The World’s Fashion & Design Capital
Elegance and sophistication embodied! Milan (Milano) isn’t just the world’s fashion capital. It’s the fifth largest city in the European Union, the capital of the stunning Lombardy region, a major business and production powerhouse, and of course, home to legendary artwork such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.
Milan in a Nutshell
The Milanese take a huge amount of pride in three areas: fashion, football and opera. Taking inspiration from Paris, Milan promoted its own approach to fashion. It became known for its attention to detail, simplicity and quality. Leading up to the 90s, it emerged as a leading player in the fashion world, especially known for its contribution to the prêt-à-porter category. Needless to say, then, that the shopping is to die for!
When it comes to opera, Milan will knock your socks off! Visit the Teatro alla Scala (a.k.a. La Scala) to witness some of the world’s most famous opera narratives and sonatas. La Scala has defined the art of opera in Europe since its inception in the 18th century, and brought us industry giants such as Verdi and Puccini.
Of course, it’s also home to the world-renowned football team, A.C. Milan and the San Siro Stadium. Founded in 1899, the team is one of the world’s best, and well worth seeing in action if you’re a fan. If you’re not a fan, you’ll soon be one!
Lastly, there’s the food. Sumptuous risotto Milanese (with saffron), rich osso buco and lip-smacking panettone. You won’t regret breaking your diet for a single second!