fashion capital and cradle of art

Milan, which is a city in Italy and the capital of the region of Lombardy, is recognized as a world of fashion and design capital, with major global influence in industry, commerce, art, and sport. It is undeniable that Milan is an active city. People call it “the economy capital” and the cradle of art. The city is the home of unique working style and life style. It is regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world, with major fashion brands like Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Gucci, Prada, and Versace. Many international fashion labels also operate shops in Milan. Besides fashion, Milan has few remains of the ancient Roman colony. Some great basilicas built at the city gates are San Nazaro in Brolos, Sant’Eustorgio, Sant’Ambrogio, and San Simpliciano which stand as some of the most important and finest churches.

 

 

La Scala operahouse, which is considered one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world , has hosted the premieres of numerous opera throughout history.

 

Duomo di Milano is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi.

 

Interior view of the Duomo di Milano

 

Fiera di Milan was designed by architect Massimiliano Fukas.

 

Galeria Vittorio Emanuele is one of the most beautiful covered galleries in Europe

 

Sempione Park is a jewel in the crown of Milan’s parks.

 

Palazzo Lombardia is under construction, 161m high

 

Velasca Tower has a peculiar and characteristic mushroom-like shape.

 

Palazzo Castiglioni is a historical mansion.

 

Milan Civic Aquarium is the third oldest aquarium in Europe.

 

Santa Maria delle Grazie is a Dominican convent in Milan.

 

 

Related links:

Rome and Milan

Milan, the Place of Origin of Romance and Affairs

Visit Milan on foot

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