Cathedral, Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, The
Scala Opera House and its
square, the Sforza
Castle and the
Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II
At the left side of the Duomo there is the imposing department store La Rinascente.
From the snack bar on the 8th floor you can enjoy the view
of the Duomo consuming a strong Italian espresso coffee.
The Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II connects the
Cathedral's Square with the La Scala Square.
Built in 1877, the Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II is Milan's
most elegant lounge with luxury boutiques and restaurants. The roof of the gallery forms a cross that is well visible from the
In the centre of the Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II the charming mosaic floor with the aspect of a carpet shows in the center the symbol of the
Savoia Royal Family.
The 4 symbols in every part on the floor represent the capitals of
the Kingdom of Italy in various periods: Milan, Turin, Florence and
The top of the central octagon demonstrate the four continents Africa, Asia, Europe and America.
The 24 statues in the Gallery represent Italian important personalities, such as
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Galileo Galilei, Alessandro Volta
a.o.m. the main entries of the Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II
have the form of triumphal arches.
may see the Castello Sforzesco,
the seat of power for the mighty Sforza family
who ruled Milan in the 14th and early 15th
Centuries. The building was started in
1368, but was extended and renovated continually
throughout the family's reign.
landmarks, old and new, that we recommend for
your "must see" list, include:
della Pace (The Arch of Peace)
– Piazza Sempione
di Porta Nuova (The new gate)
on Via Manzoni, in the old medieval wall.
Ticinese (Ticinese Port)Via
Molino delle Armi. During Roman times,
this gate opened to a small port at the
convergence of the Norone
and Seveso Rivers.
Centrale - Piazza Duca d'Aosta.
Done in the Art Nouveau style, this is one
of the largest and most impressive train
stations in all Europe.
Pirelli (Pirelli Tower) -
Piazzale Duca d'Aosta. Built in the
1950s on the site of the original Pirelli
tire works, the tower is a symbol of the
alla Scala (La
Scala Theatre) Piazza della Scala.
Built in 1776, the theatre is used for live
theatre, ballet and, of course, opera.
the architectural heritage of Milan is of
considerable interest, Milan is also a paradise
for those who enjoy haute cuisine and haute
couture. Along with Paris and London,
Milan is one of Europe's most powerful fashion
centers. The importance of design, however,
is not limited to fashion, but extends to
furniture and industrial design of all kinds.
Shoppers, with money to burn, will not be
disappointed with what they find in the
beautiful shops that line the central commercial
is Italy's most important financial
featuring international-scale banks and
brokerages, and also Italy's largest
stock exchange. Most of Milan's major
media groups, advertising agencies, and
commercial head offices are located in Milan.
it all off, Milan is also one of Italy's
most important educational centers, with
than a dozen universities and a Polytechnic
Institute of international repute.
It is also a city of considerable
refinement and sophistication. It is, as
some say, a European city, not an Italian city.
But, that is a superficial assessment.
Milan and the Milanese are Italian, through and
Como to Bellagio Boat Tour
the cruise we will show you the most interesting
spots and Villas.
Como and Bellagio, we will find Villa
Pliniana, Villa Erba, Villa D’Este,
Villa Pizzo, Villa
Passalacqua and Villa Hocevar.
We stop for lunch in Bellagio.
Como at Leisure
Walking along the narrow streets of the
Medieval town you can
reach Porta Torre and
its walls. Promenade
along the lake to Villa Olmo (once summer
residence of the Visconti Family) to admire
the neoclassic villas on the beautiful lake shore
Cremona is a city
in northern Italy,
situated in Lombardy,
on the left shore of the Po
river in the middle of the Pianura
It is the capital of the
of Cremona and the seat of the local City and Province
of Cremona and the annexed
constitutes one of the most notable sites for Romanesque-Gothic
art in northern Italy.