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Sign along Porta Ticenese Street and canal, Navigli district, Milan. © 2014 Stella Lucente, LLC www.learntravelitalian.com

Via Satosi, Navigli district leading to Porta Ticenese canal. © 2014 Stella Lucente, LLC www.learntravelitalian.com

La Rinascente shopping mall rooftop restaurants as seen from the rooftop of the Duomo, Milan. © 2014 Stella Lucente, LLC www.learntravelitalian.com

Built in 1956-1958, Pirelli Tower instantaneously became the symbol both of Milan and Italy’s economic and business progress. 127 meters (417 ft) high, and designed in 1950 by architect Gio Ponti helped by Pier Luigi Nervi and Arturo Danusso, it was Alberto Pirelli, president of Pirelli company who ordered the construction Pirelli Tower was also source of inspiration for the realization of the Pan Am Building (now MetLife Building) in New York and Alpha Tower in Birmingham.

Watching opening night at the World Cup on the Porta Ticenese canal, Milan, 2014. © 2014 Stella Lucente, LLC www.learntravelitalian.com

With a height of 231 meters (758 ft), UniCredit Tower is one of the tallest skyscrapers you can find in Italy. Designed by architect Cesar Pelli in 2011, it is the headquarters of UniCredit Bank and it’s part of the development and requalification of the new business area, known as Porta Nuova district. It boasts a spire reaching towards the sky of about 84 meters with LED lights, which can change color.

Entry to the Galleria Mall, MIlan. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the world's oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877. © 2014 Stella Lucente, LLC www.learntravelitalian.com

As one of the world’s oldest shopping malls, the Galleria was named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy and designed and built by Giuseppe Mengoni, who died by accident, falling off the roof of the gallery he had built, during construction works, between 1865 and 1877. Today, after almost 150 years from its inauguration, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II has been brought to new life. Visit for Italian designer clothing.

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is one of Renaissance art's most important buildings. The architecture of the church, attributed to Bramante, is a symbol of Renaissance Milan. After the building’s construction, Milan’s most powerful clans requested patronage of the chapels, in order to have the right to bury their loved ones in them. The Chapels preserve scultptures by Antonello da Messina, and frescoes by Gaudenzio Ferrari. © 2014 Stella Lucente, LLC ww.learntravelitalian.com

The Galleria Mall was bulit to connect two of Milan's most famous landmarks: the Duomo and La Scala. © 2014 Stella Lucente, LLC www.learntravelitalian.com

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