Milan is the second most populated city of Italy with about 1.3 million residents. The city also serves as the capital of Lombardy region of the country. It is the biggest industrial city of Italy with many different industrial sectors. As a fashion capital of the world, this is a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers and models. Milan has an ancient city center with high and interesting buildings and squares. These are the reasons why a lot of people from all over the world are so attracted to the city of glamour.
Main financial center
Milan is the main industrial, commercial and financial center of Italy and a leading global city. Its business district hosts the Borsa Italiana – Italy’s main stock exchange, and the headquarters of the largest national banks and companies. The museums, theatres and landmarks of Milan attract over 8 million visitors annually. The city hosts numerous cultural institutions and universities with more than 185 000 students. It also hosts several international events and fairs including Milan Fashion Week and Milan Furniture Fair, the largest of its kind in the world.
Milan is located in the north-western section of the Po Valley. It has a humid subtropical climate with hot sunny summers and cold, wet and foggy winters. The Alps and Apennines mountains form a natural barrier that protects city from the major circulations coming from northern Europe and the sea. Winters in Milan are relatively mild but foggy with temperatures ranging from zero to 8 degrees Celsius. Summers can be very humid with brief thunderstorms with temperatures ranging from 14 to 29 degrees.
Milan has always been a rich and important city. It has always been a place full of various famous artists and offers a number of amazing churches, buildings and monuments. The most important church is the Cathedral which is the third largest church in the world.
Location: Lombardy region
Nearby sights: Milan Cathedral, L’Ultima Cena, Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
How to get there: There’s a frequent bus running from the airport to Piazza San Babila (city centre).
Nearby hotels: Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hotel Spadari al Duomo, Grand Hotel et de Milan