Milan is the capital of Lombardy and the second most populous city in Italy after Rome. It is the main industrial city in Italy and it is famous for its fashion firm and shops and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele on the Piazza Duomo. The Duomo was built in 1386 and now it is the symbol of Milan.
Milan was the Western Roman Empire’s capital and its position at the top was reconfirmed by Napoleon in 1786, when he declared the city as the centre of the Cisalpine Republic. Rome was chosen as Italy’s capital but for most Italians, Milan is the country’s heart.
The city of Milan in characterized by a wonderful and ancient historical centre made by old buildings, monuments and churches. The city is the home of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, located on the wall of the dining room of the former Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
It is a young and dynamic international city with a trendy nightlife. You can enjoy some excellent Italian food and visit a range of museums and attractions in and around the city centre.
The city is named fashion capital of the world and the world’s design capital, thanks to several events, such as Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair. The city hosts numerous cultural institutions, academies and universities. There are lots of important University attended by students coming from all over the continent.
Expo 2015 took place in Milan and it was a very important event for the city. Expo Milan attracted visitors from all over the world and lots of international celebrities, such as Michelle Obama, Sharon Stone, Giorgio Armani.