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Strategically located in the middle of the fertile Po River valley, Milan was once named Mediolanum, meaning “the city in the middle”, and was an important centre for trade in the Roman Empire.
Milan offers an overwhelming treat for the senses. As a city centred on lifestyle and pleasure, Milan remains on a pedestal as the marketplace for Italian fashion. It is one of Italy's most fashionable and among the richest cities in Europe. Fashion is big business and a big draw in Milan, the city boasts world's most beautiful shopping mall, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Milan holds several historic and artistic attractions including the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, the Last Supper painting and the famous La Scala Opera House. Guarantee your visit to see one of the most famous works of art in the world, Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper', reserve for it well in advance as the tickets are limited. In essence, for a tourist what makes Milan interesting is that the city is truly more about the lifestyle of enjoying worldly pleasures ‘a paradise for shopping, football, opera, and nightlife’.
One of the world's oldest car racing circuits, Monza Formula One is located near the city of Milan.
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