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Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy.

City at a Glance

Milan, Italy
Location Northern Italy
City type Megalopolis
Population 8 million
Official language(s) Italian
Climate Subtropical
Average temperatures January: 37° F, July: 75° F
Landscape Urban, plains, riverscape
Factoid Fashion legends Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace both started their design careers in Milan.

About Milan

Cultivate your professional and personal life philosophy in the culture of Milan. A fast-paced and modern mega-city, Milan serves as the nerve center of Italian commerce and fashion. The Milanese reconcile this seeming disconnect with a business focus at work but indulge in elegance and luxury outside of the office. Then, people pack upscale restaurants for early-evening drinks while wearing refined fashions inspired by Armani, Prada, and Versace. Even historical sites have an expressive style, like La Scala opera house and a convent graced with Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.

Where is Milan

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What to do in Milan

  • Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology: Experiment with models of da Vinci's inventions to understand how his genius helped change the world.
  • San Siro Stadium: Start your obsession with Italian football during an energetic match at one of the largest stadiums in Europe.
  • Quadrilatero d'Oro: Window shop in Milan's legendary shopping district where you can check out some of Italy's biggest fashion houses like Gucci, Armani, Prada, and Versace.
  • Naviglio Grande: Stroll along the 12th-century canal lined with boutiques, cafés, and bars, making it a hotspot for a night out.
  • Piazza della Scala: Tap into your musical side at La Scala's opulent auditorium, which saw the performances of world-famous singers and operas by master composers. Stop in the center of the square to pay tribute to artist Leonardo da Vinci.