Milan, Italy: Three days in Lombardy’s stylish capital

On arrival from Bergamo at Milan central railway station

Inside Milano Centrale

The facade of Milan central railway station. Completed in 1931, the impressive terminus displays a mix of classical, Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles

A billboard at night

The Duomo (Cathedral) at night

The 14th-century Gothic cathedral is the third largest church in the world

One of Europe’s most famous shopping arcades, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace) in Parco Sempione

Inside the Arena Civica (1807)

Outside the Arena Civica, also known as the Arena Gianni Brera

Sforza castle

Detail of the Duomo from its viewing platform

View of the Porta Nuova business district from the Duomo

The Duomo during the day

Looking up at the central roof of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Italian ties on sale in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The San Siro stadium. Unfortunately no cameras were allowed inside!

A closer look at the San Siro, the largest stadium in Italy and one of the world’s most iconic football venues

The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper

A public sculpture called Needle, Thread and Knot (Ago, Filo e Nodo) near Cadorna railway station. It was installed in 2000

Long-exposure shot on the Milan metro

A concert poster with the Velasca Tower in the background

The modernist Torre Velasca was completed in 1958

The tower’s lower floors are occupied by offices and shops, while those above are residential

The tower’s design is said to be a modern interpretation of an Italian medieval castle

The business district viewed from the top of the Torre Branca

Facing north, with the Arch of Peace in the foreground

The tower was built during Italy’s fascist 1930s. It was closed in 1972, but reopened to the public in 2002

The UniCredit Tower, completed in 2011, is the tallest building in Italy


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