WRITTEN BY: SARA MENESES
From marvelous museums to historical monuments and architectural gems, One Hundred Edition presents to you the 10 top unique places to visit in Milan in June during the Salone del Mobile. Feel yourself Milanese and discover this city with an influential past and a rich cultural heritage.
As one luxury destination, Milan is a city with an abundance of art, cultural, and architectural treasures for you to enjoy. Besides being the money and business center of Italy, if you are planning to visit Milan during the Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile, you must know the most famous attractions to explore.
Located at the heart of Lombardy in Northern Italy, Milan is the home of some world-renowned luxury brands like Prada, Armani, and Versace. Because of this, Milan attracts millions of visitors round the year and from all over the world. If you are a design-lover, you must know what to see in Milan. Take a look and get impressed!
Besides being an artistic and historical monument, the Duomo is a privileged place of prayer and of the most important Milan attractions. The Cathedral is powerfully related to memory and to the Magisterium of the Bishops who have succeeded to the Throne of St. Ambrose and to the history of the millions of faithful who collect their thoughts there each year to celebrate the Sacred Mysteries.
Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
As one of the most representative Milan sights, Sforza Castle has endured over the centuries various and complex transformations: it has been defense fortress, military barracks, private residence and center of cultural institutions and museums. Today, the Castello houses the Musei del Castello Sforzesco, a series of museums, one of which features sculpture and includes Michelangelo’s last masterpiece, the Pietà Rondanini, brought here in 1953 from the Palazzo Rondanini in Rome.
Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Forming one side of Piazza del Duomo and opening on the other side to Piazza della Scala, the grand Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was designed by Giuseppe Mengoni and built between 1865 and 1877 and is a unique place to visit in Milan. This is a gorgeous and exciting place where locals meet for lunch or coffee in its elegant cafés and browse in its luxury shops.
Piazza del Duomo, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
The Renaissance Palazzo di Brera, built between 1651 and 1773, was originally a Jesuit college, but since 1776 has been the Accademia di Belle Arti. Along with a library and observatory, it contains the Pinacoteca di Brera, one of Italy’s finest art museums. This Milan attraction houses one of the main art collections of Renaissance art in Italy with over 500 works dating from the 14th- 20th century and was opened to the public in 1809.
Via Brera, 28, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Via Monte Napoleone
The beautiful Via Monte Napoleone traces the old city walls built by Roman Emperor Maximian. Nowadays, Via Monte Napoleone is Milan’s most sought-after fashion destination.
SPECIAL SEASONAL EVENTS & PLACES TO VISIT
The foremost attraction of this event is presently at its new edition and it’s still a strong furniture fair and design event when it comes to mixing business with culture and shaping exclusive design trends and tendencies. This event is also remarkable for the capacity to connect quality to technology.
Fuorisalone is a set of events that are distributed throughout Milan at the same time as Salone del Mobile. These two events, you could say, are the main definers of Milan Design Week. However, in the case of the Fuoriosalone, this is not an art fair event nor is it controlled by any institution, but it’s an initiative that expands to many other areas such as art, fashion, food, technology, and telecommunications. You can find many of the exhibitors of Fuoriosalone at many Milanese districts, mainly in Brera, Tortona, and Ventura.
This part of the event focuses especially on the work of young designers. It can be described as a potential meeting place between potential young talents in contemporary design and businessmen. Here is an opportunity for many young designers to present their prototypes and make them into a reality by contacting several enterprises
This exhibition area is relatively recent, yet it was created as a way of discussing the design and technology in workspace planning. In this area, you can find many Italian design furniture products designed for several professional environments such as reception areas and office spaces.
WRITTEN BY SARA MENESES