Milan is a true metropolis: strong and fearless but welcoming, too. Little by little, I came to realize that I could become someone here.
Ruled by the Caesars, Napoleon, the Austro-Hungarians and Mussolini, Milan has an ancient and fascinating cultural history.
It is the capital of Lombardy and the second most populous city in Italy after Rome. Milan is considered a leading Alpha Global City, with strengths in the arts, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, and tourism.
The city has long been named a fashion capital of the world and a world’s design capital, thanks to several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, which are currently among the world’s biggest in terms of revenue, visitors and growth.
Milan is the destination of 8 million overseas visitors every year, attracted by its museums and art galleries that boast some of the most important collections in the world, including major works by Leonardo da Vinci.