Our itinerary starts from the center of Milan
. We therefore advise you to begin by visiting the interior of the Duomo
and then take a tour also on the terraces (various types of tickets are available) to see the famous Golden Madonna up close and to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Also, in the Square, to the left of the Palazzo Reale, there is the Museo del 900, which we recommend both to art enthusiasts and not. Here you can see the famous "Quarto Stato" of Pellizza da Volpedo, several works by Lucio Fontana (including the terrace, from which you can see the square and you can take very suggestive photos) and some highly interactive works of contemporary art.
After a good lunch of typical city specialties (you will find a dedicated section at the end of this article) , we recommend dedicating the afternoon to three lesser known but equally suggestive sites.
The first stop is located not far from Piazza del Duomo and is the Ambrosian Library. Our site of interest is not, however, the famous library, but what is located below it: The Roman Forum discovered during an excavation campaign conducted below the ancient cellars of the Ambrosiana (the visit is easily bookable during the opening hours of the library writing to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Then move on from Roman times to the late 1400s, visiting the Church of Santa Maria presso San Satiro. Commissioned by Duke Gian Galeazzo Sforza and later continued by Ludovico il Moro, it houses a small treasure: the apse of Donato Bramante. Or rather, it does not contain it, it is actually an illusory perspective because the apse does not exist due to the lack of space.
The last stop of the day will be the Sanctuary of San Bernardino alle Ossa. Another small Milanese jewel, easily accessible on foot. The decorations adorn the pillars and boast the doors, in a decorative motif where the macabre blends with the grace of rococo. It is an enigmatic and, at the same time, disturbing and extremely fascinating place.
To end the day we advise you, before resuming the M1 line from Piazza del Duomo, to take a ride on the roofs of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, booking your access to the Highline enjoy the unique sunset experience from the roofs of the most famous gallery in the city.