When it comes to sightseeing in Milan the most popular thing to do is visit the Cathedral, known in Italian as the Duomo.
It's in the city centre, and can be reached on the M1 (red) and M3 (yellow) metro lines. It's an impressive Gothic construction, and construction began in 1386. On top of the Cathedral you'll see what used to be the highest point in the city, the Madonnina. It's a golden statue of the Virgin Mary which was erected in 1762. You can also climb to the top of the Duomo, by stairs or elevator, to enjoy some wonderful views of the city.
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Another famous sight in Milan is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
The gallery runs from Piazza del Duomo to Piazza alla Scala, where the opera house is located. It has a beautiful glass roof, with a glass dome in the centre, which is decorated with lights at Christmas. You might not want to spend any money in the designer shops housed in the Galleria, but a walk through it is a must. And as you do so, don't forget to spin around on the bull's testicles in the mosaic in the centre of the Galleria, according to tradition it brings good luck.
Milan's also known for a famous artwork that's displayed in the city, The Last Supper, most commonly known in the city as Il Cenacolo.
It's housed in the refractory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which is inbetween the Conciliazione (M1) and Cadorna (M1 and M2) underground stops, or around 15 minutes on foot from the Duomo. Tickets need to be booked well in advance, they are made available for each month two months prior and sell out quickly.