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Art lovers should go to the art and design exhibitions at Palazzo Reale, a former Palace. Afterwards pop next door to visit the new Museo del 900, where artists from the Italian ‘arte povera’ (a modern art movement that literally translates to ‘poor art’) are on exhibition. The Pinacoteca di Brera houses masterpieces by the old masters – don’t miss Tintoretto, Caravaggio and Correggio.

For design and textiles, visit the Triennale museum. Both Fondazione Prada and the Fondazionee Arnaldo Pomodoro are wonderful bastions of contemporary art.

The world-famous design fair, Salone Milan is being held across the city from April 14 to 19.

For those who prefer architecture, visit the Teatro alla Scala square, the Rotonda della Besana, the Bicocca and the ancient Villa Necchi.

For history fanatics, visit the Castello Sforzesco, where you’ll feel like you’re in the Middle Ages.

From May to October this year, Expo 2015 will be opening its doors to millions of visitors looking to discover Italian food and traditions.

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