La Scala, the heart and soul of Milan – video

As the world’s most venerated opera house, known to Italians as Il Teatro alla Scala, prepares for the opening night of the season, members of the community surrounding the 18th-century theatre explain its historical, cultural and social importance for the people of Milan, and the international opera community

La Scala, the heart and soul of Milan – video via @guardian

Twenty reasons to visit Milan via @brisbane times

From shopping and opera to football and The Last Supper, this is the best of Milan.

1 Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

In sensible shoes, most of Milan’s main attractions are accessible on foot. But the shopping, which is the reason many people put Milan on their map, is a hop, step and jump in stiletto-heeled platforms from almost anywhere in the city centre. Start at the gorgeous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is the glamorous forerunner of today’s shopping malls and where the likes of Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton nestle. Known as the living room of Milan, the galleria opened in 1867 as one of the earliest and remains one of the largest examples of glass-and-iron architecture.

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Twenty reasons to visit Milan via @brisbanetimes

Former harbour district ... Navigli

Former harbour district … Navigli

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