Milan, chief town of Lombardy, is one of the most visited towns in Italy. At the Fiera of Milano, one of the largest in Europe, in 2015 was held Milan Expo, on the theme of food, which helped to attract thousands of visitors from around the world. Another chance for Milan to show to the world its historical and cultural wealth.
The Cathedral of Milan, in the homonymous square, is the symbol and the heart of the town. The Cathedral represents many different architectural styles, even if the predominant one is the Gothic style. There are numerous chapels and altars inside, as well as monuments to popes and cardinals. From inside the cathedral you can reach the crypt, the treasury and the underground excavations that show the basis of the baptistery dating back to the fourteenth century. From the upper floor you can go to the terrace where you can see the spiers and statues, and the Madonnina, symbol of the town, installed in the eighteenth century.
From the square of the Cathedral you can reach the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Piazza della Scala, in front of the homonyms Theatre, and the Marino Palace.
In a few minutes, you can reach the Castello Sforzesco, an imposing fortress with four towers at each corner, corresponding to the cardinal points and a tower at the main entrance: Torre del Filarete. Around the castle the moat is still visible. Inside, the space is divided between the Piazza d’Armi, which welcomed the troops, the Ducal court where there were the residential flats and the Rocchetta, the part of the castle that was used as a refuge in case of attack.