Milan - world's fashion capital

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Milano coat of arms

The location of the city, as well as its detailed map, can be found at the following link.

Milan is the second largest city in Italy and the capital of the Lombardy region. It was founded by the Insubri (Celtic tribes) in 400 BC. Not long after, the city was conquered by the Romans and included in the boundaries of the Roman Empire. The Romans named it Mediolano, which means “land in the middle”. Due to its strategic location in the center of the fertile Po River Valley, Milan quickly established itself as an important commercial center. In the following centuries, Milan fell under the rule of Huns, Ostrogoths, Lombards, Franks and again under the rule of the Romans. In 1859 under the rule of King Vitor Emmanuel II, the city entered the borders of the Kingdom of Italy.

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Today, Milan is the economic heart of Italy. It houses the “Fiera di Milano” exhibition center, which houses the Italian Stock Exchange. Here is also one of the most renowned universities for training specialists in economics and management – “Bocconi”.

There are a lot of sights worth seeing in Milan. Among the must-sees are the Cathedral Square and the Cathedral itself, the La Scala Opera House, the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, etc. The city tempts with all kinds of pleasures. Theaters and cinemas, as well as promising club scenes and restaurants, thrive in this fashionable environment. Everything around Milan is about top class designers and fashion. The variety of shops and trendy bars is almost too much. Milan is home to the Duomo Cathedral, the “Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, as well as cozy neighborhood restaurants, where lunch cannot be complete without Milanese risotto and ossobuco.

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