At the main entrance of the Duomo, 3,8m (12ft) below the parvis, you'll see the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti and Santa Tecla’s Apse.…
The Sforzesco Castle performs a public and cultural function, since it houses the libraries and the museums of the castle including: the Museum of Ancient Arts, the Pinacoteca, the museum of Musical Instruments, the Museum of Applied Arts, the Egyptian museum and the Prehistoric museum.
The theatre alla Scala is located at the end of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele the 2nd, it’s one of the most renowned theatres in the world. A temple of the opera, it’s the seat of the orchestra alla Scala, the choir, the corps de ballet, the Philharmonic and the Teatro alla Scala Academy.
The museum of Teatro alla Scala is next to the theatre and it exhibits an extended collection of musical instruments, composers’ letters, autographs, ceramic pieces and set designs.
The Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci shows the result of the scientific and technological brilliance of the human being of all ages and it safeguards the largest collection in the world of machine models realized basing on Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is the promenade that connects the Duomo with the Theatre alla Scala. Called 'Il Salotto di Milano' (the living room of Milan) since it’s an important meeting place for the people of Milan and one of the sites of Milan’s luxury shopping, along with via Montenapoleone and via della Spiga, it hosts many prestigious labels and brand shops, restaurants, famous cafés and bookshops.
Palazzo Reale is situated on the left of the Duomo and it is an important cultural centre especially for arts; three other exhibitions spaces are part of this cultural pole: Rotonda della Besana, Palazzo della Ragione and Palazzo dell’Arengario, seat of the Museo del Novecento.