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Coloums of San Lorenzo. Giovanni Dall'Orto
Coloums of San Lorenzo. Giovanni Dall'Orto
Palazzo Recalcat. Photo Giovanni Dall'Orto
Palazzo Recalcat. Photo Giovanni Dall'Orto
Prada Shop, Milan Italy. Photo Pavel Gromov
Prada Shop, Milan Italy. Photo Pavel Gromov
Courtyard of Piazza Duomo in Milan Italy
Courtyard of Piazza Duomo in Milan Italy
Corso Venezia in Milan. Giovanni Dall'Orto
Corso Venezia in Milan. Giovanni Dall'Orto
Monument King Vittorio. Giovanni Dall'Orto
Monument King Vittorio. Giovanni Dall'Orto
Historical Tram in Milan. Photo High Contrast
Historical Tram in Milan. Photo High Contrast
Central Train Station. Photo Giovanni Dall'Orto
Central Train Station. Photo Giovanni Dall'Orto

Milan Information

Milan is the second largest city in Italy with a population of about 1.3 million people and the capital of the Italian Lombardy region. First founded by the Celtic people who named it Medhlan, the city is rich with time and history. In the year 222BC it became under control of the Roman Empire and was at one stage one of the most powerful cities in the world.

Today Milan or Milano as known by Italians is recognised and famous for being the fashion capital of the world. Some of the biggest fashion companies are located in Milan including Valentino, Versace, Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Armani just to name a few. The famous designer Giorgio Armani was also born in the city.

Apart from just Fashion Milan also excels in design, art and architecture. The yearly Fiera Milano is one of the world’s most prestigious furniture and design fairs held every year. For Art, Leonardo da Vinci painted the famous painting “The Last Supper” which is located in the Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery dining hall.

Milan is the 7th most visited city in Europe and attractions to see are extensive. The Duomo cathedral attracts many Roman Catholic’s to Milan and even if you don’t follow the religion the church is one of the cities most impressive architectural structures especially in size.

If you would like to see more art, then the Pinacoteca di Brera is one of Milan’s most impressive galleries. It contains mostly Italian paintings and is located near the Palazzo Brera, which is another architectural wonder to see in Milan.

Milan is also home to the A.C. Milan football club. Normally referred to just as Milan, the football club is one of the most famous in the world winning more than 18 titled events including the FIFA world cup in 2007.

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Sant'Alessandro Church in Milan. Photo by Giovanni Dall'Orto
Sant'Alessandro Church in Milan. Photo by Giovanni Dall'Orto
Facade of the Cathedral in Milan. Photo taken by Mark Marcus
Facade of the Cathedral in Milan. Photo taken by Mark Marcus