As one of the countries that have become a mecca for the world’s arts, Italy does have many artsy places that always attract tourists to stop by. Unfortunately, the almost innumerable numbers make many artsy spots in Italy go unnoticed.
If you have the opportunity to stop by in Italy, especially the city of Milan, you can’t lose the following eight places that you include in your travel itinerary. Especially if you need inspiration and love the arts, this place is a must-visit.
- Museo del Novecento
Starting with the Museo del Novocento is located in the pretty area of the Piazza del Duomo. This place is a museum that from the outside looks like a classic-style building around it. However, when you enter you are in a completely different place. There are thousands of works of art stored here. The best spot is in a large window that forms a right angle. Featuring natural light and a view of the cathedral next door.
- Fondazione Prada
This building looks striking with gold paint which is far from cheap. This place is an art gallery that exhibits contemporary art. It is located in the old city of Milan, making it striking especially because of its modern architectural style. The view from the rooftop is a winner.
- Trattoria Madonnina
Want to find the atmosphere of old Milan, try a restaurant called Trattoria Madonnina. Not only the exterior is vintage, but the interior is also no less classic with a touch of wood, old-school motif tablecloths, and early 20s-century design displays. They serve typical Italian home-cooked food.
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
This is the largest shopping center in Milan which was designed by the architect named Giuseppe Mengoni. This mall is designed with a glass roof that is ready to pass the sunlight. Well-known boutiques and brand outlets are side by side with the classic building style. Even if you don’t have the money to shop there, you may stop by to just admire the architectural splendor.
- La Triennale in Milano
Another bustling art museum in Milan is La Triennale. Every few times a year they always hold exhibitions with different themes. Always exciting and awaited by art connoisseurs. Unlike other museums with classic and vintage styles, La Triennale is made with a minimalist futuristic concept.
- Milano Navigli
At first glance, this looks like Venice with a river in the middle of the city, but this place is in Milan. This place is full of cafes and souvenir shops which are always crowded with visitors. However, there are also other attractions, such as taking a boat around the canal or visiting a cathedral that stands firmly on the corner.
- 10 Corso Como
Another art gallery in Milan that you will miss if you don’t stop by is 10 Corso Como. This gallery accommodates works of art in the form of photography, crafts, design, to fashion. Surrounded by vines and sparkling lights, this place looks very magical when night falls.
- Duomo di Milano
Lastly is The Duomo, a cathedral located in the middle of Piazza del Duomo. Anyone in Milan will head to this square. Get ready to be amazed by the view of the towering old building that is tempting to be immortalized in the photo.
Milan is a city that pampers art lovers. It’s a pleasure if you don’t feel suffocated after seeing these eight places.