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Sightseeing in Milan - Cultural Sights 'Must Visit' & 'Must See'

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A walk on the famous Piazza Mercanti is an excellent way to get acquainted with the cultural heritage of Milan. The street is the location of numerous outstanding historic buildings. Loggia degli Osii is a beautiful medieval building famous for its graceful balcony, which is built of black and white marble slabs. The whole building is erected by the order of Duke Matteo Visconti. Panigarola- a beautiful Gothic building – is located nearby. In the 15th century the building hosted the local Registration Chamber. The construction of Palace of Counsel was completed in 1562. Today, however, only a portion of its facade is visible from the street. Keep walking in this part of the city and you will see a beautiful Paris Commune Tower - a beautiful monument of the 17th century. The roof of the building is decorated with a beautiful statue of St. Ambrose.
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Milan is home to a huge number of museums, in which you can see unique historical artifacts and art objects. Castello Sforzesco is now home for a beautiful museum, which houses collections of rare paintings and sculptures. Besides this, the halls of the museum are decorated by very rare and precious museum pieces - antique furniture and tapestries. Poldi Pezzoli Museum is located in one of the oldest mansions in Milan. Several centuries ago the house belonged to a well-known collector, who initially had an irresistible passion for armor and knight ammunition, but later began collecting rare and precious paintings. Nowadays everyone can see this wonderful collection created by Poldi-Pezzoli.
Church of St. Lorenzo is a truly striking religious attraction. Every year the church is visited by thousands of pilgrims. One of the greatest artists - Michelangelo – worked over painting and decorating the walls of the church. Church of St. Lorenzo has the full right to be considered one of the most beautiful churches in the world. The main relic of the cathedral, which is the object of worship of pilgrims, is a vessel with the blood of St. Lorenzo. Only one time a year the priceless relic is exhibited to the public. Pilgrims from many different countries come here to see the sacred item.
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The beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria delle Grazie is not only an important religious and architectural landmark. The church keeps numerous valuable icons, the most famous of which is the "Last Supper" of the great painter Leonardo da Vinci. It is also worth visiting Basilica of Sant 'Ambrogio, which also stores some unique relics. The interior of the basilica is decorated with amazing paintings. The most valuable artifact has been keeping in the basilica starting from 1230. This is a crystal vessel with the blood of Christ.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Milan, Italy. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Milan: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Milan.