Milan Travel Guide
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 91%Art & Design Lovers
- 90%Local Culture
- 85%History Buffs
- 65%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (314)
- MilanDec 05, 2013
Great city with enough to do to keep you busy for a few days. If you are a fashion head, come for fashion week. If you aren't, come to look at one of the world's largest convention centers that can simultaneously host a good dozen premier fashion shows.
- MilanMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesDec 25, 2012
Milan is a city of highend fashion and modern Italian culture. Its location in Northern Italy puts you not far from the mountains, Lake Como, Portofino and Cinque Terra. Very walkable with a reliable public transit supported by bus, subway and tram. For English speakers, Milan was easy to navigate.
- MilanOct 20, 2012
The main reason for going to Milan was to visit the Marni Outlet store. The outlet is inconspicuously located in the suburb, Via F. Tajani, 1. Definitely worth a visit, if you like the brand.
The other major attraction is the Duomo di Milano. It's the most grandiose, ornate, and awe-inspiring architecture I have ever seen.
- MilanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 2Sep 05, 2012
Milan (Latin: Mediolanum) is the second-largest municipality in Italy and the capital of Lombardy as well as of the province of Milan. The basic administrative division proper has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area is the 5th largest in EU and the largest in Italy with an estimated population of approximately 5.2 million. The growth of many suburbs and satellite settlements around the city proper, following the Italian economic miracle of 1950s–60s and massive commuting flows, suggest that socioeconomic linkages have expanded well beyond the boundaries of its administrative limits and its agglomeration, creating a region of approximately 9.3 million people. It has been suggested that the Milan metropolitan area is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density. Its health care and education system is considered one of the best of Europe.
Milan was founded by the Insubres, a Celtic people. The city was later captured by the Romans in 222 BC, and later was the capital of the Western Roman Empire from 286 until 402 AD. Milan became one of the most prosperous Italian cities during the High Middle Ages, playing a primary role in the Lombard League. Later Milan became the capital of the Duchy of Milan, being ruled by the Visconti, the Sforza, the Spanish and the Austrians. In 1796, Milan was conquered by the French troops of Napoleon, only to be given again to the Austrian Empire at the Congress of Vienna of 1815. In 1859 the city was eventually annexed to the House of Savoy, and soon started to lead the industrialization process of the new Kingdom of Italy. During World War II, the city was badly affected by Allied bombings, and after German occupation in 1943, Milan became the main centre of the Italian resistance movement. In post-war years, Milan enjoyed a prolonged economic boom, attracting large flows of immigrants from Southern Italy. During the past three decades, the city has seen a dramatic rise in the number of international migrants, and today 15.2% of Milan's population is foreign born.
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