Alla Scala Theatre
One of the world's most famous Opera Houses, owes its name to Santa Maria della Scala, the 1381 church it was built upon. The traditional opening night of the opera season always takes place on 7th December, feast of Sant'Ambrogio, patron saint of Milan;it is one of the most important gala nights of the year that gather up the big names of the public and political scene . The opera season includes Opera, Ballet and Classical Concert , is one of the main important cultural event in Milano.
Another interesting site in Milano is the Ambrosiana Gallery; the story began in 1618 when the Cardinal Federico Borromeo decided to add his large and prestigious collection of painting to the Ambrosiana Library, founded in 1603.The reason of this decison lay in his ambition to make his collection available to all, and to increase the general public’s awareness to the world of art. The Museum sequence includes famous painting such as Leonardo da Vinci’s “ Portrait of a Musician”, Caravaggio’s “Basket of fruit”, the “Madonna of the Pavilion” by Botticelli, the “Adoration of the Magy” by Titian.
Poldi Pezzoli museum
Due to the countless masterpieces of the Reinassance the Poldi Pezzoli Museum is another intersting “must-sees” in in Milano; it began life as a private home- higly original home- all the interiors were crowded with decoration,works of art and furnitures. The Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli’s private house is today part of the Milanese housing scheme project “House-Museum”. Its wide collecection includes many different kind of decorative arts such as:arms; china; glass, textiles,clocks, goldsmith’s art.
Brera art gallery
Brera art Gallery host over four hundred works from the 14th century to the latest currents in contemporary art,demonstrating the success of Italian art worlwide. At the centre of the first court, there is an imposing statue of Napoleon in the guise of Mars the peacemaker: this provides an indication of the artistic riches in the internal halls of the Gallery , where there are fine workd by Raphael, Caravaggio, Andrea Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Fattori and Canaletto.