Milan City Guide

by Jose Marc Castro on August 19, 2009

italyFLAG200Milan, or Milano, is a large, highly urbanized city in northern Italy.  It serves as the capital of the Milan Province and the Lombardy Region.  The city is surrounded by industrial suburbs, and is considered as a leading financial, commercial, and manufacturing center in Italy.  Milan also boasts the features of any modern city, such as towering apartment and office buildings, and an extensive railway network of subways and streetcars.

Milan has long been regarded as an artistic center for design and fashion.  It had produced top names in fashion and cultivated many top models in the world today.  Milan also features many upscale shopping districts, such as those of Via della Spiga and Porta Ticinese.  It also boasts of the world’s oldest shopping mall housed in a splendid 19th century palace, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.  Having hosted the famous names of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Bellini, and Botticelli, the city is a showcase of art in itself.  Dotted all over the city are numerous Italian Renaissance and Baroque art museums, Gothic churches with famed alfresco, paintings, and sculptures, and dozens of historical monuments commemorating Milan’s fascinating past. [click to continue…]

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