Full of energy, speed and colours, Milan combines history with the latest examples of design and fashion. It seems impossible to be a city like that, nevertheless this is what makes Milano a unique place, where the past merges with the present. For this reason, we have made a selection of the places that show the best what Milan really is, in order to give you a complete Milan tour formula. Let`s begin from a museum which collects modern artworks in a Neoclassical and Romantic atmosphere. In the heart of Milan, nearby the Fashion District called Quadrilatero, a beautiful masterpiece of Neoclassical Milanese architecture awaits you to show the beauty of Modern Milanese art.
GAM, which stands for Galleria d`Arte Moderna, is a Modern art museum hosted in the suggestive and historical framework of Villa Belgiojoso, a palace built between 1790 and 1796 by the architect Leopoldo Pollack. Not only is GAM famous for holding one of the most important collections of Nineteenth century art in Lombardy, but it is also known as the Milanese residency of Napoleon. After the First World War the Villa was turned into a Modern art museum, which is still nowadays one of the most important art collection of the city. Outside the Villa there is a special surprise for you: the first example of English garden in Milan. With more than 20,000 square meters of centenary trees, flowers, ponds and temples, the garden is something you should not miss during your Milan tour.
One of the landmarks of Milan that also contributes to create the city skyline is the Pirelli Tower. As the symbol of Milan, you must add it to your Milan tour. This iconic skyscraper is located near the Stazione Centrale and was the tallest building in Italy, at 127m, before the construction of Palazzo Lombardia in 2010. Completed in 1958, Pirelli Tower, also known as Pirellone, is the example of how a skyscraper architecture can be original, so far from the repetitive banality we are used to. In 1978 the owner, Pirelli, unable to meet the tower`s running costs, decided to sell it to the local government, which set there some offices. After 2002, when a small plane crashed against the building, Pirellone was completely refurbished.
Behind the fascinating towers of Castello Sforzesco, visitors can admire the beauty of the second artificial park in Milan: Parco Sempione. With its lakes and leisure areas for adults and kids, Parco Sempione was built at the end of the Nineteen century. It gathers a huge collections of trees, flowers and plants and connects the Duomo with the Arco della Pace, the famous arch with a Napoleon statue on the top. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your Milan tour, while having the Milanese happy hour, called Aperitivo, in one of the bar in the middle of nature. Here you can escape from the coming and going of the city and breath out.
Armani Spa and Dry
In order to conclude your Milan tour with a sensorial experience, we suggest you two ways to pamper yourself. In the elegant Armani Hotel, on the eight floor, let yourself be seduced by a spa with a unique view on Milan. The gym and infinity pool give you the chance to work out or float while admiring the architectural beauty of Milan. If you just want to relax, you can choose between three different treatments, each focusing on a specific purpose: relaxing, rejuvenating and detoxing. After this regal treatment, there is nothing better than a typical Italian dinner at restaurant Dry to conclude your Milan tour. A superior pizza-and-cocktails concept, created by the Michelin star chef Andrea Berton, will leave you astonished. Delight your palate with the best pizza gourmet in Milan, for a whole new tasty experience.
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