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Museum of Ancient Art - Piazza Castello. This museum is housed in the Castle Sforzesco, after extensive bombing during WWII it was restored. There are many excellent exhibitions at the museum, including sculptures from the 4th century A.D.; medieval art mostly from Lombardy;,and some armor. The most fascinating exhibit is Michelangelo's Rondanini Piete, on which he was working the week he died. There is much more to see, so you should set aside the best part of a day in order to get through it all.

Monumental Cemetery - Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1. This cemetry has been the final resting place for Milan's elite for the over 100 years. This outdoor museum is one of the most popular attractions in Milan with many outstanding sights, including a sculpted version of The Last Supper; Art Nouveau sculpture; and Liberty-style architecture in a chapel built to hold the remains of Arturo Toscanini's son.

Collegio di Brera - Via Brera 28. This building was the originaly used to house the Jesuit College, building started in 1571 and was completed in 1615. The building is centred on a courtyard, which consists of a double order with a double staircase opposite the entrance. The facade has a portal which was designed by Piermarini in the 18th century.

Il Duomo - Piazza del Duomo. This Gothic cathedral, 146m long and 87m wide, is among the largest cathedrals in the world. Building of the cathedral began in 1386 and it has undergone many alterations throughout it's history. This imposing building of marble is the grandest and most flamboyant example of the Gothic style in Italy, and is a sight not to be missed.

Ristorante da Giulia RISTORANTE DA GIULIA Piazza A. Gramsci 3 this is one of most popular fish and mediterranean restaurant with fresh pasta hand made, with Sicilian and Apulian specialities with a rich cellar of wines exclusively Italians
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Milan Activities

Play Planet - Via Veglia 59. This place is just for children's fun and entertainment. There is a big structure protected by nets and mattresses, which allows children to follow designated routes through slides; rubber balls; little staircases; tunnels; and trap doors. There is also a cafe for parents and children, which can be booked for birthday parties. It is open to children from the ages of 1 - 13 years.

Milan Parks & Gardens

Giardino della Guastalla - Via Guastalla. This beautiful public garden was created in 1555 by the by Countess Paola Ludovica Torelli della Guastalla. In the park you'll find a fish pond and a baroque basin. This is a great place to go and relax, taking a break from the hustle and bustle of Milan.

Parco Nord Milano - Via Clerici 150. This city park, opened in 1975, covers over 600 hectares and is a place to breath in the city. It has many leisure activities, including fountains; cycling paths; and a seated area. This is a great place to relax and wander around the beautiful trees and look at some of the historic buildings found in the park.

Milan Restaurants and Bars

Milan Restaurants

Trattoria Milanese - Via Santa Marta 11. This traditional trattoria has been a local favourite since 1933, and is one of the most popular restaurants in Milan at lunch time. They serve a range of classic local dishes, such as the osso buco alla Milanese and cotoletta alla Milanese. The food is excellent and the prices are reasonable. Main courses range from $9.80 - $22.25.

La Banque - Via Bassano Porrone 6. This is one of Milan's hottest restaurants and it is housed in an early 1900s building. They serve a range of local dishes and have a great selection of Italian wines. It is popular with the locals and tourists alike, and is highly recommended. Diners also have free access to the cellar disco.

La Magolfa - Via Magolfa 15. This is one of the more affordable restaurants in Milan, and is a popular spot for pizzas and pastas. It is housed in a country farmhouse dating back to the 1500s, and the restaurant was opened in the 1960s. This is the place to go to mingle with some of the locals, while grabbing a quick bite to eat.

Trattoria Bagutta - Via Bagutta 14. This is one of the most popular restaurants in Milan, and attracts a trendy and arty crowd of locals. Opened in 1927, it is famous for it's caricatures that cover it's walls. They serve a range of food of Lombardy; Tuscany; and Bologna origin. The food is excellent, and the prices a little above average, but it is well worth the extra.

Milan Bars & Clubs

Killer Plastic - Viale Umbria 120. This is possibly the best night club in Milan and it is very popular with a younger crowd of locals and tourists. This is a fun; high-energy; and exhibitionistic type of club, and is the best place to go if you're looking to dance and party till the sun comes up the following morning.

Bar Rattazzo - Corso di Porta Ticinese 83. this laid back and relaxed bar is very popular with locals and tourists from all over the world. This is a great place to go and relax, have a few drinks and meet some people, here you can let your hair down and be yourself. They serve a range of beers, wines and cocktails.

Nuova Idea International - Via de Castillia 30. This is the biggest; oldest; and most fun gay club in Italy, and is popular with both locals and tourists of all ages. This is the place to go if you're looking to dance and party the whole night long. The cover charge is around $12, but worth it.

La Citta del Gioco - Via Forze Armate 103. This bar is a great place to go if you're looking to have a few drinks and play some games. There are a wide range of games on offer, including ping pong; pooll; and darts. They also host many competitions and courses. The bar is well stocked and the service is great.

Milan children's activities

Play Planet - Via Veglia 59. This place is just for children's fun and entertainment. There is a big structure protected by nets and mattresses, which allows children to follow designated routes through slides; rubber balls; little staircases; tunnels; and trap doors. There is also a cafe for parents and children, which can be booked for birthday parties. It is open to children from the ages of 1 - 13 years.

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