And for breakfast, we're going right to this famous pastry shop! It's already very famous, although it opened quite recently. Beautiful place, wonderful pastry chef, delicate interiors, exquisite menu. What else is there to be happy about? There she is, our dolce vita!
First of all, we head to the famous Milan Cathedral, erected in honor of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary and built over many centuries. It's in the heart of Milan, all the streets are separated from him. The height of the spire is 106 meters. It's an architectural dominance of the city. And how beautiful he is! Made in the style of late Gothic, striking its majesty and sublimity. Marble lace, sculptures, columns... It's so airy! You can climb the roof of the Cathedral by stairs or by elevator. There's a lovely view. Enjoy the views, remember to take photos and shoot videos.
Just 5 minutes' walk from Milan's Cathedral is the Royal Palace, which often hosts wonderful exhibitions. It's a wonderful place for art lovers. On the walls of the halls there are beautiful paintings and interactive video programs, thanks to which you can trace the path of creating masterpieces. The light is very well exposed. The expositions are constantly changing. The museum is open daily until 19-30, and on Thursdays and Saturdays until 22-30. Visit the palace for free, exhibitions are paid.
To preserve the Italian atmosphere we go to a restaurant in the city center for lunch. Luxury portions, decent serving, delicious pizza, good service.
After lunch we go to the gallery of Victor Emmanuel II built in the second half of XIX century. Unique architectural solution - the gallery is shaped like a cross with an 8-coal dome in the center. The gallery connects the square in front of the Cathedral of Milan and the square in front of the Teatro alla Scala. This is where we're headed for shopping. Many famous shops, cafes and restaurants are located in this tourist attraction. And it's a pleasure to walk around the gallery without shopping. Sometimes there are exhibitions and concerts.
And then - a visit that will probably leave the most indelible impressions! In this museum of art there is a real treasure - a fresco "Last Supper" by Leonardo Da Vinci. This is unbelievable! If you don't believe me, see for yourself. Although the visit lasts no longer than 15 minutes (longer not allowed - bad for the mural), the experience will remain for the rest of your life. Tickets must be booked in advance. Photos and videos are not allowed.
Let's have a look at this cozy coffee shop to make the experience go away. Quiet, calm, delicious and fragrant. You can sit at tables outside.
The Church of San Maurizio is also called "Sistine Chapel of Milan", so it's magnificent. The frescoes were performed by students of the school Leonardo da Vinci, as well as Bernardino Luini and his sons. The space inside is divided into 2 halls: the front one for parishioners and the back one for nuns. Until 1798, it was the main Benedictine convent. The paintings cover literally all walls of the building, illustrating the lives of saints and the history of the passions of Christ. The church hosts organ concerts.
Next, we'll take a walk down Dante Street. You can buy a lot of things here, or you can sit, relax and have lunch. It's a pedestrian street, right next to the Sforza Castle. Beautiful buildings of XVIII - XIX centuries on both sides of the street, there is something to admire.
A quiet sandwich bar with the atmosphere of old Milan. On the walls there are photos of the celebrities who visited him. Huge selection of sandwiches with very tasty content.
And now we will visit the building, which was built by order of Ambrosius Mediolansky himself. This is an early Christian basilica, where the relics of Amvrosius himself and early Christian martyrs rest. Construction began in the late 300s AD, and the final reconstruction was carried out in the XIX century. The facade is typical of the Romanesque style, with loggias in arched galleries. Outside the basilica was decorated for many centuries, but inside its shape remained in its original form. Currently, on December 7, on the holiday of Ambrosia Mediolanski, there is a colorful fair, where you can buy various souvenirs and delicacies.