Milan (Milano) is a city and provincial capital in the Lombardy (Lombardia) region of Italy. During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it formed part of the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia (until 1859), the Kingdom of Sardinia (1859–61), and the Kingdom of Italy (from 1861).
Tchaikovsky in Milan
Tchaikovsky visited Milan on two occasions:
|18/30 July 1873||18/30 July 1873||Paying a brief visit to the city's art gallery, before travelling to Como.|
|16/28 December 1877||17/29 December 1877||He attended a performance of Filippo Marchetti's opera Ruy Blas, and visited Milan Cathedral, describing the latter "one of the most beautiful things I have seen" .|
|27 December 1877/8 January 1878||29 December 1877/9 January 1878||Visiting his brother Modest, he attended the premiere of Gounod's opera Cinq-Mars at La Scala. He also put the "finishing touches" to the full score of his Symphony No. 4, before sending it to his publisher in Moscow |