This post is a little bit different from my last ‘Top 5 places’ as obviously this one in on Milan, and I actually live here. Never the less, I haven’t really had the time to explore as much as I’d like so since I spent some time in February looking around different places, I thought it might be nice to share! I’m going to try and make this a regular thing to keep myself looking around and really exploring the city I live in!
My favourite place in Milan is still Piazza Del Duomo, this might seem the obvious place, but every time I go I’m still astonished by its beauty! This photograph is a bit less cliché as it’s not of the cathedral, but of the arch way to the designer mall. I was lucky enough to get a snap on a nice and sunny day (they seem to be rare here at the moment!)
One of the places I finally visited last month was the aquarium. It’s not like your average Sea Life Centre in the UK so go with an open mind! It’s actually very small (it doesn’t even have sharks!) but it was free entry and made a nice change from the busy shopping streets and gawping at the buildings!
This is a place I seem to spend a lot of my time (and money). Palazzo Reale is where most of the temporary art exhibitions are held. This obviously isn’t somewhere I’ve only just visited, I’ve seen quite a few exhibitions since I’ve been here but most recently I went to Kandinsky, and before that Pollock (which unfortunately is not longer exhibiting!). There hasn’t been a display I’ve been disappointed with. My best advice for anyone going here would be to book and print your tickets before hand so that you don’t get suck in the hour long queue, which I do.. every time.. Oh and take an umbrella because it always rains here!
You can see which exhibitions are on by clicking here
I’ve also recently visited the Science Museum here, it’s more of museum of the history of science, but still very interesting. It has an entire section dedicated to the work of Leonardo Di Vinci. The museum itself is huge, so if you’re planning to go I’d suggest making it a day trip and taking a packed lunch!
Lastly was the Sala Federiciana art gallery. This is a historical museum and entry was pricey. The main reason I went here was because it again had some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s work on display in the library, which happens to be at the very end of the gallery. The work that’s on display here are pages of Da Vinci’s ‘Codex Atlanticus’ sketchbook. From my understanding the exhibition is touring different galleries in Milan running up to ‘Expo 2015’.
You can see where the exhibition is being held at the moment by clicking here
Almost all of the places I visited last month were when I had my family and Joe visiting. As the weather was absolutely foul I had to try and think of things that we could do inside that would keep everyone happy! Milan isn’t a cheap place to visit and you can expect to pay entry nearly everywhere you go.