Despite of the fact that Milan is one of the most famous Italian cities, it is full of wonderful secret corners with a magic atmosphere for citizens, tourists and curious people. Many of them are concentrated in the historical center and Hotel Milano Scala represents an ideal starting point for discovering them. Not only Duomo, La Scala or Galleria Vittorio Emanuele but green oasis, wonderful church and gardens split from smog and chaos. Milan has many secret attractions, and here you can find some of the most suggestive places, so easy to reach from our Hotel.
BRERA BOTANIC GARDEN
Nearby the Hotel, a magical place will amaze you: the Brera Botanic Garden. In the XV century this place belonged to the Jesuites as the private monastery courtyard, only under the Austrian Empire it was transformed by the monk Fulgenzio Vitman in the beautiful garden that we can visit also nowadays.
CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA PRESSO SAN SATIRO
Going towards the center of Milano, in via Torino (Torino street), there are two wonderful churches, the Church of Santa Maria presso San Satiro and the Church of San Bernardino Delle Ossa, one of the most interesting holy building of the whole city.
CHURCH SAN BERNARDINO ALLE OSSA
One of the most remarkable churches in Milan, the Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa is located between via Larga (Larga street) and piazzetta Santo Stefano (Santo Stefano square). Ex cemetery and Middle Age building, it has survived to many difficult episodes and certain legends recount that it was made with the skulls and bones of the crusaders, saints, martyrs and many people died in the Big Plague that hit Milan in the XVII Century, so well described in the pages of the Italian literature masterpiece “Promessi sposi” written by the great writer Alessandro Manzoni. The name of this church comes from the walls of the structure are covered by bones and skulls, maintaining the original and extremely peculiar atmosphere.