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What to see in Milan, Italy?
Zach Honig, Student/Intern, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | USA | Posted: 3:59 AM on 12.26.05
->> I am planning a trip to Milan tomorrow (I am currently in Courmayeur, Italy) and for those shooting the winter olympics, Milan is nearby.

So I will have a little under 7 hours in the city tomorrow (Tuesday), what should I see? Museums? Churches? Restaurants? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Dave Amorde, Photographer
Lake Forest | CA | USA | Posted: 5:21 PM on 12.26.05
->> Milan is primarily a hub for the fashion industry. The building of note there is the soccer stadium, which sticks out like a sore thumb. If you're willing to drive a bit, I'd rather spend an hour in Genoa or Venice than seven hours in Milan - but that's just me. :-)

Even the drive into Switzerland - say, to Zug and back, would be worthwhile scenerywise.
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Bert Entwistle, Photographer
Colorado Springs | CO | USA | Posted: 9:44 PM on 12.26.05
->> I've never been there before but you might want to see
Da Vinci's last supper.

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David Madison, Photographer
Portola Valley | CA | USA | Posted: 10:56 PM on 12.26.05
->> You could start viewing The Last Supper by Da Vinci, arguably one of the most famous paintings in the world. Then go see Michelangelo's unfinished Pieta in the Sforza castle. The main cathedral is interesting, go up on the roof. Art museum nearby has good stuff. Tour the remodeled La Scala, the most famous opera house in the world. That's a start that should cover your seven hours. Milan is a vastly underappreciated city amongst Italian cities, which granted present tough competition.
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Zach Honig, Student/Intern, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | USA | Posted: 2:22 PM on 12.27.05
->> Well I just got back from Milano... a 4 hour bus ride from Courmayeur :/ It is mostly shopping, for sure, but the nearest large city in Italy. The Galleria is the most amazing mall I have ever visited - not that I can afford most of what they sell - Prada, Louis Vuitton, even a Mercedes-Benz dealer (in the mall). There was a great tie shop though, recommended in an email. For those of you visiting Torino, unless you are looking for designer clothing, I suggest you visit Geneva instead. It was raining all day though, and -2°C. If you do go to Milano, be sure to stop by Luini Panzerotti for lunch, around the corner from the Galleria - Duomo stop on the subway. Thanks for the suggestions!
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Dave Yoder, Photographer
Milan | IT | Italy | Posted: 11:03 AM on 12.28.05
->> Sorry I didn't see this until too late... I hope you went to the roof of the Duomo (cathedral) right by the Galleria--you can clamber all over it amongst all those spires, I think more spires than any other church in the world. It's also the 3d largest in the world I believe.

You have to have a reservation well in advance, like a month I think, to get in to see DaVinci's last supper.

Otherwise, yeah Milan is rather gray and it sure ain't Venice, which is quite wonderful in the winter. If you're doing the olympics you should really free a couple days for venice if possible.
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