iSaloni – Salone del Mobile Milano is coming up for us from April 14 to April 19.
If you are travelling to this stunning city in order to visit iSaloni Milano 2015, this is the post you want to read. So come on, take some minutes of your time and enjoy our TOP 10 Places to Visit if you’re in Milan.
1. GO TO THE LAST SUPPER!
For all Leonardo da Vinci’s fans: Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is Milan’s best-known attraction, but it’s hard to get some tickets so, don`t forget to use your best tennis to go there.
2. GET SOME CULTURE AT THE TEATRO ALLA SCALA!
The discreet façade of Teatro Alla Scala and the world’s most famous opera house. Look out for a superb programme of popular operas throughout 2015, under new musical director Riccardo Chailly.
3. HOP ON A TRAM!
Milan’s original yellow and orange 1920s and 1950s trams have varnished wooden seats and iconic fluted glass lampshades. Alternatively, book an evening ride on ATMosfera, a vintage tram serving up dinner with wine.
4. VISIT SOME CLASSIC ART GALLERIES!
Thanks in part to Napoleon, who dumped much of his northern Italian loot here, the Pinacoteca di Brera contains one of the most important art collections in Italy. Smaller but with works every bit as important, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana houses, The Musician, an early painting by Leonardo da Vinci and a lock of Lucrezia Borgia’s (Rodrigo Borgia’s daughter) strawberry blonde hair.
You know, Milan is the world of design. So, don`t miss this kind of details like the unfinished masterpiece by Michaelangelo. Is on the Castello Sforzesco that is one of the city’s most precious artworks: Michaelangelo’s uncompleted sculpture, the Pietà Rondanini.
6. NAVIGATING BY THE NAVIGLI WATERWAYS, IS IT YOUR KIND OF THING?
A network of canals, partly designed by Leonardo da Vinci, once stretched right across the city, but these days the Navigli are confined to two long waterways – the Naviglio Grande and the Naviglio Pavese. A welcome alternative to the slicker style associated with the fashion-obsessed centre, the bohemian canals are lined with pavement cafés, vintage shops and the occasional gallery. A popular antique market is held on the Naviglio Grande on the last Sunday of every month.
7. LUNCH WITH ITALIAN PEOPLE AT LUINI
You’ll know you’re entering Luini Land when you see the crowds of youngsters crouching on doorsteps on a backstreet beside the Duomo, clutching greasy paper bags.
8. ENJOY YOUR DAY AT SAN SIRO STADIUM
The San Siro Stadium is home to two of Italy’s most famous football clubs: FC Internazionale and AC Milan. You can enjoy of a football game or take a tour of the museum and stadium on a non-match day.
9. SANTA MARIA PRESSO SAN SATIRO – A GOOD TRICK OF THE MIND!
Walk through the door, and you might presume that the gilded apse at the end of the barrel-vaulted nave stretches back for at least two or three metres. Get up close, and you’ll see it’s a Trompe-l’oeil niche, with a depth of just 97 centimetres. The great architect Bramante is said to be responsible for this amazing visual trick.
10. AND DON`T FORGET TO VISIT SALONE DEL MOBILE, THAT’S WHY YOU’RE IN THE CITY!
With more than 350,000 visitors from 160 countries, April’s Salone del Mobile (Furniture fair) is the biggest annual event in Milan. See a preview of this fair here. But what makes the event worth coming to are the hundreds of exhibitors like Tom Dixon, Boca do Lobo and of course, we are going to be there too.