5 must-visit places when travelling Milan

Not only is the world's fashion capital, Milan city of Italy also attracts many visitors by the church and architectural works of art.

1. Duomo Cathedral

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The Cathedral of Milan is also called the Duomo Cathedral because it lies on the Duomo Square. This work took nearly 600 years to complete. So far, Duomo Cathedral is the largest Catholic Church in Italy and the fifth largest in the world.

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Every year, it welcomes millions of tourists from all over the world. Walking inside the ancient cathedral, watching the magnificent wall paintings and listening to the clear hymn is something that any visitor would want to experience.

2. San Bernardino alle Ossa

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San Bernardino alle Ossa is a famous church with a chapel decorated with human bones. In 1210, when the cemetery was full, people here set up a room to store human bones. By 1712, the church was destroyed in a fire.

The old church was rebuilt and expanded into today's San Bernardino alle Ossa church. When entering the church, what attracts visitors is the skeletons stacked on each other. Moreover, the skeletons are used to decorate niches or pillars in the Rococo style - the architectural style focuses on the lines of decorative motifs

There is a small note: the church closes from 12: 00-1: 30pm on weekdays (closes at 12:30 pm on weekends).

3. Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

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The church of Sant'Ambrogio was founded in 379-386 by St. Ambrose, who was born in Milan and the patron saint of the city. The first name of the church is Basilica Martyrum; the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio is now a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture. The church is built of bricks with different colors, some of which are built of stone.

4. Renaissance Palazzo di Brera

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The Renaissance Palazzo di Brera was built between 1651 and 1773, originally a holy school, but since 1776, it has been transformed into the Academy of Fine Arts. Together with a library and observatory, the Renaissance Palazzo di Brera features an ancient Italian-style architecture and a garden in the middle of the courtyard as a highlight of the school.The Renaissance Palazzo di Brera is one of Italy's most beautiful art museums.

5. Cimitero Monumentale Cemetery

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Cimitero Monumentale with an area of 250,000m2 is considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. Initially, only wealthy people were eligible for rest in the cemetery. Tombs are decorated with the most beautiful statues of art. Today, the cemetery becomes a museum where visitors can take a walk and look at works of art over 150 years old.

The cemetery closes on Monday and opens daily from 8 a.m to 6 p.m.

By: Stephan Swift

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