Like all leading European cities, there are times when you travel and visit major cities such as Milan, it involves an economic investment for accommodation, flights and tourist spots to visit.
In this post we bring Milan to every budget, proposing a series of ideas of things to do in Milan that do not cost any money, for they are free.
Leonardo da Vinci Horse
This statue that simulates a horse is made of bronze, it is one of the largest ones in the world, It was built based on designs and drawings dating from the XV, from the hand of Leonardo, and is exposed for free to be seen.
The Golden Quadrilateral
Located in a purely stylistic, fashion street, where we find the most prestigious shops and boutiques of Italian couture.
In the Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, Via del Corso, Via Senato, Via della Spiga and Via Sant´Andrea streets you can see the windows of shops with names like Versace or Dolce Gabanna, the only activity that will cost is the investment of time to walk around and see the shops and shop window decoration.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
The shopping area near the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, is in an area with prestigious shops like Prada and Gucci, in a location dating from the nineteenth where artistic details like colorful tiles make it a free pleasant gallery to visit
The Cathedral, or Duomo, one of the largest churches in the world, is one of the obligatory stops on any visit to Milan.
The interior of the cathedral is simply wonderful, first its size and artistic aspects, among which we can count 52 pillars, an eighteenth century sundial, beautiful stained glass windows and the statue of St. Bartholomew.
Entering the Cathedral is free, only that there is a cost associated with a visit the roof which is a strategic and very attractive view to see the spires of the cathedral, statues and gargoyles as well as the city skyline.
The Castello Sforzesco, takes its name from a Francesco Sforza Duke of Milan. The castle is vast and extensive as well as very artistic, it is located northwest of the Cathedral.
It was built in the mid-fifteenth century by the Duke Sforza, who used it as his residence and built it on a medieval fortress, curiously this fort belonged to the Visconti in the fourteenth century.
Things you can enjoy whilst visiting the Sforza Castle, are among many other, the large patio, a variety of water fountains, ditches, bridges, towers and paintings within the castle.
Today, the castle is home to several museums and shelter to the Archaeological Museum and the Natural History Museum.
Furthermore, in its installation concerts and exhibitions are hosted and held throughout the year.
Wandering around the Castello Sforzesco is free, but if you want to access to museums, there may be a cost for buying tickets.
Another plan is to walk freely through the Milan parks, where we can escape the noise and stress of a city like Milan.
Some of these parks, or at least those that can be considered as the most accessible, are the Parco Sempione and the Public Gardens.
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