The beautifully diverse location of Milan is the capital of Lombardy, and has a population of 1.3 million people within the city. Milan is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy. Its business district hosts the Borsa Italiana (Italy's main stock exchange) and the headquarters of the largest national banks and companies.
The city is a major world fashion and design capital. Milan's museums, theatres and landmarks (including the Milan Cathedral, the fifth-largest cathedral in the world, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings such as The Last Supper, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) attract over 8 million visitors annually.
Milan boasts a compact historic centre easily explored on foot through cobbled streets lined with boutiques, historic churches, some of the world’s finest museums and gardens. And just around the corner are exclusive golf clubsand Lake Maggiore and Borromeo Islands.
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- Teatro all Scala
- The Last Supper
Did you know?
While Venice may be the Italian city best known for its canals, Milan also has several beautiful waterways. Its most famous is its oldest canal, Naviglio Grande, which was completed in 1257.