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Milan Travel Guide, Italy

Milan Information

Milan is the 2nd biggest city of Italy. It is situated in the plains of Lombardy with the Province of Milan as its capital. The municipal population of the city sums up to a staggering 1.3 million people while the metropolitan area houses 2.9 to 7.4 million people.

Milan is globally and historically known as the capital of design and fashion. The Lombard area is greatly known for its shops and fashion houses. It is a home to two of Milan's best shopping malls - the Galleria Vittorio and the shops lining along Montenapoleone.

Why Travel to Milan

Milan is every part of Italy. It embodies everything that favors the Italian culture. It is far from the old-fashioned warbling gondoliers or the Tuscan village. It is not only the home of chic and sophisticated fashion but is also a place to visit for those who adore haute and cuisine and coutre. It has top-of-the-class supreme opera centers, shopping malls, tasteful museums, sleek skyscrapers, roomy piazzas, and attractive galleries. A holiday in Milan will always guarantee tourists a stylish and comfortable experience.

Brief Overview

Milan is the commercial and financial center of Italy. The place attracts tourists from all over the globe through its many forms of entertainment. It has the most beautiful theaters like the Teatro della Scalla and it is the home to the world's largest churches like the Gothic Duomo.

The skyscrapers in the city are abundantly found around Mussolini's gigantic train station.  From this place, you can view the sleek Pirelli Tower which is another destination spot for tourists and locals alike. You can also find fashion and trade fairs along Fiera District. But despite the city's love for modernity, it is still a home to many historical spots. The buildings alone are enough to suffice the onlooker's traditional expectations of the city of Milan.

When to Visit Milan

Mid summer is the best time to visit the city. During this season, the stifling hot and humid weather allows visitors to see the most beautiful lakes in Milan. Another perfect time to visit the city is early summer or early autumn. The weather at both times is warm and sunny and is unlike the wet, chilly and foggy weather you experience during winter.

People Who Enjoy Milan

Milan is for people who are addicted to fashion, opera, and those who want to enjoy the finer things in life. Art lovers also draw visitors to the place because of the many galleries and scenic spots the city offers.

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  • vcppowThe best clubs and parties in Milan
    review by vcppow posted more then 30 days ago
    Night life in Milan is fascinating because it is constantly changing. Of course there are tried and true institutions that never go out of fashion, but new places constantly spring up and become popular overnight, their features spread by word of mouth. Clubs are eclectic and the themes and...
  • vcppowAll you have to know about Milan
    review by vcppow posted more then 30 days ago
    Milan, known for devotion to fashion and design, is the principle city of Northern Italy and a major economic force in Europe. The population of Milan and the surrounding area is over 7,400,000 making it the third largest metropolitan area in Europe. Located in the lush agricultural fields of...
  • vcppowWhat to know about Milan before you get there
    review by vcppow posted more then 30 days ago
    The history of Milan is as interesting and complicated as that of any importantcity. Milan began as an ancient Celtic settlement around 600BC and was added to the Roman Empire in 222BC. By the 4th century, Mediolanum, its Roman name, was the second largest city in Europe and capital of the...
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  • zdankoArmani/Nobu
    travel tip by zdanko posted more then 30 days ago
    It is a high quality restaurant with Japanese food and Armani environment. Armani/Nobu is a very special place, one can always see there a couple of stars and famous businessman. To be honest, it's very expensive, but well, if one...
  • blackangel_66Casa dei Ciliegi
    travel tip by blackangel_66 posted more then 30 days ago
    If you happen to be tired of Italian cuisine (which I cannot imagine), chose Casa dei Ciliegi, they have great - let's say - international cuisine. The food is rather good and they also have a nice terrace where we had great cold...
  • blackangel_66Milan Baptistery
    travel tip by blackangel_66 posted more then 30 days ago
    It's Italian name is Battisero Paleocristiano and it is a early Christian Baptistery from the 4th century. Archaeologists say that most probably this is the place where the Bishop of Milan, St. Ambrose baptized the man who later became...
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  • Public Transportation: rated for 80%
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