedicated to the patron saint of the city.
Are characteristic of the porticoed courtyard on all four sides and the two bell towers. The Bell Tower on the right, said of the monks, dates back to the 8th century and the austere appearance typical of Defense towers. The left one, said of the canons, is taller and dates back to 1144.
During the festa di Sant'Ambrogio, riding with the December 8, around the Basilica held the exhibition of "Oh beautiful, oh beautiful", popular event is par
MUDEC-Museum of cultures is a multidisciplinary pole dedicated to the different testimonies and cultures of the world that, with its plurality of functions, aims to become the Italian reference point for research, dissemination and entertainment of creativity and art. MUDEC is in constant dialogue with the international comunità̀ in the area to give wide expression to the plurality of cultures that inhabit it and return the complexity.
The Palazzo Ducale in Milan called "Royal Palace", for centuries the seat of the city government of Milan, is today an important cultural center, a venue for exhibitions and expositions.
Originally designed with a system of two courtyards, then partially demolished to make room for the cathedral, the palace is located to the right of the facade of the cathedral in a position opposite the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The facade of the building, following the line of the ancient courtyard, forms a recess in the Piazza del Duomo, called Piazzetta Reale.
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