Milan is famous as one of the world’s most influential fashion capitals, so make some room in your wardrobe and get ready for a makeover. Milan is a major cultural center in Italy, with world class museums and galleries, the Duomo cathedral and ancient churches, impressive architecture of opulent Italian villas. After viewing da Vinci’s Last Supper, try Lombardi specials like ossobuco and risotto alla Milanese in one of the neighborhood restaurants. Milan is the perfect starting point for exploring the prettiest landscapes of northern Italy.
About MilanMilan was founded by Celtic tribes around 600 B.C. When the Romans conquered the city, it was renamed "Mediolanum" — the land in the middle. Thanks to Milan’s strategic location in the middle of the fertile Po River valley, it quickly became an important center for trade in the Roman Empire. Later, it also became its western capital.
Today, Milan is the second largest city in Italy. Almost everything in Milan revolves around the fashion industry. Most famous designers and fashion houses tend to be located in the city — the area around Via Monte Napoleone and Via Della Spiga is the heart and home to many fashion industry flagship stores. Centro Storico is where many of the city’s famous sights are located, including the Duomo and La Scala Opera. Navigli, by the canals, is another exciting neighborhood famous for its nightlife, while Brera is an artsy enclave.