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Unique Places to Visit in Milan, Italy

The senior executive vice president of the energy and marine division of McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., Scott G. Sink oversees a team that maintains property and casualty insurance programs for companies in the gas and electric industry. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Scott G. Sink enjoys visiting different countries and cities, such as Milan, Italy.

Milan is a popular tourist destination full of often-visited attractions and sites. The city also has plenty of hidden destinations. Here are a few unusual and hidden places in Milan worth seeing:
- San Bernardino alle Ossa
An ancient church built in the 12th century, San Bernardino alle Ossa is unique because of its ossuary. This small side chapel collected bones from a nearby hospital when the graveyard at the church was full. The chapel rests just to the right of the entrance of the church.
- Bosco Verticale
Designed by Stefano Boeri, the two residential towers feature nearly 3,000 trees, bushes, and shrubs planted on the balconies of the homes.
- Leonardo’s Vineyard
In the late 1400s, Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, gave Leonardo Da Vinci a vineyard to surround the Basilica Santa Maria Delle Grazie with Sforza’s supporters. The vineyard was under French rule for nearly 20 years, but Leonardo reclaimed it just before he died. The vineyard was largely forgotten after that but was rediscovered in the 1900s.

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