Being known as Lombard capital and with gigantic urban sprawl, Milan does not seem like typical Italian metropolis. However, with residents from around the country living in this city, visitors can find the entire Italy inside just one city.
Milan is known as centre of finance, fashion and football and is definitely most elegant city of the country. Trendy boutiques and bars can be found in back streets, whereas those busy thoroughfares carry mighty towers which signal superior economic thump of the city. Milan also hosts a couple of major football clubs, Milano and Internazionale, and they both share San Siro stadium which has its own historic significance.
As epicenter of interior design and Italian fashion, there’s definitely lot of buzz around about this particular city. International designers, fashionistas, paparazzi and supermodels descend upon the city of Milan a couple of times every year for autumn and spring fairs. There are many known designers who still use trusted producers of this city and it is amongst the best places of the world where one should shop.
Despite all that modern flair, Milano has a lot of history in it as well. Take a break from that modern metropolitan hustle, and you’ll stumble across innumerable palaces and churches. Starting from the city center, you’ll find gigantic Gothic cathedral which is one of biggest of its kinds all over the world. After that, you can enjoy visiting ‘Santa Maria delle Grazie’ church in which you will be able to witness that ‘Last Supper’ restored painting of Da Vinci. This church is also known for the fact that it survived the bombing raids during World War II.
There’s a lot that you can see around the Duomo, including enchanted opera house of the city, La Scala, as well as Sforza Castle which is a huge medieval fortress. Not so far away is the ‘Galleria Vittorio Emanuele’ which is a glamorous and ancient arcaded shopping area.
Milan is not just famous for its history and historic places as the beautiful Navigli area towards south has gained popularity for many restaurants and bars. Same sort of popularity is enjoyed by Brera district as well as beautiful university quarter.
In the mean time, old industrial areas also are going through the renewal schemes, including the Fiera area that houses new apartments, modern art museum, a park and trio of the futuristic skyscrapers. Such bold reinvention reminds us the fact that Milan really is the dynamic most city of Italy.