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Now, once the Summer is coming up, Milan Design Agenda writes today an article full of things that will feast your eyes. If you want to run from the crowded Ibizas parties and beaches (go there once in your life!), the bling-ring of south French cities (Monaco and St. Tropez), start to check Milan flights available…and get ready to experience a real city guide, with 20 great things to do in Milan.
1-Feast your eyes on the Last Supper
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci in the church of Santa Maria della Grazie is arguably the greatest painting of the Renaissance.
2-Scale the Duomo
The Duomo of Milan is an amazing sight.
3-Bag the latest styles at the Rectangle of Gold
Designer named stores include Armani, Chanel, Missoni, Prada and Versace are the main italian fashion brands available in this “square”: via della Spiga, via Manzoni, via Sant’Andrea and via Montenapoleone.
4-Explore the labyrinthine Castello Sforzesco
During the 15th century, it was home to the aristocratic court of Ludovico ‘il Moro’ Sforza, patron of Leonardo da Vinci.
5-Have a Venice experience in Milan
It may not be Venice, but Milan is still a city of canals and a quiet cruise on its still waters throws light on historic gems.
6-Savour the flavours of Milanese cuisine
Milanese restaurants serve the most varied of all Italy’s regional cuisines.
7-Relax to the max at Milan’s spas
The “A” option between a few is, “Bulgari Hotel”. Slip on a swimsuit and dive in.
8-Sample a sandwich of distinction
Case you missed Milan Food Festival week 2014, you can get a “Time Out” dining experience here.
9-View the best art collection in the city
See all art and design museums through Time Out eyes.
10-Grab a really great coffee
Fashion-conscious shoppers should try the bustling Trussardi Café…
11-Be both cheap and chearful at happy hour
With cocktail prices fixed between €6 and €8 thrown into the aperitivo mix, the city’s hippest bars all attempt to out-chic…
12- Sing Oh Bej! Oh Bej! at the top of your voice
Milan Design Agenda made a video with it, but…was a shameful experience 🙂
13-Shop in one of the oldest malls in the world
It’s the perfect place to people watch while enjoying a coffee and a slice of cake.
14-Support FC Internazionale (or maybe AC Milan!)
The San Siro Stadium is an essential place of pilgrimage for any football fanatic.
15-Hunt down cut price catwalk goodies
Locals prefer the city’s many outlet stores to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
16-Club with the hipsters in Como
Do you remembered that thing about Ibiza? Here’s what you get visiting Loolapaloosa.
17-Rummage around the flea markets
Shopping heaven though it is, there are days when trawling through centro Milano in search of the latest Prada pantsuit can lose its appeal.
18-Become a drama queen at Opera at La Scala
If you can get hold of, or afford, a ticket to La Scala, opera-lovers worldwide will hold you in higher esteem.
19- Resurrect Roman Milan
20-Kick back with the locals at their favourite lake
In the summertime, relax at Milan’s man-made lake, Idroscalo.
See more at @TimeOut
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