iSaloni will occur from 17th to 22nd April and it’s the most important international event in the world of design and furnishing. We now present you the must-go places in Milan for this days. This year, iSaloni expects more than 300,000 visitors from over 165 countries. More than 2,000 exhibitors will cover in excess of 200,000 m² of space to present you the most outstanding products and solutions to your lifestyle, combining design, technology, flexibility and sustainability. To make sure you enjoy your time in Milan, we present you the must-go places for you to relax and have an even better experience.
You can’t help to be blown away by the Duomo di Milano, as the enormous white marble façade takes your breath away. This monument is one of the most famous Milan’s tourist attractions, it took centuries to be built and after the last restoration it looks as amazing as ever. If you want to visit inside the Duomo you need to be sure you are dressed appropriately, covering your arms and legs, otherwise you won’t be allowed in. The most amazing view is from the roof. Feel free to take the elevator or stairs and enjoy a full panoramic view of the city.
If you already visited the Duomo, you can start walking along the avenue of the Via Dante and you will find the impressive castle of the Renaissance’s Sforzesco family that once ruled Milan. Originally a Visconti fortress, this iconic red-brick castle hosts a collection of seven museums that exhibit, among others, Michelangelo’s Rondanini Pietà and boast ceiling painted according to designs by Leonardo da Vinci.
Are you done visiting the Sforzesco Castle? Don’t miss the adjacent Parco Sempione that opened in 1888 and was designed by Emilio Alemagna, a famous architect that wanted this amazing green space to show panoramic views of the stately home. Along with the outdoor sculpture gallery you have also an aquarium that you can visit for free if you plan to do it on Tuesdays after 2pm or in the first Sunday of the month.
When you go on a trip, a graveyard may not be an ideal idea for a hotspot, but this is surely one you must check out. The Cimitero Monumentale is like an open-air museum of the Italian sculpture where you can admire some of the best works of all the major Italian sculptors of the 19th and 20th Century, some of which are enormous, theatrical displays of grief. This is a place for everyone, there is a Jewish part, a section for non-believers and a cremation temple. It is considered one of the most beautiful graveyards in the world.
Grand Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Who doesn’t love shopping? Many of you, I know, but as you walk into the Grand Gallery, you might think that you’re not at a shopping mall but at an entrance hall to an opera house or palace. This galleria is an extremely opulent and extravagant indoor shopping area. It was created in 1877, it’s one of the oldest shopping malls in the world and was design by Guiseppe Mengoni, there you can find high-end designer shops like Prada, Versace and Louis Vuitton – if you are looking for cheap, that is definitely not the place.