Milan in July: Three days in Italy’s commercial centre

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