Milan Culture – The cultural district in Milan is one of art, opera, fashion, textiles and design and fantastic architecture, especially the Italian Gothic cathedral in the center of the city. You will find the assortment of museums and theatres to be extraordinary and you will want to make every effort to enjoy as many as you can. The museums have some wonderful art pieces and exhibits in them that you won’t want to miss. There are always special cultural events happening in the city and you can check with your travel agent or the tourist office for more information on what is happening when you are going to be in Milan.
The Teatro alla Scala has 2,000 seats and is one of the largest theatres in Europe. You can find out about seats and buy tickets at Corriere della Sera (website: www.corriere.it) Teatro Piccolo offers excellent performances all year round. You will wish to take in these exceptional shows while you are in the area. Tickets for most events are available for purchase at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (tel: (02) 869 0683), Ricordi Box Office, La Prevendita, Virgin Megastore, Piazza Duomo 8 (tel: (02) 7200 3370), and Last Minute Tour, Fiorucci, Galleria Passarella 1 and at Ticketweb (website: www.ticketweb.it).
The art of fashion and design is very big in the City of Milan and you will be able to see that from all the garments that hang in the shop windows. Exquisite is the word because Milan is the fashion metropolis of Italy and perhaps the world. You will enjoy so much of the cultural aspects of Milan, because as you walk around the city you are surrounded by it. You will see why so many residents love to live there and why visitors return year after year to be around it again.