Must-see attractions in Duomo & San Babila

  • Facade of The Duomo ( Cathedral ) - Milano, Lombardy


    Duomo & San Babila

    A vision in pink Candoglia marble, Milan's extravagant Gothic cathedral, 600 years in the making, aptly reflects the city's creativity and ambition. Its…

  • Italy, Lombardy, Milan, on the Left Museo del Nove

    Museo del Novecento

    Duomo & San Babila

    Overlooking Piazza del Duomo, with fabulous views of the cathedral, is Mussolini's Arengario, from where he would harangue huge crowds in his heyday. Now…

  • Inside the Galleria d’Italia

    Gallerie d'Italia

    Duomo & San Babila

    This fabulously decorated palazzo (mansion) is home to part of the enormous collection of Fondazione Cariplo and Intesa Sanpaolo bank, which pays homage…

  • Milan, Italy - July 16, 2016: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the most popular shopping areas in Milan.
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    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

    Duomo & San Babila

    So much more than a shopping arcade, the neoclassical Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a soaring structure of iron and glass. Nicknamed 'il salotto di…

  • Exterior of Biblioteca e Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

    Biblioteca e Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

    Duomo & San Babila

    One of Europe’s earliest public libraries (built 1609), the Biblioteca Ambrosiana was more a symbol of intellectual ferment than of quiet scholarship. It…

  • Entrance to Palazzo Clerici

    Palazzo Clerici

    Duomo & San Babila

    The blank façade of this 18th-century palace disguises the most extravagant interiors in Milan, including a golden hall frescoed by Tiepolo. It was owned…

  • View of the Palazzo Reale

    Palazzo Reale

    Duomo & San Babila

    Empress Maria Theresa’s favourite architect, Giuseppe Piermarini, gave this town hall and Visconti palace a neoclassical overhaul in the late 18th century…

  • Chiesa di Santa Maria Presso di San Satiro exterior.

    Chiesa di Santa Maria Presso di San Satiro

    Duomo & San Babila

    Here’s an escape from the Zara/Benetton/H&M maelstrom on Via Torino. Ludovico Sforza saw potential in this little church built on top of the 9th-century…

  • Il Grande Museo del Duomo (museum) entrance.

    Il Grande Museo del Duomo

    Duomo & San Babila

    Stepping through Guido Canali’s glowing spaces in the Duomo's museum is like coming upon the sets for a Game of Thrones episode. Gargoyles leer down…

  • Museo Teatrale alla Scala exterior.

    Museo Teatrale alla Scala

    Duomo & San Babila

    Giuseppe Piermarini's 2800-seat theatre was inaugurated in 1778, replacing the previous theatre, which burnt down in a fire after a carnival gala. Costs…

  • Palazzo della Ragione

    Duomo & San Babila

    Erected between 1228 and 1251, Milan's 'Palace of Reason' is one of the few remaining medieval constructions to survive. Its Romanesque arcade served as a…

  • Chiesa di San Gottardo in Corte

    Duomo & San Babila

    Milan’s founding father, murderous Azzone Visconti, is entombed in this ducal chapel that sports Milan’s prettiest, and oldest, octagonal clock tower,…