Last Minute Deals to Milan Lead to Exquisite Art, Architecture
Luxury Comes in the Form of Last Minute First Class Flights and Milan Cathedral
Milan Cathedral, or the Duomo, is a spectacular artistic, cultural and spiritual landmark. Leonardo da Vinci himself had a hand in the cathedral’s design, and his involvement heralds the cathedral’s stupendous artistry. The 15th-century Gothic cathedral holds some of the world’s most acclaimed works. In fact, it is said to house more statues than any other structure in the world. More than 130 gargoyles and 700 figures loom over the cathedral’s exterior and interior spaces. The most notable of these is the golden "Madonnina" statue atop the cathedrals tallest spire. In addition to these impressive pieces, more than 3,400 statues decorate the cathedral, its rooftop and its grounds. Gorgeous statuary isn’t the cathedral’s only artwork though. You can also see incredible stained glass windows and frescoes. While you’re near the cathedral’s apse, look for the red light bulb. The light purportedly marks the spot that holds a nail used in Jesus’ crucifixion. For a breathtaking view of the city, head to the cathedral’s rooftop. There, you’ll enjoy sweeping panoramas of Milan and up-close views of the statues and gargoyles. For the most rewarding experience, fly to Milan’s cathedral and historic sites with last minute deals.
Last Minute Milan Holidays Include Sforza Castle
You could spend days wandering and exploring the incredible museums housed in Sforza Castle. The grand 15th-century structure was originally built for the Duke of Milan and once housed Austrian Hapsburg rulers. Some of Italy’s most beloved artists and architects have had a hand in the castle’s creation and decoration. This list includes Benedetto Ferrini, Leonardo da Vinci, Bramante and Bernardino Butinone. Today, the castle contains a handful of gorgeous museums. The Pinacoteca is one of the most popular museums, displaying the works of world-famous masters. Here, you’ll see paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Tintoretto, Canaletto, Mantegna and Titian. The Antique Furniture and Wooden Sculpture Museum showcases Italian furniture, cabinetry and carvings. If you adore medieval tapestries, head to the castle’s Museum of Ancient Art. In addition to tapestries, this museum displays ancient portals, armor and weaponry, frescoes and monuments. Other museums in the castle include an Applied Arts Collection, Museum of Musical Instruments and Archeology Museum. To experience all the treasures contained in Milan’s Sforza Castle, book last minute flights now.
Last Minute Business Class to Milan’s Brera District
If your return last minute flight doesn’t give you much time in Milan, head to the Brera District. It’s near the city’s historic center, and it blends historic sites with modern attractions. Perhaps Brera’s most famous site is Pinacoteca di Brera. Masterpieces in this museum’s collections include Mantegna’s “The Dead Christ and Three Mourners.” Bellini’s “Pieta,” Raphael’s “The Marriage of the Virgin” and Caravaggio’s “Supper at Emaus” also fill the halls here. While in the museum, you can watch restoration procedures and see incredible photography. Aside from the museum, the entire Brera district is known as the center of the city’s art scene. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets and pop into art galleries and boutiques. You’ll also find the Astronomical Museum, the national library and botanical gardens in Brera. Enjoy the district's ambiance at sidewalk cafes. Marvel at the carefully adorned buildings and apartments. Brera is perfect for just strolling and enjoying the city’s charm. Deals on last minute flights to Milan leave you plenty of money to enjoy Brera to its fullest.
Enjoy Discounted Last Minute Flight Tickets to Milan to See da Vinci’s Masterpiece
Best known for Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” Santa Maria delle Grazie is a popular tourist site. Even if crowds are large, a visit to this church is a must. To see “The Last Supper,” you will need to make a reservation or join a guided tour. Across from da Vinci’s legendary work, you can also see Donato Montorfano’s “Crucifixion.“ After you’ve viewed the mural, spend some time in the rest of the church. The broad dome of the church, designed by Donato Bramante, is pretty inside and out. Outside, the cupola is surrounded by colonnades that just beg you to imagine walking around them regally. The cloister is also known for its splendid design and adornment. To enjoy this iconic Milan landmark, book cheap last minute business class flights.