Milan is the dynamic, economic capital of Italy. And, many would say, the beating heart of world opera. Teatro alla Scala, built in the 18th century, is located in the centre of the city close to the Duomo, the magnificent cathedral who's construction was started in 1386. The leading designers (Armani, Ferragamo, Ferre, Gucci and Valentino) and the fashionable shoe shops are located behind the Duomo. The Pinacoteca di Brera gallery is housed in a 17th century palace with one of Italy's outstanding collections of paintings with some of the world's greatest masterpieces.
The famous 'The Last Supper' by Leonardo can be seen at Santa Maria delle Grazie for which we strongly recommend pre-booking a timed entrance.