Milan is one of the most beautiful city of Europe without a doubt, There are around 1.3 million people living in Milan, And every year over 8 million people visit to see Top Historical Sites in Milan Italy.
Although it is said that the Celtics formed this city, But Romans and Caesars have been ruling this city for centuries, In the Middle age Milan was the center of Europe, Now its center of design and fashion, And now very few of the roman remains are left in the city.
Milan is famous for its historical sites, theaters and cathedrals, There are also number of famous fashion shows which are organised, and people from all over the world come to attend these fashion shows. Milan also is home of world famous football club AC Milan.
Top Historical Sites in Milan Italy
In this beautiful city, you will see many places that will catch your heart, Following are the sites that hold some historical importance and in my point of view they are the top historical sites in Milan Italy.
- Arch of Peace
This Arch of peace was build in age of napoleon, It is said its construction was ordered by Napoleon himself, Its construction was started n 1806 and during the construction Napoleon lost the battle of Waterloo, Then in 1826 Franz I of Austria gave orders to complete its construction, He changed its design a bit, This arch of peace was completed in 1838.
- Terraces of the Cathedral
Milan Cathedral is 5th largest cathedral of the world, The outside along with the inside is very unique and impressive. The building is designed with amazing architecture, you will have to walk through the amazing sculptures to get to the terraces of he cathedral,Although it takes some effort to get to the top, But from the top whole city is visible,It is one of the best view you will ever see in your life.
Its is truly amazing and if you are visiting Milan this Cathedral and its terraces are a must see, Best view is during the sunset.
- Monumental Cemetery
This cemetery is last resting place of many famous people of Italy including Eugenio Montale and Alessandro Manzoni, It is an amazing place, you can spend even hours in the cemetery and never get bored, There are number of artistic tombs which will catch your attention, There are like hundreds of statues small chapels and noble families tombs in the cemetery worth checking out.
- Royal palace
Royal palace was constructed in 1100, it has served to be the home of powerful men of Rome for centuries, These days art exhibitions conducted in this Palace almost all over the year, If you get a chance to visit this palace during some exhibition you should go for it. it is one of the most notable building in the amazing city of Milan and truly one of the Top Historical Sites in Milan, best part of this palace is “Sala delle Cariatidi”. It has not preserved at it was during the World War II as a momentum of war.
- Columns of San Lorenzo
As I said only few monuments of Roman era survives in this age, And it is one of them, There are like 16 columns and they are remains of temple in ancient Rome, It was constructed around 2nd century. In the middle of these columns you will find bronze statue of Emperor Constantine.
Although Milan is a big city with a lot of historical sites but above mentioned are the Top Historical sites of Milan according to my say, If you intend to visit Milan anytime soon, You ought to visit these sights, If you have been to Milan tell us what sites you consider as the top historical sites of Milan?
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