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For all its workaholic reputation as the money and business center of Italy, it's a city with an influential past and a rich cultural heritage. Consider that St. Augustine was baptized in a basilica that stood at what is now Piazza del Duomo; artists Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, the composer Verdi, the great tenor Enrico Caruso, and designer Giorgio Armani all lived and worked here; Toscanini conducted regularly at La Scala; Napoleon was crowned (actually, he crowned himself) inside the Duomo;Mussolini founded the Fascist party here, and the entire fashion world looks to Milan's catwalks twice a year for the season's fashions. All this history, not to mention the considerable wealth generated by its favored commercial position, has left Milan with an abundance of art, cultural, and architectural treasures for you to enjoy.
At the front of the Duomo, near the central doorway, you can descend under Piazza del Duomo into the foundations of the Basilica di Santa Tecla (fourth-fifth and seventh century) and the fourth-century baptistery, Battistero di San GiovannialleFonti, which were discovered during the construction of the Milan Metro system.
Public transportation in Milan is excellent, and is therefore the preferred method of getting around Milan. It includes:
The metro operates roughly from 6 AM to midnight every day (lines #1, 2, and 3 are operated by bus throughout the night 7 days a week). Trams and buses start about an hour earlier and run until an hour or so later, #90 and 91 buses operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally, several 'night bus' lines run on Friday and Saturday nights.
Tickets (including daily passes and cumulative tickets) must always be bought before boarding, and must always be promptly stamped in the little red machine every time you board a bus or tram, or at subway turnstiles.
The standard ticket is € 1.50. This is valid 90 minutes from stamping for unlimited rides on surface transport, and/or one subway or suburban train ride. There are also 24-hour passes (€ 4.50) and 48-hour passes (€ 8.25), which are good value if you plan to use public transport extensively. Note: all children under 6 travel free. Up to 2 children between 6 and 10 accompanied by an adult travel free as well (proof of age required). Passes and tickets are available from most newspaper stands and tobacconists, or from multilingual, touchscreen vending machines at all subway stops (these also take credit cards).
Milan cathedral, Address: Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milano, Italy
Santa Maria delle Grazie
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 20123 Milano, Italy
Basilica di Sant’ Ambrogio
Address: Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, 15, 20123 Milano, Italy
Sforca Castle, Address: Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano, Italy
Phone: +39 02 8846 3700, Website: https://www.milanocastello.it/
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Address: Piazza del Duomo, 20123 Milano, Italy
BibliotecaAmbrosina,Address: Piazza Pio XI, 2, 20123 Milano, Italy
Phone: +39 02 806921, Website: http://www.ambrosiana.eu/cms/
Planetario di Milano
Address: GiardiniPubbliciIndroMontanelli, GiardiniPubblici "IndroMontanelli", CorsoVenezia, 57, 20121 Milano, Italy, Phone: +39 02 8846 3340
Royal Palace of Milan
Address: Piazza delDuomo, 12, 20122 Milano, Italy, Phone: +39 02 8846 5230
Pinacoteca di Brera, Address: Via Brera, 28, 20121 Milano, Italy
Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni, 12, 20121 Milano, Italy
Phone: +39 02 794889, Website: http://www.museopoldipezzoli.it/#!/en/discover
Address: : Largo Antonio Ghiringhelli, 1, 20121 Milano, Italy
Phone: +39 02 8879 7473
Address: Piazza Sempione, 20154 Milano, Italy
Phone: +39 02 8846 7383\