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Corso Magenta is an elegant and aristocratic street in the north-western part of Milan.
Corso Magenta is an elegant and aristocratic street in the north-western part of Milan. It contains sophisticated cafes and shops, and also some fine, mainly Baroque palaces, notably the Palazzo Litta, one of the best examples of 18th century Milanese architecture, and also a place in which Napoleon I spent some time. Metro stations Conciliazione, Cadorna, Cairoli and Cordusio are the closest to the avenue. The famous Santa Maria delle Grazie church and convent, where Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper can be found, is very close to the Corso.
Corso Magenta, Milan, Italy
The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie or Saint Mary of the Graces is best known for housing Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper in its Dominican convent
Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper (Il Cenacolo) is housed in the refectory of the Dominican convent of the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Roman antiques from Milan and the surrounding area
Medium-sized, normal square in central Milan with the funky modern North Station and some fine buildings, but notably a set of peculiar modern sculptures in the middle
A must-see! A stunning fully frescoed Renaissance church
A beautiful and huge Byzantic/Romanic church which was almost destroyed by allied bombing in World War 2, although some of its Byzantic mosaics are well preserved
Museum of Design and Architecture, always has 4-6 exhibits on the subject of design, photography or modern art, at least 1-2 of which are always free entry
Sempione park is a big space of green land right behind the Sforzesco castle, and one of the most famous and popular in the city
Where the Sforza-Visconti ruling families of Milan resided